Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

November 15, 2011

American Indian Film Awards San Francisco 2011

Best Film: 'Shouting Secrets'

By American Indian Film Festival
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SAN FRANCISCO -- The American Indian Film Institute (AIFI) announces award show winners for the 36th annual American Indian Film Festival. The awards were presented at the American Indian Motion Picture Awards Show on Saturday Nov. 12 at 6:00 p.m at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.

The American Indian Motion Picture Awards Show, recognizing excellence in USA American Indian and Canada First Nations cinematic achievement, making the annual awards show one of the most prominent Indian Country and Native Cinema showcases.

Outstanding performances varied across the talent venue, on awards night including: Blues singer/songwriter Derek Miller, Punk/Indie band Miracle Dolls, Hip Hop/ R and B duo The Battiest Brothers, comedian JR Redwater, and violinist Swil Kanim.

BEST FILM - Shouting Secrets, Korinna Sehringer, Director
BEST DIRECTOR - Andrew Okpeaha MacLean, On The Ice
BEST ACTOR - Chaske Spencer - Shouting Secrets
BEST ACTRESS - Michelle St. John - Every Emotion Costs
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR - Tyler Christopher - Shouting Secrets
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS - Roseanne Supernault - Every Emotion Costs
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE - The Thick Dark Fog, Randy Vasquez, Director
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT - Columbus Day Legacy, Bennie Klain, Director
BEST LIVE SHORT SUBJECT - Search For The World’s Best Indian Taco, Steven Paul Judd,Director
BEST ANIMATION - Amaqqut Nunaat (The Country of Wolves), Neil Christopher, Director
BEST MUSIC VIDEO - The Storm, Steven Paul Judd, Director
BEST INDUSTRIAL - American Indian Actors, Sterlin Harjo, Director
EAGLE SPIRIT AWARD HONOREES - Everett Freeman (Posthumous Presentation), and Jessie Little Doe Baird

Special Achievement awards, the Eagle Spirit, were presented to personages that exemplified outstanding character, fortitude, and career accomplishments in music/ media-arts, eco-political/ fishing rights activism and governmental accountability. The 2011 Recipients: Everett Freeman (Posthumous Presentation), and Jessie Little Doe.
Prominent Sponsors of the 2011 American Indian Film Festival include; Ak-Chin Indian Community,AZ; Tule River Tribe,CA; Jackson Rancheria,CA; Muckleshoot Indian Tribe,WA; Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians, CA; Sycuan Band of Kumeyaay Nation, CA; CBS Television, NY; and San Francisco Grants for the Arts, CA.

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