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IAIA Twelfth Annual Student Filmmaker Showcase

Wed, May 8, 6:30 pm8:30 pm

Join the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Cinematic Arts & Technology’s program at the Violet Crown Cinema in Santa Fe for the Twelfth Annual Student Filmmaker Showcase. The showcase features a selection of the best films produced during the 2023–2024 academic year, including senior projects. A Q&A with the filmmakers and a presentation of the Audience Award will follow the screening. Advanced tickets are recommended and available on the Violet Crown website.

Official Selections

  • Camera Roll, Director: Juliana Brown Eyes (Oglala Lakota)
  • Gerry Carthy: The Castlebar Cowboy, Director: Michael Carthy
  • The Last Western, Director: Echota Killsnight (Northern Cheyenne and United
  • Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians)
  • This Means Forever, Director: Brandon Martinez (Jicarilla Apache)
  • Carin, Director: Ethan Nopah (Navajo Nation)
  • Hook, Director: Jordan M. Martin (Blackfeet Tribe)
  • Poetic Beauty, Director: Ashley Reese
  • My Friend Andrew, Director: Kendrick Whiteman (Northern Arapaho)
  • Stories From the Tohono O’odham Nation Tribe, Director: Chris Rios (Tohono O’odham Nation)
  • With Heart, Director: Avery Hale (Mandan, Hidatsa, San Carlos Apache, and San Felipe Pueblo)
  • Unearthing the Past, Director: Rhyka Nelson (Iñupiaq)
  • Broken Mirrors, Director: Desmond Hayes

The event will take place at the Violet Crown Cinema at 1606 Alcaldesa St, Santa Fe, New Mexico, on Wednesday, May 8, 2024, at 6:30 pm (MDT). For more information, please contact Cinematic Arts & Technology Department Chair Kahlil Hudson (Tlingit) at

Photograph by Lonnie R. Begaye (Diné)

Photograph by Lonnie R. Begaye (Diné)


Wed, May 8
6:30 pm–8:30 pm
Event Category:


Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Cinematic Arts


Violet Crown Cinema
1606 Alcaldesa St
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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