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Artist-in-Residence: Steven Paul Judd (Kiowa-Choctaw)

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Steven will be creating an art installation at the lounge to be unveiled on Saturday at 4:00pm


10:00 am // Doors Open

Informal meetings, networking, coffee, massages from Wendy Wise.


1:00 pm –  1:30 pm // Opening and Welcome

Drum Group // Stolen Horses

Welcome from Ute Indian Tribe

Welcoming Remarks

// Bird Runningwater, Sundance Indigenous Program


1:30 pm – 2:15 pm // Reception, Conversation & Screening

Co-hosted by Cherokee Nation Film Office & Oklahoma Film + Music 

Learn how the Cherokee Nation is investing in the proper representation of its people through OSIYO: VOICES OF THE CHEROKEE PEOPLE, an award winning documentary series, now in its 6th season.

Welcome and Remarks

// Jennifer Loren, Cherokee Nation Film Office, Director/ Producer

Remarks from Steven Paul Judd on Installation


2:15 pm – 3:15 pm // Screening & Roundtable Discussion

The Power of the Story: Land, Environment, and Culture

Join us in conversation as we hear about the Paramount Network and its Take Action films initiative, an initiative to amplify the voices of underrepresented communities. We discuss the power of story and speak with the filmmakers and changemakers behind the movement.

// Ryan RedCorn, Buffalo Nickel Creative, Writer/Director 

// Cassandra Begay, NDN Collective, Climate Justice Activist 

// Erika Soto Lamb, Paramount Network, Vice President of Social Impact Strategy

// Brad Munoa, Pechanga Creative Studios, Writer/Director/Producer

Moderator // Elizabeth Bell, Elbe Law/Gateway Entertainment/ROT Films, Producer and Entertainment/Indian Law Attorney


3:30 pm – 4:30 pm  // Roundtable Conversation

Filming in Indian Country and Developing Native Crew

Come together and lean in with tribal nations and their film offices as we have a roundtable conversation about filming in Indian Country. We’ll discuss what it’s like to film in Indian Country and crucial elements of production including the importance of consultation and developing Native crew and production.

// Jennifer Loren, Cherokee Nation Film Office, Director/Producer 

// John Daugherty, Gateway Entertainment and Director, Film Commissioner, Film Columbus

// Daryl R. Begay, Gateway Entertainment and Native American Affairs Coordinator, Yellowstone, Wind River

Moderator // Frank Blanquet, Producer/Director, Television, KVCR/FNX-TV

5:00 pm // Lounge Closes for the Day


8:30 am – 10:00 am // Doors Open

Informal meetings, networking, coffee, massages from Wendy Wise.


10:00 am – 11:30 am // Panel Discussion

The New Native: Native Actors and the Work of Narrative Change

We converse with Native actors working in film today on establishing a more authentic representation of Native peoples through their work. We hear how and why their stories are central to the larger dialogue on culture change and more nuanced representations of Natives onscreen. We discuss how and why this pivotal change in media is key to narrative change.

// Julia Jones, Goliath, Wind River, Westworld

// Zahn McClarnon, Westworld, Fargo, The Son 

// Martin Sensmeier, Magnificent Seven, Yellowstone 

// Forrest Goodluck, The Revenant, The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Moderator // Wilmer Valderrama


12:00 pm – 1:30 pm // Panel Discussion

An Indigenous Lens on the Story

Join us as we speak with Indigenous filmmakers paving the way for authentic Indigenous stories onscreen. We share their Indigenous perspective in filmmaking while discussing the importance of creating space for authenticity and fresh views of Indigenous stories and communities.

// Danis Goulet, Night Raiders 

// Shaandiin Tome, Mud

Moderator // Heather Rae, Director/Producer


2:00 pm – 3:30 pm // Panel Discussion with IllumiNative

Defining Change and the Path Forward

Lean in to hear the groundbreaking Reclaiming Native Truth research that has become a call to action for Indigenous communities and allies. Panelists define the change that needs to happen in order to redefine Native representation both onscreen and throughout the world. We speak with social and cultural changemakers leading the way into a new era of representation.

// Crystal Echo Hawk, IllumiNative, Founder (moderator)

// Tilane Jones, President, ARRAY

// Sterlin Harjo, Writer/Director/Producer, Mekko, Rez Dog, Little Chief (playing in festival)

// Riley Keough, Actress/Director/Producer, Mad Max: Fury Road, Beast


4:00 pm – 4:30 pm // Closing Events

Presentation of Steven Paul Judd’s Installation

Closing Remarks

Ute Hoop Dancers


5:00 pm // Lounge Closes at Park City Live


7:30 pm // Doors Open

8:00 pm – 8:30 pm // Indigenous Filmmakers’ Reception and Remarks

Guests of Honor – Sundance Indigenous Filmmakers & Fellows

8:45 pm – 9:15 pm // Comedy Show

Sahar Khadjenoury

Joey Clift


9:30 pm – 11:00 pm // Pete Sands & the Drifters

Midnight // Inaugural Indigenous Filmmakers Lounge Closes