A still frame from a production of Tlingit “Macbeth” at the National Museum of the American Indian in 2007. (Photo provided by Sealaska Heritage Institute)

A still frame from a production of Tlingit “Macbeth” at the National Museum of the American Indian in 2007. (Photo provided by Sealaska Heritage Institute)

Neighbors: SHI to sponsor its first-ever juried film festival

Event to be held during Celebration 2024

Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) for the first time will sponsor a Juried Film Festival in an effort to support Indigenous storytelling through digital media.

Entries must be 5-10 minutes in length and created within the past two years. The films may cover any topic and can be live action, stop motion or animated.

Selected films will be shown at Gold Town Theatre in Juneau during Celebration 2024, scheduled June 5-8.

SHI will also premiere a feature film of Tlingit “Macbeth” during the festival. The play, performed by Native actors, was written by Anita Maynard-Losh in collaboration with Tlingit elder Johnny Marks, who worked on language programs at SHI. The production debuted in partnership with Perseverance Theatre at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) in 2007. Sealaska funded the filming of the performance, and SHI is now sponsoring the postproduction phase of the project.

Submissions can be sent electronically to SHIarchives@sealaska.com. See application for acceptable file formats.

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