The Pocahontas Reframed Film Festival aims to raise awareness about Native American language, cultures, and societies by showcasing great films by and about Indigenous peoples. The Festival brings together artists, authors, filmmakers, and actors willing to share, teach, and explain their creativity and history. Our three-day festival – taking place November 18-20, 2022 at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – will feature an incredible lineup of 20+ films by and about Native people, alongside a number of special events to share the perspectives and stories of Indigenous life.

This event is funded in part by a grant from Virginia Humanities.

We talked to festival director Bradby Brown last year about how he selects films, the importance of representation, and the future of the film festival.

Vanessa Adkins, right, is apprenticing under her cousin Jessica Canaday Stewart learning the finer points of traditional Chickahominy dancing. Photos taken at the Fall Festival and Pow Wow in Charles City on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.

Our work brings people together and honors our shared humanity.