Monument Valley Film Festival call for entries

The Monument Valley Film Festival is making a call for entries to all Native American filmmakers for this year's festival. The festival will be held on the Navajo Nation in Kayenta, the gateway to Monument Valley where so many popular films have been made during the decades. This year the festival will be focusing on original films directed, produced or written by Native Americans. Although this will be the first year, plans are to make this film festival an annual event for all to enjoy.

The festival was started by Shonie and Andee De La Rosa of Sheephead Films. Shonie and Andee held the very first and only film festival on the Navajo Nation at the "Stars in the Desert Film Festival in 2004," which was held in Tuba City. With the huge success of that film festival, many people have requested another film festival on the Navajo Nation. After careful thought and planning Shonie and Andee decided to hold this year's festival in conjunction with the huge annual July 4 celebration that is held in Kayenta, which includes a rodeo and powwow.

All Native filmmakers are encouraged to submit their original works to this year's film festival. There is no entry fee and admission to the film festival will be free to the public.

Visit http://www.monumentvalleyfilmfest.com for more information and submission forms. Deadline for submissions is June 1.

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