There has long been a worldwide demand for films made by or about American Indians, and now a festival in Germany is calling for submissions.
In a unique opportunity for filmmakers, the Oneida Indian Nation is helping to bring Native-made or -themed movies to the Karl May Festival in Radebeul, Germany, which takes place May 10-12.
Karl May (1842-1912) was a phenomenally popular German author who wrote stories about the American West. The Karl May Museum in Radebeul is dedicated not only to May's life but also to the Native American cultures that so fascinated him. The Karl May Festival attracts some 30,000 visitors, predominantly Europeans who share May's curiosity about the ways and history of the American Indian.
As guest nation host of the Festival, the Oneida Indian Nation is looking for features, documentaries, and shorts. If you have a finished work and would like to be considered, please submit a DVD before April 8, 2013 to:
Attn: G-Fest Director
c/o Four Directions Productions
4677 Route 5
Vernon, NY 13476