International Institute for
Indigenous Resource Management

DISTRIBUTORS OF INDIGENOUS FILMS

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Under Construction
Ranjan De
J 1881 Basement
Chittaranjan Park, New Delhi
110019 India
Phone: +91 11 41605239, 26273244
E-mail: underconstruction@magiclanternfoundation.org

Under Construction is a distribution center for independent films based in New Delhi. The company is new to the film distribution game but sees an urgent need for these films to be seen, for more people to engage with the stories that these films tell, and for facilitating a culture of active viewing. Under Construction has a small catalogue of approximately 50 films, primarily from India, ready for distribution.

Na Maka o ka Aina
P.O. Box 29
Na'alehu Hawai'i 96772-0029
U.S.A.
Phone: +1 808-929-9659; FAX: +1 808-929-9679
E-mail: namaka@interpac.net

Na Maka o ka 'Aina (“The Eyes of the Land”) is an independent video production team that focuses on the land and the people of Hawai'i and the Pacific. Documenting traditional and contemporary Hawaiian culture, politics, history, language and the environment, Na Maka o ka 'Aina is committed to giving voice to the current movement toward Hawaiian independence and sovereignty.

New Zealand Film Commission
Level 2
The Film Centre
119 Jervois Quay
PO Box 11 546
Wellington
Aotearoa (New Zealand)
Phone: +64 4-382-7680; FAX: +64 4-384-9719
E-mail: info@nzfilm.co.nz

Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga (The New Zealand Film Commission) was established in 1978 by an Act of the New Zealand Parliament. The NZFC has the statutory responsibility to encourage and participate and assist in the making, promotion, distribution and exhibition of films made in New Zealand by New Zealanders on New Zealand subjects.

Bullfrog Films
P.O. Box 149
Oley, PA 19547
U.S.A.
Phone: +1 610-779-8226; Toll-Free (within U.S.): +1 800-543-3764; FAX: +1 610-370-1978
E-mail: video@bullfrogfilms.com

Bullfrog Films is the oldest and largest publisher of videos and films about the environment in the United States. Bullfrog Films defines the term environment broadly and its collection includes programs on ecology, energy, agriculture, indigenous peoples, women's studies, genetics, marine biology, sustainable development, community regeneration, economics, ethics, and conflict resolution. Styles range from animation to drama and from personal essay to investigative documentary. There are programs suitable for all ages from pre-kindergarten through adult.

CAAMA Productions
Lisa Stefanoff
101 Todd Street
Alice Sptrings, NT 0870
Australia
Phone: +61 8-8951-9778; FAX: +61 8-8951-9717
E-mail: l.stefanoff@caama.com.au

The Aboriginal people of Central Australia own Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (CAAMA), and its objectives focus on the social, cultural and economic advancement of Aboriginal peoples. CAAMA's mandate is to promote Aboriginal culture, language, dance, and music while generating economic benefits in the form of training, employment and income generation. CAAMA produces media products that engender pride in Aboriginal culture, and informs and educates the wider community of the richness and diversity of the Aboriginal peoples of Australia.

FilmWorks, Ltd.
P.O. Box 61281
Honolulu, HI 96839-1281
U.S.A.
Phone: +1 808-585-9005; FAX: +1 808-537-9272
E-mail: studio@filmworkspacific.com

FilmWorks Pacific is a Hawaii-based firm that maintains production support in Los Angeles, New York, and Asia. The company develops, produces and packages film, television programming, commercials, music and books for domestic and international distribution.

Native Voices
University of Washington
American Indian Studies Center
Box: 354305
Seattle, Washington 98195-9000
U.S.A.
Phone: +1 206-616-7498; FAX: +1 206-616-3122
E-mail: nvoices@u.washington.edu

Native Voices: the Center for Indigenous Media at the University of Washington has been producing award winning Native American documentaries for over 10 years. Projects range from math and science education, to history, religion, and spirituality.

He Taonga Films, Ltd.
72 Williamson Ave
Grey Lynn
Auckland
Aotearoa (New Zealand)
Phone: +64 9-376 0332; FAX: +64 9-376 0342
E-mail: hetaonga@woosh.co.nz

He Taonga produces drama for television and cinema in Maori, English and bi-lingual. The company selects its crews on a racially-inclusive basis, depending on skill, personality and the individual's ability to work to the kaupapa or philosophy of the production. He Taonga produced and distributes The Maori Merchant of Venice.

Women Make Movies
462 Broadway, Suite 500W (at Grand Street)
New York, NY 10013
U.S.A.
Phone: +1 212-925-0606; FAX: +1 212-925-2052
E-mail: kreddy@wmm.com

Women Make Movies is a multicultural, multiracial, non-profit media arts organization which facilitiates the production, promotion, distribution, and exhibition of independent films and videotapes by and about women.

National Film Board of Canada
Sales and Customer Service (D-10)
P.O. Box 6100, Station Centre-ville
Montreal, QC H3C 3H5
Canada
Phone: +1 514-283-9000: FAX: +1 514-283-7564

The National Film Board of Canada is a federal cultural agency within the portfolio of the Canadian Heritage Department. Initially known as the National Film Commission, it was created by an act of Parliament in 1939. Its mandate, as set forth in the National Film Act, 1950, is “to produce and distribute and to promote the production and distribution of films designed to interpret Canada to Canadians and to other nations.”

Origin Pictures
Michael Patience, Vice President Development
938 West 13th Avenue
Vancourver, BC V5Z 1P3
Canada
Phone: +1 604-738-1860
E-mail: michael@originpictures.ca

Origin Pictures produces original films with a core of talented individuals - turning ideas into words, words into film, and film into entertainment. This core of writers, directors, producers and supporting artists also makes their knowledge and experience available to other filmmakers and other production companies.

Sheephead Films
Shonie and Andee De La Rosa, Writers/Directors
Box 434
Kayenta, AZ 86033
U.S.A.
Phone: +1 928-606-7248
E-mail: sheepheadfilms@yahoo.com

Sheephead Films produces original Native American films. The majority of the films produced by Sheephead Films are made on the Navajo Nation and depict the reality of life on Navajoland. Sheephead Films is headed by award winning Native film makers Shonie and Andee De La Rosa.

The New Zealand Film Archive
84 Taranaki Street
PO Box 11 449
Wellington
Aotearoa (New Zealand)
Phone: + 64 4-384-7647; FAX: +64 4-382-9595
E-mail: info@nzfa.org.nz

Nga Kaitiaki O Nga Taonga Whitiahua ( The New Zealand Film Archive) has three principal functions—to collect, protect and project New Zealand's moving image heritage. Established in 1981, the Film Archive is an independent charitable trust overseen by a Board of Trustees representing film, archival, Maori and community interests.

Urban Rez Productions
19, 4100 Salish Drive
Vancouver, B.C. V6N 3M2
Canada
Phone: +1 778-327-7972; FAX: +1 778-329-1263
E-mail: jeffbear@shaw.ca

Urban Rez Productions is a documentary and entertainment production team. The company was formed in early 1999 by aboriginal producer/director/writer, Jeff Bear. Urban Rez Productions has created critically acclaimed television properties including (Social/Political POV Doc) Burnt Church, Obstruction of Justice and (DOC Series On Haida Art) Ravens and Eagles, Haida Art, Episodes, 1-26.

Urban Nation
Box 343, Station B
Toronto, Ontario M5T 2W2
Canada
Phone: +1 416-516-6251: FAX: +1 416-516-6252
E-mail: gisele@urbannation.com

Urban Nation was founded by Kent Monkman and Gisèle Gordon to tell contemporary stories about Original people.

IslandWood
4450 Blakely Avenue NE
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
U.S.A.
Phone: +1 206-855-4300: FAX: +1 206-855-4301
E-mail: info@island.org

The latest in a series of films produced by IslandWood, an outdoor learning center on Bainbridge Island, Teachings of the Tree People was directed by IslandWood filmmaker, Katie Jennings and co-produced by Native education specialist, Tracy Rector.

Boccella Productions
Mia Boccella Hartle
5718 Callowhill Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
U.S.A.
Phone: +1 412-657-9948
E-mail: boccellaproductions@yahoo.com

Isuma Distribution International Inc.
Norman Cohn
5764 Avenue Monkland, Suite 223
Montréal, QC H4A 1E9
Canada
Phone: +1 514-486-0707; FAX: +1 514-486-9851
E-mail: cohn@isuma.ca

Igloolik Isuma Productions Inc. was incorporated in January 1990 as Canada's first Inuit independent production company. Isuma's mission is to produce independent community-based media, films, television, and Internet, to preserve and enhance Inuit culture and language; to create jobs and economic development in Igloolik and Nunavut; and to tell authentic Inuit stories to Inuit and non-Inuit audiences worldwide.

Rich-Heape Films, Inc.
Steven R. Heape or Chip Richie
5952 Royal Lane, Suite 254-4
Dallas, Texas 75230
U.S.A.
Phone: +1 214-696-6916
E-mail: richheape@aol.com

Rich-Heape Films, Inc. is dedicated to inform, educate, and encourage the awareness of tribal histories, cultures, languages and aspirations of Native Peoples and our Mother Earth through the creation, production and distribution of audio/visual productions. The company specializes in the conception, production, marketing and distribution of special interest films on Native topics. Rich-Heape films target children, family and health care issues important to the betterment of society as a whole.