News Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: O’Bayley Communications – Tim O’Bayley 760/409-9838 •

or Agua Caliente Cultural

Museum – Steve Sharp 760/778-1079 ext. 103 •

Film Submissions Now Being Accepted

for the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum Festival of Native Film & Culture

PALM SPRINGS, CA – September 24, 2007: Agua Caliente Cultural Museum is now accepting submissions for its seventh annual Native film festival. This event is part of the Festival of Native Film & Culture to be held at Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs March 5 – 9, 2008. This festival is considered to be one of the most respected and celebrated Native American and indigenous film festivals in the United States.

Focusing on films created by, or on the subject of, Native American and other indigenous peoples, the Festival is seeking a varied combination of feature films, documentaries, and short films that represent the wealth of talent and diversity of expression that continues the tradition of previous years.

All entries will be pre-screened for consideration, however not all entries will be accepted for exhibition. Full details and a Film Submission Form are available on the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum Web site at

The film submission entry deadline is December 15, 2007. For questions regarding festival programming or your submission, please contact Programming Director Thomas Ethan Harris at For telephone inquiries of a general nature about the Festival, call Sharon May at 760-778-1079, Ext. 101.

The mission of the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum, a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization, is to inspire people to learn about the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians and other Native cultures, keeping the spirit alive through exhibitions, collections, research, and educational programs.

As a member of the prestigious Smithsonian Institution Affiliations Program, the Museum has access to the richness of the Smithsonian’s educational programs, cultural objects, and its world-acclaimed traveling exhibitions.

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on the Museum,

please call 760/778-1079

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