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Screening  |  Haudenosaunee Micro-Short Film Program

Saturday, September 4, 2021, 1–2:30 pm

Haudenosaunee micro-short film screenings, filmmaker panel and Q&A at Burchfield Penney Art Center. Curator/Host - Terry J. Jones (Seneca)

About this event

The Haudenosaunee Micro-Short Film Program will be screening on September 4, 2021 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm at the Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo, NY.

Admission is free with a requested donation of $10.00 or more.

50% of your donation will be shared with participating filmmakers, directly supporting independent Indigenous filmmaking.

The Haudenosaunee Micro-Short Film Program, curated by Seneca filmmaker Terry J. Jones, will feature a collection of short films created by Haudenosaunee filmmakers from all over Turtle Island. From narrative to documentary, experimental to dance and clay animation, this robust collection of micro-short films exemplifies the breadth of talent of established and emerging Haudenosaunee filmmakers.

Event Schedule: 1:00pm to 1:45pm - Haudenosaunee Micro-Short Film Program (12 films). 1:45pm to 2:30pm - Haudenosaunee filmmaker panel discussion and audience Q&A.


A complete program listing of films and filmmaker profiles will be published soon.

Haudenosaunee artists appearing on the filmmaker panel include host Terry Jones (Seneca), Caleb Abrams (Seneca), Kahstoserakwathe Paulette Moore (Mohawk) and Karenna'onwe Dr. Karen Hill (Mohawk).

Check-in begins at 12:30pm. Cloakroom available. Directions and Parking: Please note that due to COVID-19, all people who enter the Burchfield Penney Art Center building must wear masks.

The Haudenosaunee Micro-Short Film Program is supported in part by funding provided by the Buffalo City Council North District and Council Member Joseph Golombek, Jr.

The Haudenosaunee Micro-Short Film Program, which opens the MicroMania Film Festival 2021, is a unique collaboration between Spark Filmmakers CollaborativeNative Spirit Film Festival and TornJersey Media.

MicroMania Film Fest, based in Buffalo, NY and is in its third year of programming, was created to support independent voices in film by celebrating the skill and artistry of micro-short films (up to 5 minutes long).

Native Spirit Film Festival is based on London, UK and is in it's 15th year of promoting Native film, talks and performances in the UK and beyond.

TornJersey Media is an independent Indigenous media company founded by Terry Jones (Seneca - wolf clan). Terry is also a strategic advisor for Native Spirit Film Festival. The artwork for the Haudenosaunee Micro-Short Film Program was designed by Terry Jones.

Spark Filmmakers Collaborative inspires and supports voices of all abilities, ages, ethnicities, genders, sexual identities and income levels to share their visions and points of view via films and videos 5 minutes and under. SFC breaks down barriers to film production, as a passion or a career path, with low-cost and free educational, exhibition, and community-building opportunities. SPC envisions an open and loving society based on the recognition of our similarities and appreciation for our differences. Our stories help us see ourselves in each other.

A special Video on Demand presentation of the film program will be available to view online from September 4 - 11th for $5. Purchase your online program pass here: