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2021 Festival Recap


Thank You

The Pocahontas Reframed Film Festival honors the contributions of all Native Americans and reinvigorates conversations about telling the truth of indigenous life here in America and across the North American continent.

Thanks to all our sponsors and partners who help us tell these stories: Virginia Humanities, Virginia Film Office, Virginia Commonwealth University Humanities Research Center, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, The French Film Festival of Richmond, F&R Engineering, Baskervill Architects, Capital Results, Spotts Fain, and VPM. Also, many thanks to all of you who attended this year’s festival.

We just completed our 5th Annual Festival, and many of our films over the last five years have been focused on the importance of women in Native life and culture. Respecting women has always been integral to Native culture. Therefore, the Pocahontas Reframed Film Festival stands with the women of the Mattaponi Tribe in their quest for equal rights on their Reservation.

Letter from Governor Northam

Click below to view a congratulatory letter from Virginia Governor Ralph Northam sent on opening day of the 2021 Pocahontas Reframed Film Festival.

View the Letter

Festival Video

Click below to view a recording of “Have You Seen my Sister” performed by Koli Kohler at the 2021 Pocahontas Reframed Film Festival.

Festival Photos

Photos: Sandra Sellars © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Join us next year for our 6th Annual Pocahontas Reframed Film Festival!

November 18-20, 2022 at the Leslie Cheek Theater at VMFA