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UMUT Student Arts Film Institute

June 1, 2020 - September 1, 2020

The Barcid Foundation is collaborating with Ute Mountain Ute Tribe’s Tiwahe Initiative and Native Connections/Behavioral Health department to launch a community film program on the Towaoc reservation. The UMUT Student Arts Film Institute is a production program that launches in the Spring of 2020 and will be a permanent department on the UMUT reservation.

The UMUT Student Arts Film Institute is an empowerment program that offers career training and advanced creative development. The program is dedicated to the increased execution of filmmaking, technology and digital media skills for UMUT youth. The curriculum challenges each participant to use production equipment, editing software and their creative abilities to produce short form narratives on a consistent basis. This training will teach participants to produce films about their tribal community, history, language and culture.

Our program’s main goal is to create a genuine connection between Native American communities and the entertainment industry. For over a decade, our program has had a consistent and positive impact in tribal communities. We have established programs at several tribal communities that continue to develop Native American filmmakers. The programs we have founded are part of school districts that include Wellpinit Indian High School on the Spokane Indian Reservation in Washington and the Fort Washakie Indian High School on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming.


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June 1, 2020
September 1, 2020
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Towaoc, CO 81334 United States + Google Map