LITTLE CHIEF Short Film Competition

LITTLE CHIEF

Following the program, AFI Festivals Programmer Eric Moore leads a conversation between filmmakers Yi Tang (BLACK GOAT), Em Weinstein (IN FRANCE MICHELLE IS A MAN’S NAME), Seungee Kim (TIGER & OX), Erica Tremblay (LITTLE CHIEF), Inès Girihiwe (BREAKING GROUND), Johnson Cheng (LONELY BLUE NIGHT), Kimi Howl Lee (CHILD OF LAND).

It’s just another typical day at a rural elementary school on a reservation in Oklahoma. It’s a world that is stacked against them, but Sharon shows up each day to guide her fifth grade students through it.

Screens as part of SHORTS PROGRAM 3

Erica Tremblay is an award-winning filmmaker. Her projects have screened at over 60 film festivals, and in 2018, Erica was awarded a Sundance Native Film Lab fellowship. Her film LITTLE CHIEF premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Erica was recently honored as a 40 Under 40 Native American.

Kasia Chmielinski
kasia.chmielinski@gmail.com

Details

Country: USA, Seneca, Cayuga Nation

Year: 2019

Director: Erica Tremblay

Screenwriter: Erica Tremblay

Producers: Deidre Backs, Kasia Chmielinski

Executive Producer: Sterlin Harjo

Director of Photography: Marshal Stief

Editor: Robert Wilson

Music: Richard Ford

Cast/Featuring: Lily Gladstone, Julian Ballentyne

Running Time (minutes): 12

Language: English

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