Holba' Pisachi' Native Film Festival

Native Film Festival and Workshop in Sulphur!

The Chickasaw Cultural Center, located in Sulphur is hosting a very special festival, visitors can enjoy a selection of Native films at the Chickasaw Cultural Center’s Holba 'Pisachi' Native Film Festival and Workshop. This special event will feature Native women and spotlight the theme:  “Native Women En Masse:  Harmony through Cultural Identity and Allegiance in Electronic Media”. Enjoy a selection of Native films from genres of documentaries, dramas, plus special live presentations and interview-style panels with accomplished Native women with ties to the film industry, in front of the camera and behind the scenes. A new component added to the film festival this year is the Native fashion show, featuring Patricia Michaels, fashion designer acclaimed for her successful run on the Emmy Award winning season 11 of Project Runway in 2012. 

Chickasaw Cultural Center
867 Cooper Memorial Rd.
Sulphur, OK 73086

July 14, 2018

10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.



10:00-10:10         Welcome and introduction to 2018 Holba’ Pisachi’ Native Film Festival; morning

                                Ceremonial prayer in Chickasaw language by Rose Jefferson, Chickasaw elder.

10:10am-9:00pm Live painting in theater lobby by J.Nicole Hatfield, Comanche/Kiowa

10:10- 11:10        film shorts (60 minutes) from IAIA (James Lujan)

11:10–11:30        Stomp dance

11:30—11:58      Blessed, (28 minutes) starring Delanna Studi, Cherokee

11:58-12:15         Q&A with Delanna Studi

12:15-1:00           lunch break

1:00—1:30           Fashion Show

1:30—1:45           Q&A Fashion show designers Patricia Michaels, Taos Pueblo; Leslie Deer, Muscogee;

                                Margaret Roach Wheeler, Chickasaw; Tyra Shackleford, Chickasaw

1:45—1:55           Reading by Delanna Studi:  excerpt from And So We Walked, An Artist’s Journey Along

                                The Trail of Tears, original play written and performed by Delanna Studi

1:55 – 2:10           Q&A with Delanna Studi

2:10—3:30           Barking Water (I hour 18 minutes) starring Casey Camp-Horinek, Ponca

3:30—3:45           Q&A with Casey Camp Horinek

3:45 – 4:15           Panel discussion with all guests “Native Women En Masse:  Harmony through Cultural

                                Identity and Allegiance in Electronic Media” (Delanna Studi; Casey Camp-Horinek; Dr.

                                Joely Proudfit; Jeannie Barbour)

4:15—5:15           Bearer of the Morning:  The Life of Te Ata Thompson Fisher (60 minutes)

5:15 –5:30            Q&A with Jeannie Barbour, Chickasaw

5:30—6:00           Red Carpet photos and autographs

6:00—6:30           Supper break    

6:30—8:45           Hostiles (2 hours, 14 minutes)

8:45—9:00           Q&A Joely Proudfit, Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission


9:00                        Festival Ends