Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, in partnership with the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC), are proud to announce THUNDER inDIGIfest 2021, a digital multimedia festival to be held March 26-28, 2021.
THUNDER inDIGIfest 2021 is a three-day virtual festival featuring original multimedia productions in photography, audio, animation, and film submitted by students, faculty, and staff from the 37 tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) affiliated with the American Indian Higher Education Consortium in the United States.
“This festival is designed to let people tell stories about culture, traditions, and language in new ways using different methods,” said Al Kuslikis, AIHEC Senior Associate for Strategic Initiatives. “It is going to be a great gathering with lots of practical information about the jobs and skills needed in the ever-growing field of multimedia production.”
Live remote events include screening of films, a student poetry slam, and panel discussions about indigenous issues in the Digital Age featured throughout the virtual festival.
THUNDER inDIGIfest 2021 is free and open to the public. Registration is available at the event’s website:
Students, faculty, and staff from the AIHEC-member tribal colleges and universities are invited to submit works in photography, audio, animation, and film for awards including $100 VISA gift cards and one-year licenses to the Adobe Creative Cloud software collection.
TCU applicants can submit unlimited works in the four categories prior to deadline of Wednesday, March 24, 2021. Judges will select entries to be forwarded to the awards competition. All audience members will be able to vote online for the Best Overall Entry in each category.
“It is an honor for Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College to serve as the host of THUNDER inDIGIfest 2021,” said Lyz Jaakola, faculty at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College. “There are so many indigenous stories to be told and with digital media now they can be shared with photos, audio, animation, and video.”
Support for THUNDER inDIGIfest 2021 has been provided by Adobe, WDSE-WRPT, the Inclusive Design Research Centre in Toronto, Iḷisaġvik College in Utqiaġvik (Barrow) Alaska, and the Tribal College Journal.
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