The annual Sapaatk'ayn Cinema Native American Film Festival at the University of Idaho has been a showcase for Native Cinema on the Palouse since 2003. All films are presented at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre in downtown Moscow, Idaho.
The word Sapaatk'ayn (suh-pot-kine) in the language of the Nimi'ipuu (Nez Perce) means "to display" or "a motion picture."
Sapaatk'ayn Cinema screens films written, directed and acted by Native Americans, with a focus on the contemporary Native experience. The festival’s goals are to enrich our understanding of Native American artistry, culture and history, and to improve intercultural relationships. Sapaatq’ayn Cinema is sponsored by the University of Idaho American Indian Studies Program.
SAPAATK'AYN CINEMA NATIVE AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL is produced by Jan Johnson, faculty member of the University of Idaho English Department.
For submission information, contact:
Dr. Jan Johnson
American Indian Studies/English
University of Idaho
Moscow, ID 83844-1102