Chickasaw Nation film to share story of native actress at Traverse City Film Festival


A special screening of “Te Ata,” a film based on the inspirational true story of Chickasaw storyteller Mary Thompson Fisher, will be 9 a.m., Sunday, July 31, in the State Theatre at the Traverse City Film Festival.

‘Te Ata’ delights packed house at film festival


Emerging from a portable movie theater during the second annual film festival bearing this city’s name, Margarita Fontana clutched a handful of tissues. The Rogers, Arkansas, resident’s wide smile spoke volumes about her experience after viewing “Te Ata.”

“Te Ata” to shine light on Chickasaw actress at Bentonville Film Festival


“Te Ata,” based on the inspirational true story of Chickasaw storyteller Mary Thompson Fisher, is among the elite films selected for competition at the Bentonville (Arkansas) Film Festival (BFF).

Chickasaw film chosen for California film festival


The world's oldest venue dedicated solely to showcasing Native American films has selected the Chickasaw Nation’s “First Encounter” for screening in November.

Chickasaw Cultural Center to host two-day Native film fest


Native films and filmmakers will be in the spotlight Aug. 15-16 during the Chickasaw Cultural Center’s Holbaꞌ Pisachiꞌ Native Film Festival.

Special screening event featuring the First Encounter documentary


DeadCenter is hosting a special screening event featuring the First Encounter documentary on Saturday, June 13, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the OKC Museum of Art.

Chickasaw film judged best at Trail Dance Film Festival


The Chickasaw Nation’s first film of the Chickasaw Heritage Series earned top honors as Best Short Documentary at the Trail Dance Film Festival in January.

“Te Ata” movie goes into post-production


A hypnotic Oklahoma sunset – blazing pastels of pink, purple and red – was showing off just as a “Discover Oklahoma” film crew prepared to interview native Oklahoman Cindy Pickett.

Award-winning Native American Actors Selected for “Te Ata” Cast


Following a nationwide search, the cast of “Te Ata” is set and filming is now underway in several Oklahoma locations.

Chickasaw Nation Sets Tulsa Casting Call for "Te Ata" movie Aug. 2


The search is underway in the Tulsa area for Native American actors to star in a tribally-produced feature film which shares the story of a trailblazing Native American entertainer.

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