AWARDS

Joanelle Romero has made an outstanding contribution to the arts and science of motion picture in producing Native Indigenous content to the world

Joanelle Romero made the Academy’s Documentary Branch shortlisted for an Academy Award.

An Indigenous documentary filmmaker, in 2000 Ms. Romero wrote, produced, directed and scored the music for her documentary short American Holocaust: When Its all Over I’ll Still Be Indian under her Red Nation Films (formerly) Spirit World Productions banner.

She is the First and Only Native Indigenous filmmaker to be short-listed for an Academy Award in the documentary short branch. Twenty-two shorts were entered that year, the Academy’s Documentary Branch determined the shortlist in a preliminary round of voting in which 9 were chosen for consideration.

American Holocaust: When Its all Over I’ll Still Be Indian continues to have great impact with over three million views on YouTube from 2003 – 2017.

In 2005 American Holocaust: When Its all Over I’ll Still Be Indian, won the Arpa International Film Festival’s Armin T. Wegner Humanitarian Award given to projects that have “the vision to see the truth and the courage to speak it.”

CONTINUE AWARDS

2006 National Women’s History Month Awards, Romero received the award for Generations of Women Moving History Forward for development of Red Nation Television Network (CEO, Founder)  

2005 Romero received the Arpa International Film Festival’s Armin T. Wegner Humanitarian Award for “the vision to see the truth…and the courage to speak it” for American Holocaust: When It’s All Over I’ll Still Be Indian (Director, Producer, Writer, Music)

2003 The Fargo Film Festival for Best Documentary Short for American Holocaust: When It’s All Over I’ll Still Be Indian (Director, Producer, Writer, Music)

2000 Short-listed for an Academy Award – American Holocaust: When It’s All Over I’ll Still Be Indian (Director, Producer, Writer, Music) 

2000 The American Indian Film Festival Awards – American Holocaust: When It’s All Over I’ll Still Be Indian (Director, Producer, Writer, Music)

Chicago International Film Festival – Honorable Mention for 

1997 Red Earth Awards State Arts Council of Oklahoma for – Home, Home on the Rez (Drama) (Showrunner, Creator, Producer)

1995 Red Earth Awards  State Arts Council of Oklahoma for– Melvin & John (Doc Short) (Director, Producer)

1995 Red Earth Awards State Arts Council of Oklahoma for – Why Can’t You Take Me As I Am (Experimental) (Producer, Writer)

1995 Red Earth Awards  State Arts Council of Oklahoma for– Where the Red Road Meets the Information SuperHighway (Commercial/promotion) (Producer)

1994 Red Earth Awards State Arts Council of Oklahoma forThe Third Verse 500 Years the Land of the Children – (Experimental) (Director, Producer, Writer)

RECOGNITIONS

2005 City of Los Angeles proclamation for establishing American Indian Heritage Month 

2006 State of California’s Resolution for founding American Indian Heritage Month 

2000 to present – Numerous City of Los Angeles & New Mexico Proclamations