Welcome to Native Spirit Foundation

Native Spirit Foundation is a non-profit, Volunteer-run organisation founded by Mapuche leader Freddy Treuquil to bring knowledge and awareness of Native cultures, and longer-term Community educational projects supporting Escuela Nueva.

“All the [activists] have come to the conclusion that one objective of making video, radio and television is for the other culture to know us. It is necessary to create a bridge to share our culture in an educational form, without losing our identity.” Freddy Treuquil.

Native Spirit Festival is the UK’s premiere and only Independent annual festival of films, talks and performances to celebrate cultural heritage, showcasing Indigenous Cinema, MediaMakers and Artists. 13 Moons and Outreach events take place throughout the year in collaboration with SOAS Native Spirit Film Society and other partners.

ANNOUCEMENT > Thursday 21 February 2019 – Indigenous Film Shorts (English subtitles) with filmmaker, artist Ingrid Putamayalla speaking about Quechua (Peru). Hear Nusavi, Haida, Yu’pik language and more at The Foundry A Place For Change, Vauxhall or Oval Tube SE11  All welcome, bring your friends. 

ANNOUNCEMENT > 2019 FESTIVAL DATES 12-20 OCTOBER –  CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS ends 12 May Submit with FILMFREEWAY Sponsors and Volunteers wanted. Questions, Collaborations contact Tweed [email protected]

ANNOUNCEMENT > Native Spirit Taiwan November 2019
We’re delighted to announce the 2nd NATIVE SPIRIT TAIWAN in South Taiwan, with local Indigenous Cinema and selected Shorts from International filmmakers, film workshops for young people, art exhibitions, food, music, dance. The festival organisers are Native artists, filmmakers and educators.


2018 Programme 12th NATIVE SPIRIT FILM FESTIVAL 11-21 OCTOBER 2018

Still from 'As Hiper Mulheres' by Carlos Fausto, Leonardo Sette and Takumã Kuikuro

Still from ‘As Hiper Mulheres’ by Carlos Fausto, Leonardo Sette and Takumã Kuikuro