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About the Mother Tongue Film Festival

The Mother Tongue Film Festival, a collaborative Smithsonian annual event, initiated by the Recovering Voices Program of the National Museum of Natural History, celebrates the United Nations International Mother Languages Day by showcasing recently produced feature and short-length films about the cultural richness of Indigenous and endangered languages.

Partners

The Mother Tongue Film Festival is a collaboration between Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, the National Museum of the American Indian and the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Funding support for the Mother Tongue Film Festival has been provided by the three Smithsonian Recovering Voices partners across the Institution: National Museum of the American Indian, National Museum of Natural History and the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, with additional support from the Mexican Cultural Institute and the New Zealand Embassy. This program has also received federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.

MTFF 2018
Dates: February 21-25, 2018

Program - coming soon

News & Updates:
Call for film submissions! Deadline extended to Sept 15th! English Spanish Portuguese

Complete the 2018 MTFF Film Submission Link

 

 

MTFF 2017

Program
English

Promotional Materials
English

Spanish

Final Report

News & Updates
Official News Release

 

MTFF 2016

Program
English

 

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