Community Learning

MCI is proud to offer community learning opportunities both on-site at the Museum and virtually.


Filmmakers Workshop with Anthony Sneed (EBCI)

September 3, 12-3pm
September 4, 10am-1pm
September 10, 12-3pm
September 11, 10am-1pm
September 17, 12-3pm
September 19 (full day film shoot, 8am-8pm)
September 24, 12-3pm

Award-winning filmmaker Anthony Sneed (Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians) will take aspiring filmmakers through the process of creating a short film that will be entered in festivals. Workshop participants will receive credit as part of the cast and crew, and will be taught a variety of skills that will help them in the future. This class is open to ages 18 and up. Preference will be given to enrolled members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and members of federally-recognized tribes. Each class will be approximately three hours. Registration is required.

Meet Anthony Sneed

Anthony Sneed is an award-winning Cherokee filmmaker (EBCI) who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, and Cherokee, North Carolina. In 2018, his directorial debut, the dark-comedy short “SUCK,” premiered at Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal. He’s since graduated from the director program at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, where he completed his thesis film “Kush: A Bubblegum Western.” Since graduating, Anthony’s short “SWIPE” has won multiple awards, including Best Comedy Short at Cleveland International Film Festival. In 2021, he was featured in CAA’s MOEBIUS Film Festival and was a finalist in Disney’s Launchpad Season 2. His newest short, “STRIPPER,” a coming-of-age dramedy was shot entirely on the Qualla Boundary and is now submitting to festivals. Sneed is currently in production on his feature documentary “Bastards of the Boundary: Indian Stickball,” which chronicles a year in the lives of The Hummingbirds team in the little-known, violently beautiful game of Indian Stickball.