Christopher Nataanii Cegielski is a Navajo Filmmaker from Flagstaff, Arizona. Originally wanting to be an author, he soon because attracted to film’s visual storytelling. Cegielski is a graduate from the University of Arizona’s B.F.A. Film Program. His short thesis film, Bloodlines, screened at multiple international film festivals including the Berlin International Film Festival, Sun Valley Film Festival, Cine Las Americas International Film Festival and the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival.
Cegielski was selected as a directing fellow of Film Independent’s Project Involve program 2016, where he was awarded the Sony Pictures Diversity Fellowship. His most recent short film, REAGAN, premiered at the 2016 imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival. Cegielski resides in Los Angeles where he currently is developing his first feature, Movement Through the Valley, which was selected for the Time Warner Producers Fellowship and the Sundance Creative Producing Summit.