The LA SKINS FEST is proud to present another groundbreaking initiative with the INAUGURAL SKINS STAND UP COMIC SHOWCASE. Following the success of the 2013 SKINS SKETCH COMEDY SHOWCASE, we are offering another opportunity for Native American artists. Through this endeavor, Native American comedians will have a new opportunity to perform for industry professionals.    

     The SKINS STAND UP COMIC SHOWCASE will take place Wednesday November 12th in Los Angeles as part of the 8th Annual LA SKINS FEST.

     This event will feature four Native American comedians at a Los Angeles showcase for key executives from NBCUniversal, HBO, CBS and our other industry sponsors. The goal of the showcase is to provide new opportunities to meet with talent agents, casting directors and executives.

    To apply for the SKINS STAND UP COMIC SHOWCASE please email (or with a video link that features your best stand up performance. Submission should be no more than 5 minutes in length (If the submission is longer, we will stop watching at the 5 minute mark). Must be 18 to apply. Include your 1) full name, 2) phone number, 3) address, and 4) tribal affiliation within the body of the email. Deadline to submit materials is October 1st, 2014.


THE 4TH ANNUAL LA SKINS MUSIC FEST takes the stage August 30th, 2014 at the Barnsdall Art Park Gallery Theater. This is a concert series that focuses on contemporary Native American music, featuring R&B, Jazz, Hip Hop and Rock.
     Preceding the concert is our YOUTH TALENT SHOWCASE. This endeavor encourages Native American youth to explore music, express themselves artistically and perform in front of an audience. Applications will be available now.
     Show starts at 5:30pm. Doors open at 5pm. Email: for information. This event is sponsored by KABC, KCET, and the Barcid Foundation and in partnership with Torres Martinez Tribal TANF.
     No admission Fee. Parking Provided. EVENT POSTCARD


THE 3RD ANNUAL SKINS YOUTH TALENT SHOW (Preceding the LA SKINS MUSIC FEST) August 30th, 2014 at the Barnsdall Art Park in Hollywood. This endeavor is designed to encourage Native youth in the performing arts. Application available here. Prizes for winning contestants. No entry fee. Email completed applications to or send us a private message on facebook.

2014 Call for Entries

8th Annual LA SKINS FEST, November 12th-16th, 2014

     The LA SKINS FEST is now accepting submissions for the 2014 film festival taking place November 12th-16th.  In our eighth year, the LA SKINS FEST has expanded to a weeklong event that provides the newest and best in Native American Cinema.

     Sponsored by the most high profile movie studios and television networks and supported by our tribal nations, the LA SKINS FEST has truly merged the Native American community of Los Angeles with the Hollywood entertainment industry.

     We accept all genres and all lengths of films made by and/or about Indigenous people.  Our submission deadline is September 12th, 2014.  PDF of entry form, no submission fee.  For inquiries please email: