NATIVE YOUTH MULTIMEDIA WEEKEND

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Friday November 17th – NATIVE YOUTH MEDIA TOUR

Native youth from Sherman Indian High School in Riverside, California and first nation youth from Citxw Nlaka’pamux Assembly from B.C., Canada were invited to Paramount Studios. On the tour, Native youth learned about film and television history, walked on sets, visited sound stages and met with studio personnel. The tour inspired the next generation of Native American youth to explore film and television as a viable career and educational option.

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Saturday November 18th, 2017 – NATIVE YOUTH MULTIMEDIA WORKSHOP

The 11th Annual LA SKINS FEST offered a film workshop for visiting Native youth. The workshop  was conducted by actor/filmmaker Ross Crain and focused on camera operation, directing, and acting. Ross demonstrated production techniques, taught proper equipment use, and shot several films with the participants. Youth from Citxw Nlaka’pamux Assembly, Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, local Southern California tribes and the Los Angeles area participated in the workshop.

“I’m surprised my daughter was so involved in the film workshop. She had a great time and really enjoyed the production process. It’s nice to have a place where Native Americans can hang out.”   – James Ruel, Father, Performer, Native American

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Nov 18th – 19th, 2017  — NATIVE YOUTH EMERGING FILM PROGRAMS

The 11th Annual LA SKINS FEST hosted two NATIVE YOUTH EMERGING FILM PROGRAMS. Wescreened films produced by Native youth from Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians, UTE Mountain UTE Tribe Youth, Citxw Nlaka’pamux Assembly Youth, Sherman Indian High School, Indigenous Independent Digital Filmmaking – Capilano University, and Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeño Indians. The Native youth filmmakers presented their work and participated in a Q&A with the audience.

Check out some of images:

Saturday November 18th, 2017: NATIVE YOUTH EMERGING FILM PROGRAM 12017 LASF EMERGING FILMMAKERS PROGRAM 1

Sunday November 19th, 2017: NATIVE YOUTH EMERGING FILM PROGRAM 2
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5th ANNUAL NATIVE AMERICAN MEDIA AWARDS CEREMONY

Saturday — November 18, 2017 9p at Cinematic Picture Group in Hollywood, CA the LA SKINS FEST held the 5th ANNUAL NATIVE AMERICAN MEDIA AWARDS CEREMONY. Filmmakers from across Indian country were honored for their great achievements in Native American cinema.

Congratulations to Native youth winners:

Achievement in Student Filmmaking
Because I’ve There
Directed by the Citxw Nlaka’pamux Assembly Youth

Achievement in Youth Filmmaking
Signs
Directed by Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Youth

Community Leadership Award
The Strength Of Siblings
Directed by UTE Mountain UTE Tribe Youth

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For more information, please e-mail us contact@laskinsfest.com

The 2017 NATIVE YOUTH MEDIA TOUR was sponsored by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and Paramount Studios.