The LA SKINS FEST, a Native American Film Festival, will present its 12th annual film festival November 13th-18th, 2018 at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood.

The 12th Annual LA SKINS FEST will celebrate filmmakers whose original works are distinguished and offer a new voice in cinema. Films accepted in the festival will be eligible for the competition, distribution opportunities and prizes from our corporate sponsors. This year, awards will be given to the following categories: Achievement in Narrative Filmmaking, Documentary, Narrative Short, Documentary Short, Animation, Writer, Director, Actor, Actress and Audience Award.

Once again, the festival will offer a week long series of events throughout Hollywood. The film festival will premier exciting new Indigenous films at the TCL Chinese Theater, present the 6th Annual Native Media Awards Celebration at the Hollywood Loews Hotel, offer the 7th Annual Writers Pitch Workshop and other filmmaking workshops to encourage Native filmmakers to continue their craft!

The Festival is an initiative of the Native American non-profit the Barcid Foundation and aims to showcase the rising talent in Native American filmmaking. This year the LA Skins Fest is expanding the screening series to accommodate the growing talent in Indian Country.

Corporate support of the Los Angeles Skins Fest plays an essential role in the life of the festival and emphasizes the festival’s commitment to quality, exploration, and excellence in the art of cinema, TV and new media. The Los Angeles Skins Fest is privileged to partner with some of the world’s most renowned entertainment brands; including Comcast NBCUniversal, the Walt Disney Company, CBS Corporation Diversity, HBO, 21 Century Fox, Turner, A+E Networks, Aids Healthcare Foundation, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, Santa Ynez Band of Chumash, Streampix, Bad Robot, United Talent Agency, Walter Kaitz Foundation, Motion Picture Association of America, Lionsgate, ABC7, Paramount, Sony, Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, MGM Resorts International, and the UCLA – American Indian Studies Center.