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13th Annual LA SKINS FEST
November 19, 2019 - November 24, 2019
“La Skins was a wonderful festival. The venue was amazing, (There were screenings at) the TCL Chinese theater, parties on top of the Netflix headquarters, and a wonderful awards dinner. I was proud to be a Native American filmmaker selected to the LA Skins fest. I really hope more Natives get into film making. This festival is making that possible.”
– Derek Quick; Ottawa Nation and LASF Filmmaker
The LA SKINS FEST, presented by COMCAST NBCUNIVERSAL, takes place November 19th – 24th, 2019 in Hollywood, CA. The festival offers a genuine voice for emerging Native American artists.
This year, we open our festivities at Amazon Studios in Culver City that features selected filmmakers, writer lab fellows, community leaders and more on Tuesday November 19th, 2019!
We continue, Wednesday November 20th, with the 8th Annual Native American Pitch Fest sponsored by FilmLA and will host numerous executives from our corporate partners. This will be followed by an Original Content Panel and Staged Reading sponsored by Spectrum.
Thursday November 21st, we hold a special event for Native American actors. Casting personnel from our studio partners and networks will discuss acting in film, TV and new media.
Friday November 22nd, we hold our annual opening night movie at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Every year, we screen a new studio film that showcases indigenous talent!
Saturday and Sunday, we premier several Native-made films at the iconic Chinese Theater in Hollywood. The screenings feature Q&A’s with Native American filmmakers, panel discussions with industry professionals, professional mixers that feature new Native American musicians, and an award ceremony that honors the great achievements in Native American filmmaking.
After thirteen years, we have garnered support from several art foundations, entertainment corporations, and Native American tribes. Corporate support of the LA 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.
The LA SKINS FEST is privileged to partner with some of the world’s most renowned consumer and entertainment brands, including Comcast NBCUniversal, Spectrum, The Walt Disney Company, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, HBO, WarnerMedia, Amazon Prime Video, Cartoon Network, FilmLA, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Nickelodeon Writing Program, A+E Network Television, Wells Fargo, Santa Ynez Band Of Chumash Indians, Kung Fu Monkey Productions, CBS Corporation,AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), United Talent Agency, Motion Pictures Association of America, Westward Productions, Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell, Bad Robot, Lionsgate, STARZ, Walter Kaitz Foundation, SAG INDIE, Paramount Pictures, Final Draft, Golden Road Brewing, and the Department of Cultural Affairs – Los Angeles.
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