Native American Youth Animation Workshop

The Native American Youth Animation Workshop is an intensive workshop that offers Native American youth new opportunities in animation. This lab is designed to offer genuine access for Native Americans interested in learning and entering the field of animation.  The LA SKINS FEST is working with Sherman Indian High School in Riverside, CA and providing… Read more »

NATIVE AMERICAN ANIMATION LAB

The NATIVE AMERICAN ANIMATION LAB is an intensive workshop for Native Americans with a current animation project. The goal of the program is to offer new information to prospective Native Americans who want to explore a career in animation. Also, it is intended to inspire Native American writers, directors and artists to consider a new… Read more »

Vladimir Perez

Vladimir Perez is a comedian from Brooklyn NY and is of Puerto Rican and Taino Indian decent. As an actor he can be seen in network sitcoms that include Modern Family, Brooklyn Nine Nine, The Unicorn and the upcoming Disney+ show Diary of a Female President. As a writer, Vlad was honored to be a… Read more »

Sierra Revis

Sierra Revis, Yuchi, is a Graphic Designer currently working for the Native-owned marketing agency, Buffalo Nickel Creative based in Pawhuska, OK. There she has designed posters, brochures, pamphlets, business cards, and stickers as well as digital assets like web banners, social media images, and PDF reports for a variety of Native American non-profit clients including… Read more »

Jason Turner

Jason Turner is an accomplished filmmaker, producer, editor, and director. A music video he shot and directed won the Art at Work award in 2013 from the Arts Council of Kansas City (ArtsKC). Many of his films have screened at film festivals. His motion comic, The Iron Detective: Sentinel, won the Achievement in Animation award… Read more »

Steve Encell

 I have trained in traditional Native American lore and shamanism since I can remember. After a couple of years of Agricultural Business at Cal Poly I realized that the Native elders I knew were disappearing and soon they would be gone forever. Because of this I decided to study with several medicine men and leaders… Read more »

Pasquale Encell

After completing my freshman year of college, my partner, Steve, who is also my father, and I started a small animation team in Thailand. We quickly discovered our love of filmmaking and animation . We worked quickly and have since produced several shorts and two animated feature films since our humble beginnings. We focused on… Read more »

Jeanette Harrison

Jeanette Harrison is a director, writer, actor, and producer, who has spent most of her career in theater. For television, she co-wrote with Sharmila Devar a half-hour comedy about family and cultural identity, FEATHERS AND DOTS, DOTS AND FEATHERS. She created and was Head Writer for the webseries The Breakdown (3 seasons); and was a… Read more »

Chag Lowry

Chag Lowry is of Yurok, Maidu, and Achumawi ancestry from northern California.  He is an author, filmmaker, and educator.  His most recent publication is the graphic novel titled Soldiers Unknown with art by Rahsan Ekedal.  This book was published by Great Oak Press and focuses on the Yurok Native American military experience in World War One.  Mr…. Read more »

Ben-Alex Dupris

Ben-Alex Dupris is Mnicoujou Lakota, and also an enrolled member of the Colville Confederated Tribes where he grew up. Dupris creates work that pushes the boundaries of modernity and traditionalism in hopes of changing perspectives of Indigenous concepts without censorship. His directorial debut “Sweetheart Dancers” won Grand Jury Award for Best Short Film at Outfest… Read more »