Celebrate Natives in Film, TV, and New Media Award Ceremony

The 13th Annual LA SKINS FEST celebrates the annual Native American Media Awards, hosted by the world renowned Q’orianka Kilcher and Kiowa Gordon, at the iconic Hard Rock in Hollywood. Since 2013, the LA SKINS FEST has honored talented, innovative and outstanding Native American artists who have shown a unique and strong voice in the… Read more »


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… Read more »

2nd Annual Hollywood Pow Wow

The LA SKINS FEST will hold its second Hollywood Pow Wow in front of the iconic TCL Chinese Theater. The Pow Wow takes place Saturday November 24th, 2019 starting at 9am. The event will feature traditional singing, dancing and youth performances from numerous tribes around the country. ALL DANCERS WELCOME! This is part of the… Read more »


The LA Skins Fest, in partnership with Comcast NBCUniversal, The Walt Disney Studios, Crunchyroll, Fullscreen, Rooster Teeth, Cartoon Network Studios and Sugarshack Animation, is launching the Native American Animation Lab. This is a multi-day intensive that provides creative development of a current project, meetings with our corporate partners and pitching opportunities. Due to the success… Read more »


The 2018 NATIVE AMERICAN FEATURE FILM WRITERS LAB, sponsored by NBC Universal, The Walt Disney Company, HBO and Turner, has selected four Native American writers to be part of this year’s lab! The lab is designed to familiarize participants with the format, characters and storyline structure of narrative feature film. Our fellows will take part in a… Read more »

Bryson Chun

Bryson Chun (Kanaka Maoli) is a 2016 Sundance Film Festival Native Shorts Lab Fellow and a 2018 imagineNATIVE Feature Screenwriting Intensive Fellow. His film, Ka Piko, premiered at the Hawaii International Film Festival in 2017, where it was nominated for a “Best Short” award. The short was also featured as one of only 25 films selected by… Read more »

Maya Dittloff

   Writer/Director Maya Rose Dittloff (Three Affiliated Tribes and Amskapi Piikani/Chippewa)attended the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television, and in 2018 Maya was named a Creative Visions + The XX Fund Emerging Filmmaker and NBC Universal Scholar for her work in social impact entertainment. She now works in tandem with Ramo Law Firm to develop… Read more »

Yelyna De Leon

     Yelyna De Leon is an award-winning filmmaker/writer/actor from the southside of Chicago where she majored in theater in high school. Since then she has had several of her plays, films and tv pilots produced. She received her MFA in Film and Television production with a concentration in writing from USC, where she co-created… Read more »

Khadijah Iman

…..Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Khadijah Iman grew up as an active participant in her community. When she was just shy of seven years old, she snuck into her mother’s VHS collection and entered the minds of the world’s most notorious fictional killers: Chucky, Jason, and Freddy. This was the moment she became a horror fanatic…. Read more »

David Zuckerman

….Growing up in Fairbanks, Alaska, David always had a close connection to his indigenous roots. Having a deep love and affinity for art and storytelling, David quickly figured out the career path he wanted to take. Earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Filmmaking, and a Master’s Degree in Entertainment Business, David set himself on the filmmaker’s… Read more »