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 »

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

The 13th Annual LA SKINS FEST celebrated the annual Native American Media Awards, with hosts 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… Read more »


The LA SKINS FEST has expanded the Native Youth Multimedia Weekend. We have added more activities for youth participants visiting from Montana, Wyoming and Colorado. Check out the activities we are offering this year! Thursday Nov 21st, we tour the set of ABC’s Stumptown starring renowned actress Tantoo Cardinal. (Invitation Only) Thursday night, we have… Read more »

Native American Actors Panel – Recap

The LA Skins Fest hosted a free panel discussion with several prestigious Native American actors. The panel focus on the auditioning process, breaking into the industry and gaining talent representation. Panelists include Tantoo Cardinal, Zahn McClarnon, Sivan Alyra Rose, Amber Midthunder and Martin Sensmeier. The panel was moderated by Cara Jade Myers. The Native American… Read more »

8th Annual Pitch Fest and Staged Reading

We will conduct the 8th Annual Native Writers Pitch Fest during the LA SKINS FEST. The pitch fest allows Native American writers to pitch their scripts, projects and themselves to several network and studio development executives, managers, and agents. The pitch fest will consist of three components that enhance the participant’s writing career. The first… Read more »

13th Annual LA SKINS FEST

The LA SKINS FEST, presented by COMCAST NBCUNIVERSAL, announced its full list of events, programs, and film screenings taking place November 19th – 24th, 2019 in Hollywood, CA. The festival offers a genuine voice for emerging Native American actors, filmmakers, writers, directors and our community of artists. Every year, we premier several Native-made movies that… Read more »


AMAZON PRIME VIDEO presents the 13th Annual LA SKINS FEST opening night industry mixer. Enjoy music, food and drinks at Amazon Studios in Culver City. The LA SKINS FEST will celebrate Native American filmmakers, directors, writers, actors and community leaders. During this event, we will also take the opportunity to thank our network, studio, tribal… 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 held its second Hollywood Pow Wow in front of the iconic TCL Chinese Theater. The Pow Wow took place Sunday November 24th, 2019 and featured traditional singing, dancing and youth performances from numerous tribes around the country. This is part of the 13th Annual LA SKINS FEST – A Native American… Read more »