Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

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

November 17, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

The 12th Annual LA SKINS FEST held the 7th ANNUAL NATIVE AMERICAN MEDIA AWARDS CEREMONY Saturday, November 17th, 2018 at the Loews Hotel in Hollywood sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal and the Paramount Network. 

The annual ceremony was hosted by the world renowned Q’orianka Kilcher (The Alienist, Hostiles) and Kalani Queypo (Jamestown, Saints & Strangers). Local Native American celebrities such as Gil Birmingham (Yellowstone), Elizabeth Frances (The Son), Zahn Mcclarnon (Westworld, The Son, Longmire), and Martin Sensmeier (Westworld, Wind River, The Magnificent Seven), and Eugene Brave Rock (Wonder Woman) attended the ceremony and showed their support.  Filmmakers from across Indian country were honored for their great achievements in Native American cinema.

Since 2013, the LA SKINS FEST has honored it’s talented, innovative and outstanding artists who have shown a unique and strong voice in the entertainment industry and provided leadership in our community.

The 2018 LA SKINS FEST winners are:

Achievement in Short Film
Directed by Shaandiin Tome

Achievement in Directing
Boise Esquerra

Achievement in Documentary Film
Warrior Women
Directed by Christina D. King and Elizabeth A. Castle

Emerging Filmmaker Award
Directed by Cody Carlston

Achievement in Writing
William Jehu Garroutte

Achievement in Acting 
Nadia George 
The Water Drum

Achievement in Youth Filmmaking
Directed by Ute Mountain Ute Tribe Youth / Tiwahe Youth Film Program

2018 Community Leadership Award
Kung Fu Monkey Productions

The Native Youth Horizon Award 
Standing Up
Wellpinit Middle School / Spokane Indian Reservation

2018 Emerging Youth Filmmakers
Be A Helping Hand
United Indian Health Services – Potawot Health Village

Achievement in Short Documentary Film
Harry Oosahwee, Speaking through Art
Directed by Sterlin Harjo

Achievement in Student Filmmaking 
Gun Control 
United American Indian Involvement Inc / Seven Generations Child and Family Services

Achievement in Film
Angelique’s Isle
Directed by Michelle Derosier and Marie-Hélène Cousineau

7th Annual Native American Award Ceremony held at the Loew's Hotel in Hollywood
Special thanks to Comcast NBCUniversal and Paramount Network for supporting this year’s ceremony.


Sponsored by:


November 17, 2018
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm


Loews Hollywood Hotel
1755 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028 United States