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NY SKINS FEST – SAVE THE DATE
November 6 - November 15
The NY SKINS FEST takes place November 6th – 15th, 2021 in New York, NY. This event launches more opportunities, showcases more films and highlights more Native American filmmakers! This event is free to attend. Online registration available now!
This year, we open our virtual festivities on November 8th with hostess and journalist, Alyssa London. Alyssa will provide an overview of the films and panels available during the week. Alyssa will also host our keynote speaker – Siena East. Siena is an NYU graduate, award winning filmmaker and has participated in numerous Native American Media Alliance labs and programs. Siena will share her unique experience as an indigenous artist in media and entertainment.
The WGA East is collaborating with a panel on writing for documentary film and series. Speakers will discuss writing for unscripted projects, working in documentary as a writer and business insight in entertainment. Registration will be available soon.
We continue Wednesday November 10th with a panel of thought leaders from New York University and indigenous artists. They will discuss their films, their careers and their obstacles moving forward. Themes will focus on amplifying indigenous filmmakers, allyship with indigenous communities and the incredible careers of our artists. Featured speakers include filmmaker Doane Tulugaq Avery, actress Cara Jade Myers and academic thought leader Nathaniel Cummings-Lambert.
The NY SKINS FEST is privileged to partner with New York University and the Writers Guild of America East. NYU represents one of the most prestigious institutions of higher education and is an epicenter of arts and culture. The WGA East represents thousands of writers and is an advocate for the Native American community.