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16th Annual LA SKINS FEST – Save The Date

November 15 - November 20

The 16th Annual LA SKINS FEST takes place this November 15th - 20th, 2022 with screenings at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood! The year's festival will showcase over sixty films and host filmmakers from around the world. Stay tuned for showtimes and tickets. Once again, this year’s festival will offer a week-long series of... Read more »

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16th Annual LA SKINS FEST

November 15 - November 20

The 16th Annual LA SKINS FEST takes place this November 15th - 20th, 2022 with screenings at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood! The year's festival will showcase over sixty films and host filmmakers from around the world. Stay tuned for showtimes and tickets. Once again, this year’s festival will offer a week-long series of... Read more »

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Ongoing

Youth Media and Tech Workshop Overview

June 8, 2009 @ 8:00 am - November 20, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

     Since 2009, the Native American Youth Media and Tech Workshop has travelled to reservations and urban centers across the world to provide an expansive and comprehensive program that provides new access for our community. Every year, we expand the workshop to include new curriculum, new technology and new equipment. Our multimedia curriculum includes... Read more »

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Writers

January 1 @ 8:00 am - December 31 @ 5:00 pm

Native American TV Writers Lab Now in it's seventh year, the Native American TV Writers Lab hosts 8-12 fellows each year in a multi-week lab that provides creative and professional guidance. Native American Feature Film Writers Lab The Native American Feature Film Writers Lab is a 10-week lab that has each participant complete a feature... Read more »

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3rd Annual Native American Showrunner Program – Fellows Selected

May 1, 2022 @ 8:00 am - January 1, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

The Native American Media Alliance announced its selections for the inaugural Native American Showrunner Program, sponsored by Bad Robot, Comcast NBCUniversal, National Endowment for the Arts, Pop Culture Collaboration and A+E Networks, in partnership with Kung Fu Monkey Productions. “We are excited to usher in another year of incredible writers for this unique intensive," said... Read more »

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2nd Annual Native American Writers Accelerator Grant

June 23, 2022 @ 8:00 am - June 23, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

The Native American Media Alliance announced the recipients of the 2nd Annual Native American Writers Accelerator Grant. With support from Netflix, the organization launched the Native American Writer Accelerator Grant for fellows from the highly successful TV writers lab. “This initiative is an incredible opportunity that gives Native American writers the ability to develop their... Read more »

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Native Youth Media Weekend

November 18 @ 11:00 am - November 20 @ 5:00 pm

The LA SKINS FEST has launched the 2022 Native Youth Multimedia Weekend. We have returned with studios tours, film workshops and the Hollywood Pow Wow. Check out the activities we are offering this year! Friday November 18th, invited Native youth participants tour Sony Pictures movie lot. Invited Participants will learn about film and television history,... Read more »

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Opening Screening After Party

November 18 @ 10:00 pm - November 19 @ 12:00 am
Hard Rock Cafe, 6801 Hollywood Blvd Suite 105
Los Angeles, CA 90028 United States
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The LA SKINS FEST hosts a night with Native musicians at the Hard Rock in Hollywood! We celebrate our opening showcase of indigenous cinema with a special event at the iconic party place in the heart of the entertainment industry. The Native community and festival-goers will enjoy a special collection of indigenous musicians provided by... Read more »

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11:00 am

The Giant Wave

November 19 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, 90028
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During summer camp, a group of youth must figure out a way to survive the tsunami that threatens to hit the island they are trapped on.

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House After

November 19 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, 90028
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House After is an Indigenous story that takes place in the 1940s in the middle of the second world war in a cabin on the west coast of Canada. We follow a grieving widow and her child as they experience the duality of living an Indigenous life and the pressures of conformity from the church.... Read more »

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Call’s Whisper

November 19 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, 90028
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A young half Cree, Half Korean girl learning about her Indigenous half has to fend off the Trickster spirit through the power of smudging or lose her father forever.

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Adventures to Green Space

November 19 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, 90028
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Two siblings find new friends & an adventure to green space in an urban setting, by way of public transportation. A Red Eagle Soaring Short Film Production. (Run time: 6:28) Thank you sponsors: SDOT (Seattle Dept. of Transportation); Sky Bear Media; Suquamish Tribe; United Way of King County. Mentors are RES Alumni - YTT Urban... Read more »

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Nightcap

November 19 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, 90028
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A zealous daughter tries to convince her apathetic mother that Bigfoot is real.

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Tough Love

November 19 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sonny (Anthony Hernandez) is a middle aged karate sensei struggling to maintain a healthy lifestyle. His two star pupils, Malaki and Monty have been learning from him since they were 8 years old. The now teenage boys are loyal to Sonny but beginning to wonder if their time under his direction is needed anymore. When... Read more »

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1:00 pm

Speak Again

November 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, 90028
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Three generations of Potawatomi share knowledge across time and space, redefining what it means to truly speak again. In “Braiding Sweetgrass,” Robin Wall Kimmerrer reflects on the loss of the Potawatomi language, and an experience at the Potawatomi Language Conference, when there were nine first-language speakers left at the time. Braiding Sweetgrass now has hundreds... Read more »

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Things You Know But Cannot Explain

November 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, 90028
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In this stop-motion animation short, using as its basis the artwork of Rick Bartow, we follow experimentally as one goes into reclaiming their identity and culture that long fell asleep within them, waiting for the moment to wake itself back up.

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Feeling the Blanks

November 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, 90028
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A young native boy frees a helpless eagle trapped in a snare, also freeing his mind with wonders, nightmares and dreams...

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Longhouse

November 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, 90028
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The spirit is awaken as a Chinookan longhouse becomes the vehicle for spiritual healing

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Sleeping Bear

November 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, 90028
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A mother bear and her two cubs escape one threat, only to be thrown into another. This retelling of an Odawa legend shows the love a mother has for her babies, at any cost.

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Water Baby 2

November 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A young relative is burdened by recurring dreams. She gets advice and is started on a path which revisits old legends and frightening truths.

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When the Earth Began: The Way of the Skydwellers

November 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, 90028
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Narrated completely in Kanien’kéha (Mohawk), Tsi Tiotonhontsatáhsawe is an animated version of the first part of the epic Haudenosaunee Creation Story, in which we learn the origins of Skywoman, and the forces at play leading up to her fall to earth.

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3:00 pm

Relentless: The MHA Nation’s Battle Against The Opioid Epidemic Part I

November 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, 90028
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Relentless is a short documentary about the Mandan, Hidatsa, & Arikara Nations battle against the opioid epidemic on their reservation. Episode I, covers the tribal nations leadership approach to addressing this devastating issue within their boundaries in North Dakota.

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Little Shots of Horror

November 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In a follow-up of sorts to his award-winning short film "Unboxed: The Art of Action Figure Photography", Native American indie filmmaker and action figure photographer Mike J. Marin showcases and discusses some of his most iconic horror action figure photography shots in this unique short documentary.

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Dues

November 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, 90028
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Bobbie Willson aka “DUES” is Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota before the journey of Creating the hit T.V. Show “FX Reservation Dogs”, & a founding member of the 1491s Indian Sketch Comedy Group he still stays connected to his original passion for Graffiti street art. Michael R.L. Begay's Documentary follows street Artist Dues through his one-month residency in... Read more »

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Why Do Navajo Men Have Long Hair?

November 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, 90028
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One significant way that Navajo men and women celebrate our culture is by the way we wear and take care of our hair. To tribal individuals, hair is considered a core part of who we are as people and how our hair represents us and our ancestors. In this short film, listen to Navajo Cultural... Read more »

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5:00 pm

Serving Shaid

November 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, 90028
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A satire about the Indigenous shopping experience (based on true events).

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The Runner

November 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, 90028
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A true underdog story about a reclusive runner who is past his prime. Muri Rara lives a quiet and solitary life and has become a reflection of the city's forgotten past. Until his life collides with Debra his alcoholic neighbor and her 8 year old daughter.

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The Daily Life of Mistress Red

November 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, 90028
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Mistress Red is a mockumentary that explores the self empowerment of a native woman who is ready to defeat white supremacy on her own terms. The Daily Life of Mistress Red is a mockumentary that explores the world of kink, native women and defeating white supremacy on one's own terms. Taylor is a blogger for... Read more »

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There’s Something Outside

November 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, 90028
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A man doing his best to provide a good life for his daughter and wife until one night everything is taken from him. In desperation, he take matters into his own hands confronting both the suspect in question for kidnapping his family and the repressed memories of his fragmented upbringing. Despite his disbelief in the... Read more »

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The Mainland

November 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, 90028
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The Mainland follows aspiring actor, Ikaika, struggling with the trendy facade of diversity spreading through Hollywood when his small town cousin, Kekoa, unexpectedly visits from Hawai'i, bringing him a much needed dose of ohana and aloha.

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Closet Nightmares

November 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, 90028
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A 1970's inspired horror film about 3 friends haunted by the past.

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Chris

November 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, 90028

With his family kidnapped, a man is forced to commit criminal acts to save them.

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Homie Love

November 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, 90028
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Don't ruin the moment by being unprepared. See how PrEP, an affordable daily pill, can keep you and your partner protected against HIV.

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7:00 pm

Lakota Nation vs. United States

November 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, 90028
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Lakota Nation vs. the United States chronicles the Lakota Indians’ quest to reclaim the Black Hills, sacred land that was stolen in violation of treaty agreements. A searing, timely portrait of resistance, the film explores the ways America has ignored its debt to Indigenous communities, and ponders what might be done today to repair the... Read more »

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10:00 pm

Saturday Night After Party

November 19 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm

The LA SKINS FEST hosts the Saturday Night After Party at the Lucky Strike in Hollywood! It's a night to celebrate the incredible achievement of LAKOTA NATION VS UNITED STATES and enjoy a great time with filmmakers, fellows and festival-goers. Catering, open bar and bowling for all invited and ticketed guests. 21 and over. When... Read more »

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