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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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9:00 am

4th Annual Hollywood Pow Wow

November 20 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
OVATION HOLLYWOOD, 6801 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028 United States
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The LA SKINS FEST will host the 4th Annual Hollywood Pow Wow at the newly constructed courtyard at Hollywood Blvd and Highland Ave. The Pow Wow takes place Sunday November 20th, 2022 starting at 9am. The event will feature traditional singing, dancing and youth performances from numerous tribes around the country. Located at the Hollywood... Read more »

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10:00 am

Wind River: Full Court Peace

November 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, 90028
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The Wind River Reservation is home to 27,000 Native Americans. The reservation is filled with a passion for basketball. In an effort to learn, create shared experiences and work on the basketball court restoration on the reservation, Mike Evans and his FCP team travel to Wyoming.

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Savage / Future

November 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, 90028
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Editing to the soundscape of shaking Iroquois white corn and tapping, Seneca filmmaker Terry Jones uses personal and historic still images to link his family and the American Indian Boarding School experience.

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Founders

November 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, 90028
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Under the leadership of its first and only president, Sinte Gleska University on South Dakota's Rosebud Reservation has been a model for Indian-controlled education for 50 years, paving the way for other tribal colleges with a series of historic accomplishments and an eye towards continued innovation.

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She Still Walks Among Us

November 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, 90028
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Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community member and retired firefighter Royce Manuel (Akimel Aw-thum) revitalized the lost art of the Kia-ha (burden basket). A once necessary tool woven by men and carried by the women to transfer materials and goods for trade. With this revitalization, he dedicated his life to the education of arts, culture and... Read more »

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Our Quiyo: Maria Martinez

November 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, 90028
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Maria "Povika" Martinez left behind an exceptional legacy built through her artistic application and reintroduction of "black-on-black" pottery, still practiced today by her tribal community of San Ildefonso Pueblo located in northern New Mexico. Her influence on the art world left a lasting impression across many borders, but she is much more than a world-renowned... Read more »

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12:00 pm

Sixteen Eighty: Youth in Revolt

November 20 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, 90028
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Pueblo Action Alliance are the descendants of Pueblo revolutionaries. Today, they are at the forefront of a new form of colonization, Resource Extraction.

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The Journey of Tiak Hikiya Ohoyo (Standing Pine Women)

November 20 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, 90028
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The inspiring story of a female stickball team from a small Choctaw community in Mississippi and their quest to win their first ever championship in the World Series of Stickball.

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Native Women in Film Panel

November 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
VIP Lounge at the Chinese Theater, 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028 United States
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Join 2022 LASF filmmakers Charine Pilar Gonzales and Maddie Easley in an honest panel discussion about what it means to be a Native women in media, breaking into the industry and the challenges they have overcome. This event will provide genuine insight into creating an artistic space for yourself, making your way in a competitive... Read more »

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2:00 pm

Trap Door In The Sun

November 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, 90028
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A horror film about colonization.

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Landback, Waterback

November 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, 90028
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Hawk, a Tongva youth in his native Los Angeles, is on a quest to get water from a special spring. But first, he must get his unknowing auntie to help.

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Wasteland

November 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, 90028
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Connor's suicide attempt is temporarily prevented by the arrival of his co-star from the regional theatre. Starring all Indigenous talent, this short film tackles the issue of Native American youth suicide contagions.

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Outta Control

November 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, 90028
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From ESSJ to NYC, the SBC travel across the country, representing dope lyrics and hyphy Bay Area Chicano swagger that pays homage to the birthplace and Mecca of Hip-Hop.

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Yiskaagoo 

November 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, 90028
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Josh, a fresh Navajo graduate from Highschool is unsure with his life at the moment. He feels as if his existence was pointless. So Josh is set to find out if there is an answer to why he is feeling the big sad

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A Hundred Years Thinking of You

November 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, 90028
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An elderly widow decides to look for the love of her life whom she left at the alter many years ago.

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Extraordinary Protection

November 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, 90028
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A modern - day horror comedy about the protection of Wakan Tanka (creator; Hunkpapa lakota) on the life of a humble spirited Indigenous woman who stumbles into battle with a dangerous, psycho serial killer. Set on location in Houston Texas, this film explores the idea of the supernatural, extraordinary protection of creator, on his people.... Read more »

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Times 2

November 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, 90028
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In this sci-fi office comedy, gossipy scientists discover time travel but are tangled in their own petty desires and a vicious chihuahua.

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The Feathered Girl

November 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, 90028
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"A rage-revenge story" Months after the teenage girls of a Native American Tribe begin growing predatory, bird-like features following an uptick of violence against women in the area, a young woman's sister is assaulted by a stranger. How far will she go down to hunt the man responsible when she has yet to undergo her... Read more »

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4:00 pm

Dene Drum Songs in Gahnı̨hthah

November 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, 90028
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A short documentary on the Dene Drum in Gahnı̨hthah (Rabbitkettle)

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Remember the Children

November 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, 90028
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This is a short film addressing Indian Boarding Schools in America. There were over 400 government funded, often church run, Indian Boarding Schools in the US. Thousands of children died at these schools throughout the 19th and 20th centuries… This is the story of the Rapid City Indian Boarding School. These stories have been kept... Read more »

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Traci Sorell: Stories for Our Children

November 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, 90028
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Cherokee Nation citizen and author Traci Sorell shapes new narratives for Native children and families to see themselves on the page.

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Strong Hearts: An Indigenous Love Letter To My Sons

November 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, 90028
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’Strong Hearts’, a short film by actor, writer and director Gary “Litefoot” Davis, is filled with a father’s wisdom and indigenous world view, poetically expressed as a letter to his three sons. The title of the film is inspired by the legendary Oglala Lakota Chief, Crazy Horse. On June 25, 1876, General George Armstrong Custer’s... Read more »

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Ts’oostsitsi (Years Ago)

November 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, 90028
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Ts'oostsitsi is a Blackfoot word used to describe the past. The film profiles Ike Solway and his responsibility to continue storytelling in his family. Ike recounts a powerful experience had by his grandfather. What follows is a story that echoes through generations.

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6:00 pm

Ladies & Gentlemen

November 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, 90028
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After a devastating breakup with his husband, Mike's life seems like it's over. But after an awkward olive branch from his ride-share driver, Mike decides to take a leap and enter a new world of insanity.

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Rose

November 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, 90028
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Rose is the story of a sixteen-year-old pregnant Indigenous girl, pulled from her community and placed in a church to be overseen in her last weeks of pregnancy. When she delivers her child, it will be taken from her and put into a Canadian home by decree of an Indian Agent, Angus O’Byrne. Rose harbours... Read more »

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MisTik

November 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

MisTik follows Cree twins who carry the last of the healthy trees on their backs in hopes of saving the world they once knew.

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The Fire

November 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Colin & Marie are mourning the loss of their father/husband Bruce, but tonight he comes to visit Colin in a dream with an important message.

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Rude Girl

November 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TCL Chinese Theatre #6, 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, 90028
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Set in current day Albuquerque, OAKLYNN journeys on a magical realism rollercoaster ride through the harsh realities of the city and an Indian reservation. She is broken from internal doubts and self identity as a teenager born into a Native American and Caucasian world. Her GRANDPA LEE, stern and in-tuned with his spiritual sense appears... Read more »

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Call me Snake

November 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

On a rainy night, Claire discovers why her high school crush Tony’s nickname is The Snake.

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Shiwi-verse

November 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

When most people think of Native Americans they usually think of the stereotypes that Hollywood has created from a Colonial perspective. Fortunately there's an alternate universe where Native Americans have not only retained control of our lands but where a pair of Zuni film makers are casting for a special project. They need a "diversity... Read more »

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8:30 pm

The Girl Scout Murders

November 20 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Faith’s attempts to get law enforcement to look at her evidence get a major boost with a US Supreme Court decision, and a new review of the Girl Scout Murders is set to begin. Her goal is achieved, but she finds that her journey into this tragedy is far from over when she is contacted... Read more »

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10:00 pm

Closing Night Reception

November 20 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Roosevelt Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028 United States
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Celebrate another year of incredible events poolside at the incredible Roosevelt Hotel! The closing night reception takes place immediately following the final screening and filmmaker Q&A. This event will toast the culminating film of the festival and provide all of the filmmakers, artists and LA SKINS FEST fans an opportunity to celebrate the cinematic achievements... Read more »

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