Native American Youth Animation Workshop

The Native American  Virtual Youth Animation Workshop is a three-day interactive and educational workshop for indigenous teens and youth. The goal is to encourage Native American youth to explore careers in animated film, television and new media.  The workshop takes place Tuesday December 28th through Thursday December 30th, 2021 12p PT – 2p PT. Application… Read more »

3rd Annual Native American Animation Lab – Fellows Selected!

     The Native American Media Alliance announced 8 participants have been selected for the 3rd Annual Native American Animation Lab, a talent development program that aims to boost the careers of Native Americans in the field of animation.     “We have a talented community in need of exposure, access, and opportunity. This endeavor… Read more »

3rd Annual Hollywood Pow Wow

The LA SKINS FEST held its third Hollywood Pow Wow in front of the iconic Dolby Theater on Hollywood Blvd and Highland Ave. The Pow Wow took place Sunday November 21st, 2021 and celebrated throughout the day. The event featured traditional singing, dancing and youth performances from numerous tribes around the country.   Check out… Read more »

Nathaniel Cummings-Lambert 

Nathaniel Cummings-Lambert (Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians) is a PhD student in the Anthropology department and Culture and Media certificate program at New York University. He holds a BA in Religious Studies from Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts, and an MFA in Art from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). His… Read more »

Native American Audition Workshop and Actors Panel

The 15th Annual LA SKINS FEST hosts it’s yearly workshop for Native American Actors. This year’s program is virtual and will feature casting directors Rene Hanes, Angelique Midthunder, Sara Isaacson and Amazon casting executive Ashley Banks. They will discuss best practices for auditioning, breaking into the industry and maintaining your career as an actor. Registration… Read more »


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…. Read more »


The 15th Annual LA SKINS FEST, presented by COMCAST NBCUniversal, takes place November 16th – 21st, 2021 in Hollywood, CA. The festival offers a genuine showcase for emerging Native American artists. In our fifteenth year, we are expanding to meet the need for our filmmakers, our artists and our voice! The 15th annual LA SKINS… Read more »

Opening Night Reception

The 15th Annual LA SKINS FEST opened the week long event with a welcoming in person reception. We celebrated this year’s writer fellows from our many programs, saluted our talented filmmakers and honored our leadership. Partygoers enjoyed the Los Angeles night on our rooftop venue! We kicked off this year’s festival with an incredible celebration… Read more »

10th Annual Native American Writers Pitch Fest and Staged Reading – Recap

Native American Virtual Pitch Fest and Staged Reading was a virtual and in person event that has public and invitation only portions. This event celebrates the may writers who participated in our intensive labs. The pitch fest is divided into four segments to allow Native American participants to garner the most opportunities.   Schedule 1p… Read more »

Native American Women in Animation

On Thursday November 18th at 7pm, We are hosting a Native American Women in Animation panel. The panel features Native American women storyboard artists, writers and content creators working on animated television series. This In-Person panel discussion will share the unique point of view of indigenous women working in the animation industry. Date/Time: 7:00 P.M. on… Read more »