Opening Night Screening – 16th Annual LA SKINS FEST

Native filmmakers shared an incredible collection of short films at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood to open the incredible films premiering at the 16th Annual LA SKINS FEST! Native directors, writers, producers and actors joined the Q&A following the screening. Thanks to the artists for their hard work! Special thanks to our host Janae Collins!… Read more »

Opening Night Industry Mixer Recap

Sony Pictures Entertainment and Decolonizing Wealth Project presented the 16th Annual LA SKINS FEST Opening Night Industry Mixer. Invited festival guests enjoyed music, food and drinks at Sony Studios new John Singleton Theater! The LA SKINS FEST celebrated Native American filmmakers, writers, actors, artists and community leaders at the historic movie and television studio in… Read more »

Native Writers Recognition Event Recap

The LA SKINS FEST partnered with Lionsgate to celebrate the incredible achievements of this year’s Native American Media Alliance fellows including participants of the annual writers labs, unscripted workshop and animation initiatives. Recipients of the 2022 Native American Writer Accelerator Grant were presented with this year’s award. This grant is a $10,000 unrestricted cash award… Read more »

Native Filmmaker Reception at Yahoo Recap

Yahoo partnered with the LA SKINS FEST to honor the many filmmakers showcasing their work at this year’s festival. In 2022, the LA SKINS FEST screened over 65 films and hosted over hundreds of filmmakers, actors, writers and producers. Attending filmmakers celebrated their success, were immersed in the LA SKINS FEST and NAMA community, and… Read more »

4th Annual Hollywood Pow Wow Recap

The LA SKINS FEST hosted the 4th Annual Hollywood Pow Wow at the newly constructed courtyard at Hollywood Blvd and Highland Ave. The Pow Wow was a full day event that welcomed families, community and artists. The pow wow featured traditional singing, dancing and youth performances from numerous tribes around the country. Located at the… Read more »

Native Women in Film Panel

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 »

Native Youth Media Weekend

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 »

4th Annual Hollywood Pow Wow

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 »

Closing Night Reception

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 »

Girl Scout Murders

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 »