Bryson Chun

Bryson Chun (Kanaka Maoli) is a 2016 Sundance Film Festival Native Shorts Lab Fellow and a 2018 imagineNATIVE Feature Screenwriting Intensive Fellow. His film, Ka Piko, premiered at the Hawaii International Film Festival in 2017, where it was nominated for a “Best Short” award. The short was also featured as one of only 25 films selected by… Read more »

Maya Dittloff

   Writer/Director Maya Rose Dittloff (Three Affiliated Tribes and Amskapi Piikani/Chippewa)attended the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television, and in 2018 Maya was named a Creative Visions + The XX Fund Emerging Filmmaker and NBC Universal Scholar for her work in social impact entertainment. She now works in tandem with Ramo Law Firm to develop… Read more »

Yelyna De Leon

     Yelyna De Leon is an award-winning filmmaker/writer/actor from the southside of Chicago where she majored in theater in high school. Since then she has had several of her plays, films and tv pilots produced. She received her MFA in Film and Television production with a concentration in writing from USC, where she co-created… Read more »

Khadijah Iman

…..Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Khadijah Iman grew up as an active participant in her community. When she was just shy of seven years old, she snuck into her mother’s VHS collection and entered the minds of the world’s most notorious fictional killers: Chucky, Jason, and Freddy. This was the moment she became a horror fanatic…. Read more »

David Zuckerman

….Growing up in Fairbanks, Alaska, David always had a close connection to his indigenous roots. Having a deep love and affinity for art and storytelling, David quickly figured out the career path he wanted to take. Earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Filmmaking, and a Master’s Degree in Entertainment Business, David set himself on the filmmaker’s… Read more »


“As part of our mission to support underrepresented and emerging filmmakers, FilmLA is proud to support this initiative for Native American writers. Expanding the reach of underrepresented communities not only vastly broadens the entertainment library for all of us, it also greatly increases our knowledge and understanding of the greater American community,” announced Paul Audley,… Read more »

Native Youth Multimedia Workshop @ the Crow Reservation

The 2019 NATIVE YOUTH MULTIMEDIA WORKSHOP is partnering with Guardians of Living Water, funded through the Center of American Indian and Rural Health Equity, and conducting a one week workshop from July 22nd – July 27th! The workshop will be conducted in the Crow Reservation. Native youth will be producing digital video projects in various genres, including short… Read more »


The Barcid Foundation is partnering with the Paramount Network and hosting the Native Youth Media Storytelling Lab —a media program for Native Youth at the Fort Washakie School in the Wind River Reservation! The workshop will be held July 29th to August 3rd.   Native youth will be producing digital video projects that pertain to social issues that… Read more »


The 2019 NATIVE YOUTH MULTIMEDIA WORKSHOP is partnering with Seven Generations Child & Family Services – United American Indian Involvement, Inc. (UAII)  and conducting a one week workshop from June 24th – 29th, 2019. Native youth will be producing digital video projects in various genres, including short documentary, narrative short fiction and public service announcements. The… Read more »


Entries are officially being accepted for the 13th Annual LA SKINS FEST presented by COMCAST NBCUniversal. The festival will be taking place November 19th – 24th, 2019 in Hollywood, CA. Qualified filmmakers can submit their entries through Deadline to submit are: Late deadline September 20th, 2019. The LA SKINS FEST will celebrate filmmakers whose original works… Read more »