Matthew Rochester

Matthew Rochester is a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Born and raised in the Smokies, he grew up playing in the forest, using his vivid imagination to escape a rough family life. Leaving home at eighteen, Matthew obtained a Bachelor’s in Film & Creative Writing. While obtaining his degree, he temporarily studied… Read more »

MorningStar Angeline

MorningStar Angeline, born as MorningStar Angeline Wilson-Chippewa, was born in Santa Fe, NM, to Rita Rose Wilson and Ethan Shawn Chippewa. She was later adopted by Daniel Harold Freeland and was raised in Gallup, NM. She is Navajo, Chippewa Cree, Blackfoot, and Latinx. Angeline began acting in theatre as a child and continued studying acting… Read more »

Randi LeClair

Randi LeClair (Pawnee Nation) graduated from Oklahoma State University with a BA in English (Creative Writing) and a Master of Professional Writing (MPW) from the University of Oklahoma. She received two Sundance Institute fellowships in 2010 and 2015, one for screenwriting and the other for film production. Her short film, Rariihuuru, aka The Letter, about… Read more »

Scott Pewenofkit

Writer/Director Scott Pewenofkit is a member of the Kiowa tribe of Oklahoma. In 2015 he graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor’s degree in Film. In 2018 he earned his M.A. in Media Studies from The New School, after which he made three very personal short films touching on themes of memory and… Read more »

NATIVE AMERICAN FEATURE FILM WRITERS LAB (Regular Deadline)

We are accepting applications for the third NATIVE AMERICAN FEATURE FILM WRITERS LAB. This is a 10-week program that will take place on-line in late August through late October 2020. The lab is an intensive scriptwriters workshop that prepares Native Americans for writing careers at major film studios and production companies. This program is supported… Read more »

DeAnna Autumn Leaf Suazo – 2020 Featured Artist

DeAnna Autumn Leaf Suazo (Taos Pueblo & Diné) DeAnna Autumn Leaf Suazo is a Taos Pueblo and Diné contemporary 2D artist. She grew up on the tribal lands of Taos Pueblo, New Mexico. Today, DeAnna is attending the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she is studying studio arts with… Read more »

14th Annual LA SKINS FEST Call For Films

Entries are officially being accepted for the 14th Annual LA SKINS FEST presented by COMCAST NBCUniversal. Festival will be taking November 17th – 22nd, 2020 in Hollywood, CA. Qualified filmmakers can submit their entries through filmfreeway.com. Deadlines to submit are: Early Deadline July 31st, 2020. Regular Deadline August 28th, 2020. Final deadline September 18th, 2020. The… Read more »

NATIVE AMERICAN FEATURE FILM WRITERS LAB – Call for Applications Closed

We are no longer accepting applications for the third NATIVE AMERICAN FEATURE FILM WRITERS LAB. We will have updates in late July! The Native American Feature Film Writers Lab is an intensive scriptwriters workshop that prepares Native Americans for writing careers at major film studios and production companies. This program is supported by COMCAST NBCUniversal,… Read more »

UMUT Student Arts Film Institute

The Barcid Foundation is collaborating with Ute Mountain Ute Tribe’s Tiwahe Initiative and Native Connections/Behavioral Health department to launch a community film program on the Towaoc reservation. The UMUT Student Arts Film Institute is a production program that launches in the Spring of 2020 and will be a permanent department on the UMUT reservation. The… Read more »

3rd Annual Native American Feature Writers Lab

We are accepting applications for the third NATIVE AMERICAN FEATURE FILM WRITERS LAB. This is a 10-week program that will take place on-line in late August through late October 2020. The lab is an intensive scriptwriters workshop that prepares Native Americans for writing careers at major film studios and production companies. This program is supported… Read more »