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 »

Maddox Pennington

Maddox Pennington is a nonbinary writer, playwright, stand-up comic, lecturer at USC, and citizen of the Cherokee Nation. Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, their work explores gender, sexuality, mental health, and belonging, and frequently invokes magical realism. Their debut bibliomemoir, A Girl Walks Into a Book: What the Brontes Taught Me About Life, Love, and Women’s Work, was… Read more »

Saturday Night After Party

The LA SKINS FEST hosts the Saturday Night After Party at the Lucky Strike in Hollywood! It’s a night to celebrate the incredible achievement of LAKOTA NATION VS UNITED STATES and enjoy a great time with filmmakers, fellows and festival-goers. Catering, open bar and bowling for all invited and ticketed guests. 21 and over. When… Read more »

4th Annual Native American Animation Lab – Applications Closed

The Native American Media Alliance has closed applications for the 4th Annual Native American Animation Lab. This year’s lab is presented by Sony Pictures Animation, Comcast NBCUniversal, Paramount and the Cherokee Nation Film Office. The Native American Animation Lab is an intensive workshop that develops Native American writers, filmmakers and artists with a current animation… Read more »

16th Annual LA SKINS FEST

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 »

Tough Love

Sonny (Anthony Hernandez) is a middle aged karate sensei struggling to maintain a healthy lifestyle. His two star pupils, Malaki and Monty have been learning from him since they were 8 years old. The now teenage boys are loyal to Sonny but beginning to wonder if their time under his direction is needed anymore. When… Read more »

Cotanka Calling

A would be couple have an instant connection and live out their love story in two different time lines or two different life times. The environment around them will play a factor in their ability to connect.