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.

11th Annual Native American Writers Pitch Fest and Original Content Panel

Native American Virtual Pitch Fest is an online speed pitching workshop for fellows of our year long writers programs. This event is a culmination of our 8-week TV Writers Lab and 10-week Feature Film Writers Lab. This year, the pitch fest is virtual and divided into numerous segments to address the growing demand for Native… Read more »

Native Actors Panel and Audition Workshop

The 16th Annual LA SKINS FEST hosts its yearly workshop for Native American Actors. This year’s program is virtual and will feature casting personnel from Amazon, NBC and casting director Angelique Midthunder. They will discuss best practices for auditioning, breaking into the industry and maintaining your career as an actor. Registration Available Now! Click here… Read more »

Opening Screening After Party

The LA SKINS FEST hosts a night with Native musicians at the Hard Rock in Hollywood! We celebrate our opening showcase of indigenous cinema with a special event at the iconic party place in the heart of the entertainment industry. The Native community and festival-goers will enjoy a special collection of indigenous musicians provided by… Read more »

Indigenous Peoples Day Screening

LA SKINS FEST: Native American Short Film Showcase  Monday, October 10 at 7:00pm  Norris Cinema Theatre (NCT) 3507 Trousdale Pkwy Los Angeles, CA 90007 ADMISSION: Admission is free. RSVP DESCRIPTION: Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day with a big-screen theatrical showcase of Native American short films, followed by a conversation with the filmmakers. This event is presented in… Read more »