Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians

2017 NATIVE YOUTH MULTIMEDIA WORKSHOP GOES TO VIEJAS! Very Special Thanks to the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay in Alpine, California for having us for the 4th time. It is an honor to be invited back to your community this summer! The Native Youth Multimedia Workshop teaches Native American youth to write, direct, shoot and edit… Read more »

Morongo Tribal TANF

2017 NATIVE YOUTH MULTIMEDIA WORKSHOP GOES TO THE MORONGO TRIBAL TANF! Very Special Thanks to the Morongo Tribal TANF for having us. It is an honor to be invited back to your community this summer for the third year. This program teaches Native youth to write, direct, shoot and edit their own movies! Program runs July 10th… Read more »


The 2016 NATIVE AMERICAN WRITERS WORKSHOP was the final component of a year long Writers Lab. This was an intensive writing program that prepared Native Americans for television and film writing careers. The writers program was formed in accordance with the L.A. Skins Fest’s mission to improve media portrayals of Native Americans and to increase the number of Native… Read more »

2017 Native Youth Multimedia Workshop

Los Angeles, CA—National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $30 million in grants as part of the NEA’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017.  Included in this announcement is a Challenge America grant of $10,000 to the Barcid Foundation for the Native Youth Multimedia Workshop. The Challenge America… Read more »


The LA SKINS FEST is a Native American film festival that offers career development and professional opportunities. Since 2012, we have offered a monthly writers group for Native Americans. This is a literary gathering that takes place monthly to encourage the development of Native writers for television and film. Every month, we invite two Native American writers to hone… Read more »


In our tenth year, we are opening our film festival with the 3rd Annual NATIVE SKETCH COMEDY SHOWCASE Wednesday November 16th, 2016 hosted by the COMEDY CENTRAL STAGE in Los Angeles. This showcase was established in 2013 to highlight talented Native American actors and actresses who want to further their careers and desire more exposure… Read more »

Rene Haynes

Haynes got a early break in the movie business working for the 1987 film “The Untouchables.” She has done casting for successful films involving big-name directors and actors. Haynes has cast many Native Americans over the years, sometimes in major roles, such as Q’orianka Kilcher as Pocahontas in Terrence Malick’s highly regarded 2005 film, “The New… Read more »