Kalani Queypo

Kalani Queypo is a founding member of SAG-AFTRA’s National Native American Committee and serves on the Advisory Council for Native Voices Theater at the Autry. Kalani is an award winning screenwriter for Ancestor Eyes, which he later produced and directed. This short film went on to play at nearly 40 festivals and won 14 awards…. Read more »

Native Americans in Animation Panel

On Thursday November 19th 5p PT,  Native American writers, artists and actors join a panel discussion to share their experience in television animation. Panelists will discuss their backgrounds, their work experience and their creative path to working on current animated series. This event is sponsored by ASIFA-Hollwyood and is free to attend. Registration now for… Read more »

Native American Audition Workshop and Actors Panel

On November 19th, 2020 2p (PST), the LA Skins Fest hosts a free Actors Panel and Audition Workshop sponsored by the Cherokee Nation Film Office and NBCUniversal. Casting executives from NBC and veteran Native American actor, Amber Midthunder, will provide insight into breaking into the acting industry, maintaining an acting a career and building on… Read more »

9th Annual Native Writers Pitch Fest and Stage Reading

The LA SKINS FEST hosts the 9th Annual Native Writers Pitch Fest, sponsored by Spectrum and the Cherokee Nation Film Office. The pitch fest allows Native American writers to pitch their scripts, projects and themselves to several network and studio development executives,  as well as managers, and agents. The pitch fest will consist of four… Read more »

Native American Unscripted Panel

The Native American Unscripted Panel is a new endeavor, sponsored by Verizon Media, designed to provide new opportunities for Native Americans documentary filmmakers. This panel explores breaking into the unscripted arena that includes reality, lifestyle, sports and journalism. Organizations represented on the panel will offer insight into unscripted production, discuss the unscripted landscape from their… Read more »

Sangre De Cristo – The Trilogy of Terror

Sangre De Cristo – The Trilogy Of Terror’ is a of a trio of distinctively different and very cool short animated horror stories from our award winning Sangre De Cristo vampire hunter universe. Each story also showcases the artistic design work of a different up-and-coming young female Thai animation artist. ‘The Inferno Of Blood’ starts… Read more »

My Mother My Rock

A daughter’s final promise to her dying mother comes true but the outcome is surprising and otherwordly.

9th Annual Native American Media Awards Recap

The LA SKINS FEST hosted the 9th Annual ANNUAL NATIVE AMERICAN MEDIA AWARDS CEREMONY Sunday, November 22nd, 2020. This year’s annual awards gala was virtual and sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal and AT&T iHumanity Connection. The awards ceremony honored the filmmakers, leaders and youth who show great talent and made a genuine difference in Indian Country…. Read more »

Urban Eclipse: Rising Tides of Kekekoziibii (Shoal Lake #40 First Nation)

Winnipeg Manitoba plays itself in this documentary, Urban Eclipse: Rising Tides of Kekekoziibii (Shoal Lake #40 First Nation). Deeply entrenched in the landscape are the growing pains from an aqueduct built in the early 1900’s to feed its water supply. It’s a history that speaks to a dirty truth: The major artery piping clean water… Read more »

Sisters Rising

Native American survivors of sexual assault fight to restore personal and tribal sovereignty against the backdrop of an ongoing legacy of violent colonization.