The NATIVE YOUTH FILM WORKSHOP includes two workshops that offer insight into multimedia. Our first workshop is focused on filmmaking and instructs the youth participants in camera operation, directing, editing, and music composition. The second workshop is an acting seminar taught by Native American actor. This workshop will discuss drama techniques, proper auditioning, and the business… Read more »

LA SKINS FEST Youth Media Tour

We expanded our youth initiatives to include the YOUTH MEDIA TOUR. This is a career development component designed to encourage Native American youth to explore employment in the entertainment industry and seek higher education. These professional visits include presentations from corporate staff that encourage the participating youth to pursue careers in film, television and media. This program entails Native American… Read more »

Industry Panel for Native Actors

During the LA SKINS Film Festival, we will be hosting a panel of working industry professionals that include casting agents,casting directors and talent representation. This is designed to offer genuine advice and career building information for Native American actors. The panelists will discuss their career, what they look for in new talent, and how to… Read more »

LA SKINS FEST Native Writers Workshop

The 2015 NOVEMBER WRITERS WORKSHOP is the final component of a year long Writers Workshop Series. This is an introductory scriptwriters program that prepares Native Americans for television and film writing careers. The Writers Workshops were 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 Americans… Read more »

LA Skins Fest Submission Deadline

The LA SKINS FEST is now accepting submissions for the 2015 film festival taking place November 12th-15th. We accept all genres and all lengths of films made by and/or about Indigenous people. Our submission deadline is Oct 2, 2015. No submission fee. Email submission form and an online video link of your film to  


SKINS WRITERS GROUP takes place Oct 31, 2015 at CBS STUDIOS The SKINS WRITERS GROUP is a monthly literary gathering that offers genuine career building opportunities to Native Americans. For more information or to participate, please email

Skins Summer Writers Workshop

The LA Skins Fest held its Summer Writers Workshop sponsored by HBO, NBCUNIVERSAL, Sony Pictures, CBS, Universal, ABC/DISNEY and the Writers Guild of America, West. Special thanks to our first panel of Network Executive speakers; ABC/DISNEY exec Emerlynn Lampitoc, Unversal Exec Heather Morris Washington, CBS exec Jeanne Mau and Fox Executive Chris Bythewood. Special thanks… Read more »

2015 LA Skins Music Fest

The 5th Annual LA SKINS MUSIC FEST took place September 12th, 2015 at Barnsdall Art Park in Hollywood. Hosted by the incredible Rainy Fields. NICKELS & BONES, WELL HUNG HEART and MIRACLE DOLLS put on an awesome show! And the Youth performers showed their incredible talents. Thanks to MITCH O’FARRELL’S Office/City of Los Angeles District… Read more »