VOTE FOR THE SKINS AUDIENCE AWARD! Win tickets for a Paramount Pictures tour. First, attend all screenings and events taking place November 13-17th. Second, Vote for your favorite films and submit the form. Last, post pictures and comments from the LA SKINS FEST to twitter and facebook. The award winner will be announced at our inaugural award show Sunday November 17th 5PM REGAL CINEMAS LA LIVE. For information email email@example.com.
The 7th Annual LA SKINS FEST, taking place November 13th-17th, 2013 is now taking RSVPs for all events, screenings, and our inaugural award show on the closing night. As always the LA SKINS FEST has no admission fee.
To RSVP for events listed, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org with your name(s), name of event(s), date and time. We will send you a confirmation email once we have received it.
The LA SKINS FEST, presented by NBCUniversal and the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, takes place Wednesday November 13th through Sunday November 17th, 2013 at REGAL CINEMAS LA LIVE. The LA SKINS FEST celebrates it’s annual festival of artistic excellence in Native American cinema.
“The LA SKINS FEST offers a genuine voice for emerging Native American filmmakers, writers, directors and our community of artists. After six years, we are very grateful for the support we receive from the numerous art foundations, entertainment corporations, and tribes who believe in the LA SKINS FEST.”
- Manuel Hamilton, Vice Chairman-Ramona Band of Cahuilla and LA SKINS FEST Board Member
Every year, the LA SKINS FEST has several film premiers featuring a Q&A with Native American filmmakers, panel discussions with industry professionals and after parties that feature new Native American musicians. In addition, the LA SKINS FEST will host a student film program that gives Native American youth the opportunity to use camera and sound equipment. As always, there is no admission fee to any SKINS FEST events.
The Skins Writers Group took place September 24th at the WGA WEST. Writers Greg Fideler and Rod Pocowatchit provided original scripts. Thanks to our actors - Erika Stone, Aunt Mary, Michael Matthys, Ross Crain, Brianna Womick, Joe Montague, Curtis Bridenstine, and Gregory Zaragoza - for reading the scripts and supporting Native Writers.
The CBS/SKINS DIRECTORS INITIATIVE continued September 28th, 2013 at CBS Studio Center in Studio City, California. Director Rod Pocowatchit workshopped a new script with actors Aaron Lyons and Jeff Doba, D.P. Josh Vanbuskirk, and mentor Michael Matthys. Thanks to everyone for their time and energy. Thanks to CBS Diversity for their incredible support - Tiff and Allen are awesome.
The CBS/SKINS DIRECTORS INITIATIVE is a monthly program that offers genuine career building opportunities to Native Americans. For more information, please email email@example.com. Photography by Maria Brunner Ventura. Photos available here.
The SKINS FEST traveled to the Colorado River Indian Tribes to participate in the COLORADO RIVER INDIAN TRIBES NATIVE VISIONS FILM FESTIVAL. We visited Parker High School and Para Middle School in Parker, AZ. We talked with youth, showed films, and saw a great sketch performance. We had an awesome screening of a CRAZY IND'N MARATHON - 4 EPISODES, and screened other films from past LA SKINS FESTs. The Frybread contest was the best! Thanks to KEITH, CRIT, and everyone involved. We had a great time. We look forward to coming back for our youth workshop - Oct 7-11. Photos available here.
The 2013 Skins Sketch Showcase began rehearsals September 25th, 2013 at United American Indian Involvement, Inc. Thanks to the actors - Jason Grasl, Sheila Carrasco, Ross Crain, Greg Zaragoza, and Erika Stone for your great energy and talent. Special thanks to United American Indian Involvement, Inc. for supporting Skins Sketch
The Showcase takes place November 13th at iO West in Hollywood. RSVP's available Oct. 1st. No admission fee. Photos available here.
2013 SKINS YOUTH FILM WORKSHOP heads to the COLORADO RIVER INDIAN TRIBES OCTOBER 7th-11th. This program teaches Native youth to write, direct, shoot and edit their own movies! Every year, the SKINS YOUTH FILM WORKSHOP travels to reservations throughout North America and Indigenous communities throughout the world to teach youth multimedia skills.
The youth films from our workshop are shown at the LA SKINS FEST. This is a premier film festival for Native Americans. The youth are invited to their screening in Los Angeles and are brought on tours of movie studios and television networks.
Thank you to the COLORADO RIVER INDIAN TRIBES for having us. It is an honor to be invited to your community.