LA Skins Fest

Film Festival

LA Skins Fest

Deadline: 
Friday, September 22, 2017

The LA SKINS FEST, a Native American Film Festival, is now accepting film submissions for its 11th annual film festival taking place November 14th-19th, 2017 at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood, CA.

The LA SKINS FEST annually showcases works by independent Native American filmmakers that provide insight into the beauty, complexity and diversity of Native American people. The festival offers filmmakers an opportunity to show their work so audiences of all ages and interests can enrich their experience and understanding of Native American cultures.

In 2017, we are adding an on-line film festival sponsored by one of our industry partners. This will give Native American filmmakers another opportunity to have their work distributed.

Every year, the LA SKINS FEST premiers several Native American movies that feature Q&A’s with filmmakers, panel discussions with industry professionals, and after-parties with Native American musicians. Our annual award ceremony honors the great achievements in Native American filmmaking and provides monetary prizes as well as distribution to new platforms.

In the past eleven years, the LA SKINS FEST has garnered support from several art foundations, entertainment corporations, and Native American tribes. NBCUniversal, CBS Entertainment Development, CBS Corp, HBO, ABC/DISNEY, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, Lionsgate, A&E Networks, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, Department of Cultural Affairs and the Ramona Band of Mission Indians are valuable supporters. In 2017, the National Endowment for the Arts and Turner Broadcasting Systems joined the LA SKINS FEST to provide great opportunities for the festival.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  1. Entries must be by/or have a Native American/First Nation/Indigenous artist involved in the project (Please include tribal affiliation).
  2. We accept films made by non-Native American filmmaker but the films must be Native American themed.
  3. Films must not be available on the Internet or have been broadcast nationally on cable or satellite television prior to the festival screening.
  4. Works must be made within the past two years
  5. Films in languages other than English with English subtitles will be accepted for consideration.
  6. Films must not have other screenings scheduled in Los Angeles during November 2017. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Apply here.

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