November is Native American Heritage Month, a time to celebrate America’s indigenous people and recognize them for the significant contributions they’ve made to the establishment and growth of the U.S. In the media and entertainment industry, the Walter Kaitz Foundation is proud to partner with Ian Skorodin, founder of the LA SKINS FEST, now in its 13th year. The annual event will take place November 19-24, 2019 in Hollywood, CA. During LA SKINS FEST the organization premiers several Native-made movies featuring Q&A’s with Native American filmmakers, panel discussions with industry professionals, writer labs, networking mixers that feature new Native musicians, and an award ceremony. The Native American Award Ceremony honors great achievements in Native American Filmmaking. Native American youth feature prominently in the celebration and come from Montana, Wyoming and Colorado to showcase their films. For over a decade, the LA SKINS FEST has offered exclusive, unique and original programming for Native American writers, directors and actors. Their film festival has become the premiere showcase for Native American filmmakers taking place at the world-renowned TCL Chinese Theater and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Hollywood.
The 2019 schedule of events Include:
Tuesday, November 19
Opening Night Industry Mixer at Amazon Studios. Thursday, November 21
Discussion with casting personnel from the organization’s studio partners and networks about acting in film, TV and new media.
Friday, November 22
LA SKINS FEST opening night movies at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Saturday, November 23
The 13th Annual LA SKINS FEST celebrates the annual Native American Media Awards, hosted by the world renowned Q’orianka Kilcher and Kiowa Gordon, at the Hard Rock in Hollywood.
Sunday, November 24
Hollywood Pow Wow, in front of the iconic TCL Chinese Theater, free to all ages.