2019 NATIVE AMERICAN ANIMATION LAB OPENS CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal, The Walt Disney Studios & Cartoon Network Studios

Published September 7, 2019

LOS ANGELES — The LA Skins Fest, a Native American film festival, announced today they are acceptingapplications for the inaugural NATIVE AMERICAN ANIMATION LAB taking place Dec 9th – 13th, 2019.

The NATIVE AMERICAN ANIMATION LAB is an intensive workshop that develops Native Americans with a current animation project. This lab is designed to offer new access for Native Americans interested in breaking into animation.

“We have a talented community in need of exposure, access, and opportunity. This new endeavor will get more Native American voices in front of the right people who can develop their animation projects and build their animation careers.” Stated Ian Skorodin (Choctaw), LA SKINS FEST Executive Director.

The LA SKINS FEST will invite seven promising Native Americans to a multi-day, animation workshop in Los Angeles, CA in early December, 2019. All participants chosen for the lab will workshop one animation project through one-on-one mentoring, group sessions and peer workshops. The program will conclude with an intensive pitching session for each participant. The purpose of the lab is to further develop the skills of the writers and prepare them for employment in the industry.

This is an in-depth workshop for Native Americans who have a script, a treatment, an original comic book, or visual materials they want to develop into an animated television series or feature film.

The NATIVE AMERICAN ANIMATION LAB was created in accordance with the LA Skins Fest’s mission to improve media portrayals of Native Americans and to increase the number of Native Americans employed in all facets of the media industry

The NATIVE AMERICAN ANIMATION LAB deadline to apply is October 1st, 2019 and late deadline November 1st, 2019. For more information and to submit please visit www.laskinsfest.com.

The NATIVE AMERICAN ANIMATION LAB is supported by COMCAST NBCUniversal, The Walt Disney Studios and Cartoon Network Studios.

The LA Skins Fest is a Native American arts initiative that offers an annual film festival now entering it’s thirteenth year, a concert that showcases contemporary Native musicians and year round development opportunities for emerging Native American actors, writers, and directors. The LA Skins Fest is a project of the Barcid Foundation; a non-profit organization that focuses on multimedia programming in indigenous communities.

For more information please visit our website laskinsfest.com or email contact@laskinsfest.com.

 

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