• May 9, 2021
 Plaza Classic Film Festival now accepting Local Flavor film entries

Plaza Classic Film Festival now accepting Local Flavor film entries

El Paso Community Foundation Plaza Classic Film Festival organizers announced Tuesday that they are now accepting submissions for Local Flavor, El Paso’s largest annual showcase of locally made and connected films.

“The film series, sponsored by the Texas Film Commission, is open to short and feature-length films of various types, including fiction, documentary, animation, experimental, virtual reality and music video,” officials share.

Any type of film may be submitted. No works-in-progress will be accepted.

The Local Flavor series is curated for the fourth year by El Paso film editor Zach Passero (First Date, The Weird Kidz, The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot, Wicked Lake, Motel, Glimpse), director-producer Lucky McKee (Old Man, Kindred Spirits, The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot, May, The Woman) and festival director Doug Pullen, program director for the El Paso Community Foundation.

The showcase will culminate with the fourth annual Local Flavor Awards, which will award $2,500 to filmmakers — $1,000 for First Prize, $750 for Second Prize, $500 for Third Prize and the $250 Audience Favorite.

To submit a film free of charge, visit the Plaza Classic Local Flavor website. Entry deadline is 11:59 p.m. Monday, June 14, 2021.

Organizers add that projects must have been completed January 1, 2020 or after, and must be made locally, locally set or have a connection of some kind to the El Paso-Juarez-Las Cruces area (such as a director originally from El Paso).

Local ties should be noted in the entry. Entries selected for the Local Flavor series will be announced in July and screened during the festival.

Local Flavor is a popular component of the El Paso Community Foundation Plaza Classic Film Festival, which returns for its 14th year July 29-August 8, 2021.

Call 915-533-4020 or email us at local@plazaclassic.com for more information

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