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Public Relations Association of the Southwest to Sponsor PCFF’s First Local Flavor Awards

The El Paso Community Foundation Plaza Classic Film Festival is teaming up with the Public Relations Association of the Southwest to add awards to this year’s Local Flavor filmmaker showcase.

The Local Flavor Award will give $1,000 to the best of this year’s Local Flavor entries. The award will be selected by Local Flavor curators and professional filmmakers Zach Passero and Lucky McKee, and Plaza Classic Film Festival director Doug Pullen.

The $500 Audience Flavorite Award will be chosen by those who attend this year’s Local Flavor programs during the Plaza Classic Film Festival, which returns for its 11th year August 2-12, 2018.

“The money can be put to good use toward a filmmaker’s future project,” said Passero, a versatile filmmaker, editor and animator whose credits include James and the Giant Peach, Motel, Glimpse, and this year’s The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot.

“We are excited to be a part of recognizing projects which tell the stories of the people and places in the Southwest,” said PRSW President Laura Cade.

The Public Relations Association of the Southwest is a professional networking organization for public relations specialists in the El Paso/border region.

The entry deadline for this year’s Local Flavor series, which is sponsored by the Texas Film Commission, is 11:59 p.m. Friday, June 15. Entries may be submitted online, and there is no cost to enter.

‘Local Flavor’ Selections Announced for Upcoming Plaza Classic Film Festival

On Saturday, the El Paso Community Foundation’s 10th annual Plaza Classic Film Festival announced the selections for this year’s Local Flavor showcase.

Local Flavor, generously sponsored by the Texas Film Commission, is the region’s largest showcase of independently made shorts, features, animated, documentaries, music videos, and experimental films.

Previous Local Flavor showcases have included works by At the Drive-In and The Mars Volta guitarist Omar Rodriguez Lopez, El Paso filmmaker Zach Passero, cinematographer Ellie Ann Fenton, and NMSU Creative Media Institute faculty members Ilana Lapid and Ross Marks.

The 10th annual Plaza Classic Film Festival is August 3-13, 2017 in and around the Plaza Theatre.

Here’s this year’s list of programs:

The Good, The Bad, The Indie, Vol. 13
8 p.m.
Friday, August 4 | Foundation Room, 333 N. Oregon
Free

Game Over (Oscar Moreno)
Whiskey in a Glass (Orlando Matos)
Art as a weapon (Luis Gamboa)
Timer (Juan Jose Vargas)
Kompadres (Robert Holguin)
Vintage Views: Better Life (Angel Rodriguez)
Hal Marcus Life and Art (Mac Snodgrass)
What Else? (Julian Alexander)
A Day in the Life of an Egg (Larry D. Powers)
Are You There? (Jon-Carlo Diaz)
Manny Rivas’ Peleliu (David Guerin)
Let’s Pretend (Sherwin Lau)
Nightwalkers (Tito Arenal)
My Lost Cat (Andrew Barahona)
Night Shift (Luis Gamboa)

The Heart Outright
Directed by Ross Marks
7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 5
Philanthropy Theatre
$4
Post-screening Q&A with director Ross Marks, writer Mark Medoff, producer David Witt and production designer Tiffany Figueroa

Paranoid Flux
Written and directed by Anthony Salgado
10 p.m.
Saturday, August 5
Philanthropy Theatre
$4

TBA/Reel Authentico Winners
2:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 6
Foundation Room, 333 N. Oregon
Free
Will include the top three winners from the Downtown Management District’s Reel Authentico film contest.

Shorts I
8 p.m. – Friday, August 11  | Foundation Room, 333 North Oregon
Free

A Family (Chris Hanna)
He Said (Tara Lynn Orr)
Human Dropout (Mark Martinez)
Common Man (Alex Refaeian)
Amor Vale (Manny Rey)
Rebuilding EPCON (Victor Mendez)

River
Directed by Matthew Valdovinos
10 p.m.
Friday, August 11
Philanthropy Theatre
$4

Shorts II
8 p.m.
Saturday, August 12 | Foundation Room, 333 N. Oregon
Free

Pitch Black (Chris Hanna)
El Dragon (Krisstian de Lara)
The Eliminadora (Ana Garcia)
Mayra (Aide Rodriguez and Robert Robles)
The History of Magic (Dano Johnson and Jose Gonzalez)
WINDOWS (Maru Buendia-Senties)
For You (Lluvia Almanza)
Mosca (Lizette Barrera)
Nacido De Nuevo (Evan Kaufmann)

Plaza Classic Film Camp Movies
2:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 13
Foundation Room, 333 N. Oregon
Free
Featuring projects by animation and live-action student filmmakers in the third annual *Plaza Classic Film Camp, sponsored by **OneSource Federal Credit Union

10th Annual Plaza Classic Film Festival Accepting ‘Local Flavor’ Submissions

The El Paso Community Foundation’s 10th annual Plaza Classic Film Festival is now accepting submissions for Local Flavor, the region’s largest showcase of locally made and connected films.

The non-competitive film series, which is generously sponsored by the Texas Film Commission, features short and feature-length films of various types, including fiction, documentary, animated, experimental and music video.

Any type of film may be submitted. No works-in-progress will be accepted. Projects must have been completed after January 1, 2015 and must be made locally, be locally set or have a local connection (such as a director originally from El Paso).

Entries selected for the Local Flavor series will be announced by July. The Plaza Classic Film Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary August 3-13, 2017 in and around the Plaza Theatre in downtown El Paso.

There is no entry fee.  It’s FREE. The entry deadline is June 9, 2017. Submissions may be made here.

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

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