Photo Courtesy of Plaza Theater
Photo Courtesy of Plaza Theater

The Film Race closing ceremony features free public screening on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at Plaza Theatre

Filming and editing have wrapped as three teams from El Paso and Juárez compete for the $10,000 prize in The Film Race.

The public is invited to meet the film crews and screen the short films created over the course of five days of shooting and editing during The Film Race Closing Ceremony at the Plaza Theatre on Tuesday, September 26, 2023, at 6pm. The event is free.

Teams will present their films and a winner will be announced. The Film Race team will also present a behind-the-scenes trailer, featuring footage that was captured during the competition.

The Film Race kicked off last week, as three teams, made up of local filmmakers had five days to shoot and edit a short film. Each team was assigned a different local location per day and challenges that they were required to incorporate into their film. Teams were followed by behind-the-scenes film crews that captured the rigors, challenges, successes and disappointments of each team as they raced for the grand prize of $10,000. Behind-the-scenes footage will be used by El Paso entrepreneur and actor TJ Karam and producer Joe Buser’s FILM765 production company to pitch an episodic reality competition program to cable and streaming networks.


We had three incredibly talented film teams running around El Paso for three days, shooting in locations like Stanton House hotel, the Union Depot, the Socorro Mission and others that were so supportive and welcoming to us,” said TJ Karam. “We’re excited for the people of El Paso, Juárez and Las Cruces to come see the work of these talented filmmakers and to showcase the beautiful locations available here in our region, as well as the local filmmaking community.”