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Local Flavor

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

There is no cost to submit a film. It’s FREE.

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

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

Entry deadline is 11:59 p.m. Monday, June 14, 2021.

Just fill out the submission form below. Remember, it’s FREE.

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.

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.

Local Flavor is a popular component of the El Paso Community Foundation’s 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.

Local Flavor Submission Form

This is a selection based, non-competition event. Each entry must be clearly marked with the title of the film and be accompanied by an entry form. Only one form per entry. Entry does not guarantee screening. The Plaza Classic Film Festival chooses films based on quality, creativity, and originality. The festival screeners will make final selections on programming for the festival. Your signature indicates that all information on this application is complete, that you are authorized to represent the film and that the entry contains no copyrighted material which applicant does not have permission to use. The undersigned gives permission to The Plaza Classic Film Festival to screen the submission and allow use of the film for promotional means by the Plaza Classic Film Festival. Submissions will not be returned.