El Paso, TX

July 30 – August 9, 2020 • El Paso, TX Twitter iconFacebook icon

Local Flavor

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

There is no cost to submit a film.

Entry deadline is 11:59 p.m. Monday, June 29, 2020.

More than $1,500 in cash will be handed out in the third annual Local Flavor Awards.

The film series is sponsored by the Texas Film Commission.

It is open to short and feature-length films of various types, including fiction, documentary, animated, experimental, virtual reality and music video.

This year’s selections will be screened digitally through the Plaza Classic Film Festival website’s streaming platform. Those filmmakers whose works are selected will be asked to give their permission to digital streaming when they are contacted about their film’s inclusion.

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

Projects must have been completed January 1, 2019 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). Entries selected for the Local Flavor series will be announced in July and screened during the festival.

The Local Flavor series is curated by El Paso filmmakers Zach Passero (The Weird Kidz, The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot, Wicked Lake, Motel, Glimpse), who has been involved with the Plaza Classic Film Festival since it began in 2008, and Lucky McKee (Kindred Spirits, The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot, The Woman), who first appeared at PCFF in 2014.

Local Flavor is a popular component of the El Paso Community Foundation Plaza Classic Film Festival, which is scheduled to return for its 13th year July 30 through August 9, 2020.

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.