El Paso, TX

July 20 - July 30, 2023 • El Paso, TX


Local Flavor entries now being accepted

March 8

The Plaza Classic Film Festival is accepting entries for this year’s Local Flavor showcase, which moves this year to the Plaza Theatre.

The series features short and feature-length films that are made by, set in or in some way connect to the El Paso-Ciudad Juarez-Las Cruces area.

A total of $2,500 in cash prizes will be handed out on August 4 when the Local Flavor showcase and awards will be presented in the Plaza Theatre, the first time the shorts-heavy series will be presented in the historic 1930 movie palace. First prize is worth $1,000, with $750 for second prize, $500 for third prize and $250 for the audience favorite.

For the fifth straight year, the series will be curated by filmmakers Zach Passero and Lucky McKee, along with festival director Doug Pullen, program director for the El Paso Community Foundation, which produces the festival. They’ll choose the submissions that make it into the program, and the top three prize winning entrants.

To submit, go to plazaclassic.com/localflavor and fill out the submission form. More details are included on the Local Flavor page.

The deadline to submit is 11:59 p.m. Monday, June 20, 2022.

Selections will be announced in July.