El Paso, TX

July 28 - August 7, 2022 • El Paso, TX


Local Flavor returns

March 23

The Plaza Classic Film Festival is about more than classic movies. It’s also about showcasing future classics by area filmmakers in PCFF’s popular Local Flavor series.

Submissions for this year’s Plaza Classic Film Festival Local Flavor series are now being accepted. Just go to the Submissions page for details.

There is no cost to enter a film. Shorts, features, documentaries, animated, videos and other types of films will be accepted.

Local Flavor, which is sponsored by the Texas Film Commission, is not a competition. It’s a showcase for area filmmakers seeking a wider audience for their work, and an opportunity to network.

Last year’s Local Flavor series, the first held in the El Paso Community Foundation’s Foundation Room, included “Los Chidos,” by writer, director and At the Drive-In/The Mars Volta/Antemasque guitarist Omar Rodriguez Lopez, Jellyfish Colectivo’s award-winning animation “9:30am,” and “El Fuego Detras,” short by El Paso’s Leo Aguirre that was accepted into the 2014 Cannes Film Festival and more.

The deadline for submissions is June 12. The list of movies chosen will be announced closer to this year’s film festival.

Email us at local@plazaclassic.com if you have questions.

The eighth annual Plaza Classic Film Festival will be Aug. 6-16 at the Plaza Theatre and other venues in downtown El Paso.

PCFF tickets will go on sale in early July. Festival passes, which are transferable and include admission to all movies, are on sale now for $200. Teen Film Club passes are $100. They are available at 915-533-4020 and the Tickets & Passes page on this site.