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Plaza Classic Film Festival's Local Flavor showcase deadline approaching

May 24, 2021
Plaza Classic Film Festival's Local Flavor showcase deadline approaching

The El Paso Community Foundation Plaza Classic Film Festival is about more than classics. Its Local Flavor series is one of its most popular features, and the area’s largest showcase of locally made and connected films.

Local Flavor, sponsored by the Texas Film Commission, returns for the 14th annual Plaza Classic Film Festival, which will be July 29-August 8 in and around the Plaza Theatre in downtown El Paso.

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

But the deadline for submitting films is fast approaching. They’re due by 11:59 p.m. Monday, June 14.

The film series is open to short and feature-length films of various types, including fiction, documentary, animation, experimental, and music video. Any type of film may be submitted. No works-in-progress will be accepted. If the local connection is not obvious, please include a note detailing what it is.

The showcase will culminate with the fourth annual Local Flavor Awards, which will award $2,500 to filmmakers. That’s up from $1,750 last year. Prizes are: $1,000 for First Prize; $750 Second Prize; $500 Third Prize (new category); and the $250 Audience Favorite.

Click here for the rules and submission form.

Remember, it’s FREE to submit your work.

The Local Flavor series is curated for the fourth year by El Paso film editor Zach Passero, director-producer Lucky McKee, and festival director Doug Pullen, program director for the El Paso Community Foundation.

Call 915-533-4020 or email us at local@plazaclassic.com for more information.