The Plaza Classic Film Festival has begun to accept film submissions for its Local Flavor film series.

The Local Flavor Series is part of the Plaza Classic Film Festival which begins August 4-14 at the Plaza Theatre in downtown El Paso. The Local Flavor series is so popular that last year they had to turn away nearly 70 submissions and crowds at the Foundation Room.

The Local Flavor Series is the region’s largest showcase of independently made feature, animated, documentary, short and other films from both sides of the border.

The deadline for entering is June 30, 2016 with selected entries to be announced in July.

Type of films accepted include:

  • Features
  • Shorts
  • Documentaries
  • Animated
  • Music videos
  • Experimental
  • No works-in-progress will be accepted.

There is no entry fee and projects must have been completed after January 1, 2014.

To be considered, your project must be made locally, be locally set or have a local connection (such as an out-of-town director originally from El Paso). Guidelines and submission forms are available at