The preeminent film festival at the far edge of Texas.

Welcome to the El Paso Film Festival (EPFF), a film festival in the far west oasis of Texas! Our festival is one of the largest in Texas to showcase emerging filmmakers on a bi-national stage, providing an inclusive platform where film lovers of every stripe can discover and support the next generation of regional movie makers.

At EPFF, we're dedicated to elevating the creative voice and vision of all filmmakers, regardless of their experience level. Our festival brings film directors to the audience, creating a unique opportunity for engagement and awareness among professional filmmakers, artists, and audiences across a national platform.

Our goal is to empower the new faces of filmmaking by connecting them with seasoned professionals for mentorship and collaborative opportunities. We're creating a destination event for the region that can stimulate the economy as well as the arts.

Since our founding in 2018 by filmmaker Carlos F. Corral, we have attracted a diverse audience of film aficionados, passionate storytellers, and filmmaking executives. We are proud to be a partner of the Film Festival Alliance organization and a member of the Texas Motion Picture Alliance.

Come join us at the El Paso Film Festival and discover the best new voices in cinema today! 


To lead the new faces of filmmaking to their highest potential by becoming an Oscar-qualifying film festival.


To support and empower the growing community of filmmakers in our bi-national, tri-state region by building a professional foundation of storytellers and artists from which to learn, network and collaborate.


To make El Paso, Texas a destination for independent filmmakers.

The Team

Andrea Calleros

Executive Director

Andrea Calleros is a marketing professional with years of experience as director and co-founder of Flor de Barro Gallery. She is now the Executive Director of the El Paso Film Festival.

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Carlos F. Corral

Artistic Director & Founder of El Paso Film Festival

Carlos F. Corral is a Texas filmmaker with true grit. With more than 17 years of experience working on a variety of high-profile television, documentary and feature film productions, he is among the most prolific personalities in the Texas film scene. Known mostly as a location sound mixer, his credits include producer, director and editor — just to name a few.

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Ximena Alvarez

Film Programmer

Ximena Alvarez is a producer based in Los Angeles, California with experience in both the theatre and film industry. Originally from San Antonio, Texas, Ximena is a 2019 graduate of The University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor’s degree in Theater Arts. She currently works for NETFLIX's documentary division in Los Angeles, California.

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Zach Passero

Film Programmer

Zach Passero is an editor, director, and animator best known for his work on Lucky McKeeʻs films, like the notorious 2011 Sundance hit The Woman and the soon to be released Old Man; as well as Sam Elliot cult hit The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot.

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Advisory Committee

Charles Horak

Charles Horak's experience includes being a radio host of the weekly radio program On Film and co-founder of the Plaza Classic Film Festival just to name a few.

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Felipa Solis

Felipa Solis is a journalist, public relations specialist, community advocate, and executive director of El Paso Pro-Musica.

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Drew Mayer-Oakes

Drew Mayer-Oakes serves as film commissioner at the El Paso, Texas Film & Creative Industries Commission, after eleven years as director at the San Antonio Film Commission.

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Cristina Corral

Cristina Corral is a collaborative leader with a versatile background in finance, marketing, and media and is proficient in bilingual communication and analytics. She currently serves as Assistant Vice President of Loan Review at WestStar Bank, where she monitors the bank's commercial loan portfolio by assessing and managing risk.

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Teresita Gonzalez Corral

Teresita Gonzalez Corral has achieved the great distinction of being a Papen Family Award recipient and advisory board member for El Paso Pro Musica and the El Paso Pro Musica Foundation.

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Miriam M. Rosas

Miriam M. Rosas is a Mexican-born, screen junkie and a gamer by heart. With more than 17 years of experience in identity, print, web, and mobile layout design, Miriam holds a Graphic Design Bachelor Degree from the University of Texas at El Paso.

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Get Involved

If you love independent films as much as we do, find out how to get involved.


Past Festivals

Want to see what our past festival films and guests have been? Take a look.