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The El Paso Film Festival is back for 2021 with over (50) new films and some fabulous special guests. Check out 2021's festival agenda and don't forget to purchase your Film Pass or VIP Badge for this year's festival.

Special Guests

Lizette Barrera

Producer & Director

Lizette Barrera is a filmmaker based in Dallas/Fort Worth with ties in Austin. Her films have played at festivals and networks worldwide, including her HBO previously licensed short film MOSCA (FLY), ESPN licensed short documentary film MR. PASTOR JONES, and short film CHICLE (GUM) World premiering at South By Southwest.

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Lucky McKee

Award-winning screenwriter, director, and novelist

McKee is best known for the 2002 cult hit May, the 2006 schoolgirl chiller The Woods and the notorious 2011 Sundance shocker The Woman as well as noir-thrillers such as Blood Money starring John Cusack and the upcoming Kindred Spirits starring Caitlin Stasey, Thora Birch and Macon Blair.

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Denise Dorado


In 2017, after starring in many short films and TV guest spots, she was cast in her first leading role in a feature film, “Amalia” (2018), Omar Rodriguez-Lopez’s latest psychological thriller, and her second lead shortly thereafter, Graham Streeter’s “I May Regret” (2018) and currently resides in Los Angeles.

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Silvana Lázaro

Cinematographer | Writer & Director

Silvana is a Mexican cinematographer, screenwriter and director who studied at the Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos (CUEC, UNAM).

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Angie Reza Tures

Femme Frontera Director

Filmmaker and documentary film instructor Angie Reza Tures, received her B.A. in Media Studies with a minor in Music from the University of San Francisco in 2003. For nine years,  she worked as an independent filmmaker, producer, and editor in the San Francisco Bay Area studying under and working with award-winning filmmakers such as Sam Green (Oscar-nominated The Weather Underground), Tiffany Shlain (Sundance-winner Connected) and Carlos Bolado (Like Water for Chocolate).

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Diana Mata

Producer & Editor

Diana Mata is a Mexican editor and producer, graduated from the Center for Science Studies of the Communication. She is co-founder of Elipse Films, a focused audiovisual collective for the development and production of cinematographic projects.

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Read up on all the films screening as part of our 2021 season to plan your festival experience.

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See the full 2021 schedule to plan your festival experience.

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