30 Minutes

Oct 14, 2022

A man tries to prolong the inevitable. He’s faced with a choice and has 30 minutes to hold up his end of the bargain — time waits for no one.

A Run for More

Oct 16, 2022

As a transgender woman in Texas, Frankie Gonzales-Wolfe expected to encounter resistance to her campaign for city council. She did not anticipate questioning her relationship to identity, activism and civic engagement. On the campaign trail, she finds herself on an unexpected journey of self-discovery and healing.

Amends

Oct 14, 2022

Tormented by his present and his past, a man attempts to make things right with his estranged brother, before it is too late.

Aspirational Slut

Oct 14, 2022

A heartbroken woman, on advice from a pizza delivery guy, decides to become a slut. In the process, she finds that wild random sex leads to something unexpected.

Awayy

Oct 16, 2022

A small town waitress is about to escape to New York City when fate stops her plans.

Baggage

Oct 16, 2022

A woman attempts to move contraband from Mexico into Texas.

Billy

Oct 14, 2022

An obsessive professor experiences a series of tragic events after uncovering new information surrounding the subject of his latest research - Billy, the Pygmy Hippopotamus.

Creating Ways | Creative Industry Reception

Oct 13, 2022

Please join us as we celebrate the Opening Night of the El Paso Film Festival and the El Paso Creative Community.   Are you into FILM, MUSIC, DESIGN or PHOTOGRAPHY? Come mix and mingle with the most creative minds in the city!   Cash bar, free food, and great networking are all on the schedule Thursday, October 13th starting at 5:00 PM.   Paid parking at the Convention Center Parking garage (Santa Fe St. entrance).   Get a jump start…

Creating Ways | The Benefits of Local Filmmaking

Oct 13, 2022

Creating WaysThe Benefits of Local Filmmaking With special guest film producer Elizabeth Avellan.  Introduction by Brooke Underwood | Executive Director | Visit El Paso  Date: Thursday, October 13th, 2022 @ 2:00 PM  Location: El Paso Room, El Paso Convention Center  Panel: The Benefits of Local Film Production (panel discussion)  Panelists: Elizabeth Avellan, Drew Mayer-Oakes, Charles Horak, Craig Chartier (Zeiss Cinema) Then please join us for the El Paso Film Festival Opening Night at the Philanthropy Theater! This free community event is organized…

Creating Ways | Trailer Talk

Oct 13, 2022

Creating Ways | Trailer Talk Introduction by Brooke Underwood | Executive Director | Visit El Paso  Date: Thursday, October 13th, 2022 @ 3:30 PM  Location: El Paso Room, El Paso Convention Center  Panel: Local feature filmmakers show their trailers and discuss their films. Panelists: TBD Then please join us for the El Paso Film Festival Opening Night at the Philanthropy Theater! This free community event is organized by the El Paso Film & Creative Industries Commission at Visit El Paso, and is supported by…

Daddy's Girl

Oct 16, 2022

A young woman's charming but overbearing father helps her move out of her wealthy, older boyfriend's apartment.

Down for Dee

Oct 14, 2022

A young school teacher named Ellie Dee tries to navigate her many possible matches in the world of superhero fetish match making.

Entre Mudos y Estatuas

Oct 15, 2022

Located in Marseille, France. Cristina, a Jewish mother of Mexican origin, must face the Nazi occupation of 1940. After her husband was deported to a concentration camp, Cristina and her daughter, Ivana, are taken to a safe house where they wait to be evacuated from Europe to return to Mexico. It will be in the confinement where both experience a unique connection.

Ep. 00: Pilot

Oct 14, 2022

Take a journey into the twisted minds of the monsters that live among us. Join us as we interview modern day serial killers and peer into their worlds. 

Fotograma

Oct 14, 2022

Two heroin addicts are locked in a contaminated mirage of themselves as they try to get rid of their shadows and find a reason to stay alive.

Game Point

Oct 14, 2022

A young man tests his passion for basketball and his mamba mentality to be the best he can be.

Girls Night In

Oct 16, 2022

To pass the Bechdel test a work must feature at least two women, who talk to each other about something other than a man. Which of course begs the question, where is the most ridiculous place two women could be fighting over some dude?

Going Nowhere

Oct 15, 2022

Izzy’s making a movie. She casts her best friend, Diana, who enthusiastically prepares for the shoot. The two friends and a behind-the-scenes crew take a road trip from LA to Kentucky to shoot on a friend’s farm.  Are they going to make it? Or are they all Going Nowhere?

GONE

Oct 15, 2022

In Pflugerville, Texas, a community is faced with the challenge of unprecedented devolvement. As housing developers and commercial companies start to inch closer and closer to the farmland, the farmers are forced to wonder how long it will be until their way of life will disappear.

Grilled Queso

Oct 15, 2022

A night in the life of a couple working in a food truck in the busiest areas in Austin.

Homesick

Oct 15, 2022

“Homesick” is a modern-day tale of two star-crossed lovers, separated by a global pandemic and the U.S.-Mexico Border.

Imelda and Luis

Oct 16, 2022

Young twins Imelda and Luis live a neglected life with their drug-dealing mother and drug-addicted older brother in Mexico. Imelda wants to be a nun and Luis wants to be a girl, neither of which seems possible in a world where dreams don’t come true.

Isolation

Oct 15, 2022

Woven together are nine tales of terror that follow isolated citizens from around the world as they confront their darkest fears in an attempt to survive an increasingly deadly outbreak. 

L.U.N.A.

Oct 15, 2022

Field technician, Lillian Romero, is sent out to diagnose an error from her company's home assistant device L.U.N.A. When she arrives she discovers this is no ordinary error...or home.

Little Berlin

Oct 15, 2022

When the Iron Curtain cuts his tiny German village in half, Peter the bull gets separated from his 36 cows. Based on a true story, narrated by Christoph Waltz.

My Brother is Deaf

Oct 15, 2022

A family tries their best to learn what it means to be deaf and how best to get to know their newest addition and communicate with him.

Nine Months to November

Oct 14, 2022

A 16 year old girl navigates an unexpected pregnancy and its impact on her relationship with the people and world around her.

No Need to Worry

Oct 15, 2022

Ashamed to ask for help, a middle-aged Hispanic man will face the challenges that arise from labeling himself as the sole family provider.

NOFILTER

Oct 14, 2022

Beth, an insecure twenty-something, becomes obsessed with an insidious filter, leaving her to question true beauty.

Old Man

Oct 13, 2022

When a lost hiker stumbles upon an erratic old man living in the woods, the two engage in a conversation that will reveal a terrifying secret.

Once A Sinner

Oct 14, 2022

What if your hero had one bad day? A hero of justice is forced to cross the line to save his city.

Opening Night VIP Party @ Hotel Paso Del Norte

Oct 13, 2022

Come join us for our opening night VIP and Filmmaker evening reception where you’ll get to meet the filmmakers of El Paso Film Festival at the Hotel Paso Del Norte. Enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres on us. VIP and Filmmaker Badges required for entry.

Our Absent Men

Oct 15, 2022

My grandmother was cursed and condemned to abandonment. There are no men in my family. The day I knew I was going to be a father, I wanted to run away, but I didn’t. Not like Our Absent men. I realize that my family is not cursed.

PAID MODELING GIG

Oct 14, 2022

A broke college student finds a modeling gig online to help make ends meet: an all expenses paid trip, a dream beach photoshoot, and a big paycheck. It’s almost too good to be true… That’s because it is.

Part Forever

Oct 14, 2022

Huei and her husband Wen Hsiung came to say goodbye to Huei’s dearest sister. The seemingly calm and sad farewell ceremony seems to hide an astonishing and dark secret.

Poison Crue

Oct 15, 2022

A young boy takes a journey to confront his feelings about his Father's suicide through the power of 80s rock music.

Radical Honesty

Oct 16, 2022

A good date quickly goes south as two young people's attempts to construct a new definition of relationships takes a turn for the absurd.

Reminisce

Oct 14, 2022

A man's life through the captured moments of his favorite and happiest memories from his past.

Ricochet

Oct 15, 2022

When a young woman is shot by an undocumented immigrant on Pier 14 in San Francisco, the incident ignites a political and media furor that culminates in Donald Trump’s election as President of the United States. In the eye of this storm, two public defenders fight to reveal the truth.

SHARK

Oct 16, 2022

Sofie is a woman who loves pranks just as much as husband Jack. Alas, the couple’s quest to outdo each other may lead to the most outrageous calamity of all.

Short Term Solution

Oct 15, 2022

A suicidal young man is unintentionally saved by an amateur thief after trying to rob him.

Sparkles

Oct 14, 2022

A 37-year-old woman with Down syndrome runs away from home and embarks on journey from Kalgoorlie to Perth.

Stories Within

Oct 15, 2022

Featuring a diverse cast from the Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) community in Austin, Texas, Stories Within highlights 14 individuals who shatter the notion that AAPIs have homogenous experiences and backgrounds.

That Summer Night

Oct 14, 2022

One Summer Night, Sean, a play by the rules high school graduate, plays the greatest game of hide-and-seek to evade police.

The Art of Dying

Oct 14, 2022

In 1994, A man follows mysterious coordinates from an automated caller that leads him into the dangerous crosshairs of something much bigger.

The Erie Situation

Oct 16, 2022

In 2014, the citizens of Toledo, Ohio, had to go without running water for three days when a bloom of toxic algae entered the drinking water plant from Lake Erie. This should have been a wake-up call for politicians, big agriculture, and citizens everywhere that freshwater resources are at risk of becoming toxic worldwide. As climate, politics, and agricultural interests collide, the health of Lake Erie - and that of humans - hang in the balance.

The Game

Oct 14, 2022

Based on a true story. One night, George attempts to drown out his parents' constant and escalating conflicts by gluing his eyes to his Gameboy. He's startled by the sound of a deafening scream coming from his mother's bedroom. 

The Insight

Oct 15, 2022

When Jan discovered yoga for himself 10 years ago, he did not expect to embark on a journey that would eventually make him question his gender identity at the age of 67.

The Other Tom

Oct 15, 2022

Tom is diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and prescribed psychiatric medication, but a strange accident alerts his mother as to its side effects. When Elena refuses to continue administering the drugs to Tom, Social Services threaten to remove him from her custody.

The Prank

Oct 14, 2022

Ben and his slacker friend, Tanner play a prank on their high school physics professor. When she fails them on a test, they teach the demanding instructor a lesson by falsely accusing her of murder on social media.

The Sprayer

Oct 14, 2022

In the land occupied with the sprayers army, no one has the right to grow any kind of plants either in public or private.

The Starbucks Affair

Oct 14, 2022

After Molly gets a job at Starbucks, Steve begins having suspicions about Molly and her coworker Dick. When these suspicions are confirmed, he decides to confront the two and give Dick a piece of his mind.

The Washing Machine

Oct 14, 2022

Starting a washing machine is not so easy for everyone. You still have to choose the right cycle.

Trying

Oct 14, 2022

Inside a cheap motel room, Danny plans to take his own life… it’s quite hard.

Unicorn

Oct 14, 2022

A bisexual man meets an attractive couple to explore the possibilities of life as a ‘unicorn.'-- a drama free, emotionally non-threatening third.

VIP & Filmmaker Party @ Cafe Central

Oct 14, 2022

Come join us for our Friday evening VIP and Filmmaker evening reception where you’ll get to meet the filmmakers of El Paso Film Festival at Cafe Central. Enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres on us. VIP Badges and Filmmaker Badges required for entry.

VIP & Filmmaker Party @ Hotel Paso Del Norte

Oct 15, 2022

Come join us for our Saturday evening VIP and Filmmaker evening reception where you’ll get to meet the filmmakers of El Paso Film Festival at the Hotel Paso Del Norte. Enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres on us. VIP Badge and Filmmaker Badges required for entry.

VIVID

Oct 15, 2022

Aaron, a lovely and lonely boy is determined to get the girl of his dreams, even if its only in his dreams.

We Got A Dog

Oct 15, 2022

Morgan comes home to find her boyfriend Mason, has decided to bring in a new pet.

Work

Oct 14, 2022

Struggling to get over her ex-girlfriend, Gabriela impulsively decides to drop into an old job, where she unexpectedly runs into a friend from her past.

You Go Girl!

Oct 14, 2022

Audrey, a New York City comedian who can make a joke of any situation, faces a staggering challenge in the beautiful mountains of Oregon. Can this city woman overcome her fears and rise?