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Robert Rodriguez’s RED 11+ Master Class

THURSDAY OCT 24, 2019 (6:30Pm - 9:00pm)

The Plaza Theater

SPECIAL GUESTS: Robert Rodriguez, Racer Rodriguez, Rebel Rodriguez

Directed by: Robert Rodriguez

Adapted from a script written 25 years ago that was based on Robert Rodriguez's experiences in a Medical Research Facility, RED 11 is a Horror/Thriller set in a dark, twisted version of the Legal Drug Research world. At these Facilities, young guys become Lab Rats to make quick money, but our hero RED 11 is here to buy his way out of a huge debt to the tune of $7,000.

This story shows the quirks, characters, and comedy of Robert's experiences of being a human Lab Rat, but with a sci fi and horror twist, because while under the influence of experimental drugs, Red 11 doesn't know if what's in front of him is fact or fiction.

The production of the film was also documented for a docu-series/masterclass featuring Robert and his son Racer making the film called Rebel without a Crew: The Robert Rodriguez Film School.

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VIP & Filmmaker Opening Night Reception

THURSDAY OCT 24, 2019 (9:30Pm - 11:00pm)

The Herrera Group - 1011 N Mesa St, El Paso, TX 79902

Come join us for our opening night reception where you can meet the filmmakers while enjoying drinks and hors d'oeuvres. VIP Badge and Filmmaker Badges required for entry.

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Narrative Shorts 1

Friday OCT 25, 2019 (10:00Am - 11:00Am)

El Paso Museum of Art


  • Tusked in Traffic (Carlos Tejeda)

  • Big Bidness (Elliott Hinojos)

  • Heavenly Jelly (Jorge Villarreal Jr.)

  • Hooked (Luis Gamboa)

  • Acta Est Fabula (Persia Campbell) 

  • AUG 04 (Troy Lustick)

  • Just Us (Michelle Moraveg)

  • Scarab (Mark Martinez)

  • One Last Scare (Dakota Thomas)

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Narrative Shorts 2

Friday OCT 25, 2019 (12:00Pm - 1:30Pm)

El Paso Museum of Art


  • Grandma’s Pie (Camilo Castro)

  • Tank Man (Robert Peters)

  • The Silent Life (J. Genaro Limon)

  • Doll Delirious (Leslie Lanier)

  • Acide (Just Philippot)

  • Red Christmas (Taylor Paluso)

  • Simon Says (Alexander Refaeian)


Dream with Me

FRIDAY OCT 25, 2019 (1:00Pm - 2:00pm)

Philanthropy Theatre

Directed by: Jonathan Seaborn

Saba is one of the more than 800,000 “Dreamers” who took advantage of the DACA program in 2012. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an Obama era program, provided some temporary protections to undocumented immigrants who entered the country as children. In 2017, the Trump administration made the decision to rescind DACA. With her immigration status once again in limbo, Saba must now face a new set of challenges. 


Documentary Shorts 1

Friday OCT 25, 2019 (2:30Pm - 4:00Pm)

El Paso Museum of Art


  • The Other Border (Justin Zimmerman)

  • Alaska DGAF (David Freid)

  • Dance with your Heart (Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi)

  • Where I Am (Robert Bilheimer)

  • Build Ramps Not Walls (Rebecca Scotti)

  • Reaching for the Andres (Neal Barenblat)



FRIDAY OCT 25, 2019 (3:00Pm - 5:00pm)

Philanthropy Theatre

Directed by: Arturo Portillo

Bruise, a mysterious hitman, is contracted by corrupt mayor Henry Derringer, to kill Redd, a former employee that he thinks stole some incriminating data. When the mayor's colleagues hear about it, they hire their own hitmen which ends up killing Bruise's fiancée Cindy, who happens to be Redd's sister. The two come together to avenge her death.


VIP & Filmmaker Reception (Friday Evening)

FRIDAY OCT 25, 2019 (5:00PM - 7:00PM)

Cafe Central - 109 N Oregon St, El Paso, TX 79901

Come join us for our 2nd VIP and Filmmaker evening reception where you’ll get to meet the filmmakers of El Paso Film Festival. Enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres on us. VIP Badge and Filmmaker Badges required for entry.


Kindred Spirits

FRIDAY OCT 25, 2019 (7:00Pm - 9:00pm)

Philanthropy Theatre

Directed by: Lucky McKee

Chloe (Thora Birch), a single mother, has her life turned upside down when her younger sister, Sadie (Caitlin Stasey), comes home after a long unexplained absence. Though Sadie seems to want to settle in with her sister and 17-year-old niece Nicole (Sasha Frolova), she’s actually a deeply disturbed young woman who has a sinister agenda regarding anyone who gets between her and her big sister.



FRIDAY OCT 25, 2019 (9:45Pm - 11:30pm)

Philanthropy Theatre

Directed by: Keola Racela

When five teen employees at the local movie theater in a small Christian town discover a mysterious old film hidden in it’s basement, they unleash an alluring succubus who gives them a sex education...written in blood.


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SATURDAY OCT 26, 2019 (10:00Am - 11:00Am)

El Paso Museum of Art


  • A Picnic Table, At Dusk (Sheridan O'Donnell)

  • Lockdown (Logan George & Celine Held)

  • Rescatado (Arturo Vargas)

  • Sterling (Ryan Zaragoza)

  • Milton (Tim Wilkime)


Birth in Pieces

SATURDAY OCT 26, 2019 (10:30Am - 11:45Am)

Philanthropy Theatre

Directed by: Nicole Cobb

What’s wrong with birth in the USA? Birth in Pieces explores mothers’ individual birth stories within a larger framework of a fragmented maternal healthcare system that doesn’t always place value on a mother’s autonomy, well-being or empowerment: in order to fix these systemic problems, we have to start by listening to women.


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SATURDAY OCT 26, 2019 (12:00Pm - 1:30Pm)

El Paso Museum of Art


  • Off Key (EPFF Workshop Students)

  • Suncatcher (Parker Croft)

  • Pozole (Jessica Mendez Siqueiros)

  • Cold Dark Hollow (Patricia Vonne)

  • Glossolalia (Justin Rodriguez) 

  • Chicle (Gum) (Lizette Barrera)

  • The Jog (Joseph Anderson)

  • Other Side of the Box (Nick Coppola)

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When All That’s Left is Love

SATURDAY OCT 26, 2019 (12:30Pm - 2:00Pm)

Philanthropy Theatre

Directed by: Eric Gordon

When All That’s Left is Love is the emotionally gripping story of a wife’s determination to care for her Alzheimer’s-stricken husband in their home. With unprecedented, behind-the-scenes access, the film reveals the toll that the disease takes on families coping with Alzheimer's, while also showcasing the power of love that sustains both patients and caregivers.


Documentary Shorts 2

SATURDAY OCT 26, 2019 (2:30Pm - 4:00Pm)

El Paso Museum of Art


  • El Chacharero (Krisstian de Lara)

  • Guns Found Here (David Freid)

  • OBON (Andre Hörmann)

  • Not with Fire, but with Paint (Molly Manning Walker)

  • A Line the Birds Cannot See (Amy Bench)

  • Ferryman at the Wall (David Freid)

  • The Trail (Johanna Hamilton)


Building the American Dream

SATURDAY OCT 26, 2019 (3:00Pm - 5:00Pm)

Philanthropy Theatre

Directed by: Chelsea Hernandez

Grieving their son, a Mexican family campaigns for a life-and-death safety ordinance. A Salvadorian electrician couple owed thousands in back pay fights for their children’s future. A bereaved son battles to protect others from his family's preventable tragedy. A story of courage, resilience and community, the film reveals shocking truths about the hardworking immigrants who build the American Dream, of which they are excluded.


VIP & Filmmaker Reception (Saturday Evening)

SATURDAY OCT 26, 2019 (5:00PM - 7:00PM)

Cafe Central - 109 N Oregon St, El Paso, TX 79901

Come join us for our 3rd VIP and Filmmaker evening reception where you’ll get to meet the filmmakers of El Paso Film Festival. Enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres on us. VIP Badge and Filmmaker Badges required for entry.



SATURDAY OCT 26, 2019 (7:00Pm - 9:00Pm)

Philanthropy Theatre

Directed by: Omar Rodriguez-Lopez

Amalia Velázquez has recently lost her mother and is trying to manage her colossal grief when she learns that her husband has been having an affair. His mysterious death only days later sends her into a spiraling obsession with his mistress, Tania. Fueled by a perpetually alienating family dynamic and cocaína pura, Amalia begins to communicate with a fleshless being from another dimension who advises her in all things obsession.



SATURDAY OCT 26, 2019 (9:45Pm - 11:30Pm)

Philanthropy Theatre

Directed by: Pollyanna McIntosh

Emerging from the woods filthy and ferocious, a feral teenager is indoctrinated into strict religious care, unleashing the mother of all hell from the wild woman who raised her.


Now or Never: A Tony Romo Story

SUNDAY OCT 27, 2019 (12:00Pm - 2:00Pm)

Philanthropy Theatre

Directed by: Chris Hanna

This is the true story of Tony Romo, a kid from Burlington, WI who became one of the most prolific quarterbacks to play for the Dallas Cowboys. Though he never won a Superbowl, his community describes a man whose passion for the game continues to inspire his fans, community, family and friends.


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SUNDAY OCT 27, 2019 (12:30Pm - 2:00Pm)

El Paso Museum of Art


  • Atomic Spot (Stephanie Cabdevila)

  • Caroline (Logan George & Celine Held)

  • Leo (Julian Alexander)

  • Plane Pretend (Sharon Arteaga)


Femme Frontera Showcase 2019

SUNDAY OCT 27, 2019 (2:30Pm - 4:00Pm)

Philanthropy Theatre

Powerful narratives, dreamy sequences, and nightmarish landscapes abound in the groundbreaking films of the 4th Annual Femme Frontera Filmmaker Showcase. This year’s program includes experimental, documentary and narrative Latinx shorts made by female-identifying filmmakers, half from the U.S.-Mexico border.

  • Pozole (Jessica Mendez Siqueiros)

  • Ruda (Maria Victoria Ponce)

  • Clara Luz (Lauren Flores)

  • La Lucha Sigue (Brenda Contreras)

  • The Cage (Lia Smaka)

  • Te Dire (Laura Bustillos Jaquez)

  • Suenos (Jazmin Ontiveros Harvey)

  • Woman at the End of the World (Ana do Carmo)

  • Starving Souls (Angie Reza Tures & Henry Alberto)


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SUNDAY OCT 27, 2019 (3:00Pm - 4:30Pm)

El Paso Museum of Art


  • Tarrant County (Ross Marks)

  • Rook (Robert Robles)

  • Liquid Soul (Allen Phillips, Trampas Smith)

  • Tomatic (Christophe Saber)


Running with Beto

SUNDAY OCT 27, 2019 (5:00Pm - 7:00Pm)

Philanthropy Theatre

Directed by: David Modigliani

Follow Beto O'Rourke behind the scenes of his breakaway campaign to unseat Ted Cruz in the US Senate. The documentary captures Beto's rise from a virtual unknown to a national political sensation and reveals the challenges and triumphs of an unconventional campaign as Beto navigates an onslaught of negative advertising, inevitable strain on his family, and the pressure of delivering for legions of supporters.