Binational Independent Film Festival

The Festival BeginsFrom the 24th of July to the 28th of July 2024

El Festival EmpiezaDel 24 de julio al 28 de julio de 2024

Schedule

La Fe Culture and Technology Center Theater

721 S. Ochoa

El Paso, Texas

Wednesday, July 24, 2024

7:00 p.m. Documentary  Presentation They Call Me King Tiger, and after the movie a talk with the director Angel Estrada Soto.

Thursday, July 25, 2024

7:00 p.m. Documentary Presentation 90 Minutes Later.

Friday, July 26, 2024

7:00 p.m. Presentation: Canto del Inmigrante; music and poetry from All Of Latin America, and talk with the cast afterwards.

Saturday, July 27, 2024

7:00 p.m. Movie Presentation: Freddy, and a talk with the Producer Alfonso Rodríguez.

Sunday, July 28, 2024
7:00 p.m. Movie Presentation Lotería Mortal, and after the movie a talk with the Director César Alejandro and an homage to the Almada Brothers.

Festival Press Release

2023 Binational Independent Film Festival Press Release

The Binational Independent Film Festival is back in person, and this year at La Fe Culture and Technology Center in El Paso, Texas only.  From Thursday, June 22 to Sunday, June 25, 2023 – movies & a play.  We start with Emmy winner Armand Assante, the star of countless independent films, and a supporting actor […]

Mission Statement

The Binational Independent Film Festival exists for the following reasons:

It exists to showcase independent cinema, to promote it, and nurture it.

It exists to give the people of the border an opportunity to watch independent cinema, and for our audiences to have the opportunity to talk to the filmmakers in person, a truly unique experience.

But most importantly, it exists to educate the young generations on what independent cinema is, and what it can be, as a form of artistic expression.

Hollywood movies are made with millions of dollars and the hope of a hefty return on their investment. They entertain billions of people around the world with fancy cars, chases, explosions, action scenes, good looking stars, wonderful actors, and production values that are out of this world.

In comparison, independent cinema movies are made with the heart, because the filmmakers wanted to say something, to right a wrong, or to put the finger on a subject that has to be talked about and pondered on. The filmmakers wanted to tell their own story from their own point of view. The return of investment is never thought of, but instead the hope that many people watch the film and enjoy its message is always there.

Independent cinema is a form of expression, and although there are some exceptions, Hollywood movies are generally pure entertainment.

The Binational Independent Film Festival will never ask you not to watch Hollywood movies, but instead, suggests that you watch some independent films, so that you have plenty to talk about at dinner afterwards.

Binational Film Festival Announces Honorees

2023 Festival Honorees


Armand-Assante

Cesar Bono

Billy Townes