Binational Independent Film Festival

2022 Binational Independent Film Festival Press Release

Once more the festival will be virtual (to protect everybody from this Pandemic), but it is still here! On our 22nd edition we are proud to say that our festival has matured nicely, and we would like to thank the border region of El Paso, and Juarez for their attendance (these two last years virtual, but still attending), and for their support for so many years. We are honored to bestow the Lifetime Achievement Award to Armand Assante (a staple of independent cinema, but also quite a presence in many hollywood and made-for-tv movies) and to Jaqueline Andere (an icon of Mexican Cinema and TV). Additionally, as we have done before, we are giving the International Actor Award to Lidia Porto, a Colombian actress that has been making waves in American television with her performances in Get Shorty & Home Economics, but also in shorts and films, as well. As it is customary, we will have a a dialogue in between the United States and Mexico through the medium of documentaries. And, in the spirit of equality: the program, as always, will be in English and Spanish. As you can see, it has always been a pleasure to cater to both sides of the border, on this: Our Border Region. I hope you fully enjoy it!