El Paso Media Fest

January 16, 2020 - January 19, 2020
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9840 Gateway N. Blvd.

Event Days:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
AMC El Paso 16
Contact Name:
Chris Hanna/Daniel Valdez
Contact E-mail Address:
Contact Phone Number:
9158411975 / 9157302361

The El Paso Media Fest is dedicated to enriching the El Paso community, through the international exposure of culture & film. With film screenings, networking events, celebrity guests, educational panels, local food & more, this festival will showcase El Paso’s best to the world.

Each day of the festival will be fun-filled and educational; participating filmmakers and community members are given the opportunity to network with local talent and filmmaking pros, learn from industry members, and to develop themselves further in the world of film. The spice of El Paso culture will be something you’ll never forget!

This year we are happy to announce the following Celebrities attending and participating in our Celebrity Panel:

CHRIS AGUIRRE (LOCAL EL PASOAN) Chris Aguirre has been a successful Art Director, Character Designer and Visual Development Artist in the animation industry for over 25 years, he was born and raised in El Paso Texas by his Mother Angel and Father Jose Ramon along with his siblings, 5 brothers and one tough sister! He attended Lamar Elementary School where his Love of Art started with his first Art Teacher Mr. Ted Braithwaite and graduated from El Paso High School in 1980 where he met his second Art Teacher Mrs. Debbie Hartmann, they were a great inspiration to his future in the world of ART… After high school and went on to U.T.E.P and El Paso Community College.

As a Designer… One of his most memorable characters that he designed was for DreamWorks Blockbuster… “Shrek 2”, “Puss in Boots” he also designed “Runt” the dog for “Rita and Runt Show”Animaniacs ,Warner Brothers Steven Spielberg. Chris also went into teaching, Character Design and Visual Development in various Art schools in Los Angeles including “Cal Arts” California Institute of Arts, founded by Walt Disney.

FREDRIC LEHNE In the decades since, Mr. Lehne has amassed a considerable resume, with over 200 appearances in films such as Being There, The Greatest Showman, The Dark Knight Rises, Zero Dark Thirty - and episodic television. He’s been hired by some of the industry’s best directors - Hal Ashby, Robert Redford, Kathryn Bigelow, Christopher Nolan, Adrian Lyne, Barry Sonnenfeld - and become a familiar face to television audiences for his work on such shows as Lost, American Horror Story, Supernatural, X-Files, Dallas, Chicago Fire and Westworld to name just a few.

KENT KIRKPATRICK He has worked in theater and film as director, producer, writer and actor. Performing and directing for such theater companies as Shakespeare in the Garden in Santa Fe, Theater Grottesco, Tricklock Company, and Santa Fe Playhouse. He has also acted in television and film in Last Stand, Better Call Saul, Midnight Texas, and others.

JULIAN BONFIGLIO He is an actor, known for his role on the Golden Globe, Primetime Emmy Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award nominated series “Better Call Saul” (TV series 2015 - ) as well as “The Girlfriend Experience” (TV Series 2017-) and “Too Old to Die Young” (TV Series set to be released in 2019). He’s also worked on feature films, such as, “Sicario: Day of the Soldado”, “Making a Killing” and “Furthest Witness”. He was raised in Boquete, Panamá and lived there for 17 years, with his mother, Lauretta Bonfiglio, and father, James W. Nichols.

EVAN G. VOURAZERIS He plays “Tuck” on Netflix’s hit series ‘Ozark’. He began his acting career in 2017 on Jason Bateman’s widely well received show and has been a recurring character for it’s first 2 seasons. His love of acting came from watching movies with his father and the well placed suggestion from a friend that he should put his talent to good use. He immersed himself in the local film world and in spite of various obstacles never gave up on his dream to be on a film production with speaking lines. The experience on Ozark fueled his confidence and his engaging manner and ability to relate to people sparked a new desire to reach out and inspire others.

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