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Las Cruces International Film Festival and Visit Las Cruces presents ‘Visit Las Cruces Stories’


The Las Cruces International Film Festival and Visit Las Cruces announce a public call for entries for the “Visit Las Cruces Stories” video contest.

The public is encouraged to participate to show off what Las Cruces has to offer as a tourism hotspot! Participants are asked to create a 3-minute to 5-minute video showcasing Las Cruces as a desired travel and tourism destination.

Details can be found at https://lascrucesfilmfest.com/visitlcstories/. Entries will be open Nov. 15, 2022, and submissions close Feb. 15, 2023, on FilmFreeway.

“This contest is designed to engage the community with the wonderful city that is Las Cruces,” said Ross Marks, Executive Director of the Las Cruces International Film Festival. “Las Cruces is a vibrant, supportive, enriching community with so many facets and stories. This contest allows filmmakers to tell those Las Cruces stories and showcase the city.

“As the premiere film event in town, I am proud the Las Cruces International Film Festival together with Visit Las Cruces can support filmmakers and the city at the same time.”

Awards and prizes are: First, second and third places with $1,000, $500, and $250, as well as VIP tickets to the 2023 Las Cruces International Film Festival. Winning entries will be played before each screening during the 2023 Las Cruces International Film Festival.

“Las Cruces is much more than a place. It is a destination full of friendly people, bold flavors, a thriving art scene and rugged outdoor adventure, while staying true to its rich history and culture,” said Visit Las Cruces Director Rochelle Miller-Hernandez. “The Las Cruces Stories contest is meant to capture the spirit of our city and what makes it a place you want to experience. We can’t wait to see what these talented filmmakers create!”

For complete details on image and video formats, entry forms, submission guidelines, and the exhibition, please visit https://lascrucesfilmfest.com/visitlcstories/ or email visitlcstories@gmail.com.

Las Cruces International Film Festival, Visit Las Cruces