San Luis, Arizona.- The program of the 6th San Luis Film Festival to be held on November 14th-17th, 2017 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at the Cesar Chavez Cultural Center was announced today by the members of the San Luis Film Festival organization committee, on a press conference celebrated at La Bodega restaurant.

Mr. Antonio Carrillo, President and Founder of the festival, said this year the event will feature a short film contest along with the screening of independent and international films. “The idea of including a short film contest comes after the vision of putting San Luis, Arizona in the map as a community that likes to attract not only local, regional and international movies, but international creations to keep promoting the appreciation of film making,” expressed Mr. Carrillo. A call for entries was made on May for independent and professional film makers and so far the SLFF has received close to 200 entries from countries including Spain, France, Mexico, United States, India, Iran, United Kingdom, Australia, among others.

A panel of filmmakers, journalist, artists, educators, and critics will select the top three works for each category (Best Amateur, Best Opera Prima, and Best Professional, Best Documentary) and the nominees’ works will be screened every day for the public to vote for their favorite. A recognition will be made at the end of the event.

The 6th San Luis Film Festival will screen the following movies:
“McFarland, USA”, 2015 (USA), directed by Niki Caro
Special guest: Mexican Actress Adriana Diaz-Chapa, from San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico

“Dolores”, 2017 (USA), directed by Peter Bratt

“Mosquita Muerta”, 2013 (Mexico) USA Premiere!, directed by Joaquin Bissner
Special guests: Director Joaquin Bissner

“A Rebel Without a Cause”, 2017 (USA) World Premiere!, directed by Paco Olmos
Special guests: Director Paco Olmos and the cast of the movie

There will be a special mention to the San Luis High School Welding Class as the students and instructor Mr. Zachary Kelly will design the trophies to be awarded to the special guests.

This year SLFF is cosponsored by the Yuma County Arts and Cultural Group, City of San Luis, Arizona, the Regional Center for Border Health, Inc., Riedel Holdings LLC, La Voz de la Frontera and Tribuna de San Luis Daily Newspapers, DS Design, CNT MKT, Arizona Western College Center for Teaching Effectiveness, Nos Vieron Cruzar Audiovisual, and La Bodega Restaurant.

The 6th San Luis Film Festival is possible thanks to the organization committee volunteer members Miss. Catalina Navarro, Independent Journalist and SLFF Vice President, Domingo Sosa, Designer and SLFF Creative Director, Miss. Daniela Ayala, AWC Student and SLFF Director of Judge Selection and Dr. Amalia Garzon, NAU Faculty Member and SLFF Consultant.

The 6th San Luis Film Festival will be held at 6:00 PM at the Cesar Chavez Cultural Center located at 1015 North Main Street, in San Luis, Arizona with no cost.

To learn more about the San Luis Film Festival please visit www.sanluisfilmfestival.com