El Paso Film Festival Interviews NIRV Filmmakers

October 23, 2020

Qin Li’s Campaign for a New American and Kebrewosen Densamo’s Borrowing Fire are included in the El Paso Film Festival 2020, one of the largest showcases of independently made narrative and documentary films in the southwest. The festival inspires individuals and groups to embark on their creative journey to write and tell their story for the film and television industry.

Carlos Corral, the festival’s Founder and Artistic Director, sat down with Qin, Kebrewosen and CSFilm Director Michael Sheridan to discuss the work:


In lieu of an in-person event, the festival has launched its own streaming TV channels on Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire that allows audiences to experience previous and upcoming film selections.

Programming will be available starting Friday, October 16 and will end Sunday, October 25, 2020. If you don’t have a streaming television device, you can still access some of the programming via your desktop computer, tablet, or mobile device by visiting the programming page.

How to Watch EPFF 2020 on Roku, Apple & Fire TV:

Roku: from the Main Menu, navigate to the “Search Channels” option, type “El Paso Film Festival” and click “Add channel”

Apple TV: go to the App store and search for “El Paso” and the channel will appear in the search results; log in with your Apple ID to finalize the download (The EPP Film Fest channel icon should now appear in your main menu)

Amazon Fire: find the search bar and change the “All” setting to “Apps and Games”, enter “El Paso Film Festival” in the search bar, log in to your account and download the app to your Fire TV

Learn more at https://elpasofilmfestival.org/ and https://vimeo.com/elpasofilmfestival.

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