The Feminist Border Arts Film Festival celebrates the power of cinema as a creative tool to spark reflection about urgent social issues and to revolutionize questions of representation. The festival features short films by U.S. and international filmmakers that emphasize artistic vision in telling stories. Live-action narrative, documentary, and animation shorts are all featured. Several films this year address worldwide migrant and LGBT+ experiences. The event on April 16th will include an appearance by a Mexican filmmaker whose documentary explores the impact of the U.S./Mexico border wall on migrants as well as the debut of a completed sequence from an animated film in-progress about the El Paso–Juárez–Southern New Mexico region by a native El Paso artist currently working in New York state. Many films in the festival make their New Mexico, Southwestern, and even U.S. debuts. Other films have been featured in prominent festivals like Sundance, TIFF, Outfest, Cannes, and more.