The El Paso Film Festival recently announced the schedule and list of feature films and short films that will be screened at this year's event and now we know who will be the special guest in attendance.

Robert Rodriguez is a Texas-born filmmaker, composer, film editor, and visual effects supervisor. His first feature film was the action movie "El Mariachi" which earned him the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival in 1993. Rodriguez shot the film for only $7,000 and it spawned the Mexico Trilogy with films "Desperado" and "Once Upon A Time In Mexico" following. Since then, he's directed other films including "Sin City," "Spy Kids," "The Faculty," The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl," "Plant Terror," "Machete," and "Alita: Battle Angel." He also owns his own cable television channel El Rey, and owns his own production company Troublemaker Studios.

Robert Rodriguez will be teaching a filmmaker master class on Thursday, October 24th at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Theater. The class will dive into the production process of Rodriguez's new film "Red 11," that was written by himself and his two sons, Racer and Rebel. The film is loosely based on Rodriguez's experience inside a research hospital where he sold his body to finance his first feature film "El Mariachi." Tickets for this class are on sale now for $20 for general admission and $100 for VIP tickets. You can purchase those tickets now through Ticketmaster or the film festival website. You can see the sneak peek for the movie "Red 11" above.

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