Only in El Paso, launched in the summer of 2014 with 10 digital videos sharing stories of people and places you can experience only in El Paso. Since then each year has brought another exciting season. The successful YouTube channel now has nearly 2,000 subscribers and over 350,000 total views. View all the videos here.

We believe there are still MANY great local stories to be told, so we’ve made a commitment to Season Five of Only in El Paso. We are looking for filmmakers from the El Paso/Juarez area to create and share a short (3 minute) story about something that from their perspective is uniquely and positively El Paso. Suggested themes include but are not limited to: arts, food, traditions, history, music, language, economic growth, living on the border, local attractions and events. We want these episodes to resonate broadly- but they should feel totally fresh. What’s the one thing, place, person, or story in El Paso that you want the world to know about? And remember that the challenge is that the episode and topic will have both local appeal and an interest from a broader audience, since our series will also be shared national through PBS Digital Studios and highlighted by Destination El Paso, which supports tourism to our city. We encourage interested applicants to view the past videos to make sure they submit new and unique ideas.

Benefits to selected producers:
• Opportunity to share your video across a broader audience including: KCOS (El Paso PBS), Destination El Paso, and PBS Digital Studios.
• $750 stipend in exchange for your 3 minute video and all rights for its use.
• Media coverage of overall series and potentially your particular episode.

Expectations of producers:
• Must meet deadlines for storyboard, initial draft and subsequent edits until video meets KCOS review standards.
• That you have acquired rights to all video and audio content in your episode.
• Willingness to be part of digital promotions and Season Celebration event at Alamo Drafthouse El Paso.

Episodes for Only in El Paso Season Five will launch February – April 2019. Ten digital storytellers will be selected for Season Five.

Deadline for applications: Sunday, December 9, 2018 at Midnight

To submit application, email


Only in El Paso, Season Four is made possible with support from The El Paso Museums & Cultural Affairs Department.

We encourage you to check out all the videos from past seasons before you submit your application. Here are the individual epsiodes from Season 4, as well as playlists below to the prior seasons
Topics & Filmakers
Danza OmecoatlChristina Pietrowski
Dinosaur TracksMegan O'Toole Pitts
UTEP Sun BowlTony Dueñez
El Paso StreetcarMarcus Seegers
Tuff HedemenRoman Robles
A Flying Light: UFO's in El Paso?Ramon Villa
Keystone Heritage ParkRoberto Tibuni
Club 101Jorge Barahona
Star City StudiosJesus Nuñez
Pachucos: A Culture of UnityViridiana Villa
Videos will launch weekly for the next ten weeks after the premier of the first episode on January 15, 2018 on the Only in El Paso YouTube Channel.

Fans can also follow the Only in El Paso Webseries Facebook page for more information and info on the filmmakers.

Select videos from past seasons are featured on the ELPVirtuwall at the El Paso International Airport and on the Digital Wall at the El Paso Museum of History.