El Trafico Gains Entrance into the 5th Annual Phoenix International Film Festival

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El Trafico, an independent short film from Volarefilms LLC and directed by Marco Santiago Jr., gains acceptance into the 5th annual Phoenix International Film Festival. The film festival, scheduled to run from April 7th through April 10th 2005, will exhibit "El Trafico" as part of its slate of short and feature length films.

Directed by award wining filmmaker Marco Santiago, El Trafico won top honors last May at the 24th annual MP/TV film festival in Scottsdale, Arizona, including Best of Show, Best Dramatic Short, Best Directing, and Best Cinematography, among other notable awards. The story reflects the growing violence involved in the trafficking of humans. Set in Southern Arizona, the story depicts a young boy who gets caught-up in the underworld of human traffickers. "El Trafico" is one of a series of short films directed by Marco Santiago that deal with immigration issues in the United States, human trafficking in general, and their associated violence. "We feel that this film is as timely as you can get considering the current events in the United States and the rest of the world, and the Phoenix International Film Festival is a perfect venue for local and regional audiences to appreciate the theme expressed in this film." says Marco. "El Trafico is only the beginning. The plan is to continue to crank out content that is relevant, emotionally impacting, and entertaining,” he continues.

Volarefilms LLC is currently in pre-production of a 35mm action/comedy short film titled Diablita, a story about how a screenwriter’s concept goes south during a surreal development meeting as two fast-talking studio executives proceed to turn his script concept into a T&A laden, gun fest driven, car chase between two hot & sexy females, in order to conform to a Hollywood style commercial marketing strategy. Diablita is set to begin production in late May.

For more information regarding "El Trafico", or for a copy of the "El Trafico" Press Kit, visit http://www.volarefilms.com/Projects/ElTrafico1/eltrafico.htm or contact Marco Santiago. IMDB information on this project can be obtained at


Volarefilms LLC is an Arizona based independent film company engaged in the development and production of feature length motion pictures, film shorts, and documentaries with the aim of creating works that are commercially viable, culturally significant, intellectually satisfying, and emotionally impacting.

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