LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO— On APRIL 15th, 2023 the Las Cruces International Film Festival will honor local entrepreneur and philanthropist Marci Dickerson with its esteemed “Hometown Hero” award. The Las Cruces International Film Festival Hometown Hero award recognizes someone with ties to the Las Cruces area that has given back to the community of Las Cruces. The award distinguishes an individual who has made significant contributions to the community both within Las Cruces and beyond. The award is given at the LCIFF awards ceremony each Spring. Ms. Dickerson will be on hand to accept the award at the LCIFF awards ceremony April 15th 7pm at the Rio Grande Theatre. Past recipients of the LCIFF celebrated “Hometown Hero” award include Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, Russell Allen, Belia Alvarez & Curtis Rosemond, Irene Oliver Lewis and Greg Smith


Las Cruces International Film Festival founder and Executive Director Ross Marks said, “Marci Dickerson is one of the kindest and most charitable people I know. She gives selflessly of herself, her businesses, and resources. She is one of pillars of the community. She makes Las Cruces a better city just by being herself.”


Las Cruces native, Marci Dickerson is the owner of the Dickerson Group which encompasses:


Dickerson’s Catering ( est. 1998)

The Game (est. 2008)

The Game Extra Innings (est. 2016)

Revolution 120 (501c3) (est. 2017)

The Association LC (est. 2019)

Dickerson Group Realty (est. 2021)


Marci is the proud mother of two sons, Saxon, 20 and Weston, 13. She received her MBA from NMSU in 2000.


Dickerson’s Catering has had the privilege of being a part of over 6,000 weddings and major community events in the last 25 years. The Game restaurants have become staples in the locally owned restaurant scene in Las Cruces. “Although I am incredibly proud of everything our hospitality businesses have achieved, I am most proud of our charity work and the lives we have helped,” said Dickerson.


“As our community has always taken care of us and supported our businesses, it is my duty and privilege to take care of the people in Las Cruces,” Dickerson added.


The Dickerson Group has been an active supporter of many local charities. Marci founded Revolution 120 to fill the gap. R-120 assists those on the edge of crisis through the gifts of goods and services. “Our goal is to change the way Las Cruces gives and to utilize 100 percent of those gifts to make a profound impact in the lives of the people we give to.”


From over 60,000 pounds of food distributed free during the 2020 pandemic to creating the 2022 Warrior League baseball group to create a space where children with all abilities could play ball, the charity work of the Dickerson Group has made a major community impact.


Ticket prices for LCIFF are as follows:

  • VIP Passes – $150.00
  • All-Access Pass – $75
  • Day Pass – $25
  • Giancarlo Esposito Celebrity Screening – $25


To purchase tickets and for more information go to


For more information contact Ross Marks at, or (575) 646-6149.


The eighth Las Cruces International Film Festival takes place April 12-16, 2023 and will be live and in-person at the Allen Theatres Cineport. Tickets are available at


Award winning actor Giancarlo Esposito will on hand receive the LCIIFF “Outstanding Achievement in Entertainment” award April 13th.