Join us for the 7th annual Nacogdoches Film Festival on February 22-24, 2018 at the historic Fredonia Hotel in downtown Nacogdoches, the "Oldest Town in Texas."
The central focus of our film festival is to help nurture the next generation of Texas filmmakers. We celebrate films with a Texas connection and feature customized film industry panels, as well as competitions for best short film, best feature film, and best high school short film.

However, while the Nacogdoches Film Festival focuses primarily on films and filmmakers with a tie to the state of Texas, past winners of our various competitions have come from as nearby as Nacogdoches itself, and as far away as Colorado Springs and Verona, Italy.

Awards & Prizes

Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best High School Short Film

(High school student films are not eligible for monetary prizes.)

Rules & Terms

This year, the Nacogdoches Film Festival will be considering both short film and independent feature length submissions. The short films are restricted to a maximum running time of twenty (20) minutes, while feature length films must have a minimum running time of at least forty (40) minutes and a maximum running time of one hundred (100) minutes to be considered.

The Nacogdoches Film Festival, as a nonprofit organization whose revenues go toward scholarships for film students, has a policy of not waiving entry fees.

Thank you for your interest.

If your film is ACCEPTED, send a DVD of your film to:

Nacogdoches Film Festival
P. O. Box 635132
Nacogdoches, Texas 75963

Please include your DVD, name of the person submitting the film, current mailing address and a phone number.

2 Reviews

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • false
    Grant Moore

    Such a down to earth and real festival. Could not be more impressed by the way it was run and the courtesy shown to me as a filmmaker. Easily going on my list of annual submissions.

    April 2017
  • false
    Chris Greening

    Nothing was clear and the place is hard to find.

    March 2017