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.

Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best High School Short Film

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

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.

Overall Rating
  • This festival was wonderful. Great networking. Beautiful, quaint downtown area. Great people! We enjoyed the films. And, most definitely will be attending next year!

    March 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Heather. It was terrific meeting you this year.

  • 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
    Response from festival:

    Thanks, Grant. It was great to see you again this past year, too.

  • Chris Greening

    Nothing was clear and the place is hard to find.

    March 2017
    Response from festival:

    Sorry for your confusion, Chris. 2017 was the first year for our High School competition and, unfortunately, the 2017 NacFilmFest was scattered all over town while our primary venue, The Fredonia Hotel, was undergoing a complete renovation. We hope you give us another shot.