2012 Nacogdoches Film Fest Summary

The 2012 Nacogdoches Film Festival was held at the Hotel Fredonia on April 13-14, 2012. This was the very first Nacogdoches Film Festival.


The following films were featured:

Bubba Ho-Tep
Based on a novella by longtime Nacogdoches, Texas resident Joe R. Lansdale, and set in the “Shady Rest Retirement Home in East Texas."

Rainbow’s End
Written by producer and actor (and graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University) Andy Cope of Austin, Texas, the story follows a band of native East Texas misfits as they travel westward to make a run at California Gold.

This award-winning crime thriller about a New Year’s Eve heist of a boutique hotel stars Val Kilmer and is directed by Phillip Guzman, a 2004 graduate of SFA’s film school.

Directed by Jim Mickle, this coming-of-age film takes place in a small Texas town in 1983. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010 and was written and directed by Austin filmmaker Anthony Burns.


The following is a list of film industry guests & performers:

  • Phillip Guzman — director of 2:22
  • Joe R. Lansdale — writer of Bubba Ho-Tep
  • Andy Cope — writer and producer of Rainbow’s End


The following is a list of winners in the 2012 Short Film Competition:

  • 1st Place — The Dinner Party by Jake Wagner-Russell
  • 2nd Place — Birth of Trees by Jeremiah Kelley
  • 3rd Place — Le Flueriste by Gabriel Carmona
  • Broken Brick (most original, unpredictable film) — Doin’ the Brando by Bryan Hickey
  • People’s Choice — Jean by Matthew Kane

Opening ceremony at the Fredonia Hotel for the first annual Nacogdoches Film Festival

2012 Nacogdoches Film Festival Summary