An important part of our mission is to help develop and nurture the future of film making in all media platforms. Providing learning opportunities for young and budding filmmakers is at the core of who were are and what we do.

For the past six years, the Nacogdoches Film Festival has sponsored a competition in the short film category, with winners coming from as nearby as Nacogdoches and as far away as Colorado Springs and Verona, Italy.

Last year, we added two new competition categories: one for full-length feature films and one for short films by High School students.  In 2019 (next year), we will be adding a fourth category for screenwriting.


All entries must be submitted through Film Freeway.


Dates & Deadlines

  • Opening Date — August 7, 2017
  • Early-bird Deadline — October 31, 2017
  • Regular Deadline — January 1, 2018
  • Notification Date — February 1, 2018
  • Festival Dates — February 22-24, 2018


Competition details are available here:



2018 Nacogdoches Film Festival Competitions

Competitions