Submit entry to NacFilmFest


The 10th annual Nacogdoches Film Festival (CELEBRATING THE NEXT GENERATION OF TEXAS FILMMAKERS) is now open for submission of entries into this year's two competition categories:

  • Short Film
  • High School Short Film

NOTE: normally, there are five categories (Short, Full-length Feature, Documentary, Music Video, and High School Short), but in 2021 we will only be doing Short Films. In 2022, we will return to our normal five competition categories.

The deadline for ALL film competition entries is Friday, October 1, 2021. The Festival will be held on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at the historic Fredonia Hotel in downtown Nacogdoches, the "Oldest Town in Texas."

Winners will be notified on or about Monday, October 11, 2021.

While other film festivals cater to established filmmakers, our focus is to help nurture the NEXT GENERATION OF TEXAS FILMMAKERS

Although the Nacogdoches Film Festival focuses primarily on films and filmmakers with a tie to the state of Texas, past winners in our various competitions have come from throughout the United States and Europe.

All entries must be submitted through Film Freeway.

Dates & Deadlines

  • Opening Date — June 11, 2021
  • Regular Deadline — October 1, 2021
  • Notification Date — October 11, 2021
  • Festival Date — October 23, 2021

Competition details are available here:

Submit entry to NacFilmFest
2020 NacFilmFest - Competitions

Producer John Matthews, whose film, LORE, was chosen as best independent feature film at the 2018 NacFilmFest (with Dr. Buddy Himes, Dean of College of Fine Arts.

Submit entry to NacFilmFest

Director Jacob Sizemore receives Best Short Film award for THE PORCELAINS from juror Christopher North at 2019 NacFilmFest.

Competition Index

Director Grant Moore, whose film, PICKLE, was chosen as best short film at the 2018 NacFilmFest.