The 8th annual Nacogdoches Film Festival (CELEBRATING THE NEXT GENERATION OF TEXAS FILMMAKERS) is now open for submission of entries into our four competition categories:

  • Short Film
  • Feature Film
  • High School Short Film
  • Music Videos (our newest competition category)


The Deadline for all entries is January 1, 2019 and the Festival will be held on February 21-23, 2019 at the historic Fredonia Hotel in downtown Nacogdoches, the "Oldest Town in Texas." Winners will be notified on or about February 1, 2019.

While other film festivals cater to established filmmakers, our focus is to help nurture the NEXT GENERATION OF TEXAS FILMMAKERS. We strive to celebrate films with a Texas connection (filmmaker, location, or subject matter) and feature customized film industry panels, as well as our competitions.


While 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.


Beginning this year, we have added a fourth category for Music Videos.


All entries must be submitted through Film Freeway.


Dates & Deadlines

  • Opening Date — August 1, 2018
  • Early-bird Deadline — October 1, 2018
  • Regular Deadline — January 1, 2019
  • Notification Date — February 1, 2019
  • Festival Dates — February 21-23, 2019


Competition details are available here:



2018 Nacogdoches Film Festival Competitions

Competitions