This category is open to currently-enrolled (the 2017-18 academic year) Texas High School students only.


Short Film entries should be a narrative, animation or documentary film that has a maximum running time of twenty minutes. (Non-English films featuring dialogue must include subtitles.) The Nacogdoches Film Festival has a policy of not waiving entry fees.

This is the second year for the High School Short Film Competition.

Fee Schedule for High School Short Films:

  • Early-bird — $10 USD
  • Regular — $10 USD


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


Rules & Terms
If your film is ACCEPTED, send a DVD of your film to:
Nacogdoches Film Festival
P.O. Box 635132, Nacogdoches, Texas 75963
NOTE: Please include your DVD, name of the person submitting the short film, current mailing address and a phone number.

Awards & Prizes
The winner of the HIGH SCHOOL SHORT FILM competition will receive a plaque. There are no cash prizes in the high school competition category.

How to Submit an Entry
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