A number of short films were submitted in this year's competition by high school film students from throughout the state of Texas. These films will be shown on Saturday (February 23) morning from 10:15am to 11:45am at Stephen F. Austin State University's Cole Art Center in downtown Nacogdoches.
The following is a list (in alphabetical order) of the high school short films that will be shown to the public during the 2019 Nacogdoches Film Festival:
The Existential Crisis of Maxwell Anderson — The 2019 Nacogdoches Film Festival WINNER in the High School Short Film Category was directed by Ben Steinberg of Los Angeles, California. SYNOPSIS: A depressed teenager becomes addicted to laughing gas after having met a mysterious person who has given it to him.
Faded — Directed by Adam Ramirez of Center Texas. SYNOPSIS: Carter Agnew is a high school graduate whose life was great but went downhill fast.
Freedom Abridged — Directed by Nabeel Raza of Roanoke, Virginia. SYNOPSIS: An intern at a newspaper finds out what can go wrong when the interests of a multi-national corporation conflict with the interests of a free press.
Hearts of Kyber — Directed by Jordan Douglas of Greenville, Texas. SYNOPSIS: Jarik is a farm boy who lives alone. When a mysterious crystal lands on the planet Umina, Jarik is tested to keep it safe from Aodhan: a junk trader. Surprisingly, Jarik and his friend Ori will come to find out that there is a much darker plan in place. Join Jarik and Ori on an adventure to reclaim the crystal and protect Umina.
Hindsight — Directed by Oisin Reilly of Strabane, Northern Ireland. SYNOPSIS: Tony, a convict and drug addict, desperate for a new relationship with his daughter and former partner, must overcome his past temptations and prove that he's finally changed his ways.
Nuggets — Directed by Jordan Douglas of Greenville, Texas. SYNOPSIS: When Malcolm and Carlito are sent on an assignment to repair a satellite tracker they are surprised by what the tracker is for.
Wanderer — Directed by Reid Burton of Roanoke, Virginia. SYNOPSIS: A homeless youth struggles to reconnect with the gift he's been given.