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 11:15am at  Stephen F. Austin State University's Cole Art Center in downtown Nacogdoches.

The following is a list (in alphabetical order) of the best of those films that were selected by our judges for showing at the 2018 Nacogdoches Film Festival.


  • Confession — directed by Karen Morey, Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Natick, Massachusetts — SYNOPSIS: Dark Comedy


  • Eternalness — directed by Karen Morey & Alyssa Lara, Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Natick, Massachusetts — SYNOPSIS: A teenage girl learns how to cope with the grief of her boyfriend's death.


  • Fixed — directed by Kassandra Carr, Sharyland ISD, Pioneer High School, Mission, Texas — SYNOPSIS: Animation. Heartbreak is a cycle.


  • Nightmare — directed by Yeongji Kim, Sharyland ISD, Pioneer High School, Mission, Texas — SYNOPSIS: A glimpse into an animated nightmare.


  • Nightmare on Broadway — directed by Ariana Silva, Sharyland ISD, Pioneer High School, Mission, Texas — SYNOPSIS: A look inside a Haunted House.


  • Our Bucket List — directed by Kassandra Carr and Dustin McKinney, Sharyland ISD, Pioneer High School, Mission, Texas — SYNOPSIS: Depression can hide in a world of happiness.


  • Pleonexia — directed by Blane Agnew, Center High School, Center, Texas — SYNOPSIS: There was a pandemic in 1918 that almost demolished the world's population until they found a vaccine for it. The vaccine seemed to be the cure until 100 years later when the pandemic hit Americans again.


  • Roulette — directed by Anna Batson & Chris Greening, College Station High School, College Station, Texas — SYNOPSIS: A man struggles to differentiate reality and fantasy in the wake of his girlfriend cheating on him.


  • Schizophrenia — directed by Kassandra Carr, Sharyland ISD, Pioneer High School, Mission, Texas — SYNOPSIS: A murderer who listens to the evil voices in his head faces a conundrum when he falls in love with one of his potential victims.


  • The Setback — directed by Chris Greening, College Station High School, College Station, Texas — SYNOPSIS: A teenage boy in a post-apocalyptic era has to release a girl from the trunk of a car before the man who put her there comes back.


  • Split Decision — directed by Kyle Holava & Shayne Holava, Langham Creek High School, Cypress Fairbanks ISD, Houston, Texas — SYNOPSIS: When a teenage boy can't decide what to do for his date he's having later that night, some figments of his imagination appear to help him figure out the perfect date idea. Things take a turn for the worse when none of them can agree on a single idea, which leads to him learning to have confidence in himself, and his own decisions.


  • The Still — directed by Julian Perez & Leonardo Garza, Sharyland ISD, Pioneer High School, Mission, Texas — SYNOPSIS: Animation.  Since 1972 no man has stepped foot on the moon ... here's why.

High School Short Films Being Shown at NacFilmFest