Panel Sessions at 2018 Nacogdoches Film Festival

Panel in 2017 on acting for film and television. Seated, left to right, are Brad Maule (General Hospital), Jeff Pope (Hap and Leonard), Amber Benson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Herb Midgley, moderator.

Every year, the Nacogdoches Film Festival brings to town a wide assortment of talented individuals who make their living in the film industry.

As part of the Festival’s program, we offer a number of interesting panel discussions — three on Friday afternoon and two on Saturday afternoon — featuring knowledgeable industry professionals.

All panel sessions are free of charge and will be held in the Rusk Room at the Fredonia Hotel & Conference Center

Friday, February 22, 2019

  • 2pm — Music in Film — award-winning composer Christopher North will discuss his process of composing and scoring for film.
  • 3pm — Sound In FilmGopal Bidari will go over how to get the best sound for your film, both on the set and in post-production.

  • 4pm — Using a Drone for Filming — SFA faculty members Dr. Buddy Himes, Christopher Talbot, Michael Tubbs, and Dr. David Kulhavy, experienced drone operators, will go over how to use a drone to get that perfect shot for your film.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

  • 2pm — Entertainment Law Larry Waks and Dave Brichler will cover the law as it concerns to filmmaking. Come ask your legal questions about your film projects.
  • 3pm — Making an Independent Film in Texas — independent filmmaker David Blue Garcia, who directed the award-winning film, TEJANO, will talk about the process of completing an independent film in Texas.

Panel in 2017 on making a documentary film. Seated, left to right, are Levie Isaacks  A.S.C., Al Reinert, James McMahan, Carl Crum and Herb Midgley, moderator.

Panel session on screenwriting at 2017 Festival. Seated, left to right, are Al Reinert, Keith Lansdale, Joe Lansdale, and Amber Benson.

Panel Sessions