The following is the schedule of events for the 2018 Nacogdoches Film Festival as of today. Please note that the appearance of certain industry guests is subject to change should unforeseen circumstances dictate.


All events will be held at the Fredonia Hotel & Conference Center, unless indicated otherwise.


Following the showing of each film, there will be a short question and answer period feature an individual who participated in the making of that particular film.


NOTE: We are still finalizing the details for the PANEL SESSIONS and will be posting them in the next week or two.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

  • FILM Lore — Winner of 2018 Feature Film Competition, written and directed by Brock Manwill & Christian Larsen (Fredonia Hotel/Banita Room) — 6:00 p.m.
  • FILM Sins of the Fathers — the 2016 SFA summer feature film, written and directed by Ethan Cartwright — (Fredonia Hotel/Banita Room) — 8:00 p.m.


Friday, February 23, 2018

  • SHORT FILMS —Short Film showings — the very best of the submissions in the 2018 Short Film Competition (Cole Art Center) — 12:00 p.m.

  • PANELS Industry Panel Sessions — (Fredonia Hotel/Rusk Room) — 2:00 p.m.

  • VIP RECEPTION (VIP All-Access Pass required) — (Nacogdoches Convention & Visitor's Bureau) — 5:00 p.m.

  • FILM One Month Out, a brand new movie not yet out for distribution, it was produced & directed by John Schneider and stars Ruth Buzzi, both of whom will be in attendance — 7:00 p.m. (Fredonia Hotel/Banita Room)
  • FILM Cut Shoot Kill, a newly released (Aug 2017) horror film directed by Michael Walker, with music by Texas native Christopher North, who will be in attendance — 9:00 p.m. (Fredonia Hotel/Banita Room)
  • Informal After Party (cash bar) — 11:00 p.m. (Fredonia Hotel/Nine Flags Bar)


Saturday, February 24, 2018

  • HIGH SCHOOL SHORTSHigh School Short Film showings — the very best of the submissions in the 2018 High School Short Film Competition — 10:15 a.m. (Cole Art Center)
  • Tour of SFA Film Program facilities — 12:00 p.m. (SFASU Film House)
  • SHORT FILMSShort Film showings — the very best of the submissions in the 2018 Short Film Competition — 12:00 p.m. (Cole Art Center)
  • PANELS Industry Panel Sessions — 2:00 p.m. (Fredonia Hotel/Rusk Room)
  • Arscott Interview Series (informal interview of award winning director Steve Rash, in a format similar to James Lipton's iconic "Inside the Actor's Studio"). Longtime Hollywood actor, SFA graduate and current SFA faculty member Brad Maule will conduct the interview — 4:00 p.m. (Fredonia Hotel/Banita Room)
  • FILM The Buddy Holly Story, the first feature length film directed by Dallas native Steve Rash during his long and successful Hollywood career, which earned three Academy Award nominations — 7:00 p.m. (Fredonia Hotel/Banita Room)
  • Informal After Party (cash bar) — 9:15 p.m. (Fredonia Hotel/Nine Flags Bar)
Schedule of Events for 2018 Nacogdoches Film Festival

Schedule of Events