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 SHORT FILM and MUSIC VIDEO competitions will be "jurored" by composer and musician CHRISTOPHER NORTH, whose work on the recent film, Two Trains Runnin', was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2018.
The Nacogdoches Film Festival has a firm policy of NOT waiving entry fees. All entries MUST be submitted through FilmFreeway.
This is the eighth year for the Short Film Competition.
Fee Schedule for Short Films
Dates & Deadlines
Rules & Terms
The Nacogdoches Film Festival will be considering entries in the categories of short film, independent feature length, music video, and high school short film submissions.
The Nacogdoches Film Festival is an IRS-approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose revenues go toward scholarships for film students at Stephen F. Austin State University. We have a firm policy of NOT WAIVING entry fees.
All entries must be submitted through FilmFreeway.
Awards & Prizes
The winner of the SHORT FILM competition will receive a cash prize of $300 and a commemorative plaque, in addition to having your film shown at the 2019 Nacogdoches Film Festival.
How to Submit an Entry
The Nacogdoches Film Festival proudly accepts entries via FilmFreeway.com, the world's best online submission platform. FilmFreeway offers free HD online screeners, unlimited video storage, digital press kits, and more.