A number of short films were submitted in this year's competition by filmmakers from throughout the United States. These films will be shown on both Friday (February 22) and Saturday (February 23) afternoon from 12:00pm to 1:30pm 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 selected by our judges for showing at the 2018 Nacogdoches Film Festival.


  • Far From the Tree — directed by Dave Thomas — SYNOPSIS: The story of a strained relationship between a mother and her teenage son as she struggles to come to terms with a past sexual assault and ultimately finds the courage to confront it.


  • Goodnight — directed by Mark Davidson — SYNOPSIS: Hal and Nan, married for what seems like forever, say 'goodnight' for the very last time.


  • Holt Collier — directed by James Mathews  — SYNOPSIS: Have you ever wondered how the famous child's toy, the teddy bear came to be? Let us take you on a 15 minute journey of discovery and uncover the birth of the Teddy Bear and also learn about the life of a man, a Mississippian, a legend in his own right, whose story begs to be told, Holt Collier.


  • Pickle — directed by Grant Moore — SYNOPSIS: After accidentally freezing the family dog to death, Oscar attempts to make good with his soon-to-be stepson by driving the family pet’s ashes across the country.  2018 WINNER!


  • Western Jubilee — directed by Donna Guthrie — SYNOPSIS: Western Jubilee is a documentary film about a private music venue and recording studio in Colorado Springs, CO devoted to traditional cowboy music. The film features avid collector Scott O'Malley, the owner of Western Jubilee, and Grammy-nominated cowboy singer Don Edwards. These two men share a friendship, an obsession, and a true love for all things cowboy.

Short Films Being Shown at NacFilmFest