2020 NacFilmFest - Short FIlms Showing

Short Films Showing at NacFilmFest


A number of short films will be submitted in this year's Short Film Competition by filmmakers from throughout the United States.


The best of these films, as determined by our judges and juror, will be shown on both Friday, Feb. 21 (from 1-3pm) and Saturday, Feb. 22 (from 12-2pm) at the Cole Art Center in downtown Nacogdoches, a short three-minute walk from the Fredonia Hotel.


Listed below are the short films selected by our jurors to be shown to the public during the 2020 Nacogdoches Film Festival:


  • WINNER You're the Puppet — directed by Michael Charron; SYNOPSIS: Laramie and Leonard are the hottest comedy duo in the local scene. Tired of Leonard getting all the credit, Laramie considers branching out on his own.
  • Age of Bryce — directed by Brian Elliott of Waco, Texas; SYNOPSIS: Smothered by an adoring, over-protective mom, 12-year-old Bryce Yancy Paul (Bip) is pushed to the brink of pubescent revolution.
  • Don't Die — directed by Cody Lovorn of San Antonio, Texas; SYNOPSIS: After deciding to turn in for the night, Cody can't figure out if there is someone else in his house or if his mind is playing tricks on him.
  • Lillian— directed by Molly Vernon of League City, Texas; SYNOPSIS: A teenager cares for her younger sibling and local orphans in the face of danger after her Grandmother is killed surrendering to the Mexican Army toward the end of the Texas Revolution.
  • Matroesjkapop — directed by Traci Lavois Thiebaud of Houston, Texas; SYNOPSIS: A three-part musical film created for the theatrical pop group, Merel & Tony, the film explores the progression of self as one moves through the landscape of time.
  • Silent Partner— directed by Issa Currie of McKinney, Texas; SYNOPSIS: Hank's Family is missing and he's not talking. Two detectives are hot on the case but have nothing to go with. Can they solve the case before it goes cold?
  • Tunkapasula — directed by Jack Saxon of Hewitt, Texas; SYNOPSIS: Three friends are stranded on a road trip and discover untold secrets about one another.
  • Ultraviolence — directed by Holland Malone of Nacogdoches, Texas; SYNOPSIS: On a not-so-quiet Friday night, Kelly Kimberly's life is turned upside down by the arrival of an unfamiliarly familiar face.