Hi, I’m Bill King with the Nacogdoches Art Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the filmmaking arts in Texas. I’m often asked about why we decided six years ago to launch the annual Nacogdoches Texas Film Festival.

Well, the answer is pretty simple—to help develop and nurture the future of film making.

Nacogdoches is home to Stephen F. Austin State University and its Film Program, which brings together students from throughout the College of Fine Arts.

The program produces talented individuals who have gone on to build successful careers, both in front of, and behind, the cameras, including screenwriters, directors, producers, actors, cinematographers and composers.

So, if you’re an aspiring film maker, a film lover—or simply someone who wants to help young film makers launch their careers, we invite you to join us in Nacogdoches, Texas this coming February, the 24th through the 26th.

I hope to see you in Nacogdoches.

—Bill King, Nacogdoches Art Alliance