The Nacogdoches Art Alliance (NAA) is pleased to announce that the sixth annual Nacogdoches Film Festival will be held this coming February 24-26, 2017. This year’s theme is Exploring the Frontiers of the Imagination.
Headlining this year’s Festival will be two-time Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and director Al Reinert, whose documentary film, For All Mankind, won the Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for documentary films, in addition to being nominated for an Academy Award. That film led director Ron Howard to hire him several years later to write the screenplay for his blockbuster film, Apollo 13, for which Reinert earned a second Oscar nomination.
This year, the Festival will kick off with the VIP reception on Friday at the Charles Bright Visitor Center in downtown Nacogdoches. The Friday evening films will be shown at the Lamp-Lite playhouse, home of live theater performances for nearly forty years. Saturday and Sunday's events will be held on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University.
An important element of the Nacogdoches Film Festival experience is the Q&A period following the showing of each film, where attendees are able to ask questions of industry professionals who actually took part in the making of that particular film.
Check our lineup for event schedules and details.