Every year, the Nacogdoches Film Festival brings to town a number of talented individuals who make their living in the film industry. As part of the festival’s program, we offer several interesting panel discussions—on Friday and Saturday—featuring knowledgeable industry professionals. These panel discussions are free of charge.

Download the Film Panels Schedule (.PDF)

Friday, February 24

  • So You Want To Be An Actor In The Movies?

    1 p.m.SFA Student Center, 2nd Floor, across from Theater
    Learn about the acting profession from actors who are currently working in film and television.  Come and ask your questions about the acting profession. 
    Panelists:
  • Composing Music for Film

    2 p.m.SFA Student Center, 2nd Floor, across from Theater
    Learn about composing music for film and how filmmakers work with composers on their projects. 
    Panelists:
  • Shooting a film in East Texas

    3 p.m.SFA Student Center, 2nd Floor, across from Theater
    Making a feature film has many different stages, come and learn about the process of how to make a film in East Texas from the creation of an idea to the finish product with directors that have completed feature films shot in East Texas.
    Panelists:
    • Ethan Cartwright
    • Trey Cartwright
    • Justin Herring
    • John Hughes
    • Herbert Midgley
    • Peyton Paulette

Saturday, February 25

  • Acting for Film and Television

    11 a.m.SFA Student Center, 2nd Floor, across from Theater
    Learn how actors work in film and television to create amazing performances.
  • Making a Documentary Film

    12 p.m.SFA Student Center, 2nd Floor, across from Theater
    Learn about the film process that documentarians engage in to complete a documentary.
    Panelists:
  • Screenwriting and Writing for Filmmakers

    1 p.m.SFA Student Center, 2nd Floor, across from Theater
    Learn about writing for film with this great panel of screenwriters.
    Panelists:
  • Law for Independent Filmmakers

    2 p.m.SFA Student Center, 2nd Floor, across from Theater
    Learn about the important law issues with filmmaking with an entertainment lawyer.  Come and ask your legal questions about the film industry.
    Panelists:
  • Crewing a Film

    3 p.m.SFA Student Center, 2nd Floor, across from Theater
    Learn about various jobs that film crews work on during a film project.