This is a new program we are launching this year in an effort to reach young kids in their mid-teens to help nurture and encourage their dreams of making films. Our goal is to provide high school filmmakers with an additional avenue to showcase their talents.

Beginning with the 2017 Nacogdoches Film Festival, which will be held February 24-26, 2017, we are offering a new competition category for high school students only.

The top ten high school short films, as determined by our judges, will be shown during the 2017 Nacogdoches Film Festival on Saturday afternoon.

First, 2nd and 3rd Place awards will be handed out in a formal ceremony, with the remaining seven selected high school films receiving certificates of Honorable Mention.

An important part of our mission is to help develop and nurture the future of film making in all media platforms. Providing learning opportunities for young and budding filmmakers is at the core of who were are and what we do.