Short film entries should be a narrative, animation or documentary film that has a maximum running time of twenty minutes. (Non-English films featuring dialogue must include subtitles.) The Nacogdoches Film Festival has a policy of not waiving entry fees.

This is the sixth year for the Short Film Competition.

Submission Fees (for Short Film Competition)

Fee Schedule for Short Films
Deadline: Fee:
Early-bird $20 USD
Regular $25 USD
Late $30 USD

Dates & Deadlines

  • July 1, 2016Opening Date
  • October 31, 2016Early-bird Deadline
  • January 1, 2017Regular Deadline
  • January 22, 2017Late Deadline
  • February 12, 2017Notification Date
  • February 24–26, 2017Film Festival Dates

Rules & Terms

If your film is ACCEPTED, send a DVD of your film to:

Nacogdoches Film Festival
P.O. Box 635132
Nacogdoches, Texas 75963

Please include your DVD, name of the person submitting the short film, current mailing address and a phone number.

Awards & Prizes

  • 1st Place—$300
  • 2nd Place—$200
  • 3rd Place—$100

Submit an Entry

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