The Nacogdoches Art Alliance (NAA) is pleased to announce the sixth annual Nacogdoches Film Festival will be held this coming February 24-26, 2017.

Headlining the Festival will be two-time Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and director Al Reinert. Reinhart’s, “For All Mankind,” won the 1989 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for documentary films and was also 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 expand to three days, kicking off with a VIP party on Friday at the Charles Bright Visitor Center in historic downtown Nacogdoches.  Friday evening films will be shown at Lamp-Lite Playhouse with Saturday’s events being hosted on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University. Sunday’s events will be held at the Cole Art Center (formerly the Old Opera House) in downtown Nacogdoches.

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.

Festival organizers will be finalizing the lineup of movies and industry guests over the next couple of months, so be sure to visit www.NacogdochesFilmFestival.org and follow the film festival on Facebook for more details about the 2017 Nacogdoches Film Festival.

Contact the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau for travel accommodations at 888-564-7351.

The Nacogdoches Film Festival (Nacogdoches Art Alliance) is an IRS-approved 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose goal is to raise scholarship money for film students attending Stephen F. Austin State University, as well as to provide financial support for the SFA Film program’s annual Summer Feature Film project, where SFA students experience firsthand the making of a full length feature film.