Shadow Film Festival is an international film festival held once a year. We aim to show a variety of short and feature-length films at our festival on the 20th-29th May 2022.

Our programme will be focused on drama films.

Why was Shadow Film Festival set up? Asher Lines wanted to create a platform for great drama films to be shown to the public. While a lot of film festivals require expensive submission fees, Shadow Film Festival does not. It is hoped that filmmakers who get into the film festival get their film watched by industry professionals able to help them progress in their career.

The festival accepts entries from all countries and all topics. It is important for a film festival to show new viewpoints and different cultures to the audience because it helps them have a new understanding of how life should be lived. That is the essence of film.

It is hoped that the audience of the film festival will be inspired by what has been expressed in the films.

Short Film Prizes:
Best Short Film
Best Director
Best Screenwriter
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Editor
Best Cinematography
Best Sound

Feature Film Prizes:
Best Feature Film
Best Director
Best Screenwriter
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Editor
Best Cinematography
Best Sound

We will be awarding downloadable laurels for the winners of each prize for this year.

Short films must be less than 40 minutes in length.
Feature films must be at least 40 minutes in length
Films can be from anywhere in the world.
The festival has the rights to use a trailer, stills and a poster from the films for promotional purposes.
Films are allowed to be available online elsewhere while they are being shown at the festival.

Overall Rating
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Hospitality
Networking
  • Paul Bird

    It was great to be a part of it!

    December 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Paul!

  • Thank you for having us as part of your festival with our film Level 71. Very communicative and supportive, the festival is committed to the filmmakers. Hope to be part again with another film.

    November 2021
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    Response from festival:

    We'd love to have you back again!

  • Stephen Mills

    Shadow is a festival that derives its vision from the filmmakers who established it. They are a new seed in the ground but they will flourish. They love cinema, they honor the work, they communicate immediately. Their commitment and care are evident at every turn. They connect you to them. They bring you into the Shadow (and their graphics are amazing!) Stephen Keep Mills, writer/director Love is not Love

    November 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks for your lovely review!

  • Super grate!
    So much fun doing the Q&A. Gave me a loot.

    November 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Was great being able to hear your perspective in the festival's Q&A!