Our INAUGURAL Film Festival in the beautiful White Mountains of Arizona. Yes , Arizona is NOT all desert. Our Board of Honorary Chairs are: Prince Mario-Max Schaumburg Lippe, Roger Goff, Katharine Kramer, Matthew Earl Jones and Kalpana Pandit. All selected films will be shown in 4 of the 8 plex big screen state of the art WME theatre all in one building. All accepted films must be in DCP formats. FANTASTIC industry workshops free to registered film makers - Music for film, Entertainment law, Filming on a budget , screen writer pitch, Studio and equipment presentations, Arizona Film Commission presentation. Check www.showlowfilmfestival.com for details. We also added a category for music/songwriters. Prestigious awards as well as cash prizes & more. Accepted film makers will be treated to VIP parties with food and drink as well as a swag bag. To be eligible, Projects must be finished after January 1st, 2016. First Night orientation and Mixer will include the showing of all accepted trailers - Accepted film must have a representative at the festival properly registered at check in on Thursday in order to be eligible for any awards!
Additional free meals to be announced later, as well as some other wonderful perks we are still working on. A Classy awards dinner at the local casino ballroom. All workshops are held before any screening begins. All screenings are in the afternoon to assure good attendance. More to be announced as we get the sponsors confirmed! Discounted lodging links will be available via www.showlowfilmfestival.com. This festival has the support of the Arizona Film Commission, The local chambers and cities.
Added feature is a "Songs for Movies" category
The Owner and Producer of the festival , Martina Webster has done festivals in California , was a producer on Justin Haywards (Moody Blues) Music video "The Wind of Heaven", also is a producer on the Feature film "The Wind of Heaven"currently in pre-production , and Turnover filming August 2018. Her and husband Daren own property in Lakeside Arizona. They partnered up with long time friend Stephany Borders and daughter Dalea Faulkner as well as the local theater, the cities and Chambers to bring this festival to the White Mountains of Arizona. Check our site often to see updates
Winners will receive a prestigious custom award, some will receive other industry sponsored prizes, such as a run in the movie theater, products or cash. Categories might be added, deleted or combined according to entries and selections. Check often as we are adding prizes to each category.
Final Awards after All submissions:
Best of Festival - $500.00 - DarMar Production Award
Producer's Choice - Martina Webster Award
Producer's Choice - Stephany Border Award
Producer's Choice - Dalea Faulkner Award
Best Feature US & International - $200 - The Advantage Realty Award
Best Featurette US & International - $100 - The Green Tree Inn Award
Best Short - $150 The Advantage Realty Award
Best Documentary - $50 - The Green Tree Inn Award
Best Student Film - The Daen Faulkner Award
Best Score - The Jerry Croney Award
Best Production Design
Best Music Video
Best Foley/Sound Effects
Best Song for movies - not in a film yet
Best Director Feature
Best Director Featurette
Best Director Short
Best Cinematography -Feature/Featurette/Documentary
Best Cinematography Short
Excellence in Producing (2)
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Movie Poster ( Special Entry required)
Eligibility: Must be works in English, International entries must have English subtitles. Only works completed after January 1, 2016 will be accepted. We only take digital online submissions via FilmFreeway. FilmFreeway accepts all major video formats in full quality HD. All submitted works will be judged by the Selection committee and festival producers. We reserve the right to determine the eligibility of any project or to combine, delete or add categories. Works will be categorized at the sole discretion of the Festival Committee. Filmmaker irrevocably grants Festival the right to use, for promotional purposes, an excerpt from the Film if it is selected for screening at the Festival. All official selections into the film festival must submit in DCP format. We will announce some Semi-finalists between July 15th and 25th These are films that have enough points already to be selected in the pre-judging round and so you have more time to plan your trip. All final selected entrants will be informed of their status on or around August 15th ( Laurels for final selections). Accepted film must have a representative at the festival properly registered at check in on Thursday in order to be eligible for any awards. ALL SELECTED FILMS MUST SUBMIT THEIR PROJECTS IN DCP FORMATS- they are all shown on big screens in a theater!!!!!!
Feature: 60 to 150 minutes
Featurette: 20 to 59 Minutes
Short: Less than 20 minutes
Student: 18 & under - Short, Featurette, Documentary or Feature
Series: Tv or Web Multiple Episodes may be submitted, as long as collective is 25 minutes or less
International: Must have english subtitles if not in english. All films must be produced overseas.
Suspense/Horror/Scifi: Suspenseful storyline, SciFior Horror - if entered here it may not compete in the other film categories
Best of Festival - can come from any of the above categories
Best of Arizona feature must be filmed and produced in Arizona.
Music video: between 2 and 5 minutes, must be original work for artist, not a cover of a song.
Judging committee has the right to change the category of an entry, if it is in the best interest of the film maker. All entries must be paid for in order to be judged or accepted. All decisions are final - no Refunds
Submitter and affiliates if accepted into the festival, are responsible for the transport costs and housing. Show Low Film Festival and it’s directors and staff cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage. By submitting to the Show Low Film Festival you warrant, as sole and exclusive owner/s of all legal right and title that you have absolute authority to submit to the Show Low Film Festival. You indemnify and hold the Show Low Film Festivals and all it’s affiliates harmless, including WME theatres, event locations, all judges, sponsors and staff against all claims,losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses including legal fees, based on films/videos submitted to the Show Low Film Festival. You hereby grant the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes Judging will keep content, form technical aspects and sound in mind. By digitally signing the entry form, each participant accepts, without reservation, the terms of the regulations as stated in this document.