Please understand BEFORE you enter that the films we show will be finalists and award winners - we require the film makers attendance the entire time of the festival including the Awards ceremony. We also require for you to submit your final film for the festival in DCP FORMAT ONLY via Simple DCP. If you are not prepared to do this, please do not enter! If you do, we would love to have you!

All Projects must be finished after January 1st, 2019. Older film projects will not be accepted - Scripts no older than 2017

Our International festival is held in the beautiful White Mountains of Arizona showing films from all over the world. Come be in the cool pines and fresh mountain air. All selected films are shown in 3-4 of the 8 big screens in the state of the art WME theatre - all in one building. Our CASH awards are given on stage during the ceremony. Enter early as we select our finalist as we get entries along the way. Our festival supplies lots of free food and parties. Up to 2 free film makers passes ($200 plus Value) to each accepted entry that has 2 attending- 1 if only one is attending . Check our reviews here as well as . We treat all film makers like a VIP and give out great Swag bags. All of us are a fun group with a great heart and a drive to help film makers further their career and we truly care about your films. Film Makers are informed after each deadline if their film made it. This way film makers can take care of travel arrangements as well as DCP conversion and upload early. If you do not get an early notification, don't worry, you are still in the running until all films have been judged. Final selections are informed after the announcement date. We invite Press and distributors to attend our festival. All accepted films must be in DCP format visa - if you are not willing to do so, please do not enter - there are plenty of online festivals that accept other formats. Our film fest is all about you being there to attend great workshops and learn from industry experts and to be mentored. Please submit to immediately after being an official selection. Our FANTASTIC industry workshops are free to accepted film makers - Entertainment Law, Pitch fest, Is my Movie sellable?, Producer panel, Lighting workshop, Media magic, Think Tanks and more. Check for details often as we will be adding them. Prestigious awards as well as cash prizes & more. To be eligible, Projects must be finished after January 1st, 2019. Accepted film must have an official representative at the festival, properly registered during official registration days and times, present during the entire festival to do the Q & A for their film, and attend the awards ceremony in order to be eligible for any awards and to screen! Please keep this in mind - we do not make exceptions!

Script winners may attend Sunday - the day of the pitch fest and awards only - however, we highly suggest that you consider coming the entire time to take advantage of the workshops. One special workshop for writers will be done on Sunday.

All workshops are held on Fridays (except writers). All screenings are on Saturday & Sunday to assure good attendance - Discounted lodging links will be available via These are hotels we personally vetted and refer and we do not receive a kick back! This festival has the support of the Arizona Film Commission and the local chambers and cities.

The Owner and Producer of the festival , Martina Webster owner of DarMar Production LLC, has done festivals in California, was a producer on Justin Haywards (Moody Blues) Music video "The Wind of Heaven", is a producer on the Feature film , Hashtag Blessed the Movie scheduled to release December 2021 and Her and her husband Daren live in the White Mountains. They partnered up with long time friend Stephany Borders also living in the White Mountains and daughter Dalea Faulkner , both experts in their own fields for event planning and media.

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 for any changes in categories, prizes and awards along the way. Cash awards are based on number of competitors within that category. Please check often as we are working on the categories after our final deadline . Updated list of awards and prizes is

Best of Festival high scoring - TOP 10 highest scoring each Receiving CASH and award, and certificates for each department sponsored by DarMar Production LLC

Best off Arizona
Producer's Choice - The Martina Webster Award
Producer's Choice - The Stephany Border Award
Producer's Choice - The Dalea Faulkner Award
Best Short under 10 Minutes
Best Short 10-15 -Minutes
Best Short 16 -25 Minutes
Best Screenplay (Separate competition)- for family/Drama, Horror & Sci Fi/Suspense
Best Documentary short
Best Documentary Featurette/Feature
Best Featurette/Feature
Best Mockumentary/Comedy
Best Suspense (Short-Featurette-Feature)
Best Sci-Fi
Best Horror - (Short-Featurette-Feature)
Best Sound - The Jerry Croney Award
Best Production Design
Best Hair/Makeup
Best Wardrobe
Best Ensemble
Best Score
Best Director Documentary
Best Director Feature/Featurette
Best Director Short
Best Cinematography
Excellence in Producing
Best Credits
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Youth
Best Movie Poster ( Special Entry required) $100 Cash
#ShowLowFilmFestival Media Award 1st Place receives free entry in next year, and a free 3 day accommodations, 2nd Place receives a free entry for next year

Eligibility: Please understand BEFORE you enter that the films we show will be selected finalists and award winners - we require the film makers attendance the entire time of the festival including the Awards ceremony. Scripts must attend at least all day Sunday. We also require for you to submit your film for the festival in DCP FORMAT ONLY via FilmFreeway. If you are not prepared to do this, please do not enter! If you do, we would love to have you! NO FREE WAIVERS. Must be works in English, International entries must have English subtitles. Only works completed after January 1, 2019 will be accepted. (exceptions are scripts) We only take digital online submissions via FilmFreeway. FilmFreeway accepts all major video formats in full quality HD for online FilmFreeway judging. After being selected all official selected films into the festival must then submit in DCP format to at film makers cost in order to be shown at the state of the art theater. If you already have a proper DCP, they will not charge you, only if it needs to be converted. 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 or changed 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. We only accept films with at least one nomination. Accepted film must have a representative at the festival properly registered during festival official registration times, be present during entire festival to do their own Q & A and awards ceremony in order to be eligible for any awards or Screening. Representative must be someone on your film that has knowledge of the film. Any other representative, such as a company that reps films, must be approved and accepted by the festival. No more than 5 films per rep company. A film maker may only rep 2 films. You may not ask another film to rep yours, unless they are in the official credits of that film. Custom forms must be filled out completely.

Feature: 60 to 120 minutes
Featurette: 26 to 59 Minutes
Short: 25 minutes or less
International: Must have English subtitles if not in English. All films must be produced overseas.

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 - Reminder - after you are selected - you must submit your film to Please check them out in advance. Judges overall average score and their personal selections for each award is taken in consideration. Best of Festival is not allowed to win in Short, Featurette , Feature, Horror, Suspense, SciFi or documentary, but could win Best Director, Actor etc. It is the highest honor of the festival.

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 for the festival. Judges 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.

Overall Rating
  • I enjoyed this festival so much in 2020 that I submitted my new films for 2021 and came back a second time! It's not just a festival, it feels more like being part of a family of filmmakers. In my opinion, any decent festival needs to have seminars, screenings on a full sized cinema screen, red carpets and parties, and this festival has all that. The organizers leave nothing to chance and do everything to keep the filmmakers happy. It is well organized and no details are left out. Some smaller festivals can be very commercial, they just want to get as many people as possible to pay for submissions, even sending you junk mail with discount codes, but this is the real deal. Highly recommended.

    October 2021
  • Joe Leone

    As expected, another wonderful festival experience! Thank you for the recognition of Feature Film Screenplay (COOP) was greatly appreciated. I look forward to submitting additional material in the future, and highly recommend the Show Low Film Festival to both filmmakers and screenwriters alike.

    October 2021
    Response from festival:

    We are grateful you came and thank you

  • Mel Orpen

    So grateful to the Show Low Film Festival for a wonderful covid safe festival experience. We had a wonderful time!

    November 2020
    Response from festival:

    We enjoyed having you

  • This was my first ever experience with a film festival and all I can say is WOW! The amount of care this team puts into making every filmmaker feel welcome and involved is incredible. I met so many amazing people that I am planning on working with in the future and it was overall an amazing weekend. I hope I can come back soon!

    November 2020
    Response from festival:

    truly grateful for your review

  • Tony Noyes

    The Show Low Film Festival is the best FF I have submitted and been to. Having to convert film format for the fest is a little more money, but overall worth it as the people involved truly care about the filmmakers and people involved....and it shows!

    November 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much - having a DCP is so worth it beyond seeing it on the big screen, you will need it anyhow when you sell your project!