This great Film Festival is held in the beautiful White Mountains of Arizona. Yes , Arizona is NOT all desert - come be in the cool pines and fresh mountain air. All selected films are shown in 4 of the 8 big screens in a state of the art WME theatre all in one building. Our CASH awards are given on stage during awards. Enter early as we do not give free waivers - only 2018 participants will receive a discount code. Our festival supplies lots of free food and parties . we supply 2 free film makers passes to each accepted entry Check our review 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 truly care about your films. We already had a distributor at our first event and are looking forward to have more attend. All accepted films must be in DCP formats - if you are not willing to do so, please do not enter - there are plenty of online festivals- we are all about you being there and have lots of great workshops for you to attend and learn from industry experts. All accepted entries have to submit their DCP to , or pay for them to convert your other format. Please do so immdiately after being an official selection. Our FANTASTIC industry workshops are free to accepted film makers - example from 2018: Music for film, Entertainment law, Filming on a budget , screen writer pitch, Studio and equipment presentations, Arizona Film Commission presentation. 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, 2017. We only accept films that receive at least one nomination from the selection committee. Accepted film must have a representative at the festival properly registered during official registration days and time, present during the entire festival to do the Q & A for their film, in order to be eligible for any awards! Please keep this in mind - we do not make exceptions!

An optional classy awards dinner ($30 cost) is held prior to the free awards ceremony. All workshops are held before any screening begins. All screenings are in the afternoon to assure good attendance. Discounted lodging links will be available via This festival has the support of the Arizona Film Commission, The local chambers and cities.

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 Her and husband Daren own property in Lakeside Arizona. They partnered up with long time friend Stephany Borders and daughter Dalea Faulkner , both experts in their own fields for event planning and media. 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 for any changes in categories, prizes and awards along the way

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
Audience Choice - voted by festival guests
Best Feature US & International - $100
Best Featurette US & International - $100
Best Short US & International $100
Best Documentary - $100
Best Student Film - The Daen Faulkner Award
Best Suspense- US & International
Best Horror - US & International
Best Sci-Fi - US & International
Best Screenplay (Separate competition)
Best Sound - The Jerry Croney Award
Best Production Design
Best Ensemble
Best Music Video
Best Song - within your accepted project
Best Director Feature/Featurette
Best Director Short
Best Cinematography (2)
Excellence in Producing (2)
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Youth
Best Movie Poster ( Special Entry required)
#ShowLowFilmFestival Media Award (2)

Eligibility: Must be works in English, International entries must have English subtitles. Only works completed after January 1, 2017 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 then submit in DCP format (free) or be converted by at film makers cost in order to be shown at the state of the art theater. 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. 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 3 films per rep company. You may not ask another film to rep yours, unless they are in the official credits of that film.

Feature: 60 to 120 minutes plus credits (no more than 10 minutes)
Featurette: 25 to 59 Minutes
Short: Less than 25 minutes ( we split in half with two awards after all accepted entries )
Student: 18 & under - 2 to 90 minutes
International: Must have English subtitles if not in English. All films must be produced overseas.
Suspense/Horror/Scifi: Suspenseful storyline, SciFior Horror
Best of Festival - can come from any of the above categories
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 - Reminder - after you are selected - you must submit your film to Please check them out in advance. All film entries are judged by a panel of judges. Only those with judges nominations will be accepted into the festival and into round 2 judging. 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, Horros, Supense, 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. 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.

Overall Rating
  • Rakefet Abergel

    I had an amazing time at the inaugural Show Low Film Festival ! Jax in Love won Best Featurette and it came with $100 cash prize! We were well fed, well taken care of, the workshops were insightful and helpful and it was an incredibly good networking experience ! I know I made friends for a lifetime in a beautiful place. Plus the swag bag was awesome! I would definitely attend again. Thank you to Martina, Dalea, Stephany and all the staff and volunteers for going above and beyond to make us feel welcome.

    October 2018
  • rebekah smith

    The Show Low FF is by far, one of the most sincere and kind festivals I have ever attended.
    The minute we walked through the door we were greeted with gifts, a positive energy, enthusiasm for my clients films and a goal for everyone to have a good time and connect
    They certainly achieved this and we had SO much fun along with meeting lots of new lifelong friends and colleagues in the process :) Martina and Dalea are 2 wonderful producers who have created a loving environment for filmmakers

    October 2018
  • Cameron Mitchell

    Words can't describe how amazing of an experience this was. Martina Webster knows how to put on a festival. The workshops were informative, the films were great, and the communication was prompt - but what really set Show Low aside was the personal touch. Hands down this is the most I have ever felt welcomed at a film festival. The staff were all incredibly kind and warm to our team. We had a blast! I fully intend to return as often as I am able right up until the heat death of the universe.

    October 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for your kind words. We truly appreciate each and everyone of you. And we can't wait until next year

  • Kent Loomer

    What an event!!! It is hard to believe that this was the first year for this festival and I am excited to see it grow! We are honored to have been selected for the inaugural year and hope to be back again!

    The communication before the event was timely and thorough, the workshops were extremely informative, the venue was great, the hospitality off the charts...I can go on and on.

    Bottom line is that this festival will be at the top of my list for any and all projects I am associated with in the future and I recommend you do the same.

    Thanks Show Low Film Festival!!!

    October 2018
    Response from festival:

    We are humbled and honored with your kind review. More workshops in the works, and more of the ones we had. Hope to see you return. Hugs from all of us