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! NO FREE WAIVERS
All Projects must be finished after January 1st, 2018. Older projects will not be accepted.

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 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. Our festival supplies lots of free food and parties. Up to 2 free film makers passes ($200 plus Value) to each accepted entry that is present. 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 into round 2, only films that receive at least one judges nomination advance on. 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 invited Press and distributors. 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, 2018. We only accept films that receive at least one nomination from the selection committee. 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!

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 on Saturday & Sunday to assure good attendance - Workshops are on Friday. 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 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 "The Wind of Heaven", currently in pre-production , Hashtag Blessed the Movie and Her and her husband Daren live 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.

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 August 16th.
Updated list of awards and prizes is on -subject to change
Additional Awards may be given.

Best of Festival - TOP 5 each Receiving $200 CASH and award, and certificates for each department sponsored by DarMar Production LLC

Top 5
Best of Festival Producer
Best of Festival Director
Best of Festival Documentary
Best of Festival Short
Best of Festival Featurette/Feature

Best of Festival from Arizona
Best of Festival - Script
Best of Festival - Ensemble
Best of Festival Supporting Acting
Best of Festival Acting

Producer's Choice -The Martina Webster Award
Producer's Choice - The Stephany Border Award
Producer's Choice - The Dalea Faulkner Award

Audience Choice - voted by festival guests

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
Best Documentary Featurette/Feature
Best Featurette/Feature
Best Mockumentary/Comedy
Best Web Series/TV Pilot
Best Suspense (Short-Featurette-Feature)
Best Horror - (Short-Featurette-Feature)
Best Sci-Fi (Short-Featurette-Feature)
Best Sound - The Jerry Croney Award
Best Production Design
Best Hair/Makeup
Best Wardrobe
Best Ensemble
Best Song
Best Director Documentary
Best Director Feature/Featurette
Best Director Short
Best Cinematography (2)
Excellence in Producing (2)
Best Credits
Best Make up
Best Wardrobe
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. 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, 2018 will be accepted. 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.

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
  • Scott Simerly

    I can't say enough good things about this festival! We really enjoyed our film ‘Alien Guy Tim’ being selected to Show Low. Martina and the team empower the filmmakers whether it be through the workshops, press opportunities, high quality screenings, or networking mixers. Winning Audience Choice Award was icing on the cake. Thank you for a great festival experience!

    November 2019
    Response from festival:

    So glad you enjoyed the festival , Congratulations again!

  • We had a great time attending the Show Low Film Festival in 2019 to screen our featurette "Service Road!" It's a filmmaker-friendly event with lots of opportunities for doing local press and networking. The parties were quite fun and we were happy with the quality of our projection in terms of visual/audio. Definitely recommend this festival!

    October 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you kindly for the praises

  • This is a fantastic festival! As soon as you find out that your film is selected, the communication is great and the festival directors are very clear about the rules for screening. When you arrive in Show Low, you are treated like a VIP, you pick up an amazing swag bag and start scheduling interviews for yourself and your film. Most films screen twice, so there is a lot of interaction with audience members and fellow attendees. I highly recommend submitting to this festival, the directors really care about the filmmakers and the films they screen!

    October 2019
    Response from festival:

    We do care and were so happy that you returned with yet another great project. Thank you so much

  • Mark Owen

    Absolutely amazing festival with workshops, plenty of people to network with a such a welcoming atmosphere, especially to Michelle and I, one of the few Brits abroad, with our film! The awards are a bonus, but the hospitality is amazing. The films themselves were great quality and absolutely brilliant to see them all in proper cinemas on the big screen! Martina and Dalea and all the staff work so hard and it really shows! A real gem of a festival in the making!

    October 2019
    Response from festival:

    Truly appreciate the compliment. It was such a pleasure having you

  • Tymaine Clay

    Great place. Great people. They will make you feel like part of the family.

    October 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you - you are family, hope to see you back with another project in the future