At Skyline Indie Film Fest we bring to the Shenandoah Valley the absolute best in independent, undistributed films from around the world. To us, indie means off the beaten path. It means doing something because you love it. Daring to be different, to learn and grow. It means overcoming obstacles that could be swept aside if you only had a few more dollars in your bank account. By getting your message across through the use of resourcefulness and adaptability. It means taking initiative, being responsible, and getting in the face of and not backing down from obstacles, naysayers, and detractors. The indie spirit is alive and well and here, we support, embrace, and celebrate it.
Will you help us… Foster the Indie Spirit!

Awards & Prizes

Trophies for Festival Winner, Best Doc, Best Feature, Best Short, Fan Favorite, Director's Choice and more! Prizes based on sponsor's participation.

Rules & Terms

1. Submissions shall be submitted via FilmFreeway
2. Completed films only will be screened.
3. Submissions must be received by May 31, 2018
3a. Please fill out submission form completely.
3b. Submissions will not be reviewed without payment.
3c. There are no fee waivers.*
3ci. Student filmmakers 18 and under may submit for free. Please use the contact form to request student waiver code.
4. Please include a link to the film trailer and electronic press kit.
5. Payment does not guarantee entry into the competition, only that it will be viewed by the programming department and considered for competitive judging.
6. There shall be no refunds. Efforts will be made to contact you if a problem arises but your entry fee shall not be refunded.
7. Filmmakers may submit more than one film; a separate submission form and payment will be required for each film.
8. Festival not responsible for lost, damaged, stolen, or late submissions, marketing materials, etc.
9. Preview copies submitted on physical media shall not be returned.
10. Exhibition copies of submissions shall be in a digital file format intended for laptop playback; MOV, MP4. Physical discs and drives will not be returned without a self addressed stamped envelope. No exceptions.
11. Entrants shall retain full rights to their submissions.

Once all films have been reviewed by our screening panel official selections will be determined and forwarded to our judges. If your film becomes an official selection of Skyline Indie Film Fest 2018 you will be notified via email no later than July 1, 2018.

By submitting to Skyline Indie Film Fest you grant the festival permission to display the film's trailer, stills and information from the required press kit/EPK on the festival website, social media outlets, and in other marketing and promotional actions.

11 Reviews

Overall Rating
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    john fortson

    Skyline IFF is run by passionate programmers who had great communication and quality screenings. So great to have screened here.

    September 2017
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    Chris Bieszk

    I sadly was not able to attend, but my experience with the festival has been great.

    September 2017
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    Ludvig Gür

    An excellent film festival. Thank you Skyline! I could not attend but the communication was great.

    June 2017
    Indiecast block
    Response from festival:

    Thanks Ludvig! Can't wait to see this year's submission!

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    Anil Dhokai

    This is definitely one of my favorite film festivals. The people who run it are great and very professional. It's festivals like this that remind me why I make short films.

    April 2017
    Indiecast block
    Response from festival:

    Thanks Anil! We love having you at Skyline!

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    Nick Kovacic

    I had the great pleasure of presenting a feature length film at the second annual Skyline Indie Film Fest in 2014. Overall the experience was great the organizers were truly dedicated to making a quality run film festival celebrating the films and filmmakers. The quality of the venues and most importantly the quality of A/V was fantastic for a festival in their 2nd year.

    April 2017
    Indiecast block
    Response from festival:

    Thanks Nick! We're working to get those extra stars for our guest filmmakers!