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 July 1, 2017
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 2017 you will be notified via email no later than July 15, 2017.

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.

6 Reviews

Overall Rating
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    James Carroll

    It was a great honor to be part of this film festival and have my screenplay represented. The communication and professionalism were great.

    November 2016
    Indiecast block
    Response from festival:

    Thank you James!

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    Thomas Nudi

    A loving festival that truly loves and supports independent film across the board. There's no better way to put it than they make you feel like family, and show such an appreciation for the work you've done. Excellent selections as well! There wasn't a loser in the bunch. And that's very hard to find these days. Great people, great taste, great city, great time!

    October 2016
    Indiecast block
    Response from festival:

    Thanks Thomas!

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    Micah Troublefield

    I've gone to this festival every year that it's existed, and I plan on going for many years to come.

    October 2016
    Indiecast block
    Response from festival:

    Thanks for the support over the years Micah!

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    Scott Pittock

    Great festival! My script SANCTUARY won Best Screenplay and the festival was on top of communication and updates. And they really put forth an effort to promote your work. Looking forward to entering in coming years!

    October 2016
    Indiecast block
    Response from festival:

    We can't wait to see your next project!

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    Bradley Bethel

    Skyline Indie has a small but committed staff who are very welcoming to filmmakers. Furthermore, the town of Winchester is a delight. I expect Skyline Indie will become a destination festival for filmmakers and film lovers in the years to come.

    September 2016
    Indiecast block
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Bradley!