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 film freeway. If you are not prepared to do this, please do not enter! If you do , we would love to have you! NO FREE WAIVERS

Our International festival is held in the beautiful White Mountains of Arizona showing films from all over the world. . Thank You Come be in the cool pines and fresh mountain air. Films from all over the world are screened. 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 When we have enough, we close entries. Our festival supplies lots of free food and parties. Up to 2 free film makers passes 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 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- Our film fest is all about you being there to attend great workshops 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 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, Stunt in film, Lighting workshop, Media magic, Think Tanks , pitchfest 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 Productions, 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 Productions 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 Actor/Actress
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 US & International
Best Short 16 -25 Minutes
Best Screenplay (Separate competition)- for family/Drama, Horror & Sci Fi/Suspense
Best Documentary US & International Short
Best Documentary US & International Featurette/Feature
Best Featurette/Feature US & International
Best Mockumentary/Comedy
Best Web Series/TV Pilot
Best Suspense- US & International
Best Horror - US & International
Best Sci-Fi - US & International
Best Sound - The Jerry Croney Award
Best Production Design
Best Hair/Makeup
Best Wardrobe
Best Ensemble
Best Song
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 final film for the festival in DCP FORMAT ONLY via film freeway. If you are not prepared to do this, please do not enter! If you do , we would love to have you! NO FREE WAIVERSMust 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 convertion. 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. 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: 26 to 59 Minutes
Short: 25 minutes or less ( 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, SciFi Horror - May get separate awards. if enough selected.
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. 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
  • Unbelievable experience! This festival is a "can't miss" opportunity. I highly recommend it to any serious Filmmaker, Screenwriter. I am already preparing my submission for next year's event. See you in October, 2020.

    October 2019
  • Unbelievable experience! This festival is a "can't miss" opportunity. However, I highly recommend attendance for anyone seriously pursuing a filmmaking or screenwriting career. If you just submit, and decide not to show, you are missing out on a phenomenal event. I highly recommend the festival, and I am already preparing submission of a current screenwriting project for next year. See you in October, 2020.

    October 2019
  • Elizabeth Yoder

    First Class all the way. Doing it right from the start. Been to many festivals and Show Low Film Festival is in the top quality festivals in my list.

    December 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so very Much

  • Enrique Diaz

    Fantastic festival! The communication prior, during and after the festival was awesome. The networking opportunities were great. The hospitality was amazing. I felt welcomed and appreciated as a filmmaker the moment I was accepted. Extremely well run festival and I was so happy I attended.

    November 2018
    Response from festival:

    We are happy to have had you and your film at the festival. It was a joy. Thank you very much

  • David Wharton Sr.

    It was, hands down, absolutely THE most amazing experience ever! I've been to a few film festivals before, but I would have to say this one was the best!!! See you in 2019!!!

    November 2018
    Response from festival:

    We are thrilled that you enjoyed our festival and are honored you are planning to come back. Make it a family getaway!