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!

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

1. Submissions shall be submitted via FilmFreeway
2. Completed films only will be screened.
3. Submissions must be received by May 20, 2019
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. The festival will not respond to any non-student waiver requests.
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, with no watermark, 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 2019 you will be notified via email no later than July 15, 2019.

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.

Overall Rating
  • Mahesh Madhav

    Skyline is a great festival. Great indie venues, all within walking distance of the hotel, wonderful curators, great food, and ample opportunities for networking. This is what all FF's should aspire to.

    September 2019
  • Laurent Caujat

    Skyline indie Film Fest fût la world première de mon film. Nul doute donc qu'ils ont du nez pour les bons films ;-). Je n'ai pas pu être présent lors de sa projection. L'équipe a toujours été amicale et disponible dans leurs réponses. Bonne expérience et bon départ pour mon film.

    November 2018
    Indiecast block
    Response from festival:

    Merci beaucoup et nous espérons voir plus de vous à Skyline dans un proche avenir!

  • Mitch McLeod

    This is a fantastic film festival to be a part of.

    This was the first festival I attended for one of my own films and it set a real standard for the rest to come. The hosts are extremely accommodating and they truly care about indie film.

    The films themselves were quality and the audience was brimming with passionate film lovers that were extremely enthusiastic and interactive with the filmmakers.

    The town was incredible and there's much to do when you're not attending. I look forward to returning in the future.

    November 2018
    Indiecast block
    Response from festival:

    Thanks Mitch! Can't wait to see your feature!

  • The director of the festival, Brian Patrick, was very supportive and positive at all times. I couldn't attend the festival, but liked the online hospitality. And the fact that my scrip was competing. Would love to participate again.

    September 2018
    Indiecast block
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much Mirka! We loved having you as part of Skyline this year and hope to have you with us again soon!

  • Chris Gervais

    Skyline is one of the best festivals I've ever been to. They love filmmakers and they love film. It's put on by a friendly and warm group of people you'll instantly fall in love with.

    September 2018
    Indiecast block
    Response from festival:

    Thanks Chris! We're glad you and everyone at Strawhouse continues to participate with great films each year!