Skyline Indie Film Fest (9)



01 Nov 2020
Call for entries

31 Dec 2020
Early deadline

31 Mar 2021
Standard deadline

30 Apr 2021
Late deadline

30 Apr 2021
Festival closed

01 Jul 2021
Notification date

09 Sep 2021
12 Sep 2021


7 N. Loudoun Street,  22601, Winchester, VA, United States

Festival description
Short film festival 30'<
Feature film festival >30' 105'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2019
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  30'<
 Feature Films  >30' 105'<
 Any language
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Festival start: 09 September 2021      Festival end: 12 September 2021


As we continue to monitor the Covid-19 pandemic and follow health experts' advice, we want to keep our filmmakers updated.

In the event of postponement or cancellation due to Covid-19, filmmakers will be able to use their 2021 submission fee for the 2022 festival. Film completion deadlines will be extended to maintain eligibility for Skyline 2022. If the festival goes online in part or full filmmakers will have the option to opt out of screening to protect premiere status.

As a non-profit and supporter of our great local sponsors, we thank everyone for their patience while we navigate the best way to continue to fulfill our mission, while being responsible to our staff, volunteers, and patrons.

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 making films because you love to. 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!

Juried and Audience Awards for Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Feature, and Best Short. $500 cash prize for juried awards and $150 cash prize for audience awards.

1. Works-in-progress will be accepted for consideration, but only if the timeline for completion is appropriate for the festival. These will be accepted or denied on a case-by-case basis based on the analysis of the programmer.

2. Films with distribution in place are eligible for screening, but NOT eligible for juried awards consideration.

3. All eligible films must have been completed after January 1, 2019 and must NOT be available to screen in-full online or on a streaming platform.

4. There are no fee waivers. The festival will not respond to any waiver requests.

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. Preview copies submitted on physical media shall not be returned.

8. Exhibition copies of submissions shall be in a digital file format, with no watermark, intended for laptop playback; h.264 codec is preferred (MP4). Physical discs and drives will not be returned without a self addressed stamped envelope. No exceptions.

9. 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 2021 you will be notified via email no later than July 1, 2021.

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.



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