Since 2013 we’ve focused on new, undistributed independent films and original screenplays of all genres from around the corner and around the world. Open to professionals, amateurs and student filmmakers (18 and under always submit for free), Skyline is four days of feature and short film screenings in intimate venues, screenwriting seminars, table reads, guest filmmaker panels, breakfast and afternoon networking mixers, cocktail parties and more.
There are a fair share of parties and mixers but Skyline’s focus is the promotion and development of independent filmmakers and writers. We strive for the continued success of our festival alumni by maintaining relationships and continuing to support their projects outside of our festival. We’re grateful for your contribution and we’re proud to help our friends continue their journey.
Each year our growing, dedicated audience come out for the quality programming from our impressive collection of submissions. Each submission is screened at least three times so our audience can trust Skyline to provide challenging and entertaining programming by the tastemakers of independent cinema.
Quickly becoming recognized for our inclusive and dedicated support to independent filmmakers and writers, Skyline’s reviews are glowing!
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! – Thomas Nudi
Join us as we foster the indie spirit. Submit your film or screenplay today and join us in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, Winchester, VA this September to celebrate indie film at the 6th Annual Skyline Indie Film Fest.