We have opened Skye Mountain Festival up for film submissions, our awards include:

  • Grand Prize - £2,000
  • Climbing - £500
  • Adventure - £500
  • Cinematography - £500
  • Wildlife - £500
  • Conservation - £500
  • People's Choice - £1,000

Please submit all films via the Film Freeway gateway link below, there is no cost for submission.

Rules and Terms

Films should be encoded as a .mp4 file using the H.264 format, with a bitrate of up to 30Mbps maximum. 

Please use the AAC Audio Codec with a sample rate of 48,000Hz and a bitrate of 320kbps.

Please export your film at the same frame rate, aspect ratio and resolution (up to 1080p) that it was shot and edited in.

File Formats

If your film is selected for competition, we will request screening files from you.


All non-English films will require subtitles.


For playback purposes we would request that all films have 5 seconds of silent black video at the beginning and end.

Please make sure that you read all the Terms and Conditions below:

Entry Details 

a. The submission of any entry to the film competition implies acceptance of all procedures and regulations by the Entrant. 

b. Films maybe of any length and submitted by both professional and amateur filmmakers. Shorter festival edits of feature length film will usually be preferred. Films can be submitted by both professional and amateur filmmakers, and can include brand representation, although the submission of ‘adverts’ is discouraged. Films can have been previously been broadcast or released online. 

c. Submission of films does not guarantee their showing at the Festival. 

d. Films in any language other than English, MUST have English subtitles.

e. Screening fees will not be paid. 

f. All entries give the right to Skye Mountain Festival to show the film as many times as required during the event. We aim to ensure wide recognition and opportunities for the audience to vote for the ‘People’s Choice Award’ at all screenings. 

g. All submissions will be retained by the Festival for adjudication, on demand and archival purposes. 

h. By submitting a film to the Festival (and agreeing to these terms and conditions) you are confirming that all necessary permissions have been sought from contributors to the film, and royalties paid, including ‘release’ from those appearing in the film, and creators of any soundtrack/music.. 

i. The Entrant grants the Festival and its licensees the right to copy the entry in its entirety to facilitate technical operations of the Festival.

j. The Entrant acknowledges and agrees that all matters related to the awarding of prizes will be decided by the Festival organisers or the Festival judges at their sole discretion.

k. Finalists chosen by the committee will be judged by an jury and viewed by the public at Skye Mountain Festival. 

l. Winners will be announced during the award ceremony on Saturday 21st March 2020.  m. All films entered in the Festival will also be considered for inclusion in the Film Tour and/or multi platform, broadcast programs. If your film is selected we will contact you to arrange a separate rights/licence agreements.

n. By submitting images and films and signing this form, the copyright holder is giving permission to Kendal Mountain Festival to use images and films for Festival promotion and documentary purposes. The copyright of these images will always remain with the copyright holder.

Grant of Rights and Waiver

By entering the film competition, the Entrant represents and warrants that: 

1. a) The Entrant hereby grants Skye Mountain Festival Limited the rights to use the film as outlined in this entry form. 

2. b) It owns all right, title and interest, including the copyright and all intellectual property rights, in and to the film being submitted to the Festival and has the right to distribute, exhibit and promote the film in or through all media formats now known or hereafter devised, including, but not limited to, the Internet throughout the universe.

3. c) All music licences (including, without limitation, all synchronisation, mechanical and master-use licences, as applicable) have been obtained and all payments have been made that are required for the public performance of the music incorporated in the film; and 

4. d) No material in the film being submitted by the Entrant to the Festival is libellous or is slanderous or defamatory or violates any right of privacy or publicity of any person, and the full use of the rights in such film will not violate any rights, including copyright or moral rights, of any person, film or corporation.

5. e ) By entering the Skye Mountain Film Competition, the entrant acknowledges and agrees to all entry rules and regulations of the Festival.


The Entrant agrees to indemnify Skye Mountain Events Limited, their respective successors, assigns, licensees, and their respective officers, directors, members, agents and employees and hold them harmless from and against any and all claims, liability, losses, damages, costs, expenses (including reasonable legal fees) and penalties arising out of, resulting from, based upon or incurred because of a breach by the Entrant of any statement, representation or warranty made by the Entrant in this entry form.

Submission Details

As part of your entry, the following must be submitted. Please note that due to production schedules, footage may appear in the Skye Mountain Festival Trailer from films that subsequently do not achieve selection at the Film Festival.

Preferred publication rules (these do not have to be met, but will aid promotion of your work):

a. A minimum of 3 high-resolution promotional still photographs at 300dpi must be submitted for each film. All images MUST include film title and any photographer credit. IMAGE FILE NAMES MUST INCLUDE FILM TITLE.

b. Images must include rights to be used for film promotional purposes.

c. Please identify key segments (between 30-60 seconds) that you feel best represent your film. We may use footage from these segments for promotional purposes leading up to the Festival and for promotion of subsequent Festival related events in the following 12 months. Please identify segments with time points.

d. If you have created one, please upload a trailer (720p or 1080p) at time of submission to promote your film.

e. The Festival reserves the right to use submitted material from the above for Skye Mountain Festival promotional purposes across all media.

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