The SWFF hopes to help emerging artists and film-makers have a venue and outlet in which to showcase and celebrate the achievements of independent film-makers. We also want to create a place where people can network and feel safe discussing their ideas with colleagues and fellow film enthusiasts.  The SWFF not only supports locally produced films but those from all over the nation and internationally.  Our focus on the genres of animation, fantasy, horror, and science fiction allows us to bring together an eclectic group of individuals who will appreciate films and film-makers that have a more defined interests.