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A fan film is a film made by fans. The contents can include canon material but any storylines made are not recognized as canon.

Most fan films are humorous and they are mostly fanon although some may contain elements or mentioning of canon.

Websites with fan filmsEdit

  • Fan Film Follies is the Best Fan Films Coverage On The Web! Our coverage includes fan film video previews, news, podcasts and reviews. 
  • http://www.kuatengineer.webs.com/ This site is devoted to nothing but Star Wars fan films. It has the largest selection of Star Wars fan films anywhere, including a large library of films available for download.
  • TheForce.net is one of the biggest fan websites on the Internet and has the largest database of Star Wars fan films. The site also has many tips and tutorials on creating fan films.
  • AtomFilms.com has been holding awards for Fan Films since 2002.

Notable fan filmsEdit

  • Aussie Star Wars Episode 4: A New Bloke - "A long time ago; in a country far, far down under..." Hilarious low-budget spoof of A New Hope, with dialogue which verges on incomprehensible due to stiff accents and tons of Australian slang. Still great fun.
  • Birth of a Monster: A Star Wars Story - The tale of a boy named Malakili, better known as the Jabba the Hutt's Rancor-Keeper from Return of the Jedi.
  • Blackstar Warrior...The Man With the Plan - Inspired by 1970s "blaxploitation" epics. Somewhere between Revenge of the Sith and A New HopeLando Calrissian gets a job managing a casino owned by father-and-daughter asteroid-miners Mojo and Lava Moonblaster...until Mojo's mysterious disappearance following a high-stakes card game.
  • Star Wars: Birth of a Sith - The story of how a young boy named Sheev Palpatine met up with his first Sith Master...Jar Jar Binks!? Features an impressive four-against-one lightsaber duel.
  • Blue - A young girl hopes to find her missing droid in Endor's perilous Drone Canyon.
  • Star Wars: Broken Allegiance - Takes place between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. Two Sith apprentices, Calis and Ruan, defect from the Empire and are stranded on the world of Bothawui...where they're pitted against Korbain Thor, a deadly failed Jedi-turned-bounty hunter. Their two-against-one fight scene incorporates lightsabers, Force lightning, blasters, and unarmed combat. 
  • Star Wars: Chronicles of the Celestials - Set 300 years after Return of the Jedi. On a ruined world, two warriors (one Jedi, one Sith) wage a merciless battle for an enigmatic artifact: the Holocron of the Royals, which is currently in the hands of a mysterious woman who swears allegiance to neither Light nor Dark. 
  • Star Wars: Contract of Evil - Takes place a few years before The Phantom Menace. On a barren world, Sith Lords Anarcis and Wroth present a rite of passage for Darth Terrax and then Darth Maul...by engaging both in an epic lightsaber duel.  
  • Star Wars: Crimson Contention...Chapter IV: Spirit of Darkness - Set 300 years after Return of the Jedi. Two Knights of the Skywalker Praxeum confront a Sith specter. 
  • Star Wars: Crossroads of Destiny - Takes place several years before The Phantom Menace, when Obi-Wan Kenobi was a child. While training, he and his instructor Shaak-Ti are ambushed by Darth Kiloss. Her death is avenged by fellow Jedi Masters Evan Piell, Nam-Ji Ken, and Ki-Adi Mundi...who subsequently introduce Obi-Wan to his new trainer, Qui-Gon Jinn.  
  • Star Wars: DarkHeart - Set 3600 years before Revenge of the SithJedi Knight Sonan Varkess, with the help of Republic Navy Lieutenant Zora Kado, must locate the DarkHeart...a legendary Force relic which amplifies the Dark Side. Varkess's efforts to recover this deadly artifact pit him against Sith warriors led by fellow Padawan-turned-Inquisitor Bardon Karshek, who's already slain his and Sonan's Jedi Master Leska.  
  • Star Wars: Dark Jedi - Set shortly after Revenge of the Sith. Renegade Knights Sidian Ez-Dakit and Kallel Wryn are captured by Imperial troops and brought aboard the Death Star, where Darth Vader plans to make them Sith Acolytes. These "Acolytes", however, have a plan of their own...  
  • Star Wars: The Dark Redemption - Set just days before A New Hope, this movie tells of how Mara Jade becomes an Emperor's Hand...while Rebel agents steal a tape of Death Star data, and while Han Solo blows a fortune in designer drugs from Jabba the Hutt.  
  • The Dark Resurgence - This movie creates a parallel universe wherein a new Empire rises to power in place of the First Order. This regime is controlled by Darth Vycus, and backed by the Sith Council on Korriban. Winner of Oniros' Best Fan Film award. 
  • Dark Resurrection - An Italian movie with impressive special effects, set around 200 ABY. Hailed as "truly amazing" by LucasFilm.
  • Dark Saga: Dark Saber; Dark Soul - This trilogy chronicles the training and subsequent missions of Darth Vader's secret apprentice Sol Sage (in Part 2, he recovers a lost lightsaber from the remote mining planet Tiereeth and becomes a host to the Sith specter of its previous owner; then he's pitted against Jedi Knight Kale Mandaro)...who ultimately plots to replace Sheev Palpatine as Galactic Emperor.     
  • Dark Seed - Set in 1010 BBY. Lord Kaan directs a Sith conquest of the Outer Rim, exploiting the Republic's ineptitude and ineffectiveness...while the Jedi, directed by Master Kirtan, plan to take back the lost territory. Both Orders prepare for the months of battle ahead by recruiting and training Force-sensitive children from all corners of the Galaxy. This Spanish-language movie was shot in Madrid over a 3-month period, on a budget of 300€ (for props, costumes, and food).   
  • Dark Trinity: A French-language movie set during the Knights of the Old Republic era.   
  • Days Past - A Jedi Knight and her Padawan clash over his having joined the Empire and become an Inquisitor.   
  • Star Wars: The Distant Echo - As part of her Jedi training, Jaina Solo is tested with the Dark Side Tree by her Master Luke Skywalker...where she meets the Force Ghost of her aunt Mara Jade, and is engaged by her twin brother Jacen (Mara's killer) in lightsaber combat. In the process, Jaina gets an unsettling glimpse of things past and yet to come.   
  • Star Wars: Down Under - This parody of everyone's favorite space opera centers on a ragtag band of galactic heroes, led by a young "bruce", who must battle the light-boomerang-wielding Sith troops of Darth Drongo...all in the name of truth, justice, and the Australian way. Give them cold beer or give them death, mate!   
  • Star Wars: Dresca - Winner of multiple awards from film festivals around the world...including Best Short Film, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, and Best Visual Effects.
  • Duality - Darth Oz pits two Sith apprentices, Lords Blight and Rive, against each other in lightsaber combat...as a rite of passage for both.
  • Emergence - Alenna, a Jedi Padawan, is blinded in an ambush and left for dead. Facing dangerous foes, both from within and from without, she must rediscover her purpose and identity as a Jedi Knight. (Praised for its creative use of Force abilities. Won multiple awards, including Best Picture and Best Music.)
  • Star Wars: Emergence of the Sith - Takes place shortly before The Phantom Menace. While tracking down spice smugglers on the world of Xerxes, Padawan Subo Dai is ambushed by Darth Maul. When Jedi Master Shinn Din Kada comes to Xerxes in search of his MIA apprentice, he and Bothan field agent H'wai Zark find themselves pinned down by an army of Neimoidian walkers and battle droids. (scheduled sequel - Star Wars: The Vanquished Foe)
  • Star Wars: Exile - Takes place shortly after Revenge of the Sith. Jedi Master Boemana Tora and her Padawan Makal Lori seek refuge from the Imperial Inquisitors by fleeing to the Outer Rim world of Lothal. 
  • Star Wars: The Fallen Jedi - Set shortly after Revenge of the Sith. Not long after the execution of Order 66, Darth Vader sends his new apprentice to hunt down Jedi survivors on the Outer Rim world of Yael. 
  • Star Wars Episode 7: The Fallen Foes - What this film lacks in special effects and costume/production design, it compensates for in storytelling and performances. Sith Lord Bush-baby, having taken control of the Empire, leads a manhunt for fugitive Jedi Master Faze Nias. Racing to find Master Nias first are: Hooks, Nias's Padawan, who's now a General in the Galactic Resistance; and Hooks's own apprentice, Guacamole. The stage is set for a showdown on the world of Tony-land. 
  • Star Wars: Falling Into Darkness; The Darkness Consumes; Darkness Unleashed; A Galaxy In Darkness - This four-part epic begins during the Galactic Rebellion and ends during the Yuuzhan Vong Wars. After years of hiding on the remote world of Delius with his Jedi Master Basil, a young Padawan falls in love with a Rebel pilot. Despite his downward spiral, our Dark Jedi ultimately becomes a New Republic Admiral.  
  • Star Wars: Field of Appearances; Field of Destiny; Field of Shadows; Field of Divinity; Field of Hope - A series of French-language movies, set shortly before the Thrawn trilogy.   
  • The Flow Awakens: a Parkour Battle - In a running (actually, make that FREE-RUNNING) lightsaber duel, Jedi Knights dodge TIE Fighters and hold off Sith Lords.    
  • Star Wars: Forced Alliance - Set 50 years after Return of the Jedi. Following Luke Skywalker's mysterious disappearance, Jedi Master Andril confronts Darth Teros in the Outer Rim.    
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  • The Formula - Heralded by some as one of the best and most original fan-films.
  • For the Love of the Film - 2005 Winner of the George Lucas Selects Award.
  • Star Wars Gangsta Rap - 2002 Winner of the Audience Choice Award.
  • Genesis of the Jedi - Set in 2032 BBY. Teenager X'orph, a human slave on the world of Typhon, plots revolution against his evil masters...by designing and building the first lightsaber. (WORK IN PROGRESS)
  • George Lucas in Love - Winner of the 2004 Pioneer Award
  • The Grey Jedi: A Star Wars Story - Rogue Knight Daivos Koran-Gar embarks on a lone quest to rescue his younger sister from the Sith Order.
  • Hearts of Kyber: A Star Wars Story - Three young Padawans search for kyber crystals in a remote cave, where they encounter their missing Jedi Master.
  • Heir of the Unknown World: A Star Wars Story - Captain Evonyn, an Imperial Inquisitor, captures Knight Vayna Torr during a hunt for Jedi artifacts. Evonyn subsequently dispatches her aide-de-camp and several fellow agents to find Torr's missing lightsaber...which happens to be in the possession of Vayna's husband Esmund and their daughter Bindi.
  • Hoshino: A blind Jedi Master goes about becoming one with the Force.
  • How to build a Reverse Flow Smoker - Star Wars style - Jamie Oliver's Food Tube team is inspired by Star Wars for their Geek Week contribution to YouTube.
  • Hunted - Bounty hunter Gage, who also happens to be a Sith Acolyte, is swindled and then targeted for assassination by a fence...who, needless to say, isn't so clever as he thinks himself.
  • Star Wars: Hunt for the Holocron - On the remote world of Eliaen (an anagram of "Alien"), Bando Jinkuru and his brother Sahn are caught between Jedi Knight E'Din Kyle and Sith Inquisitor Dregr Jarrat in a race to acquire the legendary holocron of Kanek Suhnra...which has recently been discovered by archaeologist Oci Kent.  
  • Star Wars: Imperials - A computer-animated movie which begins during Return of the Jedi and ends just before The Truce at Bakura. Darth Vurumai, a secret apprentice of Emperor Palpatine, is hunting down Bothan spies on the world of Kothlis when she meets Dark Jedi Galek Dor...whom she recruits as an Imperial Inquisitor, and whom she gradually falls in love with. Then comes the Empire's defeat at Endor, after which Galek and Vurumai find themselves caught in the middle of a power struggle between two Grand Admirals: Thrawn (backed by Sate Pestage) and Alderson (a former Emperor's Hand).   
  • I.M.P.S.: The Relentless - A sequel to TROOPS, this popular series (eight 20-minute movies to date) depicts various operations of the IMPs (Imperial Military Personnel) stationed aboard the Revenge-class Heavy Carrier Relentless (a fan-created design). Presented as an in-universe documentary.
  • Inquisition - Set 4 years after Revenge of the Sith. Siblings Altan, Dylan, and Tisha have struggled to run their father's farm ever since he joined the Rebel Alliance only to be KIA. Now the family is divided over what to do regarding Linora, a fugitive Jedi Padawan they're hosting.
  • Jedi Heritage: On the remote world of Yagar Proxima, Wex & Jules wage a battle for family honor.
  • Knightfall: Produced by and starring members of the multi-chapter Saber Guild, this film pits a trio of Sith Lords (Darth Caliginous, Lord Carak, and Darth Zandryd) against a squad of Jedi Knights.
  • Star Wars: Knightquest - Set one week before A New Hope. Jedi-in-exile Ulic Cinn seeks to evade Imperial discovery with the help of Tara Sunarr.  
  • Star Wars: The Last Padawan - Takes place 4 years after Revenge of the Sith. A lone Jedi apprentice, armed only with his wits and the Force, must fight for his life on Dantooine.  
  • Star Wars: Legacy of the Force - Jedi Knight Jaina Solo is dispatched by the Jedi Council to find her twin brother Jacen, who has merged the remnants of the Galactic Empire and the New Republic to form a Second Galactic Alliance...and who in the process has fallen to the Dark Side of the Force, becoming Darth Caedus. Based on the same-titled series of SW Expanded Universe novels.   
  • Legend of Tython - Two skeptical young fugitives, Denatar and Amulus, take refuge on a world known as the birthplace of the Force; instead of finding peace, however, they are pitted against the Dark Side Specter of Darth Vorr.   
  • Star Wars: The Lesser Evil - Jedi Master Corran, along with his Padawan Aleco, pursue the Sith Lord Darth Zeanis to a remote planet. Aleco has mixed feelings about working with bounty hunter Kyler Skywalker on this mission, especially without the Jedi Council's approval or even their knowledge. However, after Lord Zeanis slays Master Corran, Skywalker proves to be a most valuable ally.   
  • Liberation - After months of being held captive by the Imperial navy, Rebel POW Vince Nurada seizes an opportunity to break out.   
  • Star Wars: Mantle of the Force - Set during the reign of Darth Revan. Young spacer Trace Luminus, longing to control his own destiny, is mired in the turmoil of a war-torn galaxy. Dogged by bounty hunters, stranded on a forgotten world, with none but his droid standing by him, Trace must face the echoes of his own past. As all the winding roads of the Force open themselves to him, will he have what it takes to forge the future he craves?   
  • Star Wars: Master of Shadow - Set between the Yuuzhan Vong Wars and the Dark Nest Crisis. A hot-headed Jedi Padawan falls to the Dark Side in the process of avenging her slain master. She then goes on a rampage. Features an appearance by Tenel-Ka Djo (Jacen Solo's future wife). 
  • The Padawan Trap - A family-friendly parody of Disney's The Parent Trap.
  • Pathways: Betrayal; Deceit; Reckoning - This trilogy is set 1000 years before The Phantom Menace. Jedi Knight Si-Tran Kan searches for his AWOL Padawan, Lo'Kai Dral, on the barren world of Dais VI. Si-Tran discovers, quite the hard way, that Lo'Kai is now Darth Kabal...apprentice of Sith Lord Malphedor, who also happens to be Si-Tran's own fallen Master. With Si-Tran slain, Jedi Master Renni Yor calls in another Knight: Hed'Ra Dral, Lo'Kai's own sister. With an assist from bounty hunter Eltor Xax, Hed'Ra confronts her fallen brother on the world of Hegema Prime.   
  • Pink Five - 2003 Winner of the George Lucas Selects Award.
  • Pink Five Strikes Back - 2004 Winner of the Audience Choice Award.
  • Star Wars: Precious Cargo - Taking place 8 years after Revenge of the Sith, this movie chronicles the efforts of fugitive Jedi to protect Force-sensitive children from Emperor Palpatine's deadly Inquisitors
  • A Question of Faith - Set in 2000 BBY. Darth Calaval rises to the top of the Sith hierarchy; this pits him against Jedi Master Jerahl...who also happens to be Lord Calaval's own brother.  
  • Rebel Scum - A Rebel pilot is caught between capture/torture by the Empire and a frozen grave, after being abandoned during the Alliance's retreat from Hoth.  
  • Reborn - The Galactic Republic has finally risen from the ashes wrought by the Great Galactic War against the Sith Empire. Yet hostilities reach their peak just as the Republic desperately struggles to regain its supremacy over the Galaxy. The Jedi Order is determined to wipe out their Sith rivals once and for all. An interstellar mission to the outermost corners of the Galaxy, launched in hopes of ending the Cold War, threatens to result only in even greater death and destruction.  
  • Star Wars: Regrets of the Past - Set between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. Along with his Padawan Kaila Dain, fugitive Jedi Knight Pash Sularen is chased across the Alemania Sector by bounty hunter Varek Vallaros. (Principal photography took place in Austria from 2013 through 2015, followed by one year of post-production. The crew of 150 consisted mainly of working professionals in the Austrian film industry, who supported this project in their spare time.) 
  • Reign of the Fallen - Erik and Jaren, both Padawans of Jedi Master Oram Bren, vie for leadership of the planet Prias...which is threatened by a Sith invasion.  
  • Star Wars: Renaissance - Takes place 2 years after Revenge of the Sith. Drellis, an Emperor's Hand, helps Darth Vader stalk a handful of fugitive Jedi...particularly Keyor Alleguis and Nefer (mother of Mara) Jade. 2010 Winner of the Audience Choice Award, and possibly the most recognized Spanish-language fan-film.
  • Return of the Ewok - 2005 Winner of the Pioneer Award.
  • Star Wars: Revan - Having taken back the Galactic Republic from conquest by his former apprentice Darth Malak, a reformed Sith Lord ventures to the Unknown Regions. There, on the storm-planet Dromund Kaas, he confronts others from the Order of Darkness.
  • Star Wars: Revelations - A movie that exhibits some of the best amateur digital effects in the genre. Jedi “Seer” Tarayne Sunwarre and her sister Roux race against Zhanna, an Emperor's Hand, to locate a dangerously-powerful holocron.
  • Rise of the Dark Side - Set between the Yuuzhan Vong Wars and the Dark Nest Crisis. The Sith, led by Darth Crux and Lord Deceptus, have instigated a new war between two galactic powers...the Republic and the Empire. With Jedi Grandmaster Luke Skywalker slain in combat against Deceptus, the Jedi Order is now led by Luke's children Amber and Owen, and by their cousin Bail Solo. Backed by Alana Calrissian (Lando's daughter) and fellow Jedi Knight Zane Silverstar, our heroes confront the Sith on Malastare - where a battle already rages between Imperial and Republic forces. (WORK IN PROGRESS)
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Ren - Jedi training has begun for young scavenger Rey, despite the reluctance of her Master Luke Skywalker. With the future of the Galaxy at stake, can Luke succeed with Rey where he failed with Ben Solo?
  • Rise of the Sith - Set in 2010 ABY. War rages between the Galactic Republic and the Mandalorian Empire, while Jedi Master Malachai Darkblade discovers that - contrary to his fellow Councilors' belief - the Sith Order is far from extinct. (WORK IN PROGRESS)
  • Star Wars: Rogue - Following the destruction of Alderaan, Imperial Naval Commander Jake Dinn becomes disillusioned with his role in Emperor Palpatine's Grand Scheme. Accordingly, Dinn steals a TIE Fighter and defects to a remote planet; there he encounters hospitality alternated with treachery.
  • Ryan vs. Dorkman - Two extensive, back-to-back lightsaber duels.
  • Star Wars: Search for the Lightsaber - Jaina Solo is sent to an uncharted world to recover a fellow Jedi's lightsaber, but her efforts are complicated by the presence of a Dark Jedi known only as the Ravager.
  • Star Wars: Shadow of the Jedi - As the Rebel armada flees before the dreaded Imperial navy, the Jedi Order tracks down Kylo Ren in order to end his reign of terror.
  • Star Wars: Shadows and Ice - Set 10 years after Revenge of the Sith, this movie finds Jedi Knight-turned-hermit Ben (formerly Obi-Wan) Kenobi monitoring Luke Skywalker's childhood on Tatooine...when he's engaged in lightsaber combat by an Emperor's Hand who recently massacred a Jedi shrine on the winter-planet Ilum. (The film was produced in seven months by Apsis Motion Pictures for its 13-year-old director, Gavin Moore, a Make-a-Wish grantee.)
  • Sith Apprentice - 2005 Winner of the Audience Choice Award.
  • Sith Tradition - Reserei, a Sith Acolyte, battles his own master Darth Malus as a rite of passage.
  • Skywalker's Apprentice - Takes place just after Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. Shortly following the destruction of Starkiller Base, one of Jedi Master Luke Skywalker's few surviving pupils gathers his own Padawans...and proceeds to teach them the ways of the Force. However, our Jedi's lessons and exercises promptly escalate into the real thing when a sinister Knight of Ren comes looking for "Master Luke".
  • Star Wars: Smuggler's Run - Takes place shortly after A New Hope. Imperial agents track a lost Jedi holocron which keeps changing hands through the Galactic Underworld. Features a Hong Kong-style fight scene. 
  • Star Wars: Spirits of the Force; Fool's Errand; Reflections of Evil - In this trilogy, which takes place shortly after the Yuuzhan Vong Wars, Kyle Katarn and three fellow Jedi (particularly Padawan Kit Parson) get involved with an interplanetary revolution instigated by the specter of Katarn's old nemesis Jerec.
  • Threads of Destiny - Set in 98 ABY, this movie took nine years to complete, with 100+ people working on it from all over the world.
  • Three in the Afternoon - Winner of Best Short Comedy at the Wizard World Film Festival, Winner of the East Texas Short Film Festival.
  • TIE Fighter - A short anime (Japanese cartoon) about the discovery, and successful ambush, of a Rebel convoy by the Imperial Starfleet...told from the Empire's POV. 
  • Treasure of the Jedi - Adventurer Eira Oldassi and her droid-sidekick T5-88 dodge Imperial Stormtroopers to recover a lost cache of ancient Jedi holocrons. Complicating our heroes' efforts are bounty hunters Alkir Jes and Ion Meev.  
  • TROOPS - A parody of COPS which takes place during A New Hope. A camera crew follows Imperial Stormtroopers who interrogate and then execute a band of droid-stealing Jawas, shortly before (violently) settling a "domestic dispute" which involves Luke Skywalker's aunt and uncle. 2002 Winner of the Pioneer Award; one of the first fan-films to be made, it still ranks among the best-known and most popular.
  • Turncoat - Three Jedi are sent by their Master Goran Rayd to hunt down fellow Knight Matthias Dryker, who has become a Sith Acolyte. Only when she finds Dryker does Gwyn Vaeda realize that Rayd has set them up.
  • Star Wars Uncut - 2010 Winner of the Creative Arts Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Interactive Media
  • Vader: Shards of the Past - For 8 months (since Revenge of the Sith), Darth Vader has enforced Emperor Palpatine's will. Torn between the loss of Padme Naberrie and the cursed life he now leads, Vader is lured (by a Jedi Master who survived Order 66) to the planet of the late Amidala's tomb. There he does what a Sith Lord's gotta do...
  • Vengeance In the Outer Rim - Jedi Knight Zaalia Ven is shot down and marooned on a remote world. How will she defend herself, and her hapless pilot, from the threat lurking within the forest?
  • White Armour - Basically Generation Kill meets Starship Troopers, this movie follows the Stormtroopers of an Imperial Recon Unit. Due to be released in April 2015.
  • Star Wars: Wrath of the Sith - Takes place shortly after Revenge of the Sith. Darth Vader dispatches two of his own Sith apprentices, Lords Volex and Ky-Sin, to hunt down two fugitive Jedi...Master Elius Echo, and his Padawan Kira Nyon.

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"The galaxy is a big place. We're not asking for money, just recognition."
―Mazen Malawi, Director of Seeds of Darkness

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