19th Annual

Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival

April 24, 2018 to April 29, 2018

 
Category

Feature Narrative Film

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
July 31, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Regular Deadline
October 31, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Late Deadline
November 30, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00
WAB Extended Deadline
December 31, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 70.00 65.00
REEL REEL LATE Deadline
January 31, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 85.00 80.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately February 5, 2018

RUNTIME
Features: From 59 minutes to 110 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2015

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.


Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Gray Frederickson's Indie Producer Award
Custom Bonehead for Best Indie Producer, given in honor of legendary Producer, GRAY FREDERICKSON (Godfather).
Sponsor:Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival
This prize is shared with other categories.

Ok Soil/Real Okie From Muskogee Awards
Bonehead Medallion for project shot primarily (75%) on location in the state of Oklahoma or if primarily in the City/County of Muskogee-The Real Okie from Muskogee Award.
Sponsor:Muskogee Chamber Tourism & Bare Bones Film Arts Society
This prize is shared with other categories.

Foreign Language/Origins Award
Gold Bonehead Medallion for Best Foreign Language and/or Foreign Origin Feature.
Sponsor:Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival
This prize is shared with other categories.

Bare Bones Indie Auteur Bonehead Award
Custom Bonehead. Nominees who submit a video message becomes an Ambassador and will receive a Gold Bonehead Medallion. The Indie Auteur of the Year is credited with a minimum of 5 crucial positions (Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Lead Actor, Production Designer and Marketing duties. Selection is by Festival Director with input from former IA's.
Sponsor:Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival

Janet Mayson's Indie Spirit Award
Gold Bonehead Medallion for Filmmaker who displays the JANET MAYSON Indie Spirit in terms of comradorie with other filmmakers, actors, audience; an exceptional demonstration of character.
Sponsor:Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival

Best Ensemble Cast in a Feature Award
Gold Bonehead Medallions for 4 Members of a Feature for Best Ensemble Cast.
Sponsor:Marshall Thomas Talent Search
This prize is shared with other categories.

Ford Austin's Best Shot Award for Cinematography
Gold Bonehead Medallion and Acrylic Bonehead for Filmmaker Excellence in Cinematography.
Sponsor:The Ford Austin Company & Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival

Ford Austin Best Director Award
The Director of the Best Ensemble Cast in a feature is awarded the Ford Austin's Best Director Award.
Sponsor:The Ford Austin Company & Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival

Oscar Ray's Shameless D.I.Y. Marketing Award
This Award is presented to the Filmmaker who goes beyond the norm (movie poster, trailer, social media, Press Releases, etc) in PRomoting themselves and their project Before and During the festival, as evidenced by 'Butts in seats' .
Sponsor:Bare Bones Film Arts Society

Clu Gulager's Best Character Actor Award
This award is given to an outstanding Actor (Male or Female) for a memorable character portrayal in a feature.
Sponsor:Bare Bones Film Arts Society

Category Rules

Applicant must be one of the credited writers, directors or producers. Be sure to include your City, State, Country. Logline and synopsis is needed for promotional purposes.

Features (60-110 minutes)

All monies must be in U.S. Dollars either by U.S. bank check or universal or post office money order or credit card payment online.

Applicant must have legal ownership right to enter contest, and must meet Bare Bones Budget criteria I (produced for less than $1,000,000) or Bare Bones Budget criteria 2 (produced for less than $5,000,000).

Applicants accepted for a live screening in a festival venue will be asked to provide press materials, including one-sheets, posters, complete credits and a bio/photo for Director or Producer.

A Bare Bones Budget summary should accompany each feature film submission to verify Bare Bones qualification and for consideration for Bare Bones Indie Auteur of the Year Award, with a minimum of four (4) credited titles and/or credits. (Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Lead Actor, Production Designer, Marketer, Music Composer.

ENTRY SCREENING and EXHIBITION TAPES ARE NOT RETURNED.
Screening DVD's may have additional showcase opportunities and become part of the Bare Bones Alumni Film Library.

Films produced or initiated by a major movie studio are ineligible for competition in category I but may be considered for a category 2 submission or a showcase out of competition. Please send request to Director.

All necessary rights, permissions and clearances including but not limited to, rights to all music used in the motion picture have been obtained for public promotion, exhibition, and/or sale of the submitted picture.

We do not accept pornography or excessive vulgarity.

World and U.S. Premieres selected for screening will receive additional publicity. Notify us.

Eligibility for the Bare Bones Indie Auteur Award is based on production credits, budget and overall project independence and is selected by the Judging Committee with final decision made by Festival Director. Up to 12 Nominees will be invited at the festival's discretion, and will be featured on a special webpage with web-links to A 3-5 minute video covering the answers to specific questions will also be required in order to participate.

Winners and awards will be announced and presented,during the Festival's Bonehead Awards Show. Awards are based on merit. Judges reserve the right not to grant an award.

The Bare Bones International Film and Music Festival reserves the right to use press materials (kit) and preview trailers of each selected work for publicity and promotional purposes.

PLEASE do not send submissions in fiber-filled envelopes, use bubble-packed envelopes.

The screening date, time and venue for a public screening is at the sole discretion of the festival programmer.

The Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival is a project of the Bare Bones Film Arts Society, a non-profit Oklahoma corporation.