17th Annual

Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival

April 19, 2016 to April 24, 2016

 
Category

Feature 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
August 31, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Regular Deadline
November 30, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00
Late Deadline
December 31, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 60.00
WAB Extended Deadline
January 15, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 80.00 75.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 15.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately February 10, 2016

RUNTIME
Features: From 39 minutes to 120 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2013

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in OK

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.
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> Biography/Filmography - Writer
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Posters
> Statement by the Director
> Press Clippings
> Anecdotal Accounts

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Audience Choice Award
Gold Bonehead Medallion awarded for Best of Fest as voted by attendance.
Sponsor:Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival
This prize is shared with other categories.

Music Awards
Bonehead Medallion for Best of Fest Music; Soundtrack, Song and Live musical Performance.
Sponsor:Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame & Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival
This prize is shared with other categories.

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

Actor/Actress Awards
Bonehead Medallion for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Youth Rising Star and Best Ensemble Cast in a feature film.
Sponsor:Marshall Thomas Talent Search
This prize is shared with other categories.

Docklahoma Awards
Gold Bonehead Medallion for Best of Fest Documentary dealing with Social Issues, History, Military, Environment, Health, Domestic Violence Awareness.
Sponsor:Bare Bones Film Arts Society
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

PAIN Award for Domestic Violence Awareness
Bonehead Medallion for Best Domestic Violence Awareness project.
Sponsor:PAIN Foundation & Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival

Special Jury Genre Award
Bonehead Medallion-Awarded for Best Genre categories.
Sponsor:Bare Bones International Film Festival
This prize is shared with other categories.

OK Soil Award
Bonehead Medallion for project shot primarily on location in state of Oklahoma with OK cast and crew. Writer, Director of Producer must be a resident of OK.
Sponsor:Muskogee Chamber of Commerce & Tourism
This prize is shared with other categories.

Ford Austin Best Director Award
Acrylic Bonehead and Bonehead Medallion for Best Director. Combination of production values, and overall excellence of project.
Sponsor:The Ford Austin Company & Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival

Indie Auteur Bonehead Award
Custom Bonehead. Nominees who participate in the Indie Auteur Panels 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.)
Sponsor:Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival

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

Clu Gulager's Best Actor or Actress Award
This award is presented to an Actor or Actress that exemplifies Excellence in Acting.
Sponsor:Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival

Oscar Ray's Shameless D.I.Y. Marketing Award
This Award is presented to the Filmmaker, Screenwriter or Actor who goes beyond the norm in PRomoting themselves and their project Before and During the festival.
Sponsor:Bare Bones Film Arts Society

Category Rules

Applicant must be one of the credited writers, directors or producers.

Features (41-120 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 screening 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 Indie Auteur of the Year Award, with a minimum of five (5) 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. BLU-RAYS may be returned with a SASE only.

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.

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.

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. Up to 12 Nominees will be invited at the festival's discretion, will be featured on a special webpage with web-links. 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 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 and cassette tapes 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.