Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival
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Shorts 11 to 29 minutes are accepted in this category. May include any narrative film genre. Themed and niche projects such as Christian, Native A... More
Shorts 11 to 29 minutes are accepted in this category. May include any narrative film genre. Themed and niche projects such as Christian, Native American, African American, Domestic Violence, etc.may also be submitted in this category. Less

We are looking for character-driven projects with high production values for all genres. Entry must specify genre, niche or other special consideratio... More
We are looking for character-driven projects with high production values for all genres. Entry must specify genre, niche or other special consideration. Entry is recommended to have a downloadable theatrical poster graphic, still shot, and promotional preview trailer that can be shared on festival website and/or facebook page. 60 minutes or more (prefer 110 minutes or less) Can be ANIMATION Less

41-120 pages-standard screenplay format for screenplays. Stage play or Teleplay should be in the correct format. Open to all genres and niches. ... More
41-120 pages-standard screenplay format for screenplays. Stage play or Teleplay should be in the correct format. Open to all genres and niches. SPECIAL CATEGORY: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS (Bullying, Child Abuse, Spousal Abuse, Elder Abuse, Teen Dating Violence, Rape, etc) Specify Budget Category: (Indiewood (over $1 million- less than $5 million) or (Bare Bones-less than $1 million) Must LIST GENRE and a short promotional Logline and/or SYNOPSIS. Also add ratings code: R (nudity, language, violence, for adults only) PG & PG-13 ( Adult subject matter, situations) G (General Audiences, family-friendly) . indicate which type of production budget for this screenplay. The feature length screenplay ( that can be produced for less than a million dollar budget.(Bare Bones) The feature length screenplay that can be produced for less than a 5 million dollar budget. (Indiewood) These can be high concept, character-driven, compelling stories. Bonus: Live Screenplay reading Competition (pick your most compelling scene up to 20 minutes) to be scheduled during the festival by reserving a time slot, and recruiting actors. Each reading is judged on a 10 point scale by Special Judge or Jury in consideration for a Best Screenplay Reading Award. Less

The Short screenplay (40 pages or less) with few characters and locations, all genres. Be sure to indicate your Category (Screenplay, Stageplay or... More
The Short screenplay (40 pages or less) with few characters and locations, all genres. Be sure to indicate your Category (Screenplay, Stageplay or Teleplay) SPECIAL CATEGORY: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS (Bullying, Child Abuse, Spousal Abuse, Elder Abuse, Teen Dating Violence, Rape, etc) List the GENRE and a short Logline and/or SYNOPSIS. Add a ratings code: R (nudity, language, violence) PG ( Adult subject matter) G (General Audiences, family-friendly) Live Screenplay reading Competition (pick your most compelling scene up to 20 minutes) will be scheduled during the festival on a first come basis, and will be judged for a Best Screenplay Reading Award. Less

This category is for any narrative film project that fits the 10:00 ten minutes or less time requirement. Not Documentary or Music Video Most co... More
This category is for any narrative film project that fits the 10:00 ten minutes or less time requirement. Not Documentary or Music Video Most commonly Movie Trailer, PSA, Commercial/infomercial, , Event, Webisode, etc. Any project that does not fit into any other category can be submitted here within the time constraints. Less

If you are a High School or under, College or Film School Student actively enrolled, you may enter your film project in this category. 1-29 minutes ... More
If you are a High School or under, College or Film School Student actively enrolled, you may enter your film project in this category. 1-29 minutes You must attach a copy of your student ID that shows the name of the institution and your photo. Less

Documentary Feature 40 -90 minutes Social Issues, Adventure, Art, Biography etc with your choice of niches that will appeal to a broad audience. ... More
Documentary Feature 40 -90 minutes Social Issues, Adventure, Art, Biography etc with your choice of niches that will appeal to a broad audience. Music documentaries should have music clearance or original compositions. Be sure to indicate your status Less

Short Documentary 1-39 minutes Themed or niche categories may enter via this category. Historical, Music, Biography, Domestic Violence Awareness Ar... More
Short Documentary 1-39 minutes Themed or niche categories may enter via this category. Historical, Music, Biography, Domestic Violence Awareness Art, Social Issues, etc. Less

Enter your movie soundtrack or original music score, not to exceed 30 minutes on an audio file (MP3) . Do NOT enter movie or video in this category. ... More
Enter your movie soundtrack or original music score, not to exceed 30 minutes on an audio file (MP3) . Do NOT enter movie or video in this category. List name of composer, music supervisor and any pertinent licensing information. Less

This category is open to Actors (male & female), and Youth (18 or under) who performed in a feature, mini-feature or short or micro-short movie. ... More
This category is open to Actors (male & female), and Youth (18 or under) who performed in a feature, mini-feature or short or micro-short movie. It is also open to showcase talent via a comedic or dramatic monologue written to demonstrate acting skills. Less

Mini-Feature or TV Pilot 30-59 minutes
Mini-Feature or TV Pilot 30-59 minutes Less

Music Video must not exceed 6 minutes total running time.
Music Video must not exceed 6 minutes total running time. Less


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