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Program Description

Barnstorm is not just a screenplay competition, its goal is to help you develop your script for production. Every script receives feedback from an industry professional AS SOON AS TWO WEEKS FROM SUBMISSION and finalists receive a one-on-one consultation with a feature film producer as well as heaps of other rewards. The GRAND JURY PRIZE winner receives $2500 USD.

At Barnstorm, we pride ourselves on helping our finalists and participants long after the festival is complete. We continue to work with and advise our participants on how to get their script made for as long as it takes. Barnstorm's ultimate goal is the preservation of independent film through the nurturing of independent voices.

Deadlines and Fees

Cold Open
May 27, 2022
Limited Release
June 17, 2022
Call For Entries
July 08, 2022
Discounted Earlybird
July 29, 2022
Earlybird
Aug. 19, 2022
Discounted Official
Sept. 09, 2022
Regular
Sept. 30, 2022
Discounted Extended
Oct. 28, 2022
Extended
Nov. 18, 2022
Final
Dec. 16, 2022
Feature
Standard Fee
$20
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TV Pilot
Standard Fee
$20
$20
$25
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$55
$65
$75
$15
$15
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Short
Standard Fee
$20
$20
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$55
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$15
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$70

Program Benefits

Every submission receives feedback from an industry professional.

FINALIST PACKAGE

Three finalists from each category will be able to pitch their projects directly to executives from Discovery Studios, Sony Pictures Entertainment Television, New Line Cinema, Warner Brothers, Echo Lake Entertainment, Relativity Television, and CBS, all via iPitch.

Every finalist receives a one-on-one consultation with a producer from Barnstorm Media who can advise you on how to get your film or television show made, or, better yet, how to make it yourself.

One finalist from each category will receive a 4-month InkTip Pro Membership. As an InkTip Pro Member, thousands of filmmakers can find and read your scripts, and you'll be able to pitch directly to production companies every week. With over 3,000 options and 400 movies made, InkTip is the place for independent film.

All finalists receive a prize package from Script Mailer, who will email your script to over 400 of the industry's top agents, including agents at ICM, CAA and WME.

All finalists will have have their screenplays pitched to the network of producers at Unsolicited Scripts.

GRAND JURY PRIZE
One script, regardless of category, will receive the Grand Jury Prize package. The package includes all prizes offered to finalists, as well as $2,500 USD!

Success Stories

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THE ABYSSINIAN makes the Short List in the Barnstorm Fest Competition

Larry Coleman - Screenwriter
THE ABYSSINIAN, an African American World Word II fictional drama told through an Ethiopian soldier's eyes, receives Honorable Mention in the 2020 Barnstorm Fest Screenplay Competition.
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Short Screenplay GONE makes finals in Barnstorm Screenplay competition

Mary Goldman - Screenwriter
Intense character driven thriller, GONE, written by brother and sister team, Mary Goldman and Tim House, makes finals in the Barnstorm Festival Screenplay competition. Here's the logline: A teenage...

Free Feedback from Industry Professional

Announcement Dates

The Short List

Dec. 31, 2022

Finalists + Grand Jury Prize

Jan. 08, 2023

Rules

Rules 
1. Screenplays must be in English, formatted to industry standards and submitted as PDFs. 
2. Scripts submitted to the competition must NOT have been previously optioned, purchased or produced at the time of entry. 
3. Barnstorm's competition decisions are final. 
4. In the event of multiple writers, list all additional co-writers on title page. Please NOTE: Barnstorm divides awards equally among co-writers. 
5. Screenplays longer than 120 pages are not subject to an additional fee but may see a delay in receiving feedback.

Terms & Conditions

I have read all of Barnstorm Fest’s rules and regulations. I understand and have complied with these rules.

I understand that if awarded, I have 15 days to claim my prize, after which the prize is voided.

I understand that failure to adhere to Barnstorm Fest’s rules will result in disqualification.

I am the sole owner and author of the submitted material.

Furthermore, I indemnify Barnstorm Fest, its affiliates, sponsors and judges of and from any and all claims, loss or liability that may be asserted against you or incurred by you or any associates, at any time in connection with said material.

If chosen as an AWARD winner, I give Barnstorm Fest a Non-exclusive, Worldwide, Royalty Free license to use excerpts of my media and biographical information for advertising or promotional purposes, including, without limitation, the right of display, reproduction, and distribution on barnstormfest.com or its social media outlets.

Contact Information

info@barnstormfest.com

611 N. Brand Ave

CA, Los Angeles

91203

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