3 days of live screenings, live music performances, and educational panel discussions. Historical, Biographical, Social Issues, & Music focused Documentaries and Docu-Dramas will dominate the screenings. Music Videos, Songwriting competition and musical scores & soundtracks will provide entertainment and collaboration between Artists.

Best Original Song, Best Original Score and Best of Fest Documentary Categories will receive Awards Medallions, or Awards plaques/trophies in select categories. Best Poster, Best Social Issue, Best Music Documentary Biography or Event. Special Jury Selection and Audience Choice Awards. Best Documentary Filmmaker & Best Student Documentary categories are now added.

Cash prize sponsors are being sought but not guaranteed.
Judges reserve the right to not present an award if requirements not met.

Entries submitted must be free of copyright infringement.
The submitter should be either the Performer, Producer, Director or Writer,
All applicants must submit the required non-refundable fee and adhere to the submission and exhibition requirements.
No Waivers, no exceptions.

Overall Rating
  • Lucas Ostrowski

    They were quite communicative and offered a very cool line up of films. I look forward to submitting future work to them.

    May 2021
  • This was a cool festival. I wish my band and I could have attended the live event in Oklahoma... it would have been great!
    We were certainly honored to receive a "best music covide pandemic video" award (COVID WORLD)... THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!! -- Pete Jacelone director and bass play for The DIRTY BLONDES!

    May 2021
  • We absolutely LOVED our time at Bare Bones in Muskogee, OK. Such welcoming, kind, enthusiastic artists run this festival. We drove all the way out from California to see our Documentary premiere on the big screen. Especially after Quarantine and in-person festivals being on hiatus this last year, it was especially moving. Shiron and the whole team are wonderful. Definitely submit and definitely GO to the festival. Very rich history in that part of the country as well.

    May 2021
  • I'm thrilled to see a festival that brings the worlds of music and film together right here on Oklahoma soil. I'm proud to have been a part of it and I'm excited to see more for years to come.

    May 2021

    It is an honor to be a BONEHEAD! Thank you for nominating "THE MAKING OF: LOVING ARMS" for BEST STUDENT DOCUMENTARY! Our cast and crew is profoundly honored to be officially selected and acknowledged by Bare Bones Music and Documentary Festival! Bare Bones is the ultimate creative home for all independent filmmakers! We love your staff and team! We look forward to submitting to your festival for all our future films!!! Thank you for your hospitality and ongoing support of indie film!

    May 2021