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
  • Justin stringfellow

    This was the first festival my film was accepted to and it could not have been better! Lots of positive energy all around from good people. Absolutely honored that my film, The Pace of Change took home 1st place in the Best Documentary Feature and Audience Choice Best of Fest categories. Thank you Bare Bones and everyone involved!

    May 2022
  • I can’t thank Bare Bones enough for taking a chance on our film. They were incredible.

    May 2022
  • Russ Fry

    I've been here several times and always had a good experience.

    May 2022
  • Awesome festival. We attended the screening and Q&A. Awesome festival. Great people.

    April 2022
  • Dennis Ford

    We were honored that our film: Firestorm '77 The True Story of the Honda Canyon Fire received 2nd Place, Best Documentary at Bare Bones. The Film Festival was well organized and it did an exceptional job of communicating with us. Kudos to the Bare Bones Music & Documentary Festival!

    April 2022