Now in it's 13th annual installment, the BoneBat "Comedy of Horrors" Film Fest is a full evening of giggles and gore, where we present the finest in independent Comedy/Horror features and shorts from around the world, amazing live music and prizes galore, all hosted by Steve and Gord of The BoneBat Show!

Viewers Choice Award for Best Live Action Short
Viewers Choice Award for Best Animated Short
Viewers Choice Award for Best Northwest Short
BoneBat Jumbo Bonus Jury Award

BONEBAT FILM FEST ENTRY RULES AND REQUIREMENTS
OWNERSHIP
Submission to The BoneBat Film Festival (BBFF) in no way implies ANY ownership rights by BBFF to the submitted film, all such rights are reserved by the filmmaker. All submissions to BBFF are accepted on a NON-exclusive basis. Except as explicitly set forth below, each party's trademarks, copyrights, patents, trade secrets and intellectual property rights are and shall remain the sole property of that party.

SUBMISSION
Film submissions will be accepted on NTSC Region 0 or 1 DVD, Blu-Ray, or Digital screeners only. Online links are acceptable for preliminary submission, but upon acceptance an HD file or copy in either disc or digital form must be received by 04/01/24, or the film will be dropped from the program. If a film is in the pre-screening stage, it is acceptable to send in a disc that is hand written, but entrant must be legally authorized to represent the work. All films must be original or adapted works, and your film must be in English, English subtitled, or dubbed in English. For each entry submitted, one (1) additional data disc or data folder containing film artwork (poster, etc.) may be submitted as well. (1) film per disc and (1) film per submission form please. If entering multiple films, please submit each project separately. The BoneBat "Comedy of Horrors" Film Fest strongly encourages film submissions from women, people of color, LGBTQ, and differently-abled filmmakers.

SHIPPING
Cost of shipping DVDs and promotional materials to the festival is the responsibility of the entrant. Exhibition copies must be sent to the festival prepaid. The festival can not accept responsibility for damage or loss of materials while in transit. Additionally, BBFF does not return materials, so please do not submit master copies.

CONFIRMATION
Feel free to email the BBFF staff at steve@bonehand.com for confirmation of delivery.

SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION
All programming decisions are made by the BoneBat Film Fest staff, and all decisions are final. If accepted, we will notify filmmakers by email. After acceptance, the final presentation version will need to be in our office no later than 04/01/24. Be sure to indicate aspect ratio of your film/video as well as any other special screening/presentation information we might need to know.

PERFORMANCE AND PROMOTIONAL RIGHTS

By submitting your film to the BBFF you agree that, if your film is selected, you grant to BBFF NON-exclusive rights to a one-time screening of your film, as well as perpetual rights to use, display, promote and exhibit publicly any promotional materials provided by the filmmaker to the BBFF on www.bonehand.com and related sites in reference to your participation in the festival, at BBFF’s discretion. You further agree that BBFF is permitted to use excerpts from your film for promotion, marketing and advertising of BBFF and BBFF events.

CONFIDENTIALITY

BBFF agrees to use its best efforts and judgment in not releasing any personal and/or confidential information about any filmmaker and/or their material(s) and/or information. You agree to not release any material(s) and/or information regarding BBFF or any of its staff, associates, or affiliates, either verbally or in writing, in any derogatory and/or defamatory and/or negative manner. Any materials received by BBFF that contain real-life cruelty to humans or animals, illegal acts, or hate will be delivered to the appropriate authorities. BBFF will not promote cruelty, or hate.

PUBLIC STATEMENTS
Either party may use the other party's name for the purpose of making public statements such as press releases and marketing and promotional materials, provided that each party adheres to reasonable good faith and consideration standards for making such statements. In all cases, full consideration and representation of the respective roles and contributions of both parties shall be given in any such statement. You agree not to use any reference to BBFF in any pornographic, illegal, abusive, defamatory, offensive, or negative way whatsoever.

I have read and agree to abide by all BoneBat Film Fest rules and regulations and agree to accept the judging procedure as it stands.

Entrants Name (Please Print): ______________________________________________

Signature: ______________________________________________________________

Date: _________________

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  • Eric Morgret

    It is a true top-notch film festival run with a passion for film and music. The crew that puts it together gives it their all and makes the event a truly special day. Highest recommendation!

    June 2024
  • Thomas Hirschler

    Great experience with submitting and attending in person. Organizers were incredibly friendly and sought me out to thank me for submitting when attending. Would definitely submit again in the future.

    May 2024
  • Kyle Boynton

    BoneBat is iconic! So happy to have been part of the 2024 fest!

    May 2024
  • Steve and Gord are amazing, and so is this festival! As a filmmaker it's always great to be surrounded with supporters of independent film that are truly passionate about it. I wasn't able to attend in person this year but the team kept me in the loop the entire time and even featured me on a podcast when our short won Audience Choice Best Short Film. They're the best!

    April 2024
  • Tracy Clifton

    This festival was so fun, and even though we weren't able to attend in person, BoneBat did a wonderful job of keeping us in the loop and making sure our film was celebrated and highlighted. I'm so grateful!

    April 2024