Why should I submit to Barnstorm?
Barnstorm is one of a small handful of competitions that provides coverage analysis to every submitted screenplay. Barnstorm's coverage is provided solely by industry professionals. Barnstorm's ultimate goal is to get your screenplay produced. The producers at Barnstorm Media are here to provide guidance for all of our finalists for as long as it takes. BARNSTORM MAKES YOUR MOVIE
What kind of scripts do you look for?
All genres are accepted. In particular, we are looking for a unique work that is production-ready. Experimental work is also highly encouraged.
Is there a page limit?
No. But scripts over 120 pages may incur an additional charge.
Can I also enter other competitions?
Do you accept spec scripts based on current or past television series?
Do you accept international scripts?
Do you accept treatments and pitches?
Yes. You may submit your feature, television or short film treatment under the Feature, Television or Short category.
Do you accept series bibles?
Yes. You may submit your series bible under the Television category.
Can I submit the same script as last year?
Yes, especially if you apply the notes from our feedback!
Do you accept updated drafts?
Yes. If you have already received our feedback, you may submit an updated draft here. A small administrative fee applies.
When is the feedback returned?
We strive to return feedback as soon as possible. If you need to quick turnaround, we offer expedited feedback for an additional fee.
When is the last day I can submit an updated draft?
Dec. 18th, 2023
When are the notification dates?
The Short List will be published on Dec. 31st. The Finalists and Grand Jury Prize winner will be announced on Jan. 19th.
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