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Barnstorm Fest
Active Since 2014
The Grand Jury Prize winner receives $5000. Every script receives actionable and constructive feedback!
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Barnstorm is not just a screenplay competition, its goal is to help you develop your script for production.

Every script receives a letter of analysis from an industry professional WITHIN TWO WEEKS OF SUBMISSION, free filmmaking classes from Videomaker, and a free subscription to Videomaker magazine. Finalists receive a one-on-one consultation with a feature film producer as well as heaps of other rewards.



1. Screenplays must be in English and properly formatted according to industry standards. Scripts must be submitted as PDFs. Barnstorm does not accept hard copy submissions.

2. Scripts submitted to the competition must NOT have been previously optioned, purchased or produced at the time of entry. Spec scripts for existing shows and film properties are accepted.

3. Barnstorm's competition decisions are final.

4. Barnstorm divides awards equally among co-writers.

5. For screenplays longer than 120 pages, $10 will be added to the regular entry fee.

Terms and Conditions

I have read all of Barnstorm Fest’s rules and regulations. I understand and have complied with these rules. 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 myself or incurred by myself 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 or its social media outlets.


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, CBS, WEtv, Authentic Entertainment, Forman Productions, Infinity Media Inc., Little Studio Films, and Leftfield Pictures, all via iPitch. FINALIST also receive a one-on-one consultation with a feature film producer at Barnstorm Media. The GRAND JURY PRIZE winner receives $10,000 in cash & prizes, including A PROOF OF CONCEPT TRAILER PRODUCED FOR YOUR SCRIPT by Barnstorm Media.

Finaliswt also receive an InkTip prize package. Each prize package includes an InkTip script listing and an InkTip magazine listing that will promote your script to InkTip's large network of producers and reps.

Every InkTip producer has been vetted via resume and references and demonstrated the ability to get movies made. Companies who are InkTip members include: ABC, Anonymous Content, APA, CBS Films, HBO Films, ICM, Paradigm, Paramount Pictures, Hallmark Channel, FX, Universal, WME, Echo Lake, Zero Gravity, Bad Robot, and 20th Century Fox. 

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