BOLT is an innovative new screenplay competition from the creators of Barnstorm Fest.
The rules are simple: Submit a short film screenplay or television pilot, Barnstorm Media chooses the winner and MAKES YOUR MOVIE OR PILOT! You get to be the Executive Producer!
Also, every submission receives feedback from the producers at Barnstorm Media.
GRAND JURY PRIZE:
Barnstorm Media will produce the winning script. The winner will be made the Executive Producer and retain complete ownership of the script and film!
Receive a one on one consultation with a feature film producer about how to get your movie or pilot made. Finalists will also be eligible for a consultation with Coverfly's Writer Development Team!
Receives feedback from the producers at Barnstorm Media! Choose the Expedited Feedback package to receive your feedback within 5 business days.
2023 Honorable Mentions on Coverfly
- Screenplays must be in English, formatted to industry standards and submitted as PDFs.
- Scripts submitted to the competition must NOT have been previously optioned, purchased or produced at the time of entry.
- BOLT's competition decisions are final.
- In the event of multiple writers, list all additional co-writers on title page. Please NOTE: Barnstorm Media divides awards equally among co-writers.
- The script must be between 1-79 pages, not including the cover page.
- You may submit as many entries as you'd like.
Terms & Conditions
- I have read all of Bolt’s rules and regulations. I understand and have complied with these rules.
- I understand that failure to adhere to Bolt’s rules will result in disqualification.
- I am the sole owner and author of the submitted material.
- Furthermore, I indemnify Bolt and Barnstorm Media, their affiliates, sponsors and judges of and from any and all claims, loss or liability that may be asserted against you or incurred by you or any associates, at any time in connection with said material.
- The final decisions, whether creative or financial, regarding the creation of the film for the winning screenplay are at the full discretion of Barnstorm Media. The timing and date of completion of the film is also at the full discretion of Barnstorm Media.
- If chosen as an AWARD winner, I give Bolt by Barnstorm Media 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 barnstormfest.com or its social media outlets.
- I understand that if awarded, I have 15 days to claim my prize, after which the prize is voided.