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DATES FOR THE 16th Annual Bare Bones International Independent Film, Arts & Music Festival   
April 10-19, 2015


April 14, 2014

Bare Bones: It's a wrap

Film festival presents awards, encourages creativity

As hail pelted the roof and thunder boomed outside, actors and filmmakers united to be honored at the awards reception for the 2014 Bare Bones International Film Festival.

“Just as your film is your baby, this festival is ours,” said ShIron Ray, who with her husband, Oscar, founded Bare Bones.

The festival began April 3 and came to an end Sunday evening at the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame. Guests from across the world attended.

Oscar Ray stood in front of the crowd and spoke about the meaning of the festival.

“Five years from now, no will remember the awards, but everyone will remember 30 years from now how you treat them,” he said.

The Bare Bones Festival is to create, complete, and keep going when things begin to crack, he said.

Awards were given in a variety of categories, ranging from Best Family Drama to Best Use of Blood/Makeup. Many recipients mentioned their gratitude to the city of Muskogee and to the Rays.

“Thank you, Muskogee,” said Robyn Ross, one of the night’s many award recipients. “You are the nicest people on the face of the earth.”

The Rays took time to show their gratitude also by delivering the “Volunteer of the Year” award to Cliff Moore.

“It’s always nice to feel appreciated,” Moore said. “I wouldn’t have done it for anybody else.”

Another special moment during the awards ceremony came when Oscar and ShIron Ray honored Roger Davis, who died one year ago.

Oscar and ShIron Ray handed a special award to Davis’ widow, Ann.

“He was a very sweet and humble man,” Ann Davis said. “He was crazy about ShIron and Oscar.”

Reach E.I. Hillin at (918) 684-2926 or ehillin@muskogeephoenix.com.

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MISSION & OBJECTIVE
Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival is dedicated to screening feature motion picture projects with budgets less than one million dollars.

Our philosophy is to promote and support the efforts of the small budget filmmakers and producers. We treat everyone the way we would like to be treated and provide lots of encouragement.

A spring break and networking opportunity for Actors, Writers, Filmmakers and Producers. Our small town experiences will give you a break from the hustle and bustle of a big city.

In the city of Muskogee, OK USA everyone greets you with a smile and a friendly "howdy".

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Our festival was created by filmmakers, screenwriters and actors and was created for filmmakers, screenwriters and actors who are involved in independent motion picture projects anywhere in the world.

Named one of the "25 Festivals worth the entry fee" by Moviemaker Magazine and named one of the "20 best festivals for new and emerging filmmakers." PBS included Bare Bones as one of the top 20 documentary festivals.   The Bare Bones Film Festival experience has long been touted as the "Friendliest Film Festival" by the many filmmakers who return year after year.

The festival will feature narrative and documentary features, short documentary, short narrative and student films, music videos, animation and live screenplay readings in it's competitive program.

Live music and entertainment, classic car shows, receptions, afterparties, tours of surrounding areas make this festival a relaxed atmosphere where you are treated like royalty, make lasting friends and receive the recognition you deserve whether you are the top winner or not.

 We strive to help you find a home for your film. Bare Bones World Cinema is launching a distribution sales option for short and feature filmmakers.

Our panels are designed to give you the filmmaker a chance to be in the spotlight as you share and enhance your filmmaking and film marketing knowledge. Bare Bones is also known for it's focus on youth in front and behind the camera, introducing visiting film festival participants to the next generation of filmmakers via movie-biz career days, kids view talk show and youth talent spotlight during the Bonehead Awards Gala.

Bare Bones is home of the Indie Auteur where recognition is given to those who manage to wear a minimum of 5 hats (positions) bridging pre-post production and marketing.  Up to 12 Indie Auteurs may be honored during the festival with one  being named Indie Auteur of the Year!

April 14, 2014

Bare Bones International Film Festival awards

BEST DRAMA FEATURE
“Suck It Up Buttercup”

BEST COMEDY FEATURE
“Goin’ Guerrilla”  

BEST HORROR FEATURE
“The Cabining”  

BEST SCI-FI FEATURE
“Collapse”

BEST FAMILY DRAMA FEATURE
“Mulberry Stains”

BEST THRILLER FEATURE
“Surburbanite”

BEST ROMANCE DRAMA FEATURE
“3 References”

ROMANCE COMEDY FEATURE
“Chloe”

BEST OKLAHOMA SOIL FEATURE
“The Only Oly”

BEST DRAMA SHORT
“Roulette”

BEST COMEDY SHORT
“Damage-Joy (Sha-den-froi-da)”

BEST HORROR SHORT
“Pan”

BEST SCI-FI SHORT
“Rose, Mary & Time”

BEST FAMILY DRAMA SHORT
“The Mary Contest”

BEST THRILLER SHORT
“A Convenient Man”

BEST ROMANCE DRAMA SHORT
“Amazin’ Grace”

BEST ROMANCE COMEDY SHORT
“Sardines Out of a Can”

BEST OKLAHOMA SOIL SHORT
“Hope for the Holidays”

BEST DOCUMENTARY EDUCATIONAL FEATURE
“They Are We”

BEST DOCUMENTARY MUSIC FEATURE
“Brother’s Hypnotic”

BEST DOCUMENTARY EDUCATIONAL SHORT
“But It Doesn’t Have Me”

LEGACY KEEPERS AWARD   

  “Still Jammin’”

BEST DOCUMENTARY MUSIC SHORT

“Todd Who?”

BEST STUDENT DOCUMENTARY SHORT
“Reel Stories”

BEST ANIMATION FILM
“Light Me Up”

BEST CHRISTIAN-FAITH PICTURE
“Joann’s Struggling Soul”

BEST EROTIC PICTURE
“The Opposite of Romance”

BEST USE OF BLOOD/MAKEUP/ F/X
“Makua Charley”

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FEATURE (Subtitles)
“La Vie Reveede David L (The Dreamlife of David L)” — France

BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE
"Babyshower"-Canada

BEST FILM/MUSIC FOCUSED MOVIE
“Rough Cut Southern”

BEST ENSEMBLE CAST IN A FEATURE FILM
“Suck It Up Buttercup”

BEST YOUTH IN A FEATURE
Aaron McCormick, “Collapse,” first; Rachel St. Gelais, “Moving Mountains,” second; Kale McCormick, “Collapse,” third

BEST ENSEMBLE CAST IN A SHORT FILM
“A Convenient Man”

BEST ACTRESS IN A SHORT
Rheagan Wallace, “Amazin’ Grace”

BEST ACTOR IN A SHORT
Perry White, “Noah Hammer”

BEST PERIOD COSTUMING/SET DESIGN
“The One Who Loves You”

BEST COMEDY MICRO SHORT
“P.A.”

BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT
“Life Is for Living,” New Zealand

BEST WESTERN SHORT
“Highway 15”

BEST YOUTH IN A SHORT
Adanna Avon, “The Mary Contest,” and Ainslee Watterston, “Amazin’ Grace,” first (tie); Madison Gilbert, “Damage-Joy,” second; Samuel Mason, “Those Poor Things,” third

BEST SCI-FI/HORROR MICRO SHORT
“The Fly Trap Episode 2: ‘Dogma’ ”

BEST THRILLER MICRO SHORT
“The Audition”

BEST FAMILY DRAMEDY MICRO SHORT
“Love Eterne Mourning”

BEST ZOMBIE PICTURE
“Til Death”

BEST AVANTE-GARDE/ALTERNATIVE SHORT FILM
“Head-Tie”  

BEST SILENT FILM
“Food Porn”

BEST STUDENT SHORT-HIGH SCHOOL
“Chee-wi Learns to Growl”

BEST STUDENT SHORT
“A Wheel & the Moon”

BEST STUDENT MICRO SHORT
“Cubical Life”

BEST DRAMA MICRO SHORT
“The Box”

INDIE AUTEURS-2014
Daniel Espeut, “Greasepaint,” Indie Auteur of the Year 2014 Lawrenceville, Georgia

AL & JAYNE CLOUTIER-"Makua Charley"

ALBERTO GRECO-"Iashmiir"

BENITO MAESTRE-"Love Thy Neighbor"

DOUG ROOS-"The Sky Has Fallen"

EDGAR JIMZ-"Dirty Shield"

CHRIS MAMMERILLI & RYAN PHILLIPS-"Southern Comfort"

TYLER ROBERDS-"The Only Oly"


BEST ACTOR IN A FEATURE
Nate Teron, “Dirty Shield”

BEST ACTRESS IN A FEATURE 
Renee Michaels, “Pruning the Family Tree”

BEST INDIEWOOD SCREENPLAY
“Land West of Arkansas” by Gerald Huckleberry

BEST HOLLYWOOD SCREENPLAY
“3 Sons of a Gun” by James Christopher

BEST HORROR SCREENPLAY
“Lake Wendigo” by Jason Vaile

BEST INTERNATIONAL SCREENPLAY
“Grace” by Lynda Lemberg

BEST FEATURE BARE BONES SCREENPLAY
“The Lord’s Lie” by Randy Hatch

BEST BARE BONES SHORT SCREENPLAY
“Avenging Angel” by Christopher Ellis

CLU GULAGER’S BEST ACTOR AWARD
Katharyn Grant, “The One Who Loves You

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15th ANNUAL BARE BONES INTERNATIONAL FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL-MUSKOGEE, OK USA   
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