A community of the next generation of filmmakers.

Blue Ridge Film Festival

Feb 26 - Feb 28





April 24

Our mission is to preserve the creation of independent films through the nurturing of independent voices.  

The Blue Ridge Film Fest is presented by Barnstorm Media as an extension of their mission: the preservation of independent film through the nurturing of independent voices. 

All films screened for awards consideration will come from submissions! We know of no other festival making such a claim. We're looking to discover new voices. We're looking to create a community of the next generation of filmmakers.

Blue Ridge Film Festival

We're looking for the next generation of filmmakers

Feb 26 - Feb 28

BRff is all about community. It’s about bringing independent film to a thriving art community and it’s about building a community of filmmakers who are invested in keeping independent film alive.

The events and workshops built around the festival were created to encourage filmmakers to connect, to build relationships, to fuel one another's artistic talents, and ultimately, to find ways to collaborate.

The festival will take place over three days in the bucolic hamlet of Blue Ridge, GA, at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. With an ideal downtown district and an arts hungry community, Blue Ridge is the perfect home for the next generation of film festivals.

Blue Ridge Mountains


We're looking for original voices, not deep pockets.



Build Relationships.

Fuel Talent.

Barnstorm Media is bringing back a spirit of independence to the festival circuit.

Awards // Prizes

The Blue Ridge Film Festival offers individual awards for Best Feature, Best Doc, Best Short, Best Animated Film, Best Screenplay, Best TV Pilot, Best Web Series and Best Local Film.

All award winners are eligible for a distribution deal from our partners at SMG.

All filmmakers selected for the fest will receive a prize package for iPitch. iPitch's marketplace includes executives from Discovery Studios, Sony Pictures Entertainment Television, New Line Cinema, Warner Brothers, Echo Lake Entertainment, Relativity Television, CBS, WEtv, Authentic Entertainment and Leftfield Pictures.

The Grand Jury Prize winner will receive $500 cash.

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