A community of the next generation of filmmakers.
Our mission is the preservation of independent film 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
February 28 - March 1
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
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.
Awards // Prizes
The Blue Ridge Film Festival offers individual awards for Best Feature, Best Doc, and Best Short, as well as the Southern Comfort Cabin Rentals Audience Award and the Grand Jury Prize for best overall 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.