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What We're All About

Broad Humor started in 2015 with its first festival in the summer of 2016 in Venice, California to compensate for the near total void of comic films by women in film festivals around the country. The need to include screenplays in a significant way was triggered by a comedy script competition run by the Writers Guildfor members. Submissions were blind, and not a single woman made it into the finals. Either women are not capable of humor or there is something deeply skewed at the level of how humor in scripts is interpreted. Our goal was to see if the humor failed or succeeded when presented to audiences, not film development professionals. The response to the work by women made it clear that women's humor resonates even more broadly than we had anticipated.

Over the last 12 years, we have seen recognition of women's comic voices grow, though there is still a long way to go. Nevertheless, we plan to be here, supporting these fabulous, funny women, screening their films and reading from their screenplays. It's great fun. Come and join us.

See you in the Fall!