2008 Submissions Now Open

Festival Dates - June 12-15 in Venice, CA

The festival is accepting applications for comedic films and screenplays by women. That's it.  We are looking for humor created for the screen generated by women.  Women writers. Women directors.  It is our goal to showcase the female comic vision.  Men in all other positions are welcome collaborators.

PLEASE NOTE: We are not accepting submissions through withoutabox.com. 

Fees and Deadlines:  All deadlines are postmark deadlines

  • Early Deadline: February 29, 2008 $35 Feature films and screenplays; $30 Medium length films, webisodes, and teleplays (20-60 minutes/pages); $15 Short films, webisodes, and screenplays (under 20 minutes/pages)
  • Standard Deadline: April 11, 2008 $45 Feature films and screenplays; $40 Medium length films, webisodes, and screenplays (20-60 minutes/pages); $25 Short films, webisodes, and screenplays (under 20 minutes/pages)
  • Late Deadline:May 2, 2008 $60 Feature films and screenplays; $50 Medium length films, webisodes, and screenplays (20-60 minutes/pages); $40 Short films, webisodes, and screenplays (under 20 minutes/pages)

To apply, download and mail a completed submission packet to the Festival.
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Submission Guidelines

The 2007 Broad Humor Film Festival accepts submissions from January 3, 2008 to May 16, 2008. Submitted works must be comedies and be BOTH written and directed by a woman or women. It need not be the same woman, but all directors and writers must be female.

Categories: Both Film and Screenplay - All projects fall into one of three categories: Short Length (15 minutes/pages or less), Medium Length (between 15 and 60 minutes/pages), Feature Length (over 60 minutes/pages).  Sitcom pilots are welcome in the Medium Length category.  Webisode entries should submit one entry in the category  that corresponds to the total length of their submission.

Film Submissions:

DVDs in NTSC form are the preferred format for submitting film entries to the 2007 competition. VHS cassettes will be accepted for evaluation but if accepted, a DVD will need to be provided for exhibition. Please preview your DVD or VHS before submitting it, to make sure it plays correctly.

No Budget Competition:

Films that meet the following requirements will also be considered for our “no budget” film competition:

  • No Budget shorts: budget under $750
  • No Budget features: budget under $10,000

“Budget” here is understood to be the hard cash the filmmaker shelled out to actually make the film. This could be tapes, food and gas for crew, or any expendables. This DOES NOT include any investment in equipment, hardware or software programs bought along the way that be used to make other films.

Screenplay Submissions: All scripts must be submitted in a hard copy in standard industry format, three hole punch fastened with brads.

SUPPORTING MATERIALS:

  1. All entries must complete a submission form by downloading and printing a hard copy from the Broad Humor Film Festival website.
  2. All entries must include the following supporting materials on a CD or in some other digital format: a 1-paragraph biography (100 words or less) of the director and writer for film submissions or the screenwriter(s) for scripts; (1) color production still for film submissions.  A second black-and-white production still is encouraged. Photos should have a resolution of 300dpi.

    IMPORTANT: Make sure all the file names on your disc begin with the same keyword, preferably from the title of your submission. Simply saying "production photo" risks having your photo lost or placed in another project file. Put your title on everything, especially everything digital.
  3. All entries must include a check or money order for the appropriate entry fee amount in US$ which is non-refundable, payable to: BROAD HUMOR FILM FESTIVAL.
  4. Mail to The Broad Humore Film Festival, 9854 National Blvd., #166, Los Angeles, CA 90034.

Submitted materials will not be returned.  Any questions should be directed to submissions@broadhumor.com.