2009 Broad Humor Film Festival Awards

Best Feature
Going on 13 by Kristy Guevara Flanagan & Dawn Valadez

Best Short
Bird Flu of My Chicken Heart by Boim Hwang

Best Documentary
No Strings Attached by Lisa Whitmer

Best Short Short
Meat is Murder by Devi Snively

Best No-Budget Film
The Burger by Meghan Maureen McDonough & Anna Bolt
MANiCUREd by Moni Scarpa

Audience Award
Apt. Four Five by Ileana Chan & Erica Rhodes

Best Farce Screenlplay
The Headhunter by Melissa Goetz

Best Romantic Comedy Screenlplay
The Mensch by Kathleen Behun

Best Character Comedy Screenlplay
Burying Roger by Nan Grenier & Sharon Parker

Best Action Comedy/Caper Screenlplay
The Matisse by Sally Diessner

Best Ensemble Comedy Screenlplay
One Good Man by Jennifer Leigh Selig

Best Short Screenlplay
Chucky's Feast by Teri Carson

Best Teleplay

The Video Store by Shawanna Moore

*Screenplay award categories are somewhat affected by the submissions. One year, we got several satires. Another, none. So we reserve the right to honor the work that is actually being done rather than eliminate those good scripts which may or may not fit our preconceived ideas of comedy genres.

Not all awards will necessarily be given.  The festival reserves the right to withhold or alter the award categories.


We are a grass-roots, niche festival where the big prize is the festival itself. The lack of visibility for women directing and writing humor for the screen corresponds to a lack of support. We started this festival to give moral support and encouragement. It is our hope that financial support and professional opportunity will follow.

That said, we have been thrilled with the willingness of some businesses to give prizes of product to our fledgling festival,and for that we are grateful and encouraged.