3rd Annual

Brownfish Short Film Festival NYC


Short Screenplay - Comedy


Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
May 15, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 *
Student Fee 25.00 *
Regular Deadline
July 10, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Student Fee 30.00 *
Late Deadline
August 1, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Student Fee 40.00 35.00
WAB Extended Deadline
August 15, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Student Fee 45.00 40.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.

Category Details

Approximately September 4, 2013

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

Text Files
  Paper (Printed Hard Copy)
  PDF (.pdf)
  Microsoft Word (.doc)
  Rich Text (.rtf)
  Plain Text (.txt)

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Best Short Screenplay
T.B.A. All Official Selection screenplays will receive a live table reading during the festival.

Category Rules


The festival will accept submissions until August 1, 2013.

1. Brownfish Short Film Festival NYC accepts submissions for short screenplays in the categories of Comedy and Drama.

2. All short screenplays must be 15 pages or less. Title page is not included in the page count.

3. All short screenplays must have been completed in the past year (12 months).

4. All submissions must be in English.

5. All submissions must include a completed application form.

6. All screenplays may be submitted by mail, email or online. Hard-copy submissions will not be returned. Online submissions must be one of the following file types: .pdf, .doc, .docx, .txt, .rtf, or a URL/Link to one of these file types. Do NOT submit Final Draft or Movie Magic files.

7. Screenplays must be properly formatted within industry standards. Screenplays not formatted in screenplay format will be disqualified.

8. Title page must include: Title, Logline, Contact information (address, email, etc), and Without a box tracking number if applicable.

9. Multiple entries must be submitted individually with accompanying materials and fees.

10. Payment maybe be made by credit card through Withoutabox.com and Brownfish.com or by check/money order payable to BROWNFISH.COM.

11. Screenwriters eligible for the STUDENT RATE must provide supporting documentation stating student's name, institution name and current date/term such as a valid student I.D., report card, or tuition bill.


13. All physical submissions must include a printed application form, a printed copy of the script and submission fee. Submission fee can be made online at withoutabox.com or by sending check or money order payable to BROWNFISH.COM. Screenplays must include your Withoutabox tracking number if applicable. Send all materials to: Brownfish Short Film Festival NYC, 520 East 11th Street, Suite 21 New York, NY 10009

14. Screenplays must be of original content. Adaptations of copyrighted material WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. FEATURE FILMS, TELEPAYS and PILOTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Screenwriters indemnify and hold harmless Brownfish.com, Brownfish Short Film Festival NYC and its affiliates against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses including but not limited to attorney's fees, and court costs which may be incurred by any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening/reading, and loss or damage of screenplays entered.

15. Filmmakers grant the Brownfish.com, Brownfish Short Film Festival NYC and its agents the rights to use Titles and Loglines from accepted films for print and online marketing and publicity purposes.

16. Screenwriters of Official Selection screenplays accepted to participate in the Brownfish Short Film Festival NYC will be notified by email approximately September 4, 2013.

17. Official Selection screenplays will receive a live table reading in a festival program to be determined by the Brownfish Short Film Festival NYC.

18. The Brownfish Short Film Festival NYC is a judged contest with cash and prize awards. Prize packages T.B.A.