12th Annual

The Broad Humor Film Festival

August 30, 2017 to September 03, 2017




Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
February 28, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Regular Deadline
April 29, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Late Deadline
May 29, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00
WAB Extended Deadline
June 17, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 60.00

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

Category Details

Approximately July 15, 2017

Shorts: maximum 30 minutes

No requirement for completed by date

Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

No premiere requirement

Projects may have distribution

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

  Secure Online Screener
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Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

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Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)

Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Writer
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Fliers
> One-Sheet Art - Posters

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Best Short
Best short film of 30 minutes or less

Best Web Series
Comedy web series either written & directed, or written & acted by a woman/women. This is not an acting award, but recognition that many creators on the web are performer/creators of their own material.

Best Director

Audience Choice Award
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best No-Budget Short

Category Rules

Films must be either exclusively written or exclusively directed by a woman or women without a male collaborator to qualify. Subject matter, if not strictly speaking a comedy, must include a healthy dose of humor. The judging takes into account both the quality of the finished film, the strength of the filmmaker's vision, and puts value on taking risks in style and narrative. A broad farce that only hits in places or a nonlinear absurdist experiment might be selected over a more traditional sitcom style short that is good but unexceptional.

Maximum length: 30 minutes

Films not originally shot in English must be dubbed or have English subtitles.

Filmmakers who opt to send a DVD submission instead of uploading and using the WAB secure online screener are responsible for assuring that the disc arrives and is playable.

Filmmakers will upload or email all requested materials within 10 business days of acceptance. Screener DVDs must also arrive within ten (10) business days of acceptance to be assured of a place in the program.

By submitting, filmmakers assert that they are the owner and/or legal representative of this original work and are submitting same for review. While retaining all rights to ownership of the work, filmmakers give The Broad Humor Film Festival permission to feature, advertise, display, in whole or in part, the work titled and described above in the festival and for promotion of the festival.

Entries are valid only upon completion of the following conditions: timely receipt of a hard copy of the work or a digital submission, and receipt of the entry fee by the festival organization or Withoutabox.

Spring, Earlybird, regular, and late entry fees must be postmarked or paid by the appropriate deadline. If the deadline passes, even if the submission was begun before the deadline, the fee is due for the amount listed on the date the payment is completed.

Prizes will be awarded according to the decision of the judges and at the discretion of the Festival. Not all prizes will necessarily be given depending upon submissions.

Materials will not be returned and the Festival is not responsible for their loss or damage.

PLEASE NOTE: As with all submissions to Broad Humor, a woman (or women) must either be the writer or director. Men can serve EITHER as director OR as writer but if a male is a collaborator in both categories, the film will be disqualified. Screenplay entries that have a male collaborator will also be disqualified.