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20-Apr-2014 2:22pm PDT  

 

The Broad Humor Film Festival

9 Annual: September 05, 2014 to September 07, 2014

  Short

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DEADLINES & ENTRY FEES

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 15.00.

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
 
March 9, 2014
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 25.00


May 23, 2014
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00


June 20, 2014
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00


June 27, 2014
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 05-Aug-2014


RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 35 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
No requirement for completed by date.


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world


PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement


DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> One-Sheet Art - Fliers


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


Best Short
Best short film of any length


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: 35 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 days of acceptance. Screener DVDs must arrive within two weeks 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.

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 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.