12th Annual

The Broad Humor Film Festival


Short Screenplay


Deadlines & Entry Fees

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

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Fee Payment
Submission Copy
Leap Year Special Deadline
February 29, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 20.00 *
Earlybird Deadline
March 23, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Regular Deadline
April 27, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Late Deadline
May 25, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00
WAB Extended Deadline
June 22, 2016
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 30, 2016

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

Text Files
  PDF (.pdf)

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Best Short Screenplay

Best Sitcom Script
Original pilots and spec sitcom scripts written by a woman or women in standard industry format are accepted.

Best Webisode

Category Rules

This category is for a screenplay written by a woman or women. All writers must be female. Scripts must be under 35 pages. Subject matter, if not strictly speaking a comedy, must include a healthy dose of humor. Blended genres are welcome.

The judging takes into account the the strength of the writer'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 script that is good but unexceptional.

By submitting, screenwriters 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, writers 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.

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 script submissions to Broad Humor, all writers must be female. If a script is written with a male collaborator, the submission will be disqualified.