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The Broad Humor Film Festival

9 Annual September 05, 2014 to September 07, 2014

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OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Short
Comedic narrative and documentary short films under 35 minutes in total running time. If you have a short that is longer than 35 minutes, please contact the festival as special arrangements may be possible.

The subject matter, if not strictly speaking a comedy, must include a healthy dose of humor.

This is a festival for women creators. Either the writing or directing of the film MUST BE EXCLUSIVELY FEMALE. Films written by women but directed by men, even in co-director credits with women, are only eligible for writing awards. Best Film awards will go to films directed by exclusively by women without male co-directors.

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.
Screenplay
A feature comedy written exclusively by a woman or women. All writers must be female. Feature screenplays should be at least 75 pages and no more than 115.

The 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 quality of the writing, the strength of the writer's voice, and places 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.
Short Screenplay
Short screenplays and teleplays should be under 35 pages. All writers must be female. This category includes original sitcom pilot scripts, short film scripts, and web series scripts. Web series scripts can cover multiple webisodes, so long as the total number of pages submitted does not exceed 35.
Feature Film
Comedic narrative and documentary films between 60 and 120 minuites in total running time.

The subject matter, if not strictly speaking a comedy, must include a healthy dose of humor.

This is a festival for women creators. Either the writing or directing of the film MUST BE EXCLUSIVELY FEMALE. Films written by women but directed by men, even in co-director credits with women, are only eligible for writing awards. Best Film awards will go to films directed by exclusively by women without male co-directors.

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 conservative sitcom-style film that is good but unexceptional.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The Broad Humor Film Festival features funny films written by and directed by women. Screenplay competitions will also support women screenwriters with feature and short categories. The Broad Humor Film Festival honors women who craft stories on film that put a grin on your face or a chuckle in your belly.

WOMEN WRITE. WOMEN DIRECT. EVERYBODY LAUGHS.


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The BROAD HUMOR FILM FESTIVAL aims to honor female creators of content. Begun in 2006, Broad Humor was named in 2013 one of the top five festivals for women by MovieMaker magazine. This niche film festival dedicated to comedic films written and directed by women highlights all the ways that women make other women and men laugh and to celebrate their power to do so.

The subject matter of films and screenplays featured in the festival, 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.

...WHERE WOMEN TICKLE YOUR FUNNY BONE.

ORGANIZERS
Susan diRende (Executive Director/Founder) ; Susan diRende (Executive Director/Founder)

GENERAL RULES
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

The 9th Annual Broad Humor Film Festival begins accepting submissions on February 10, 2014. Submitted works must be comedic films or screenplays written and/or directed by a woman. Works need not be strictly speaking "comedies" so long as they include a healthy dose of humor.

EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: March 9, 2014
REGULAR DEADLINE: May 23, 2014
LATE DEADLINE: June 20, 2014
WAB EXTENDED DEADLINE: June 27, 2014

1. CATEGORIES:

FILM SUBMISSIONS:

Withoutabox online screeners is the preferred method of film submissions for those using the online service. DVDs formatted for Regions 0 or 1 are also accepted.

- short films: under 35 minutes TRT
- feature films: 60-120 minutes TRT

SCREENPLAY SUBMISSIONS:
Feature and short screenplays: pdf in standard industry format uploaded to Withoutabox or emailed to broadhumorfilmfest@mac.com
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- short scripts: under 35 pages
- feature scripts: between 75 and 115 pages

If your film or script does not fit the pages/TRT requirements, you may contact the festival to see if it is possible to make special arrangements.

2. PRESS KIT

Press kit information will be requested upon acceptance to the festival. Timely receipt within two weeks of notification is required for participation in the festival.

Submitted materials will not be returned.

3. FEES

The entry fees must accompany submission.

The Entry Fees are as follows:

* EARLYBIRD DEADLINE: March 9, 2014 - Feature scripts/films $45; short scripts/films $30
* REGULAR DEADLINE: May 23, 2014 - Feature scripts/films $55; short scripts/films $40
* LATE DEADLINE: June 20, 2014 - Feature scripts/films $60; short scripts/films $50
* WAB EXTENDED DEADLINE: July 13, 2013 - Feature scripts/films $60; short scripts/films $55

All deadlines are are for completed submissions and must include payment of the appropriate fee. For checks mailed to the festival, a postmark will be accepted as meeting the deadline.

PLEASE NOTE: As with all submissions to Broad Humor, a woman either be the writer or director. On film submissions, men can serve EITHER as director or writer but if a male is a collaborator in both categories, the film will be disqualified. On screenplay submissions, only scripts for which all writers are female will be considered. A male co-writer will disqualify the submission.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

I am the owner and/or legal representative of this original work and am submitting same for review. While I understand that I retain all rights to ownership of the work, I hereby give The Broad Humor Festival permission to feature, advertise, display, in whole or in part, the work titled and described above. I also understand that my entry is valid only upon completion of the following conditions: (1) receipt of a copy of the work (2) the processing of the entry fee by the festival organization or Withoutabox (3) that the festival determines that either the film writer(s) or the film director(s) who worked on the entry is/are female without male collaboration, or the unproduced screenplay submission writer(s) are exclusively female. I also understand that materials will not be returned. Prizes will be awarded according to the decision of the judges and at the discretion of the Festival. Those submissions who have not fulfilled the requirements of the Broad Humor Film Festival will automatically be disqualified without reimbursement.