WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS

WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS

FESTIVAL DATES: NOVEMBER 16TH - 18TH

STAND UP COMPETITION

 

DEADLINES & ENTRY FEES

Earlybird Deadline - July 31, 2018
     Fee: $25.00
Regular Deadline - August 31, 2018
     Fee: $35.00
Late Deadline - September 30, 2018
     Fee: $45.00
Notification Date: October 10, 2018

CATEGORY DETAILS

Runtime
30 minutes max.

SUBMISSION & EXHIBITION FORMAT REQUIREMENTS

If mailing submission, 2 submission copies required.

Acceptable Submission Copy Formats

  • DVD VIDEO NTSC
    • DVD Region 0
    • DVD Region 1
  • USB Flash Drive
  • Video can also be emailed. If emailing YouTube link, please set the preferences to Private so that it's not accessible by the public. 

Submission Copy Languages

  • Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List: English

Exhibition Languages Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

  • English

Exhibition Formats

  • Media Files: .MOV (Quicktime)

Press Kit Requirements

  • A press kit is requested but not required.

AWARDS

  • Best Male
  • Best Female
  • Best Blue Male or Female
  • Audience Favorite Award

CATEGORY RULES

30 minutes max and in the genre of comedy.

Multiple entries are allowed. The fee for each entry must be paid for before sending submission.

LIVE SKETCH COMEDY

 

DEADLINES & ENTRY FEES

Earlybird Deadline - July 31, 2018
     Fee: $25.00
Regular Deadline - August 31, 2018
     Fee: $45.00
Late Deadline - September 30, 2018
     Fee: $55.00

Notification Date: August 10, 2018

CATEGORY DETAILS

Runtime
30 minutes max.
Completion Date
No requirement.
Place of Origin
Projects from all around the world are welcome.


SUBMISSION & EXHIBITION FORMAT REQUIREMENTS

If mailing submission, 2 submission copies required.

Acceptable Submission Copy Formats

  • DVD VIDEO NTSC
    • DVD Region 0
    • DVD Region 1
  • USB Flash Drive
  • Video can also be emailed. If emailing YouTube link, please set the preferences to Private so that it's not accessible by the public. 

Submission Copy Languages

  • Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List: English

Exhibition Languages Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

  • English

Exhibition Formats

  • Media Files: .MOV (Quicktime)

Press Kit Requirements

  • A press kit is requested but not required.

AWARDS

  • Awards for Best Duo
  • Best Team
  • Audience Favorite Award

CATEGORY RULES

30 minutes max and in the genre of comedy. Multiple entries are allowed. The fee for each entry must be paid for before sending submission.

IMPROV COMEDY

 

DEADLINES & ENTRY FEES

Earlybird Deadline - July 31, 2018
     Fee: $25.00
Regular Deadline - August 31, 2018
     Fee: $45.00
Late Deadline - September 30, 2018
     Fee: $55.00
Notification Date: October 10, 2018

CATEGORY DETAILS

Runtime
30 minutes max.

Completion Date
Projects completed after July 1, 2015.

Place of Origin
Projects from all around the world are welcome.

 

SUBMISSION & EXHIBITION FORMAT REQUIREMENTS

If mailing submission, 2 submission copies required.

Acceptable Submission Copy Formats

  • DVD VIDEO NTSC
    • DVD Region 0
    • DVD Region 1
  • USB Flash Drive
  • Video can also be emailed. If emailing YouTube link, please set the preferences to Private so that it's not accessible by the public. 

Submission Copy Languages

  • Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List: English

Exhibition Languages Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

  • English

Exhibition Formats

  • Media Files: .MOV (Quicktime)

Press Kit Requirements

  • A press kit is requested but not required.

AWARDS

  • Best Comedy Improv Group

CATEGORY RULES

30 minutes max. and in the genre of comedy.

Multiple entries are allowed. The fee for each entry must be paid for before sending submission.

YOUTH COMEDIAN - 17 & Under

 

DEADLINES & ENTRY FEES

Earlybird Deadline - July 31, 2018
     Fee: $25.00
Regular Deadline - August 31, 2018
     Fee: $45.00
Late Deadline - September 30, 2018
     Fee: $55.00
Notification Date: October 10, 2018

CATEGORY DETAILS

Runtime
30 minutes max.

Completion Date
Projects completed after July 1, 2015.

Place of Origin
Projects from all around the world are welcome.

 

SUBMISSION & EXHIBITION FORMAT REQUIREMENTS

If mailing submission, 2 submission copies required.

Acceptable Submission Copy Formats

  • DVD VIDEO NTSC
    • DVD Region 0
    • DVD Region 1
  • USB Flash Drive
  • Video can also be emailed. If emailing YouTube link, please set the preferences to Private so that it's not accessible by the public. 

Submission Copy Languages

  • Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List: English

Exhibition Languages Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

  • English

Exhibition Formats

  • Media Files: .MOV (Quicktime)

Press Kit Requirements

  • A press kit is requested but not required.

AWARDS

  • Best Youth Male
  • Best Youth Female
  • Best of the Fest

CATEGORY RULES

30 minutes max. and in the genre of comedy. 

Multiple entries are allowed. The fee for each entry must be paid for before sending submission.

FEATURE COMEDY SCREENPLAY

 

DEADLINES & ENTRY FEES

Earlybird Deadline - July 31, 2018
     Fee: $25.00
Regular Deadline - August 31, 2018
     Fee: $55.00
Late Deadline - September 30, 2018
     Fee: $65.00

Notification Date: October 10, 2018

SUBMISSION & EXHIBITION FORMAT REQUIREMENTS

  • Paper (Printed Hard Copy)
  • Email:
    • PDF (.pdf)
    • Microsoft Word (.doc)

AWARDS

  • Best Comedy Screenplay

CATEGORY RULES

Feature Screenplays may be up to 130 pages and in the genre of comedy.

  • All submissions must be COMEDY screenplays, in English.
  • Scripts may not be optioned, produced or purchased.
  • Scripts must be in industry standard format; 12 point courier font. If mailing, 3-hole punch, brads, white paper, front and back card stock cover, double spaced, body pages correctly numbered.
  • No writer’s name should appear anywhere in the script.
  • Scripts must be the original work of the writer. Multiple writers are allowed. If the script is a finalist, the writers will divide the prize amongst themselves.
  • Feature Scripts should be no more than 130 pages. Short Scripts and TV Pilots should be no more than 32 pages.
  • Do not include any additional materials with your submission.
  • No Shooting Scripts.
  • It is strongly recommended that scripts be copyrighted with the Library of Congress.
  • Fees must be paid online before sending submissions.
  • All applicants must be 18 years of age at time of signing release.
  • Under no circumstances will substitutions of corrected pages or new drafts of submitted screenplays be accepted.
  • Entry fees will not be returned or adjusted.
  • Selection of the winner will be made by the PS Comedy Festival and may not be contested.
  • I understand that PSCF may decide to increase or decrease the number of finalists at its sole discretion and reserves the right to grant less than or no awards, at its sole discretion, if a lesser number of, or no entries meet the submissions requirements and/or industry standards of excellence.
  • Multiple entries are permissible, but the fee for each entry must be paid for.

COMEDY TV PILOT SCRIPT

 

DEADLINES & ENTRY FEES

Earlybird Deadline - July 31, 2018
     Fee: $25.00
Regular Deadline - August 31, 2018
     Fee: $45.00
Late Deadline - September 30, 2018
     Fee: $55.00
Notification Date: October 10, 2018

SUBMISSION & EXHIBITION FORMAT REQUIREMENTS

Submission Copy Formats

  • Paper (Printed Hard Copy)
  • If emailing:
    • PDF (.pdf)
    • Microsoft Word (.doc)

AWARDS

  • Best Pilot Script

CATEGORY RULES

TV Pilot Scripts may be up to 32 pages and in the genre of comedy.

  • All submissions must be COMEDY screenplays, in English.
  • Scripts may not be optioned, produced or purchased.
  • Scripts must be in industry standard format; 12 point courier font, 3-hole punch, brads, white paper, front and back card stock cover, double spaced, body pages correctly numbered.
  • No writer’s name should appear anywhere in script.
  • Scripts must be the original work of the writer. Multiple writer’s are allowed. If the script is a finalist, the writers will divide the prize amongst themselves.
  • Feature Scripts should be no more than 130 pages. Short Scripts and TV Pilots should be no more than 32 pages.
  • Do not include any additional materials with your submission.
  • No Shooting Scripts.
  • It is strongly recommended that scripts be copyrighted with the Library of Congress.
  • Fees must be paid online and Entry Form must be included with submission.
  • All applicants must be 18 years of age at time of signing release.
  • Under no circumstances will substitutions of corrected pages or new drafts of submitted screenplays be accepted.
  • Entry fees will not be returned or adjusted.
  • Selection of the winner will be made by the Palm Springs Comedy Festival and may not be contested.
  • I understand that the PSCF may decide to increase or decrease the number of finalists at its sole discretion and reserves the right to grant less than or no awards, at its sole discretion, if a lesser number of, or no entries meet the submissions requirements and/or industry standards of excellence.
  • Multiple entries are permissible, but the fee for each entry must be paid for before sending submission.

COMEDY PILOT LIVE OR ANIMATED

 

DEADLINES & ENTRY FEES

Earlybird Deadline - July 31, 2018
     Fee: $25.00
Regular Deadline - August 31, 2018
     Fee: $50.00
Late Deadline - September 30, 2018
     Fee: $60.00
Notification Date: October 10, 2018

CATEGORY DETAILS

Runtime
30 minutes max.

Completion Date
Projects completed after July 1, 2015

Place of Origin
Projects from all around the world are welcome

Premiere Status
Please let us know if this will be the premiere or if it's been seen before.

Distribution Status
Projects may have distribution

SUBMISSION & EXHIBITION FORMAT REQUIREMENTS

If mailing submission, 2 submission copies required.

Acceptable Submission Copy Formats

  • DVD VIDEO NTSC
    • DVD Region 0
    • DVD Region 1
  • USB Flash Drive
  • Video can also be emailed. If emailing YouTube link, please set the preferences to Private so that it's not accessible by the public. 

Submission Copy Languages

  • Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List: English

Exhibition Languages Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

  • English

Exhibition Formats

  • Media Files: .MOV (Quicktime)

Press Kit Requirements

  • A press kit is requested but not required.
    • Production Still Photos - Digital

AWARDS

  • Best Comedy Pilot
  • Best Actress
  • Best Actor
  • Best Supporting Actor
  • Best Supporting Actress
  • Best Director
  • Best Screenplay
  • Audience Award

CATEGORY RULES

30 minutes max and in the genre of comedy. Multiple entries are allowed. The fee for each entry must be paid for before sending submission.

STUDENT FEATURE FILM COMEDY LIVE OR ANIMATED

 

DEADLINES & ENTRY FEES

Earlybird Deadline - July 31, 2018
     Fee: $25.00
Regular Deadline - August 31, 2018
     Fee: $60.00
Late Deadline - September 30, 2018
     Fee: $70.00
Notification Date: October 10, 2018

CATEGORY DETAILS

Runtime
120 minutes max.

Completion Date
Projects completed after July 1, 2015.

Place of Origin
Projects from all around the world are welcome.

Premiere Status
Please let us know if this will be the premiere or if it's been seen before.

Distribution Status
Projects may have distribution.

SUBMISSION & EXHIBITION FORMAT REQUIREMENTS

If mailing submission, 2 submission copies required.

Acceptable Submission Copy Formats

  • DVD VIDEO NTSC
    • DVD Region 0
    • DVD Region 1
  • USB Flash Drive
  • Video can also be emailed. If emailing YouTube link, please set the preferences to Private so that it's not accessible by the public. 

Submission Copy Languages

  • Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List: English

Exhibition Languages Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

  • English

Exhibition Formats

  • Media Files: .MOV (Quicktime)

Press Kit Requirements

  • A press kit is requested but not required.
    • Production Still Photos - Digital

AWARDS

  • Best Student Film Comedy
  • Best Actress
  • Best Actor
  • Best Supporting Actor
  • Best Supporting Actress
  • Best Director
  • Best Screenplay
  • Audience Award

CATEGORY RULES

Up to 120 minutes and in the genre of comedy. Please include trailer, if available.

Multiple entries are allowed. The fee for each entry must be paid for before sending submission.

STUDENT SHORT FILM COMEDY FEATURE LIVE OR ANIMATED

 

DEADLINES & ENTRY FEES

Earlybird Deadline - July 31, 2018
     Fee: $25.00
Regular Deadline - August 31, 2018
     Fee: $50.00
Late Deadline - September 30, 2018
     Fee: $60.00
Notification Date: October 10, 2018

CATEGORY DETAILS

Runtime
30 minutes max.

Completion Date
Projects completed after July 1, 2015.

Place of Origin
Projects from all around the world are welcome.

Premiere Status
Please let us know if this will be the premiere or if it's been seen before.

Distribution Status
Projects may have distribution.

SUBMISSION & EXHIBITION FORMAT REQUIREMENTS

If mailing submission, 2 submission copies required.

Acceptable Submission Copy Formats

  • DVD VIDEO NTSC
    • DVD Region 0
    • DVD Region 1
  • USB Flash Drive
  • Video can also be emailed. If emailing YouTube link, please set the preferences to Private so that it's not accessible by the public. 

Submission Copy Languages

  • Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List: English

Exhibition Languages Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

  • English

Exhibition Formats

  • Media Files: .MOV (Quicktime)

Press Kit Requirements

  • A press kit is requested but not required.
    • Production Still Photos - Digital

AWARDS

  • Best Student Film Comedy
  • Best Actress
  • Best Actor
  • Best Supporting Actor
  • Best Supporting Actress
  • Best Director
  • Best Screenplay
  • Audience Award

CATEGORY RULES

30 minutes max and in the genre of comedy. Multiple entries are allowed. The fee for each entry must be paid for before sending submission.

FEATURE FILM COMEDY LIVE OR ANIMATED

 

DEADLINES & ENTRY FEES

Earlybird Deadline - July 31, 2018
     Fee: $25.00
Regular Deadline - August 31, 2018
     Fee: $60.00
Late Deadline - September 30, 2018
     Fee: $70.00
Notification Date: October 10, 2018

CATEGORY DETAILS

Runtime
120 minutes max.

Completion Date
Projects completed after July 1, 2015.

Place of Origin
Projects from all around the world are welcome.

Premiere Status
Please let us know if this will be the premiere or if it's been seen before.

Distribution Status
Projects may have distribution.

SUBMISSION & EXHIBITION FORMAT REQUIREMENTS

If mailing submission, 2 submission copies required.

Acceptable Submission Copy Formats

  • DVD VIDEO NTSC
    • DVD Region 0
    • DVD Region 1
  • USB Flash Drive
  • Video can also be emailed. If emailing YouTube link, please set the preferences to Private so that it's not accessible by the public. 

Submission Copy Languages

  • Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List: English

Exhibition Languages Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

  • English

Exhibition Formats

  • Media Files: .MOV (Quicktime)

Press Kit Requirements

  • A press kit is requested but not required.
    • Production Still Photos - Digital

AWARDS

  • Best Feature Film Comedy
  • Best Actress
  • Best Actor
  • Best Supporting Actor
  • Best Supporting Actress
  • Best Director
  • Best Screenplay
  • Audience Award

CATEGORY RULES

Up to 120 minutes, must be an L.A. premiere and in the genre of comedy. Please include trailer, if available.

Multiple entries are allowed. The fee for each entry must be paid for before sending submission.

SHORT FILM COMEDY

 

DEADLINES & ENTRY FEES

Earlybird Deadline - July 31, 2018
     Fee: $25.00
Regular Deadline - August 31, 2018
     Fee: $50.00
Late Deadline - September 30, 2018
     Fee: $60.00
Notification Date: October 10, 2018

CATEGORY DETAILS

Runtime
30 minutes max.

Completion Date
Projects completed after July 1, 2015.

Place of Origin
Projects from all around the world are welcome.

Premiere Status
Please let us know if this will be the premiere or if it's been seen before.

Distribution Status
Projects may have distribution.


SUBMISSION & EXHIBITION FORMAT REQUIREMENTS

If mailing submission, 2 submission copies required.

Acceptable Submission Copy Formats

  • DVD VIDEO NTSC
    • DVD Region 0
    • DVD Region 1
  • USB Flash Drive
  • Video can also be emailed. If emailing YouTube link, please set the preferences to Private so that it's not accessible by the public. 

Submission Copy Languages

  • Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List: English

Exhibition Languages Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

  • English

Exhibition Formats

  • Media Files: .MOV (Quicktime)

Press Kit Requirements

  • A press kit is requested but not required.
    • Production Still Photos - Digital

AWARDS

  • Best Short Live Action or Animation
  • Best Actress
  • Best Actor
  • Best Supporting Actor
  • Best Supporting Actress
  • Best Director
  • Best Screenplay
  • Audience Favorite Award

CATEGORY RULES

30 minutes max. and in the genre of comedy. Multiple entries are allowed. The fee for each entry must be paid before sending submission.

MUSIC VIDEO COMEDY LIVE OR ANIMATED

 

DEADLINES & ENTRY FEES

Earlybird Deadline - July 31, 2018
     Fee: $25.00
Regular Deadline - August 31, 2018
     Fee: $35.00
Late Deadline - September 30, 2018
     Fee: $45.00

Notification Date: October 10, 2018

CATEGORY DETAILS

Runtime
30 minutes maximum.

Completion Date
No requirement.

Place of Origin
Projects from all around the world are welcome.

Premiere Status
Please let us know if this will be the premiere or if it's been seen before.

Distribution Status
Projects may have distribution.

SUBMISSION & EXHIBITION FORMAT REQUIREMENTS

If mailing submission, 2 submission copies required.

Acceptable Submission Copy Formats

  • DVD VIDEO NTSC
    • DVD Region 0
    • DVD Region 1
  • USB Flash Drive
  • Video can also be emailed. If emailing YouTube link, please set the preferences to Private so that it's not accessible by the public. 

Submission Copy Languages

  • Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List: English

Exhibition Languages Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

  • English

Exhibition Formats

  • Media Files: .MOV (Quicktime)

Press Kit Requirements

  • A press kit is requested but not required.
    • Production Still Photos - Digital

AWARDS

  • Best Comedic Music Video

CATEGORY RULES

Under 30 minutes and in the genre of comedy. Multiple entries are allowed. The fee for each entry must be paid for before sending submission.

COMEDY WEB SERIES LIVE OR ANIMATED

 

DEADLINES & ENTRY FEES

Earlybird Deadline - July 31, 2018
     Fee: $25.00
Regular Deadline - August 31, 2018
     Fee: $50.00
Late Deadline - September 30, 2018
     Fee: $60.00
Notification Date: October 10, 2018

CATEGORY DETAILS

Runtime
30 minutes max.

Completion Date
Projects completed after July 1, 2015

Place of Origin
Projects from all around the world are welcome

Premiere Status
Please let us know if this will be the premiere or if it's been seen before.

Distribution Status
Projects may have distribution

SUBMISSION & EXHIBITION FORMAT REQUIREMENTS

If mailing submission, 2 submission copies required.

Acceptable Submission Copy Formats

  • DVD VIDEO NTSC
    • DVD Region 0
    • DVD Region 1
  • USB Flash Drive
  • Video can also be emailed. If emailing YouTube link, please set the preferences to Private so that it's not accessible by the public. 

Submission Copy Languages

  • Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List: English

Exhibition Languages Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

  • English

Exhibition Formats

  • Media Files: .MOV (Quicktime)

Press Kit Requirements

  • A press kit is requested but not required.
    • Production Still Photos - Digital

AWARDS

  • Best Comedy Web Series

CATEGORY RULES

You may submit multiple episodes on the same DVD or online submission as long as the total combined episode length does not exceed 30 minutes. Multiple entries are allowed. 

FUNNY PHOTO

 

Do you have a funny photo or meme? Share it with us on social media to enter our giveaway! The funniest entry of the month will win two weekend passes to the Palm Springs Comedy Fest, t-shirts, and other great Palm Springs Comedy Fest items! 

 

How to Enter:

  • Share your funny photo or meme on your personal Facebook or Instagram.
  • Tag @PalmSpringsComedyFest AND use #PSCFgiveaway on your post.
  • The person who submits the funniest photo of the month will be awarded TWO WEEKEND PASSES good for all stand-up and film events, every day of the Palm Springs Comedy Fest!

 

The winner for the month of February will be announced in March. Photos must be your original work.