Categories & Awards

CLICK ON EACH CATEGORY FOR ENTRY RULES & DETAILS.


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Stand Up Competition
Awards for Best Male and Female, Best Blue Male or Female, Audience Favorite Award

Live Sketch Comedy
Awards for Best Duo, Best Team, Audience Favorite Award

Improv Comedy
Awards for Best Comedy Improv Group

Youth Comedian – 17 & Under
Awards for Best Youth Male and Best Youth Female, Best of the Fest

Feature Comedy Screenplay
Award for Best Comedy Screenplay

Comedy TV Pilot Script
Award for Best Pilot Script

Comedy Pilot Live or Animated
Award for Best Comedy Pilot, 22-30 Mins,Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress Best Director, Best Screenplay, Audience Award

Student Feature Film Comedy Live or Animated
Award for Best Student Film Comedy, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Audience Award

Student Short Film Comedy Feature Live or Animated
Award for Best Student Film Comedy, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Audience Award

Feature Film Comedy Live or Animated
Award for Best Feature Film Comedy, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Audience Award

Short Film Comedy
Awards for Best Short, Live Action or Animation, 30 mins or less, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Audience Favorite Award.

Music Video Comedy Live or Animated
Award for Best Comedic Music Video

Comedy Web Series Live or Animated
Award for Best Comedy web series, 15 mins or less

Funny Photo
Share your funniest photo or meme with us on social media to enter our monthly giveaway!


**All submissions will be judged by Entertainment Industry Professionals

STAND UP COMPETITION

 

DEADLINES & ENTRY FEES

Earlybird Deadline - July 15, 2018
     Fee: $25.00
Regular Deadline - August 15, 2018
     Fee: $35.00
Late Deadline - September 15, 2018
     Fee: $45.00
Notification Date: October 2018

CATEGORY DETAILS

Runtime
30 minutes max.

SUBMISSION & EXHIBITION FORMAT REQUIREMENTS

If mailing submission, 2 submission copies required.

Acceptable Submission Copy Formats

Submission Copy Languages

Exhibition Languages Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

Exhibition Formats

Press Kit Requirements

AWARDS

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 - May 15, 2018
     Fee: $25.00
Regular Deadline - June 15, 2018
     Fee: $45.00
Late Deadline - July 15, 2018
     Fee: $55.00

Notification Date: August 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

Submission Copy Languages

Exhibition Languages Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

Exhibition Formats

Press Kit Requirements

AWARDS

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 15, 2018
     Fee: $25.00
Regular Deadline - August 15, 2018
     Fee: $45.00
Late Deadline - September 15, 2018
     Fee: $55.00
Notification Date: October 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

Submission Copy Languages

Exhibition Languages Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

Exhibition Formats

Press Kit Requirements

AWARDS

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 15, 2018
     Fee: $25.00
Regular Deadline - August 15, 2018
     Fee: $45.00
Late Deadline - September 15, 2018
     Fee: $55.00
Notification Date: October 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

Submission Copy Languages

Exhibition Languages Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

Exhibition Formats

Press Kit Requirements

AWARDS

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 15, 2018
     Fee: $25.00
Regular Deadline - August 15, 2018
     Fee: $55.00
Late Deadline - September 15, 2018
     Fee: $65.00

Notification Date: October 2018

SUBMISSION & EXHIBITION FORMAT REQUIREMENTS

AWARDS

CATEGORY RULES

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

COMEDY TV PILOT SCRIPT

 

DEADLINES & ENTRY FEES

Earlybird Deadline - July 15, 2018
     Fee: $25.00
Regular Deadline - August 15, 2018
     Fee: $45.00
Late Deadline - September 15, 2018
     Fee: $55.00
Notification Date: October 2018

SUBMISSION & EXHIBITION FORMAT REQUIREMENTS

Submission Copy Formats

AWARDS

CATEGORY RULES

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

COMEDY PILOT LIVE OR ANIMATED

 

DEADLINES & ENTRY FEES

Earlybird Deadline - July 15, 2018
     Fee: $25.00
Regular Deadline - August 15, 2018
     Fee: $50.00
Late Deadline - September 15, 2018
     Fee: $60.00
Notification Date: October 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

Submission Copy Languages

Exhibition Languages Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

Exhibition Formats

Press Kit Requirements

AWARDS

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 15, 2018
     Fee: $25.00
Regular Deadline - August 15, 2018
     Fee: $60.00
Late Deadline - September 15, 2018
     Fee: $70.00
Notification Date: October 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

Submission Copy Languages

Exhibition Languages Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

Exhibition Formats

Press Kit Requirements

AWARDS

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 15, 2018
     Fee: $25.00
Regular Deadline - August 15, 2018
     Fee: $50.00
Late Deadline - September 15, 2018
     Fee: $60.00
Notification Date: October 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

Submission Copy Languages

Exhibition Languages Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

Exhibition Formats

Press Kit Requirements

AWARDS

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 15, 2018
     Fee: $25.00
Regular Deadline - August 15, 2018
     Fee: $60.00
Late Deadline - September 15, 2018
     Fee: $70.00
Notification Date: October 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

Submission Copy Languages

Exhibition Languages Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

Exhibition Formats

Press Kit Requirements

AWARDS

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 15, 2018
     Fee: $25.00
Regular Deadline - August 15, 2018
     Fee: $50.00
Late Deadline - September 15, 2018
     Fee: $60.00
Notification Date: October 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

Submission Copy Languages

Exhibition Languages Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

Exhibition Formats

Press Kit Requirements

AWARDS

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 15, 2018
     Fee: $25.00
Regular Deadline - August 15, 2018
     Fee: $35.00
Late Deadline - September 15, 2018
     Fee: $45.00

Notification Date: October 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

Submission Copy Languages

Exhibition Languages Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

Exhibition Formats

Press Kit Requirements

AWARDS

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 15, 2018
     Fee: $25.00
Regular Deadline - August 15, 2018
     Fee: $50.00
Late Deadline - September 15, 2018
     Fee: $60.00
Notification Date: October 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

Submission Copy Languages

Exhibition Languages Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

Exhibition Formats

Press Kit Requirements

AWARDS

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:

 

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