Deadlines and Categories
February 1, 2017 Earlybird Deadline
April 1, 2017 Regular Deadline
June 1, 2017 Late Deadline
August 1, 2017 Extended Deadline
September 1, 2017 Approximate Notification Date
November 9th – 12th, 2017 Event Date
Comedy Features- 30 min and over.
Comedy Pilots- 22 min-60 min
Comedy Webisodes- 3-5 min in length per episode. Submit two episodes for consideration. Students may submit in this category-must provide student adviser contact info.
Comedy Shorts- 6 min-29 min. Students may submit in this category-must provide student adviser contact info.
Comedy Short Shorts- 5 min and under.
For Fee Info and to Submit:
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Waiver requests must be accompanied by a trailer or excerpt. We consider waivers early in our screening process and decisions are based on a variety of factors. While we understand submission fees can be costly for filmmakers, there must be a compelling reason for us to waive your fee over everyone else.
Accepted Exhibition Specs
-DCP: NTSC (DCP REQUIRED FOR FEATURE FILMS)
-Dolby Digital EX
Need a DCP? Periscope Post & Audio will offer Chicago Comedy Film Festival films discounted rates. Once accepted filmmakers will receive instructions to obtain the rate.