We are partnering with Kickstarter to curate and exhibit the best comedy short films from Brooklyn and beyond! The “Brooklyn Comedy Festival: SHORTS” screenings will take place during the August festival at Nitehawk Cinema in Williamsburg. Submit your short film HERE, with official selections to be announced on July 13th. Submissions close at the end of the day on May 22, 2016. (See below for FAQ.)

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Brooklyn Comedy Festival: Shorts FAQ

Q. Do you require the filmmaker(s) to be present during the screening if selected?
A. No, but it is preferred and recommended.Q. What are the dates for Brooklyn Comedy Festival 2016?
A. The festival takes place August 22nd-28th, with the film portion on August 27th and 28th.

Q. How many people who submit via this process will be chosen?
A. We cannot determine in advance how many people will be chosen. It really depends on the quality and length of those accepted.

Q. When can I expect to hear back about my submission?
A. We’ll email those we’ve chosen by mid-July.

Q. Will you let me know if my film is NOT accepted?
A. We will only contact those who we are accepting. If you do not hear from us by the acceptance deadline, please assume you have not been accepted this year. Also, don’t take a rejection to mean we don’t think you’re funny — we just might not have room.

Q. Will Brooklyn Comedy Festival pay for my travel and/or lodging expenses if I am selected?
A. No, you must arrange for your own travel and lodging during the festival.

Q. If my film is not chosen, can I get my submission fee refunded?
A. Sorry, we cannot provide refunds if your film is not chosen for the screening.


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