2018 Comic Submissions are now closed! Thank you to everyone who applied.
Comics will be notified by early December.
2018 FESTIVAL DATES
Thursday, March 1, 2018, through
Sunday, March 4, 2018
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. When is the fest and when is the comic submission deadline? When are accepted comics notified?
The Early Submission period is open from Oct. 1 through Nov. 8, 2017, with an application fee of $25. All comics will be notified by mid-December. The festival dates are Thursday, March 1 – Sunday, March 4, 2018.
2. How many shows do I get? How much time for sets?
Accepted comics will be booked for three or more sets across the four nights, with extra sets as additional locations and events are added. Comics are assigned one early, middle, and late set, to keep it interesting. Sets are typically 8-10 minutes for showcase spots, longer for headliners and openers.
3. How many national comics are you accepting? Should Orlando comics apply?
The March 2018 festival will accept approximately 40 national comics and 20 Orlando/regional comics.
4. What is the submission fee used for? Will comics get paid, housed, or fed?
The submission fees are used to defray the travel expenses of our accepted comics. Every accepted comic will be matched with a room or place to stay (special needs accommodations are available) and provided with at least one meal a day (with vegan and special-dietary options provided). We also provide transportation to venues and festival events. More details on comic accommodations will be posted when submissions open October 1, 2017.
5. IMPORTANT: What kind of video submission should I send?
First things first, audio and video are most important. Please submit your video with clear audio and picture. Keep submission video length 3-7 minutes in length. Please don’t submit anything longer than 10 minutes. We had a record number of submissions last year. If a 10-minute video is submitted, we will watch the first 3 minutes, max. Make sure the tape is of one set, from start to finish. Please do not make a compilation video of your best stuff.
6. Who is headlining?
Some are a secret for now, but a few are being announced on our blog.
Our entire festival is run by volunteers, in support of mental illness care and promoting standup comedy in Orlando.