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October 3, 2012

Applications for WICF 2013 are now open
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Applications for WICF 2013 are now open!
Please refer to our FAQ section as you go through the application process.
Please note that we cannot accept any application that does not include a video link a performance (workshops excluded). For video submission format and details please check out our FAQ section.

Applicants will be notified whether or not they are accepted by January 7th, 2013. If you do not receive notification by said date, please check your spam folder first, then contact us ASAP at

Selection Process and Feedback
Women in Comedy Festival submissions are open to comedians of all races, creeds, religions, and genders. We accept international applications, but are not able to contribute to travel expenses. Due to the volume of applicants, we cannot give individual feedback as to why any given application was not accepted. Each year, the festival has grown in number and quality of applicants, so the selection process has become increasingly selective. 

Accepted Acts show lengths at WICF
Our festival serves as a great showcase for industry and audiences to get to see as many quality acts as possible over the course of four days, so please be advised that show requests longer than what is stated below are unlikely to fit into our programming, and second slots for any act are solely at the discretion on the festival producers:

Genres and act lengths
  • Category 1: Stand Up Comedy or Storytelling Stand Up Comedy*: 5-7 minutes
  • Category 2: Improv Comedy: 25 Minutes
  • Category 3: Live Sketch Comedy (You may include some video/ multimedia in your live act): 25 minutes
  • Category 4: Musical Comedy (Scripted or unscripted. You may include some video/ multimedia in your live act): 25 minutes
  • Category 5: Workshop Instruction: 45 minutes to 3 hours
*Storytelling stand up is stand up comedy with one sustained story, a la Mike Birbiglia or The Moth, but please be sure your storytelling stand up is pack with as many laughs as any good stand up set.

If you have any questions or difficulties, please check out our FAQ section. If you still have questions, please contact us at We can answer questions and help you with the process as needed. It's important to us that the submissions interface is clear and easy to use, so please feel free to send us any feedback at all.

Thanks so much for applying to the festival. We look forward to reviewing your application.
- The WICF team

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