WHY DO YOU CHARGE A SUBMISSION FEE?
We get it: submission fees bite ass but they help keep little festivals like ours going. Submission fees are put towards advertising and marketing, merchandising, paying the headliners, cash prizes in a few competitions, providing quality PPE for volunteers and staff, temperature checks and effective sanitation methods…all to keep everyone safe and healthy.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO SUBMIT TO #SCCF2023?
Submission fees are $20 for the duration of the submission period (January 1st, 2023-March 31st, 2023). However, if you stay tuned to our social media pages, you can snag a discounted price on ONE specific day during the submission period.
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR IN A VIDEO?
Your video doesn't need to be shot in 4K or with expensive equipment; the most important two things are: we gotta SEE you, and we gotta HEAR you. Your submission video is reviewed and graded based on your material, stage presence, originality, and "Wow" factor. It's beneficial that you record your video horizontally; keeping the camera steady and with you in focus. We will watch five (5) but no more than seven (7) minutes of your submission video. Submission videos with inactive, broken, or expired links will be ineligible. Submissions with videos marked "private" will be ineligible. “Best of” or “Highlight” reels will NOT be accepted.
WILL THERE BE LODGING ACCOMODATIONS FOR SELECTED PERFORMERS?
Comics selected to perform in the festival can either choose personal lodging accommodations on their own, or accept discounted lodging at a pre-determined, Cleveland-area venue. There are many affordable hotels available within NE Ohio, and we encourage you to take advantage of any deals they have to offer.
CAN I SUBMIT MORE THAN ONE VIDEO?
Of course! You can submit as many times as you wish, but you will have to complete a NEW submission form and pay a NEW submission fee to be submitted to our judges.
WHEN ARE THE SUBMISSION DEADLINES?
Submissions are open from 12:01am EST on Sunday, January 1st, 2023 and run until 11:59pm EST on Friday, March 31st, 2023. We are currently accepting submissions for standup ONLY. Comics will be notified of their selection on (or before) Monday, May 31st, 2023. The Festival line up will be announced on our website on Monday, June 28, 2023.