September 17th, 2016 – A lot of exciting stuff is happening at WICF and with women in comedy in general. Save the date for WICF's celebration and launch party on Tuesday, October 25th, at 7:30 pm at Oberon in Harvard Square, Cambridge. More details to come!
September 5th, 2016 – WICF is thrilled to welcome Boston Comedy Chicks (BCC) under its umbrella. WICF hosts the Women in Comedy Festival each spring in Boston and produces events throughout the year. “In a culture where night after night, the majority of comedy shows feature far more men than women on their lineups, Boston Comedy Chicks has created an opportunity to see comedy from more women in one night than in four or five nights at a typical comedy show,” says WICF co-producer Michelle Barbera.
July 12th, 2016 – WICF is thrilled to announce a special WICF screening of the new Ghostbusters on Thursday, July 14th, at the Capital Theater in Arlington, MA. 6:30 Trivia and costume contest followed by special video introduction by director Paul Feig and film screening at 7 pm. The evening will be hosted by headlining comedians Kelly MacFarlnd (NBC, Comedy Central) and Ken Reid (NPR, TV Guidance Counselor).
June 15th, 2016 – WICF is thrilled to announce our partnership with a brand-new indie show in Boston - Pöönterbar!. Created and hosted by WICF alumna Phoebe Robinson, Pöönterbar! promises a show that is both immature and smart, sexy, a little fugly, but above all else funny.
April 1st, 2016 – April is Women in Comedy Month! WICF and many of our partners are presenting shows, events, and special screenings of major Hollywood film all month long. Women in Comedy Month is a celebration of women in comedy and their allies. Events from comedy panels to film premieres will showcase women throughout the month. Check out the full schedule of events here.
Feb. 24th, 2016 – WICF is proud to sponsor Different Faces Different Voices Film Festival's short film contest, Flicks4Chicks. We will present the WICF Award for Best Comedy at the final screening on June 30th in Cambridge. MA. The contest is a 48 Hour Film Project-style competition in which teams have between April 1st and May 1st to write and produce a short film. At the start of the competition on April 1st, each team will receive a choice of three “situations” that they may take in any number of directions.
There will be awards in a number of areas and the top forty films will be screened at the festival in Cambridge, MA on June 29th and 30th. Cash and product prizes, including $2,500.00 each to top two films. Your work will be screened at our Festival. Specific cash, product and services prizes will be announced as the contest progresses. You can register for the competition here at Film Freeway between February 14th and March 27th. The competition starts on April 1st.
Nov. 25th, 2015 – Over the last seven years, the Women In Comedy Festival (WICF) has grown from a single-venue, invitation-only event to a multi-venue, internationally-known festival. WICF has hosted headliners such as Jane Lynch, Amy Sedaris, Maria Bamford, Judy Gold, and Rachel Dratch as well as hundreds of up-and-coming comedians from all over the world.
With the rapid growth and a close to year-round production cycle, the producers have decided to spend the 2015-2016 season on a number of improvements and expansions to infrastructure, content development, and special events to keep up with WICF’s popularity. As a result, WICF will be taking a year off from hosting its signature annual festival, with plans to return in 2017 with a bigger and better festival.
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