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Broad Humor Festival Has Successful Weekend in Venice:

The Venice-based Broad Humor Festival – featuring Venice filmmakers with showings at Epoxybox and Electric Lodge – has concluded with an enthusiastic turnout.

The festival featured six full-length and 36 short funny films all by women or “broad” filmmakers. The winners are as follows:


Eclectic Comedy: Spit Wars by Ruth Campbell

Farce: Flipped Out by Ora Munter

Romantic Comedy: Good Mourning by Marge Piane and Denise Fondo

Satire: A Brief Affair by Susan Lee Hahn

Screwball Comedy: The Road to Sundance by Michelle Clay


Feature: Garmento by Michele Maher

No-Budget Feature: The Day Arnold Schwarzenegger Kicked My A** by Abner Zurd

Short: Go with the Fro by Michele Lewis

No-Budget Short: A Day in the Life of a Bathroom Key by Jill Effron

Bust Magazine Award: Fancy by Lorzi Grossman Elberg

Audience Award: Dreammaker by Christina Morales Hemenway

Honorable Mentions

Animation: A Midsummer Night’s Drive by Laura Zelanis

Canine Comedy: Finding Fifi by Mimi Haddon (director) and Gina Gambill (writer)

Extreme Comedy: The Perfect Wife by Julie Pearson

Experimental Comedy: The Rhetorical Ass by Marianne Magne

Macabre Comedy: Take it to the Fridge by Ashleigh Layne

Romantic Comedy: (tie) Breakdown by Sascha Rothchild and Failed Attempts by Amanda Swelkow

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