WhoHaha, a creative community for women and gender-expansive creators in the comedy spaces, is thrilled to present its 2nd annual WhoHa-Halloween: A Comedy Horror Shorts Festival on Thursday, October 27, 2022.

Showing a series of hilariously spooky films that feature women+ both on the screen and on the production team, this year's theme is exploring the all too-scary, "Horrors of Being Not a Man."

**Horrors of Not Being a Man Theme: Please note we are mostly celebrating women+ and non-binary people with this theme, your film doesn't necessarily have to be about this, thank you!

Best of Fest - WhoHa-Halloween Winner
Best Performance
Best Directing
Best Original Sketch
Best Original Short
Honorable Mentions

-Industry Jurists will be watching and evaluating submissions
-All selected films will receive custom laurels
-The Best of Fest: WhoHa-Halloween Winner will receive a custom, week-long marketing plan to showcase the film and the team behind the project across WhoHaha's social channels.
-The Best of Fest WhoHa-Halloween Winner will be granted a cash prize of $500

-Shorts/Pilots/Sketches in the Comedy-Horror genre - please note which category you would like your project to be considered (Pilots will be considered as Shorts for award purposes)
-Runtime must not exceed 20 minutes long. There is no minimum length requirement.
-To be considered, submissions must feature women (and/or gender-expansive people) in the cast & crew, especially in key roles like department heads and leading actors and/or significant supporting roles. Please note in your cover letter how your project fulfills this requirement.
-No exclusivity rules apply. Previous submissions that were not screened at a previous WhoHa-Halloween are welcome to submit again. Older material, already been in a festival, etc is more than welcome!
-More than one submission by the same filmmaker/team is permitted.


Liz Barnes - Casting Director
She has her own casting company and holds credits for casting Ghosts (CBS), Sex Lives of College Girls (HBO), GLOW (Netflix), The Comeback (HBO) and many more funny, women-centered titles.

Bethany Hall - Comedy Leader
Co-Creator & Executive Producer of GoodLaugh! Executive Director of the ‘Yes, And…Laughter Lab’! Writer, producer, and cast member on The Chris Gethard Show!

Vanessa Pfeiffer - Inclusivity Architect
Director, Equity & Inclusion Access Programs at Warner Bros. Discovery!

Julia Prescott - Writer & Comedian
TV writing credits include FOX, Netflix, Amazon, Disney, Nick, Cartoon Network, Dreamworks, Hasbro, BBC Kids and more! She also penned Simpson's Treehouse of Horror episode in 2020!

Lizzie Molyneux - Writer & Producer
Writes and produces Bob's Burgers! Co-creator and writer on The Great North! Writer on the new Deadpool 3 movie!

Angela Garcia Combs - Independent Writer/Director
Wrote & directed Nothing Special starring Karen Black! Optioned first screenplay A Better Mother to Carlton America! Currently in development for TV limited series, Parent/Teacher!

Erin St. Pierre - Editor
Editing credits include The Bold Type, Away, and Fear The Walking Dead!