Call for 2 Minute Films

Call for submissions for the Play the Fool International Film Festival, launching April 1st 2022.

Submit your film through FilmFreeway using YouTube or Vimeo Film links of shorts (no trailers), 2 minutes (max) including credits. We’re very serious about the 2 minute maximum… NO EXCEPTIONS!

Films can be of any genre with a clown/physical comedy component; red nose, mask, dance comedy, bouffon, character pieces, comedy burlesque, drag, acrobatics, slapstick, puppetry, animation, or the undefinable. Our jury does not typically select horror films for screening.

Films are selected by a diverse, independent jury panel of experts with expertise in film and clowning. Official selections will be offered a screening fee.


  • Call for submissions opens November 1, 2021
  • Submission deadline: March 7, 2022
  • Notification mid-March
  • Live screening event and Festival launch, April 1st, 2022
  • Online link access for one year

Are you a clown new to filmmaking? Are you a filmmaker new to clown and physical comedy? We want to help you out! Check out our Resources for Filmmakers.

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