We are currently accepting submissions for the 10th Annual Philadelphia Improv Festival, running November 4-8, 2014 at Figment Theater.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions are open to all types of improvisation and all ensemble sizes. Submissions from scripted forms of live entertainment such as sketch or standup will not be accepted.

Sketch acts should consider submitting to the Philly Sketchfest, while standups can learn more about promoting their shows through the City Spotlight.

Early Submission Deadline:
Thursday, July 31st, 11:59PM EDT
Submission Fee: $20

Final Submission Deadline: Sunday, August 17th, 11:59PM EDT
Submission Fee: $30


Groups will receive notification on their acceptance status on or before September 4th. Upon acceptance, groups will receive a invoice for their total registration cost, based on a rate of $25 for each performer included on their submission form. The fee will be due only once per individual, regardless of the number of accepted groups a person may perform with.

Groups will have until September 15th to confirm their performance slot by providing the registration balance, after which, the fee will increase to $35 per performer. Groups who fail to submit registration balances by September 30th will forfeit their performance slot.

All fees are non-refundable.


In addition to their 25 minute performance slot, all performers will receive a performer packet that includes:

- A PHIF t-shirt
- A 30% discount on workshops
- An all-access badge good for:
Free standby seating during all regular performances
50% discount on advanced tickets (for themselves) or special performances
Access to parties and events
Special discounts at participating merchants and restaurants


All submissions will be received and processed digitally via our online form.

The form requires general information about the name of your group, your format, primary contact person, individual performer names, technical requirements and other information used to assess your application. In addition to this information, you should also have ready:

Video: A link to streaming video (YouTube, Vimeo, etc). Full length performances are recommended, but at minimum clips should be at least ten minutes in length and representative of the style of show you'd perform at PHIF.

Photo: We will also need a production photo suitable for both web and press. Images should be 300 dpi or better, in JPEG, GIF or PNG format. Text-free images are preferred.

Submission Fee: A $20 non-refundable fee will be assessed at the time of your submission ($30 after July 31st). Once you complete the form, you will be directed to a page where you can use EFT or credit card via Paypal.

Any questions can be directed to Thanks again for your interest in PHIF!