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April 24, 2016

Houston Comedy Film Festival 2016 Award Nominations

The Houston Comedy Film Festival 2016 will take place on Friday Night, May 6th, 2016 
Time: 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Place: 14 Pews Theater, 800 Aurora St Houston TX 77009
HCFF 2016 Nominations for Best Micro Short Film
  1. “Be Yourself Cafe” Directed by Mark Kiefer (Boston, MA)
  2. “6 Trillion Dollar Man” Directed by Jeff Wish
  3. “Action Inc.” Directed by Julia Myers (Silver Springs, MD)
  4. “Chinese Treachery” Directed by Jake Balfour-Lynn (London, UK)
  5. “Lanky Scoliosis” Directed by Tim Murray (New York, NY)
HCFF 2016 Nominations for Best Short Film
  1. Get the Hell Out” Directed by Regan Arevalos, Jess
    Castro, Larry Garza (Selma, Texas)
  2. Native Immigration” Directed by Eric Romero (Barcelona, Spain)
  3. Think Twice” Directed by Eliaz Rodriguez (Chicago, Illinois)
  4. “At
    Last” Directed by Anna Skrypka (Los Angeles, California)
  5. Blind Date Rules” by Directed Christine Chen (Austin, Texas)
HCFF 2016 Nominations for Best Feature Film
  1. “Driving While Black” Directed by Paul Sapiano (Los Angeles, California) – Trailer 
  2. “Just like in the Movies” Directed by Gonzalo Ladines (Lima, Peru) Trailer
  3. “Fun With Hackley: Axe Murderer” Directed by T.E Sanders (Austin, Texas) – Trailer
2016 HCFF Nominations for Best Actor
  1. Charles Ancelle in “At Last”
  2. Tim Murray in “Lanky Scoliosis”
  3. Allen Hackley in “Fun with Hackley:
    Axe Murderer”
  4. Manuel Gold in “Just Like in the
    Movies”
  5. Dominique Purdy in “Driving While
    Black”
2016 HCFF Nominations for Best Actress
  1. Lisa Goodman in “At Last”
  2. Brie Eley in “Blind Date Rules”
  3. Arianna Danae in “Be Yourself Cafe”
  4. Cheronda Gunn in “Introducing Courtney”
  5. Tamara Chambers in “Think Twice”
2016 HCFF Nominations for Best
Supporting Actress
  1. Natasha Ong in “Native Immigration”
  2. Stephanie Minchew in “Blind Date
    Rules”
  3. Gloria Garayua in “Driving While
    Black”
  4. Gisela Ponce de Leon in “Just Like in
    the Movies”
  5. Michelle Ellen Jones in “Fun With
    Hackley: Axe Murderer”
2016 HCFF Nominations for Best
Supporting Actor
  1. Jess Castro in “Get the Hell Out”
  2. Omar J Lewis “Introducing Courtney”
  3. Ryland Johnson in “Blind Date Rules”
  4. Trey Huguley in “Fun With Hackley:
    Axe Murderer”
  5. Chris Grace in “Lanky Scoliosis”
HCFF 2016 Nominations for Best Cinematography
  1. Gavin Blyth for “Jinxed”
  2. Bryant Janson for “Driving While
    Black”
  3. Alex Walker for “Blind Date Rules”
  4. Hector Bojorquez “Get the Hell Out”
  5. Larry McKee “Fun With Hackley”
HCFF 2016 Nominations for Best Director
  1. Paul Sapiano “Driving While Black”
  2. Tim Sanders “Fun With Hackley: Axe
    Murderer”
  3. Christine Chen “Blind Date Rules”
  4. Eric Romero “Native Immigration”
HCFF 2016 Nominations for Best Editing
  1. “ArachNO!” By Alex Mangen
  2. “Military Men: Seize The Snow
    Mountain Castle” Philip and Gottfrid Helander
  3. “Fun With Hackley: Axe Murderer” by
    Trey Huguley and Tim Sanders
  4. “Hardscrabble Woman” by Olga and
    Vira Ishchuk
  5. “6 Trillion Dollar Man” by Jeff
    Wish
HCFF 2016 Nominations for Best Original Music
  1. Ben Frankhauser for “Lanky Scoliosis”
  2. Nami Melumad for “At Last”
  3. Nick Longoria for “Blind Date Rules”
  4. Christopher Doucet for “Shoe”
  5. Mark Derrico for “Think Twice”
HCFF 2016 Nominations for Best Comedy Short Screenplay
  1. “Riley” by Tracey Maye (Houston,
    Texas)
  2. “Happy F!*#ing Valentine’s Day” by
    Sheila Schroeder (Englewood, Colorado)
  3. “If These Walls Could Talk” by Troy
    Graham (Australia)
  4. “Everybody Has a Thing” by Allan George (New Zealand)
  5. “The Plan” by Srihari Saravanan (India)
HCFF 2016 Nominations for Best Comedy Feature Length Screenplay
  1. “Misprints” by Adam Preston (United Kingdom)
  2. “Man Seeking Monkey” by Steve Mikals (Redvale, Colorado)
  3. “Ark of Dreams” by Stephon Thomas (Los Angeles, California)
  4. “Dirty Real, The Bukowski Biopic” by Phillip Hardy (Austin, Texas)
  5. “Shut Up & Twirl” by Draven Gonzalez (San Antonio, Texas)
April 10, 2016

Houston Comedy Film Festival 2016 Official Selections

I want to give a special thank you message to everyone that submitted films to the Houston Comedy Film Festival. We never imagined when we started this film festival in 2008 that it would grow to this size. There were over 500+ submissions combined with Screenplays and Films. So many of these decisions are difficult and our Notification Date has been delayed by two days. We make sure that every film is watched from the beginning to the end by 12 judges before making final decisions. 12 judges read every letter of every screenplay from the Title to the End, before making a final decision. We take this process seriously and understand the investment that each filmmaker has made in time, energy, creativity and money. We are filmmakers ourselves, and we treat all of you, the way we would want a film festival to treat us. All submissions will be announced on Monday April 11th, 2016 (instead of April 9th) for all categories. We have some of the categories decided. Please refresh this page in order to get the latest update.

HCFF 2016 Feature Film Official
Selections

“Fun With Hackley: Axe Murderer”
Directed by T.E Sanders – Trailer
“Just like in the Movies” Directed
by Gonzalo Ladines – Trailer
“Driving While Black” Directed by
Paul Sapiano – Trailer
2016 HCFF Short Film Official Selections
  1. “At Last”
  2. “Blind Date Rules”
  3. “Bwown Bugg”
  4. “Chiefin’ for Charity”
  5. “Get the Hell Out”
  6. “Introducing Courtney”
  7. “Jinxed”
  8. “Lion’s Den (Dr. Lee)”
  9. “Native Immigration”
  10. “Shoe”
  11. ‘That´s Why I Don´t Have brothers”
  12. “The Holy Cave”
  13. ‘Think Twice”
  14. “You’re an Idiot”
2016 HCFF Funny Music Video Official Selections
  1. “When He Loves” Directed by Cecilia
    G
  2. “Hardscrabble Woman” Directed by Olga and Vira Ishchuk “Mad
    Twins”
  3. “Batttered N Bruised Gooch”
    Directed by Muza Del Rey and Draz De Marco
  4. “Mirror Lies” Directed by Adam
    Rosenberg
2016 HCFF Microshort Films Official Selections
  1. “6 Trillion Dollar Man” Directed by
    Jeff Wish*
  2. “A Piece of the Pie” Directed by
    Bryan Brooks
  3. “Accelerator” Directed by Sean
    Cablining
  4. “Action, Inc.”Directed by Julia
    Myers
  5. “ArachNO!’” Directed by Alex Mangen
  6. “Bad Connections” Directed by
    Romina Schwedler
  7. “Be Yourself Cafe” Directed by Mark
    Kiefer
  8. “Chinese Treachery” Directed by Jake Balfour-Lynn
  9. “I Am Fairy” Directed by James
    Vinson
  10. “Lanky Scoliosis” Directed by Tim
    Murray
  11. “Military Men: Seize the Snow
    Mountain Castle” Directed by Philip and Gottfrid Helander*
  12. “Morning Shift” Directed by Gary
    Weeks
  13. “Mystery Weight” Directed by Craig
    April
  14. “Name Drop” by Songo Adoki
  15. “The Problem with Group Texts”
    Directed by Cody Tidmore
  16. “The TokeBuddy” Directed by Miles
    Dahl
  17. “Tara Lupenetti, Dog Matchmaker”
    Directed by Amanda Jaros
  18. “The Other Kennedys: Tennis”
    Directed by Shane Tilston
* indicates Animated Film

2016 HCFF Feature Film Screenplay Official Selections

  1. “Ark of Dreams” Written by Stephen James Thomas
  2. “Dirty Real, The Bukowski Biopic” Written by Phillip Hardy
  3. “Don’t Forget Plan B.” Written by Todd Selleck
  4. “Eli’s Dream” Written by Ken Ross
  5. “Just Like In The Movies” Written by Gonzalo Ladiness
  6. “Man Seeking Monkey” Written by Steve Milkas
  7. “Misprints” Written by Adam Preston
  8. “Pearland Pizzeria” Written by Jeremy George
  9. “Renaissance Man” Written by Robert Tolz
  10. “Scufflegrit” Written by Joseph Colby Doler
  11. “Shut Up & Twirl” Written by Draven Gonzalez
  12. “The Audit” Written by Vince Grittani
  13. “The Body” Written by Sally Shepard
  14. “The Charlottetown Jackhammer Imbroglio” Written by Marc Lalonde
  15. “Walking Speed” Written by Frank Frattini
2016 HCFF Short Film Screenplay Official Selections
  1. “The Wordsmith” by Matthew Holy
  2. “Toledo Brown and the Trinket of Time” by Troy Graham
  3. “Riley“ by Tracey Maye
  4. “Bad PUSSY” by Lester Mingo
  5. “N.E.E.T. Freak” by Kristin Ruff-Frederickson
  6. “This Is Not A Mugging” by Mike O’Dowd
  7. “Happy F!*#ing Valentine’s Day” by Sheila Schroeder
  8. “If These Walls Could Talk’ by Troy Graham
  9. “Terms and Conditions” by Bradford N. Smith
  10. “Everybody Has a Thing” by Allan George
  11. “Gas Station Condoms” by Wynn Riechert
  12. “Adrift” by Stuart Creque
  13. “Becoming Bigfoot” by Sean Whitley
  14. “Baggage” by Andrea Behring
  15. “Doorlocker” by Tony DiSibio
  16. “Quarantine“ by Wesley Mullins
  17. “Bad Heir Day” by Jeffery Field
  18. “Craig’s List” by W. Mark Dendy
  19. “Kosher Delicate Lesson” (Pilot Episode of Max’s Deli Series) by Jim Norman
  20. “Schedule Change” by Scott Patterson
  21. “Village Bakery” by John Zeng
  22. “When Life Gives You Lemons” by Michael Brian Montgomery
  23. “Happy Accidents” by Nathan Zoebl, Ben Bailey and Eric Boso
  24. “The Plan” written by Srihari Saravanan
  25. “A Mild Space Invasion” by Jennifer Renner