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Houston Comedy Film Festival 2018 Submissions are now open!

Houston Comedy Film Festival Fall 2016

 Houston Comedy Film Festival Submissions

The Houston Comedy Film Festival is a unique forum for comedy filmmakers from around the world to showcase their creative works in Houston, Texas. The Houston Comedy Film Festival is searching for funny and engaging films to entertain a comedy loving audience. All films are compiled and screened on Blu-Ray DVD 1080p.

Important Dates:

December 31st, 2017 – Regular Deadline
January 31st, 2018 – Late Deadline
February 28th, 2018 – Final Deadline
March 11, 2018 – Notification Date
April 14, 2018 – Event Date
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Our panel of 12 judges will give out 17 different awards:

  1. Best Actor
  2. Best Actress
  3. Best Animated Comedy Film
  4. Best Cinematography
  5. Best Comedy Micro Short Film
  6. Best Comedy Short Film
  7. Best Comedy Short Film Screenplay
  8. Best Feature Film Screenplay
  9. Best Dark Comedy Film
  10. Best Director
  11. Best Ensemble Cast
  12. Best Music Video
  13. Best Original Music
  14. Best Supporting Actor
  15. Best Supporting Actress
  16. Best Texas Comedy Film
  17. Single Funniest Moment

Micro Comedy Short Film
The Houston Comedy Film Festival is looking for funny and engaging Comedy Micro Short
Films that are a maximum of 5 minutes in length including all credits. All varieties of Comedy are accepted in this category including Romantic Comedy, Dark Comedy, Animated Films,
Mockumentary Films, Comedy Web Series, International Comedy and anything else that will
bring laughter to our audience. We screen short comedy films in a back-to-back format that is fast paced, fun and a unique experience for our audience. All languages are accepted, but the
subtitles must be in English.

Comedy Short Film
The Houston Comedy Film Festival is looking for funny and engaging Comedy Short Films that are a minimum of 6 minutes, but are no longer than 30 minutes including all credits. All varieties of Comedy are accepted in this category including Romantic Comedy, Dark Comedy, Animated Films, Mockumentary Films, Comedy Web Series, International Comedy and anything else that will bring laughter to our audience. We screen short comedy films in a back-to-back format that is fast paced, fun and a unique experience for our audience. All languages are accepted, but the subtitles must be in English.

Funny Music Video
The Houston Comedy Film Festival is looking for funny and engaging music videos that are thought provoking and make people laugh. Funny Music Videos must be 5 minutes or less in length including credits. Public music videos that are currently on youtube, Vimeo, or Vevo are eligible.

Animated Comedy Short Film
The Houston Comedy Film Festival has a specific category for Animated Comedy Short Films. We are looking for computer animation, stop-motion, cartoons, and anything that is not “live action”for this category. From family films to “adult swim” styled animations, our judges are looking for something different, new and fresh. Animated films can range from 1-30 minutes in length including credits.

Comedy Feature Film Screenplay
The Houston Comedy Film Festival is looking for funny and engaging writing that is thought provoking and makes people laugh. A Comedy Feature Film Screenplay must be a minimum length of 31 pages and a maximum length of 120 pages. All screenplays must be written in English. 12 different judges will read every word of every screenplay submitted.

Comedy Short Film Screenplay
The Houston Comedy Film Festival is looking for funny and engaging writing that is thought provoking and makes people laugh. A Comedy Short Film Screenplay must be a maximum length of 30 pages. All screenplays must be written in English. 12 different judges will read every word of every screenplay submitted.

Houston Comedy Film Festival Fall 2016

Houston Comedy Film Festival Spring 2017 Official Selections & Awards

Imaginary Friends BTS 03 Houston Comedy Film Fesival Spring 2017 WP
The Houston Comedy Film Festival Spring 2017 screened 21 films at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema: Mason Park on Saturday, April 8th, 2017 @ 2:00pm – 6:00pm.

The following films are the official selections that screened in the theater:

  1. “Andy’s Venture” Directed by Pirie Martin (Australia)
  2. “Art Sale” Directed by Jeff Gentner
  3. “Dollar King” Directed by Andrew Pollins (Toronto, Canada) – Watch the Trailer
  4. “Fratino” Directed by Stanley Sievers (Chicago, Illinois)
  5. “Growing Apart” Directed by Eitan Loewenstein
  6. “Imaginary Friends” Directed by Jason C. Brown
  7. “Instapocalypse” Directed by Martin Sofiedal (Norway)
  8. “Kara” Directed by Paul Griffin (United Kingdom)
  9. “LeSeurdmin” Directed by Nicholas De Fina (Chicago, Illinois) – Watch the Trailer
  10. “Maria Fernanda in Time” Directed by Xavier Pijuan (Spain) Watch the Trailer
  11. “Mission Accomplished” Directed by Claus Martin (Germany) – Watch the Trailer
  12. “New Roommate” Directed by Victor Yerrid
  13. “Normal Behavior” Directed by Corey Craig
  14. “Oh Baby” Directed by Rory Rooney
  15. “Pajero” Directed by Javier San Román (Spain)
  16. “Philosurfers” Directed by Monk Hooper and Paul Sauline (New York City)
  17. “Radio Silence” Directed by Anthony Guidubaldi & Keith Strausbaugh (Burbank, California)
  18. “Smooth Talk” Directed by Zachary Isenberg (Los Angeles, California)
  19. “Uniforms” Directed by Ross Vivian (Toronto, Canada)
  20. “Woman of my Dreams” Directed by Millan Luis Vazquez Ortiz (Spain)
  21. “You’re Alive” Directed by W. Alex Reeves
The following films won an award at the Houston Comedy Film Festival Spring 2017:
  1. “Best Actor”Award: Diego Sanchez in “Fratino”
  2. “Best Actress” Award: Natalie Lynch in “Imaginary Friends”
  3. “Best Cinematography” Award: “Philosurfers” Cinematographer Paul Sauline
  4. “Best Comedy Short Screenplay” Award: “The Drop” Written by Jarrod Austin
  5. “Best Editing” Award: “Fratino” Editor Stanley Sievers
  6. “Best Dark Comedy Film” Award: “Instapocalypse”
  7. “Best Director” Award: “LeSeurdmin” Directed by Nicholas De Fina
  8. “Best Ensemble Cast” Award: “Art Sale”
  9. “Best Feature Film” Award: “LeSeurdmin” Directed by Nicholas De Fina
  10. “Best Feature Film Screenplay” Award: “Operation Chaos” Written by Steve Bensinger
  11. “Best Microshort Film” Award: “Smooth Talk”
  12. “Best Original Music” Award: “Smooth Talk” by Jason Lesner and Gregg Allen
  13. “Best Short Film” Award: “Art Sale”
  14. “Best Supporting Actor” Award: James Mathis III in “Imaginary Friends”
  15. “Best Supporting Actress” Award: Angie Dick in “Smooth Talk”
  16. “Most Original Concept” Award: “Radio Silence” Directed by Anthony Guidubaldi & Keith Strausbaugh
  17. “Single Funniest Moment” Award: “You’re Alive”
Award Winners
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