We are looking for the 100 funniest sketches in the world to go head to head in five different cities (Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, & McAllen). Comedians, Cartoonist, Sketch teams, & Filmmakers will compete in a Battle Royale style comedy competition. Contestants are broken up into random categories, and a live audience & select judges decide who's funny and who's not. The top 5 sketches from each city will move onto the finals at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Tx July 28th for a chance to be crowned Champion of Battle of The Sketches. Over $1,000 in cash & prizes will be awarded.

Preliminary Rounds: (Location & Time Subject to Change)
McAllen, Tx: July 11th Cine El Rey Theater (Thursday @ 8PM)
Houston, Tx: July 20th The Secret Group (Saturday @ 8PM)
Dallas, Tx: July 21st Addison Improv (Sunday @ 7:30PM)
Austin, Tx: July 26th Fallout Theater (Friday @ Midnight)
San Antonio, Tx: July 27th Jokesters 22 Comedy Club (Saturday @ 9PM)
*Please indicate on your cover letter which city/ cities you would prefer to enter*
FINALS
Austin, Tx: July 28th Alamo Drafthouse Mueller (Sunday @ 7PM)

The overall funniest sketch as voted by the audience & judges wins $500. Another $500 in cash & prizes will be given to contestants who win their category.

Rules:
1.) Must be a comedy sketch, film, or cartoon less than 10 minutes.
2.) Only one sketch per submission.
3.) Must be at least 720p or better.

We don't do set categories because we want filmmakers to think outside of the box and create whatever they think is funniest. Sketches must be less than 10 minutes (preferably 2 to 5 minutes). Battle of The Sketches, FMCW Studios, & Speer Media Productions is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any sketch submitted and accepted for exhibition at the comedy competition for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Battle of The Sketches, FMCW Studios, & Speer Media Productions from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered. You are not guaranteed to be placed in the exact preliminary round that you want if selected.

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  • Linzy Beltran

    I love this festival! The organizers are so warm and encouraging and program sketches to well-fitting categories. I love seeing the diversity of sketches, both in race/gender and in quality of sketches. I will continue submitting to this festival!

    January 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Linzy. We love your sketch group Glam Fam, & can't wait to see what sketches you come up with next.

  • Chad Fisher

    Awesome festival that was organized incredibly well. Lots of diverse, funny sketches in a variety of categories. Would definitely recommend submitting.

    December 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Chad!

  • Sam Kimelman

    It was a fun night with a lot of great sketches from around the world. Altogether the sketches made up a roughly 1.5hr presentation, followed by voting. If you have a sketch, it's worth submitting, especially if you're able to go to the screening.

    December 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Sam! Hope to see you next year.