Comedians, Cartoonist, Sketch teams, & Filmmakers from around the world go head to head in a Battle Royale style comedy competition. We enjoy all styles of comedy from irreverent horrors & animations too silly slapstick. The 4th Annual Battle of The Sketches will have an Online Champion, and a Live Round Champion.
(Live Round)
The Live round will take place October 16th at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Tx. The funniest films will go head to head in 5 rounds that are grouped together in random categories. At the end of the night one film will be crowned Champion.
(Online Rounds)
The online festival will take place between June & July. Notifications for the online rounds will be given on June 3, 2021. Guest judges, hosts, and online audience will vote each week for the funniest film to move onto the finals. The online finals will take place July 11th, and a champion will be crowned.

$1000 in Cash & Prizes will be awarded.
-$500 Live Round Champion
-$250 Online Champion
-Plus Trophies & Certificates

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.

There are no set categories. We want filmmakers to 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.

Overall Rating
  • Gerald Webb

    It was an honor to premiere "Dropping Dueces" LIVE at the
    drive-in in Austin and be selected as a Finalist. Thank you for putting together this safe event during the pandemic.

    August 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Gerald! Loved the cinematography on your music video.

  • Steven Farmer

    I've done this festival many times. It's always been fun and well organized. It keeps growing and getting better each time. Even during the pandemic they thought outside the box and had it at a drive-in show. Excited for the next time I can attend again

    April 2021
  • Zack Watson

    Great festival and the guys who run it do it in a professional, hilarious manner. Big fan.

    November 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Zack. Means a lot.

  • Joe Mitchell

    Great Festival. Great group of comedians. Very much worth the entry fee if selected.

    November 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Joe! We loved "Livin After Midnight". One of the top 5 films this year.

  • Whit Spurgeon

    This festival is terrific -- even though our film didn't make it into the final round, the organizers were very attentive and made us aware how much they enjoyed our film. Another festival that's made the best of the bad situation regarding Covid -- good on them!

    November 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much! We hope to see you again next year.