ANNOUNCEMENT 6/02/20
We are extending the final deadline to June 26th, and venues have been changed. The NYC & Dallas rounds will be an online show July 29th & 30th. For those who do not want their film shown online we will have a live show July 31st at Jokesters 22 in San Antonio, Tx. The finals will also be held at Jokesters 22, and the prize money is still $500.

ANNOUNCEMENT 5/15/20
The NYC round of Battle of The Sketches will now be live streamed from The PIT on June 27th. This is the only round that will be streamed. Those films selected who prefer not to participate in the streamed version will be entered into one of the Texas rounds.

ANNOUNCEMENT 5/4/20
Thank you to everyone who has submitted to Battle of The Sketches so far. This is the most diverse amount of sketches we have ever received from across the world, and we're truly grateful. Submission fees are still waived with code ComedyGold, and the final deadline is May 31st only on FilmFreeway. As of now no changes have been made for the June 24th to Aug 1st dates in NYC, Dallas, Austin, & San Antonio. If circumstances do not permit us to have a live show there will be a private live stream for that location & time. For any question please email us at sketchcomedy@battleofthesketches.com

ANNOUNCEMENT 3/27/2020
For the remainder of the year we are waving all submission fees. If you have already submitted you have the option of getting a refund or donating the submission fee to Battle of The Sketches which would be put toward the prize money. All donations are appreciated so we will also be adding a $10 donation submission. As of now no changes have been made for the June 24th to Aug 1st dates in NYC, Dallas, Austin, & San Antonio. The grand prize will now be $500 to the funniest sketch overall. Code is (ComedyGold) If you have any questions please email us at skechcomedy@battleofthesketches.com

Comedians, Cartoonist, Sketch teams, & Filmmakers go head to head in a Battle Royale style comedy competition in multiple cities across the United States. Contestants are broken up into random categories, and the top 5 sketches from each city move onto the finals where one sketch is crowned Champion.

*Please indicate on your cover letter which city/ cities you would prefer to enter*

Preliminary Rounds: (Location & Time Subject to Change)
DFW: June 24th. Addison Improv (7:30PM)
NYC: June 27th The PIT (Loft Stage at 9PM)
San Antonio, Tx: July 8th Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club (8PM)

FINALS
Austin, Tx: Aug. 1st Spider House Cafe & Ballroom (8:30PM)

The overall funniest sketch wins $500.

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.
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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. You are not guaranteed to be placed in the exact preliminary round that you want if selected.

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  • Zack Watson

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

    November 2020
  • Joe Mitchell

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

    November 2020
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    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
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    Response from festival:

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

  • Alexander Hilson

    I was part of Battle of the Sketches 2020 and had a fantastic experience. From submitting, to receiving updates and fortunately winning, it was all very welcoming and friendly. I'll be back next year and i suggest any comedy creators do the same. It's very welcoming to new talent and independant creators.

    November 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Alexander! "Golden P****" was great. Can't wait to see what you have to show next year. Also if you're reading this make sure to check out his Alexander's work at patreon.com/animunch

  • Jessika McQueen

    Great festival! Very fun and professional, and awesome communication from the organizers. We fully intend to participate again. I highly recommend submitting to this festival!

    October 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Jessika!