Make us laugh. Make us scream. Or both.

The Die Laughing Film Festival recognizes the fine line that separates fear and comedy and celebrates both with a festival dedicated to comedy films and horror films created by independent film makers.

We also host a Screenwriters Workshop and guest panelists included staff writers from Marvel's Jessica Jones and Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. In addition to having a live scripted reading of scenes from selected screenplays, we also had a lively Q and A with our guests.

Come join us in 2022 for the 6th Annual Die Laughing Film Festival in Hollywood. Of course, we hope to have a live event, but the health of our guests are paramount, and we will shift to an on-line only or hybrid event if warranted.

If you dare.

Thank you for submitting your film or screenplay (SUBMISSION) to the Die Laughing Film Festival (DLFF). We are excited to review your work.

By submitting your SUBMISSION to DLFF you agree to the following:

(1) Submitting a SUBMISSION does not guarantee inclusion in the DLFF, and the selection committee has sole discretion to determine which SUBMISSIONS are selected for participation in the DLFF;

(2) If your SUBMISSION is selected for the DLFF, you will allow DLFF to use any part of the SUBMISSION for promotional purposes before, during and after the DLFF, and the right to present your SUBMISSION as part of the DLFF.

(3) DLFF does not compensate for any costs associated with the production of the SUBMISSION, or travel costs associated with attending the DLFF;

(4) DLFF reserves the right to schedule accepted SUBMISSIONS and to make any changes at any time, and may withdraw any SUBMISSION from the DLFF at any time for any reason;

(5) All film SUBMISSIONS must be online screeners only. All screenplay SUBMISSIONS must be a format indicated in the submission section;

(6) All film SUBMISSIONS that are selected to screen at the DLFF must be digital. To ensure best quality at the screening, digital versions are best.

(7) Filmmakers and screenwriters are solely responsible to ensure all deadlines are adhered to, and shall hold DLFF harmless for any delays or technical difficulties whatsoever;

(8) Filmmakers and screenwriters warrant that all work is original and that all rights have been secured;

(9) Filmmakers and screenwriters shall indemnify and hold harmless the Die Laughing Film Festival and all its agents from any claims, liabilities, losses, damages incurred in any way due to any and all claims.

(10) Awards will be presented in categories identified by DLFF and judging will be done by the judging committee; with the exception of awards for Best of Festival, which will be based on audience votes. DLFF reserves the right to rescind any award for any reason.

Overall Rating
  • Seth Ingram

    The one year I make a film everything goes virtual. Despite that, it was a great festival with great communication. I hope to appear live and in-person with my next film! I highly recommend Die Laughing!

    September 2021
  • Ayana Harper

    Loved this festival and was so glad to have been a part of it!

    August 2021
  • Todd Bronson

    The festival adapted to COVID and made it the best for the entrants. The zoom meeting was a great way to meet other placed writers.

    July 2021

    Great folks; arranged online Q & A during virtual festival, very well-organized, good communication during a difficult time.

    July 2021
  • Pia Thrasher

    This was such a fun experience! Great film selections and lots of opportunities for networking with writer roundtables and other virtual meetings. Communication was great and always helpful. I plan on submitting my next project for sure. I highly recommend Die Laughing Film Festival!

    June 2021