The Golden Smile Comedy Festival is part of Holland Film Festival. With special awards and separate viewings and different public.
The festival has one rule; make the audience laugh!

Submit your best comic work, joy the fun!
Humour is universal and brings people together. The Golden Smile International Comedy Film Festival wants to show you the best and funniest films and video's in the world. We accept all genres, our only rule is simple, make the audience laugh. From slapstick to feature films, short clips, ultra short clips, hidden camera, documentaries, you name it.

Maximum length is 30 minutes, no minimum.

We encourage filmmakers from all over the world to submit their work. There is so much to discover in the world of humor. Broaden our perspective and make us smile.

The film festival takes place in Bergen Netherlands. (Not far from Amsterdam.)

'The Golden Smile' price award for:
Best short comedy
Best short Documentary with a smile
Best ultrashort Documentary with a smile
Best Slapstick
Best Silent comical film
Best comical sketches
Best comical hidden camera
Best comical ultra short clips
Best comical instruction films
Best romantic comedy
Best Tragic comedy
Best cartoon
Best comic Music film
Best comic SF
Young filmmakers 8-14
Young filmmakers 14-18
All the rest, all other moving pictures that make us laugh

Short < 30 min.
very short < 5 min.
ultra short < 1 min.

Make the audience smile or laugh loudly. It is that easy (or most difficult). We aim for a real international festival, from Azerbedjan to Zanzibar, all languages are welcome. (With English subtitles).
Our public and our laugh-o-meter will do the judging along with the pro's.

1. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorised to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.
2. Golden Smile Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilise an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. 2.
3. All entries should be in English or with English subtitles.
4. All scripts must be original screenplays for which the applicant(s) hold the copyright.
5. The applicant shall indemnify and hold harmless Golden Smile Film Festival 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.
6. All entries give permission at least one free public viewing for the public award.

Overall Rating
  • Amazing experience for me! Thank you!

    January 2021
  • Jessica Redish

    Very good communication, really enjoyed being a part of the festival, very quirky works and good filmmakers a part of the process. Very cool opportunity to share my work on the global stage. Thanks for a great festival!

    January 2021
  • Here at Escape Studios in London we were delighted that our short film "Quarantine Chorus" won an award! Thanks for a great experience!

    January 2021