The Ha Ha Harvest Comedy Festival is back for its 5th year! This year we are adding films to the lineup and a really awesome screenwriting competition, where the top 3 selections will have a live table read with our comedic performers! Ha Ha Harvest Comedy and film Festival is A cornucopia of comedy shows and short film blocks over the post Thanksgiving weekend at iconic Portland venues.
Comedic performers and filmmakers can network at our events, watch panels, and laugh all weekend long.
Best of Fest: One film will win Best of fest and receive a certificate and a trophy.
Best Screenplay: The top 3 judged selections will be read at a live table read by comedians. The audience will choose the winner.
Winning screenplay will receive a $250 cash award, and multiple other prizes from our sponsors.
Films must be original work.
Foreign language entries must contain English subtitles.
The filmmaker gives permission for Ha Ha Harvest to use images and footage of their film for the purposes of promoting Ha Ha Harvest events and marketing materials.
Submitting your film to Ha Ha Harvest does not mean your film will be selected for screening at Ha Ha Harvest events. Only selected films are screened in the Ha Ha Harvest program.
A final disclaimer. Filmmakers are responsible for any copyrighted material and licencing rights of music within their film. Ha Ha Harvest cannot be held responsible for the promotion and distribution of materials that contain footage or music that does not have the required legal permissions. Films will be deemed disqualified at submission stage if the submitted film does not hold all clearances.
Ha Ha Harvest is under no obligation to screen films that do not satisfy the criteria set above.
Scripts must be written in industry screenplay format. If you don’t know what that is… https://screenwriting.io/what-is-standard-screenplay-format/
Scripts are between 5-20 pages. No more, no less!
Must include a one pitch page.
Submissions can come from anywhere. All scripts have to be in English.
Material is your own original writing. (Writing teams are permitted) Breach of copyright is not permitted unless prior permission is sought and granted.
Authors of submissions will contain the copyright of their own material and have clearance of music rights.
Entrants cannot approach judging panel enquiring the judging status of their film. Entrants can be immediately disqualified if found to have broken this rule.