Hollywood Comedy Shorts will highlight short comedy, web series, TV episodic, Comedy Screenplays, and Dark Comedy shorts with the goal of screening the best comedic content from around the world for a Hollywood industry audience! The festival will take place at the world famous TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood and streaming on Bitpix for four days of screenings, filmmaker Q and A's, panels, parties, and the awards party!

Top categories will be awarded prizes valued at over $30,000. Sponsors include Kodak, Camera Division, E Tech Rentals, Color Space Finishing, Final Draft, Jungle Software, and bitpix

Films and screenplays submitted to the Festival will be considered for competitive categories. By submitting your film for consideration for the 6th Annual Hollywood Comedy Shorts Film Festival, you agree for Hollywood Comedy Shorts to screen your short film if it is an official selection for this year's festival and are obligated to your commitment.*Note we screen exclusively on DCP with Simple DCP.

Overall Rating
  • I wish I could have attended this one! Everyone involved was great and from what I hear, the venue was incredible!

    October 2019
  • Monique Sorgen

    I just wanted to say that my dark comedy lineup at this festival had some of the best films I have seen on the festival circuit so far. So many funny ones that I would've have been happy to lose an award to. The quality of the films was top notch, and the projection at the Chinese really showed off the great cinematography so many of the films had. I was honored to be amongst the other films I played with here.

    June 2019
  • Fantastic festival! Highly organized, great staff and fantastic theater! I loved it! I gave networking a 2 only because I really sucked at networking.

    May 2019
  • Catherine Haun

    There was strong programming at this festival and good networking opportunities with other filmmakers. After the initial selection email it was hard to get information. However, I felt this festival was worth the effort to submit and attend. Enjoyed the other films very much.

    April 2019
  • TJ Power

    Great festival with high quality films. Good communication too. My screening was programmed for 10pm, it started late about 10:20 & was very long - we left way after midnight. My only concern is that that is no way to get public into see the festival films. The red carpet was strange too - and you have to purchase the photos! But otherwise an enjoyable festival.

    April 2019