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
  • Alex Montilla

    My film, OverKill, was lucky enough to win best Horror Comedy...it took a little while to hear back from anyone about what we won, but we finally got it sorted out! I really enjoyed the films they selected and participating in the Q&A. Hate that Covid made this go virtual because I would have loved to see these films in person.

    June 2021
  • Terence Digan

    A wonderful experience all around! Loved screening with them and would love to do so again!

    January 2021
  • Jorja Hudson

    Hollywood Comedy Shorts screened my dark comedy short 'Withdrawals' and was such a welcoming, fun and engaging environment run by a passionate and organized bunch of people. Highly recommend checking it out with your next project!

    December 2020
  • Eddie Shieh

    We're honored to screen our film IN SYNC this year especially online. The festival team has done an amazing job with great communication and they're providing an encouraging virtual environment for filmmakers to meet and network. That little bit goes a long way during times that need our skills in making people smile. Thank you again and we hope to be back, in person. Be safe,

    December 2020
  • Hollywood Comedy Shorts was a breath of fresh air. The online festival with Bitpix was cutting-edge and the crew was super supportive, welcoming and I even won a small award. The Awards ceremony was perfect and despite everything that’s going on they rose above the challenge and knocked it outta the park! Great people, great Festival and I’ll definitely be back next year! Thank you so much HCS!

    December 2020