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 LOOK Cinemas in Glendale and streaming on Bitpix for three 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, and bitpix

Films and screenplays submitted to the Festival will be considered for competitive categories. By submitting your film for consideration for the 8th 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
  • Great festival! Great staff! Awesome venue! Excellent communication!

    May 2023
  • Christy Lee Hughes

    This was our first experience attending Hollywood Comedy Shorts Film Festival for our satire, Asking For It and we had a great time! The people who run this festival are super organized, very friendly, and generous. The tacos and beer filmmaker meet was fun and gave us a chance to meet others and talk in a casual setting which we appreciated so much. They do an excellent job communicating with filmmakers, as well as promoting the work on their social media platforms. We felt supported throughout. The theater was new and films were really great. We enjoyed it and look forward to attending again. THANK YOU Hollywood Comedy Shorts!

    May 2023
  • Nice time, thanks for having us!

    May 2023
  • Tasha Hardy

    Although I was unable to be at the festival in person, the communication was great and I thoroughly enjoyed the process and was very thankful for the screening. I highly recommend these guys and hope to attend in the future!

    May 2023
  • Stephanie Kolar

    I had a great time attending the festival in-person. I was also able to catch some of the films I missed with the bitpix option.

    April 2023