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 Adults Only 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 5th 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
  • 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
  • Hollywood Comedy Shorts screened our comedy short 'Amy's in the Freezer' at the TLC Chinese Theater. Nice venue, super sweet festival promoters. We were disappointed they didn't have the time to interview us but overall, the experience was very gratifying! Our block of shorts (dark comedy) were all extremely good! This is a good festival :)

    April 2019
  • James Lee

    Hollywood Comedy Shorts was a fun experience. We screened at TCL Chinese Theatres, it's one of the best screening venues for movies period. Also it's a 3 day event with a comedy expert panel to kickoff the festival along with 2 days of packed screenings. There is also press coverage on Saturday so even if your short isn't screening that day, it's definitely worth coming in to do an interview. They are also affiliated with Hollyshorts but specifically geared for comedy films. We saw so many highly entertaining shorts during the weekend. My cast and crew finally got to experience an LA premiere at such a prestigious venue. It was definitely a lot of fun and worth the submission. Also a great networking opportunities with other talented filmmakers.

    April 2019
  • Jon Mishner

    Awesome festival! Great communication, extremely well organized. A+

    April 2019