The Houston Comedy Film Festival is a unique forum for comedy filmmakers from around the world to showcase their creative works in Houston, Texas. The Houston Comedy Film Festival is searching for funny and engaging films to entertain a comedy loving audience. All films are compiled and screened on HD Blu-Ray DVD on a giant theater screen at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Westpark.

Our panel of 12 judges will give out 16 different awards:

Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Animated Comedy Film
Best Cinematography
Best Comedy Micro Short Film
Best Comedy Short Film
Best Comedy Feature Film
Best Comedy Short Film Screenplay
Best Comedy Feature Film Screenplay
Best Dark Comedy Film
Best Director
Best Ensemble Cast
Best Music Video
Best Original Music
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Texas Comedy Film
Single Funniest Moment

Houston Comedy Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Houston Comedy Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

Overall Rating
  • Great festival for indie filmmakers!

    November 2018
  • Kristy Leigh Lussier

    Mikel & team are amazing... the work and care they put into all their festival events is phenomenal. :) I've been honored to have a feature and short screenplay selected several times! Hoping to make it out to this one next year!

    June 2018
  • Houston Comedy Film Festival is by far one of my favorites.
    Very Organized
    Great Communication
    Fantastic Feedback
    So excited to be nominated for best Comedy Short Film!
    Thanks for everything Mikel!!

    May 2018
  • Although I was unable to attend the festival, Mikel Fair was extreamly kind to me via email and I was deeply touched that my film "Bluehilda" won the best animated comedy award. I hope to submit another film in the future. Thank you, Houston Comedy Festival!

    May 2018
  • Amanda R. Martinez

    It was an honor to have my screenplay named an official selection! I wasn't able to attend the fest, but the attention festival organizers give their artists and the quality of their communication is fantastic. Highly recommended!

    April 2018