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
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    JJ H

    The Houston Comedy Film Fest was a great experience, I really appreciate the extra effort that Mikel and team put into creating shareable content for entries. Very nice!

    April 2018
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    Phil Hollins

    I wish I could have attended. But Mikel made sure all participants were kept in the loop. Very happy my script "(F)ugly" was a Top 10 Feature Screenplay Finalist. Very professional. Can't wait till next year.

    April 2018
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    Marlene Sharp

    The best fest in the west! Probably best in the east, south, and north too . . . Mikel Fair goes above and beyond the call of fest directorial duties to make contenders feel welcome and special. Thank you for this wonderful experience!

    April 2018
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    Rey Barrera

    Amazing support from Mikel. But just as important: I have a method of monitoring views on my submitted movies via Vimeo, so I can tell when a festival does or doesn't view my film prior to sending me a result for my movie. The Houston Comedy Film festival, not only gave my film a view, but it happened multiple times, just as they claim (due to multiple judge viewings). Even if I hadn't been selected, I would have at least known that my film was honestly considered.

    The event itself was a blast, with some fantastic movie selections. I met some great people that inspired me to continue with my work, and we have even made it a point to keep in touch and share progress on our projects.

    Nothing but love for these guys.

    April 2018
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    Eric Dumois

    Great time, funny films, can’t go wrong with the Houston Comedy Festival!

    April 2018