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 Blu-Ray DVD 1080p.

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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    Rory Rooney

    Awesome people, awesome communication, awesomeness

    April 2017
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    Chastity Lively

    I'd planned on attending this year, as my feature screenplay "Malingerers" was accepted into the festival and ultimately nominated, but I had to change plans about a week before, sadly. Though I wasn't able to attend, Mikel was very good about communicating everything that was going on...nominees, etc. After reading about everyone's great experiences there, I'm just really bummed that I didn't get to go. Atlanta is just a few hours drive from though, so just know that this May I plan on attending! From everyone's comments about Houston, I'm sure Atlanta will be a blast, too! Thanks so much for honoring "Malingerers" with the nomination! It's been the most recognized project I've written so far, and I'm excited about where it ultimately leads. Best to all at Houston Comedy Film Festival!

    April 2017
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    Zachary Madson

    Great festival as always, and the people who run it are really cool and put together a lot of great activities for networking

    January 2017
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    Elizabeth Mitchell

    Excellent festival! Mikel & Brooke really know and love comedy and it shows with their selections. They are also great at communicating with the filmmakers, which can be rare for people running fests these days. Would most definitely recommend HCFF!

    November 2016
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    Twitchy Dolphin Flix

    Fun festival! Hope to see it continue to grow in Houston!

    November 2016