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 in 1080p HD on a giant theater screen at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema LaCenterra. This event has a spring and fall screening event in 2019. Submissions are currently open for the Fall 2019 screenings.

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
  • Sarah Newton

    Great festival! Finally a totally all comedy event for those of us that want to make the world laugh instead of cry! The Alamo Drafthouse was a super cool venue, high quality films, met lots of incredible filmmakers, some who I'm already starting to collaborate with on our next project. Mikel and Caroline were easy to communicate with and did a great job running the whole event. Will definitely participate again next year.

    April 2019
  • S.C. Mason

    Can I tell you!!!! Mikel and Caroline did a freakin fantastic job!!! This thing should be called the Houston Comedy Artist Support Love Fest! Dang! I am so honored to have been chosen to participate! Everyone who showed up is a star! A star I say! The kewelest bad a** crüe evah!!! I had more fun than I've had in decades just sharing films, oxygen, stories and coffee with this uber talented gang of film geeks. I laughed my a** off! YAY! To be continued.

    April 2019
  • This was a FAB Festival from start to finish! Great communication with the filmmakers (and screenwriters) pre festival. An AWESOME venue (just built and has a great beer garden for the festival awards/filmmaker mixer)!

    This festival goes above and beyond, as we had the screening and one of the films was missing from the lineup. After screening all the shorts the festival directors checked to make sure that everyone present saw their film... when it was discovered that the film was missing from the lineup they quickly downloaded the film and screened it for the audience. Now, that's going the extra mile!

    I highly recommend submitting to this festival!!!

    April 2019
  • Candice Delevante

    A fantastic opportunity for emerging filmmakers and screenwriters to screen their films at the Alamo and network in a relaxed setting. I highly recommend.

    April 2019
  • Great festival for indie filmmakers!

    November 2018