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 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
  • Vijay Varman

    Excellent festival with great communication. Highly recommended.

    June 2019
  • Walter Stewart

    I was thrilled I was to have had my screenplay, The Winged Avenger, chosen for an award by your festival is just the best. I am particularly proud to have been so honored by you because yours is one that is truly serious about comedy. In addition to that, I’m more than happy that my little script made someone actually laugh.

    Walter Stewart

    May 2019
  • Brad Gibson

    Sadly I was unable to attend but honored to be part of this well run festival!! Communication and social media was great! Looking forward to submitting more films to this festival in the future!!

    May 2019
  • Thomas Nicol

    A fun selection of films, great venue, friendly and communicative organizers.

    April 2019
  • John Austin Wiggins

    Mikel Fair and the rest of the festival team are tops when it comes to generous support and communication with entrants. I also purchased script notes, which were likewise encouraging and very helpful. My first pilot script, Cheek To Cheek, was selected as a finalist, and even though I couldn't make it to the actual festival, Mikel and the team made me feel like part of their festival family.

    April 2019