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 in Katy, Texas. (20 miles away from downtown Houston)

Our panel of 12 judges will give out 30 different award winners:

01) Best Actor Award Nominations
02) Best Actress Award Nominations
03) Best Animated Comedy Film Award Nominations
04) Best Cinematography Award Nominations
05) Best Comedy Feature Film Screenplay Award Nominations
06) Best Comedy Micro Short Film Award Nominations
07) Best Comedy Film Award Nominations
08) Best Comedy Short Film Screenplay Award Nominations
09) Best Dark Comedy Feature Screenplay Award Nominations
10) Best Dark Comedy Film Award Nominations
11) Best Dark Comedy Short Screenplay Award Nominations
12) Best Director Award Nominations
13) Best Editing Award Nominations
14) Best Ensemble Cast Award Nominations
15) Best International Director Award Nominations
16) Best International Film Award Nominations
17) Best International Feature Screenplay Award Nominations
18) Best International Short Screenplay Award Nominations
19) Best Mockumentary Film Award Nominations
20) Best Romantic Comedy Feature Screenplay Award Nominations
21) Best Romantic Comedy Film Award Nominations
22) Best Romantic Comedy Short Screenplay Award Nominations
23) Best Short Sitcom Screenplay Award Nominations
24) Best Sitcom Screenplay Award Nominations
25) Best Texas Comedy Film Award Nominations
26) Best Texas Feature Screenplay Award Nominations
27) Best Texas Short Screenplay Award Nominations
28) Best Web Series Episode Award Nominations
29) Funniest Music Video Award Nominations
30) Most Original Concept Award Nominations

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
  • Walter Cabell

    Unfortunately I was not able to attend, which is really disappointing especially since my script 'Scream Queen' won Best International Feature Length Screenplay. I was met with efficiency and professionalism by the administration. Thank you.

    October 2019
  • Houston Comedy Film Festival was a blast, I was happy to be able to attend. Great venue, lots of great films and laughs.

    October 2019
  • Stephen Schroeder

    I had a great time attending this festival. Mikel and Caroline put on an awesome festival. I would recommend this festival to all!

    October 2019
  • Andrew Kadikian

    This fest and all the other fests run by Mikel and his team are great. Good communication, they keep their website updated and informative and their selections are always good and put on a good lineup. I would happily submit to this fest again.

    October 2019
  • Suzanne Friedman

    Fabulous! This was my first festival experience and I have a feeling not every film event is as much fun as the Houston Comedy Film Festival - Mikel and Brooke created an unpretentious and supportive venue that puts the Oscars to shame. So happy and proud to have been an award winner. We met such funny, talented people and I'm already working on a screenplay for next year.

    October 2019