The Laughing Dog Comedy Film Festival is a short film festival in Houston, Texas. Our second event will be a one-day event, with seating capacity of 80. There could be 6 to 8 hours of programming, depending on the amount of official selections.

10% of ticket sales will be donated to a local no-kill shelter.

Presented by Starship Zoe, LLC.

Best Film
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Child Actor
Best Screenplay
Best Cinematography

For our second festival, we are accepting submissions that have been completed in the past 5 years. This window may narrow for future events.

There is no premiere requirement.

You must have permission or rights to the music in your films.

We encourage embedded subtitles with non-English submissions.

Comedy (and all comedy subgenres) films no longer than 25 minutes.

Overall Rating
  • Such a great first year festival! It's nice to see someone putting on a festival focusing on Comedy Films that cares about the filmmaker experience. Highly recommend!

    July 2022
  • We were honored to be a part of this year’s festival with Little Package. It was a wonderful experience for our film. It might be small, but it’s got the right heart behind the festival. I can only see this festival getting bigger and better in the coming years. We are looking forward to next years festival already.

    May 2022
  • Matt Provenzano

    Brilliant new festival that everyone should try. It was a pleasure being featured!

    March 2022
  • Kathleen Krenitsky

    I am so extremely proud to have been a part of this festival!! Absolutely everything was first rate, and I have no suggestions as to how it could be better. This is was festival borne of a worthwhile intent, and as such it is a pleasure to offer my hearty and sincere support. I will absolutely submit again and my gratitude in participation continues in perpetuity… ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    March 2022
  • Jake Balfour-Lynn

    Although I was unable to attend, communication about each step was great. :)

    March 2022