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
  • Great festival! Excellent staff! Amazing venue!
    Excellent communication!

    May 2023
  • Soka Films

    We enjoyed Laughing Dog Comedy Film Festival so much! The screenings were very well done, the communication was great. It was a fantastic experience all around and I would highly recommend this festival. Thanks Joe for all your hard work and a great time!

    March 2023
  • This was an outstanding film festival. The host gave the best courtesy and consideration to the attendees. It is a great opportunity to showcase media in a professional and entertaining enviroment. I will be back!!!!!!!

    March 2023
  • A big thanks to Joe and his crew for the opportunity to screen at this year's festival! Communication was great. We truly appreciated the time and effort of the fest to give us a platform!

    March 2023
  • Rhoda Brooks

    Thank you so much for including Bran-Don of the Dead in your amazing festival!

    March 2023