The NYC Short Comedy Film Fest (NYCSCFF) will be held October 27, 2024, in New York City, NY, USA.

The winners of the 2023 NYC Short Comedy Film Festival are!

Best Comedy - Secret Santa. Audience Award

Juried Awards

Best Actor in a comedy - Juan Rueda in The lastest thing in comedy.

Best Actress in a Comedy - to Warm

Best Director in a Comedy - Mark Serao for Secret Santa

Best Comedy Script - Dana Serao for Secret Santa

Best Dramedy - Hairpiece. - Audience Award

Juried Awards

Best Actor in a Dramedy - Tom WhiteKey and Max Knoblauch for Again Something

Best Actress in a Dramedy. - Kerri Quinn in The Bully

Best Script in a Dramedy - Haley Dercher for Good Girl

Best Director for a Dramedy - Theo Vandergraaf for @cut

Best Sketch Comedy – Podcast Bros.

Juried Awards

Best Script for a Sketch Comedy - David Roth for Interracial Couple in a Super Bowl Ad

Best Actor in a Sketch Comedy - Brandon Gates in Podcast Bros

Best Actress in a Sketch Comedy - Zoe Kim in Phone Call

Best Director for Sketch Comedy - Christine Lakin for Interracial Couple in a Super Bowl Ad

**** This is a short film festival, only for films 20 minutes or less in length!! We will NOT be screening any films longer then 20 minutes in length!!!!****
**** Short Sketch videos must be 5 minutes or shorter in length!!*****

What makes you laugh? Opposing personalities, bad puns, witty insults, inappropriate bodily functions, dead babies, old people falling down stairs, cats doing people things - we're open to it all!

Come make us laugh at the 7th Annual NYC Short Comedy Film Fest and be part of a growing tradition!

Please be sure to review ALL submission guidelines before you mail the entry. We have limited time and resources to correct application mistakes. Please try and be as accurate as possible. We will contact you by e-mail if there are any problems, so please be sure to watch for e-mails from

We only accept online submissions either here with a FilmFreeway video or a private/password protected vimeo/YouTube link. If your film is selected we will provide full technical specifications but an .mov, mp4 or .mpg works great. All films will be played from a hard drive. Please note, if accepted, we MUST receive the exhibition media AT LEAST four (4) WEEKS before the festival.

If your submission is selected, you will be notified by e-mail in the middle of February. Accepted filmmakers will be given a free admission pass to the festival. (We cannot help with any transportation, food or lodging costs.)

Certificates with Trophies available.

Best Picture
Best Director
Best Cinematography
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Script

As a condition of entering the NYC Short Comedy Film Festival, hereafter known as NYCSCFF, I/we hereby certify that:

1. I/we am/are the sole creators of the film, script, short stories, poems which I/we have submitted to the NYCSCFF.

2. I/we warrant as sole and exclusive owner(s) of all legal right and title there to have absolute authority to submit the enclosed material to NYCSCFF.

3. I/we understand that the NYCSCFF will not return and is not obligated to return my film or any other materials I/we have submitted to the NYCSCFF.

4. I/we hereby grant the NYCSCFF the nonexclusive right to use my name, photograph, and likeness in connection with any and all publicity and promotional activities regarding the NYCSCFF.

5. For filmmakers: NYCSCFF may transfer the submitted material to a hard drive for screening, if needed, and if the submitted material is selected for screening the submitted material may be used by NYCSCFF for promotional purposes.

6. I/we will indemnify and hold harmless NYCSCFF, its judges, sponsors and partners, individually and collectively, from and against all claims, demands, losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses including legal expenses arising out of or in connection with any and all claims, or third party claims based on material submitted to NYCSCFF.

7. I/we shall be solely responsible for taking all necessary steps to establish and protect my/our copyright in the submitted material, and the NYCSCFF shall have no obligation with respect thereto. The NYCSCFF shall have the right to reproduce all or part of said material for use in its publicity and any and all related communication directly associated with NYCSCFF.

8. I/we have read all of the festival rules, regulations and releases, understand them, and have complied with them. I/we understand that the festival rules, regulations and releases may change or be updated, and that it is my responsibility to read, understand and comply with any changes or updates.

Overall Rating
  • Rylee Jean Ebsen

    So wonderful! LOVE a comedy festival. Thanks for having us!!

    June 2023
  • We're so grateful for screening "MarriageFit" at a festive film festival of fun creative short comedies! We loved the palpable energy and laughs while enjoying each other's silly fun films! Very rewarding plus some dope connections were made with other filmmakers!
    Thank you so much NYSCFF!

    November 2022
    Response from festival:

    It was our pleasure to show you film! Glad you had fun and hope to see you in the future!! The Team

  • Heather Morrow

    Unfortunately we weren't able to attend. We're so grateful our film Nowhere Normal was selected to participate. The 'cool' factor of being able to say "our film screened in New York City" can't be overstated!

    November 2022
    Response from festival:

    It was an honor to show your film! Maybe in the future you can join us for the festival. It would be fun to meet!

  • Jessica Redish

    Thrilled to have my short film "AIRWAY" featured in this festival.

    May 2022
    Response from festival:

    We were proud you let us show your great film!

  • Josh Stasko

    Wow. This was my best film festival experience to-date. Loads of kind people. It was a blast to share about my film and take questions from a full theater. The other films in the fest were on point as well - (I actually cried laughing). Very honored to be a part it.

    November 2021
    Response from festival:

    Josh we were happy to have you and your film in our festival.