The Portland Comedy Film Festival, ranked in the Top 100 on FilmFreeway, is a unique forum for international independent comedy filmmakers to showcase their comedy films in Portland, Oregon. In 2018, the Portland Comedy Film Festival became a bi-annual event, which means that we have a spring and fall session. Did you know that the Portland Comedy Film Festival screened 350 comedy films in 2018 alone? Check out the pictures for yourself, it was a blast! Did you know that we post on social media about every single screenplay and film accepted to our event? This is a great marketing opportunity for your creative work. The Portland Comedy Film Festival is searching for funny and engaging films to entertain a comedy loving audience in 2019, please send us your film or screenplay and come have a great time with us in Oregon.

Our panel of 12 judges will give out 22 different awards:

Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Cinematography
Best Comedy Micro Short Film
Best Comedy Short Film
Best Dark Comedy Film
Best Dark Comedy Micro Short Film
Best Director
Best Editor
Best Ensemble Cast
Best Feature Film
Best International Director
Best International Film
Best Mockumentary Film
Best Original Music
Best Romantic Comedy Film
Best Screenplay: Comedy Television Episode
Best Screenplay: Feature Length Comedy Film
Best Screenplay: Short Comedy Film
Funniest Music Video
Most Original Concept
Single Funniest Momentt

All films and short videos are eligible to screen at the festival. Even if your film has already been distributed, or is publicly available online. (youtube, vimeo, etc ...) Works in progress are accepted in some cases, but bad audio will not be tolerated. The films screen on Blu-Ray with a great sound system, so make sure that your audio has a good mix and that your dialogue is clear. We accept short films, web series episodes, 48 hour films, experimental films, animated films, music videos and just about anything that is funny and will make people laugh.

Overall Rating
  • Suzanne Schmidt

    This is a fun, friendly festival that focuses on the work. Hoping for a bigger theater next year because some of the screenings were sold out(!) but that’s a good problem for a Festival to have!

    May 2018
  • Laurel Vail

    I wasn't able to attend, but I had friends and family who went and had a great time. The communication was always very good and they had a lot of social media posts to help promote every film!

    April 2018
  • Caroline King

    WOW! This festival was incredible! I will totally come back to this one anytime I have a new project!

    April 2018
  • Misha Calvert

    This festival has some of the best comedy programming I've seen yet. They really make an effort to seek out quality filmmakers, and to provide an amazing and supportive atmosphere. Thank you Portland Comedy!!

    April 2018
  • Heather Spilkin

    This festival has a real focus on supporting and promoting the filmmakers. Great communication as well!

    April 2018