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 on Facebook, 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 27 different awards:

Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Animated Comedy Film
Best Cinematography
Best Comedy Film
Best Comedy Micro Short Film
Best Comedy Series Episode (Screenplay)
Best Comedy Series Episode, Pilot or Sitcom (Video)
Best Comedy Web Series Episode (Video)
Best Dark Comedy Film
Best Dark Comedy Micro Short Film
Best Dark Comedy Screenplay Award
Best Director
Best Editing
Best Ensemble Cast
Best Feature Length Comedy Screenplay
Best International Director
Best International Film
Best International Screenplay
Best Mockumentary Film
Best Oregon Film Award
Best Romantic Comedy Film
Best Romantic Comedy Screenplay
Best Short Comedy Screenplay
Funniest Music Video
Most Original Concept
Single Funniest Moment

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 in 1080p - 23.976 - Stereo Audio 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, Sitcom episodes, Comedy TV Pilots, Dark Comedy, Romantic Comedy, experimental films, animated films, music videos and just about anything that is funny and will make people laugh.

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  • Dave Peniuk

    FIVE STARS for this funny, super organized, and fantastic Film Festival! An extra hats off to Mikel Fair (Festival Director) who was there to keep things moving and answer any and all of our questions. I attended as two of my projects: the TV Pilot "The High Five" and the short film "How to Hide a Dead Body" were selected and won awards! Yahoo! But regardless of the awards, the festival was really well done. My only suggestion would be to add another 1 or 2 networking sessions for the filmmakers given it's a 3 day event. I didn't feel there was enough time in between the screening sessions to get to chat with others. That being said, very high quality films were screened and great people attended! Thanks Mikel for running this festival so smoothly. We'll be back soon I hope!

    May 2019
  • I cannot speak enough GREAT words about Mikel and Brooke!!! I would HIGHLY recommend this festival. They are AMAZING when it comes to supporting and cheerleading every film in their programming. Plus, they're totally down for many different types of comedy represented (as Mikel says, "if you don't like the film, just wait because the next ones going to be completely different"). Can ABSOLUTELY see why they are listed in the top 100 film festivals on FilmFreeway!!!

    May 2019
  • Although I was unable to attend I will have to say this festival has had the best communication of any festival I have been involved in. They were always available to answer questions and quick with responses. Highly recommend this festival.

    May 2019
  • Tony Ferrendelli

    Great festival. I can see why it is listed in the top 100 on FilmFreeway. Mikel was great at communicating the status and updates. He also did a great job at promoting the festival and selections on Social Media. Highly recommend.

    February 2019
  • Amazing festival and Great communication with the filmmakers!!!
    We are so thrilled to have been a part of the festival :)

    January 2019