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 34 different awards:


1) Best Actor Award Nominations
2) Best Actress Award Nominations
3) Best Animated Film Award Nominations
4) Best Cinematography Award Nominations
5) Best Comedy Film Award Nominations
6) Best Comedy Micro Short Film Award Nominations
7) Best Dark Comedy Film Award Nominations
8) Best Dark Comedy Micro Short Film Award Nominations
9) Best Director Award Nominations
10) Best Editing Award Nominations
11) Best Ensemble Cast Award Nominations
12) Best International Director Award Nominations
13) Best International Film Award Nominations
14) Best Mockumentary Film Award Nominations
15) Best Romantic Comedy Film Award Nominations
16) Best TV Episode Award Nominations
17) Best Oregon Comedy Film Award Nominations
18) Best Washington Film Award Nominations
19) Best Web Series Micro Short Episode Award Nominations
20) Best Web Series Episode Award Nominations
21) Funniest Music Video Award Nominations
22) Most Original Concept Award Nominations

Screenplays & Teleplays:

1) Best Comedy Feature Length Screenplay Award Nominations
2) Best Comedy Short Screenplay Award Nominations
3) Best Dark Comedy Feature Length Screenplay Award Nominations
4) Best Dark Comedy Short Screenplay Award Nominations
5) Best International Feature Length Screenplay Award Nominations
6) Best International Short Screenplay Award Nominations
7) Best Romantic Comedy Feature Length Screenplay Award Nominations
8) Best Romantic Comedy Short Screenplay Award Nominations
9) Best Texas Feature Length Screenplay Award Nominations
10) Best Texas Short Screenplay Award Nominations
11) Best TV Episode Full Length Teleplay Award Nominations
12) Best TV Episode Short Teleplay Award Nominations

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.

Overall Rating
  • Scott Simerly

    We thoroughly enjoyed our film ‘Alien Guy Tim’ being selected to Portland Comedy! Mikel and the team are so supportive and make it a very worthwhile festival. It was wonderful interacting with our fellow filmmakers and receiving such positive reactions during our screening. Winning Best Mockumentary was icing on the cake. Thank you for a great festival experience!

    November 2019
  • I would give Hospitality 10 stars if I could!
    I was thrilled to be included and impressed with the whole thing. Saw some good films and met some great people.
    Thank you Mikel!

    November 2019
  • Great festival! I enjoyed watching the films and appreciated having time to meet with some amazingly talented screenwriters! Festival Director Mikel Fair is awesome!!

    November 2019
  • Linda Collins

    We had a great time at the Portland Comedy Film Festival this year. The theater venue was great for viewing films and very comfortable. With our Best TV Episode nomination, we were really happy that Festival Director Mikel Fair provided award certificates for all the nominees. That was a very generous respectful gesture on the part of the Festival. I will definitely be submitting future projects to this Festival and recommend it to other filmmakers. Thank you Portland Comedy Film Festival and Mikel Fair!

    November 2019
  • Ryan Costello

    Mikel and team were amazing, each piece was given plenty of time to showcase itself. Great networking opportunity and wonderful venue.

    November 2019