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.

Overall Rating
  • Rebecca Gillis

    Great festival!! Mikel was so helpful, responsive and welcoming. Awesome networking in a chill, spacious venue. Highly recommend and can't wait for the next one.

    August 2019
  • Oliver Evangelista

    What an awesome place to showcase comedy of any budget. Mikel was great with communication and made the event a good time for everyone. Happy to be there and excited for more comedy. Thank you!

    August 2019
  • Radoslav Stoyanov

    Excellent festival, perfect communication, great selection!
    Thank you for the recognition and the Best International Comedy Screenplay Award for my short script 'The Third Wish'.

    July 2019
  • This was such a blast, highly recommend submitting and definitely attend if you're accepted! Great people, great content, just all around great experience.

    June 2019
  • Rose Meza

    The Portland Comedy Film Festival was so fun! You can tell the team is very passionate about film and they really love comedy. Mikel did a great job creating a community feeling among the filmmakers. Super fun and would definitely submit and attend again!

    June 2019