Really Late Night SketchFest is a genre-bending comedy experience. We highlight a variety of shorts films, stand up, sketch comedy, experimental and feature length films. RLN SketchFest is a community powered project. Our aim is to connect comedic creatives and showcase each others talents. "Best of" winners will also be invited to participate in panels, discussions, and be interviewed on the Really Late Night SketchFest Podcast.

Best Sketch Comedy
Best Commercial Parody
Best Short
Best Short Under 1 Minute
Best Animated Short
Best Comedic Actor
Best Supporting Comedic Actor
Best Stand Up
Best Mockumentary
Best Sketch Comedy
Best Horror Comedy
Standing Ovation
Best Short Form Podcast
Best Long Form Podcast
Best Narrative Podcast
Best Live Performance

Submission Requirements
(Multiple entries are allowed see #9 for waiver information.)

1.) Short films/Sketches/Pre-recorded content must be submitted through FilmFreeway.
2.) Films can be any length. Feature films welcomed!
3.) Entries that come off as homophobic/racist/transphobic will not be considered for screening.
4.) All submissions must have at least one joke or comedic moment. (Dramedies, experimental, or very dry humor can still submit to our festival.)
5.) No premier status is required, even if it’s available online we still would like to show it. There’s a 99% chance our audience has still not seen it.
6.) We require submissions to have all necessary rights and releases secured before we screen. This includes music.
7.) All fees are non-refundable.
8.) Music Videos Welcome. Every year we highlight 3 musical guests to play in between our comedy blocks. You can submit a live performance or a music video.
9.) Multiple entries are allowed under a one time submission fee. Contact and after we verify your initial submission we will give you a waiver code to submit others

10.) Submission does not mean acceptance to the festival.

Promotion and Rebroadcast

1.) All films selected for screening at the festival grant REALLY LATE NIGHT SKETCHFEST the right to use stills and excerpts of up to 2 minutes for promotional purposes across all platforms.
2.) ALL films/recordings that have been selected can be re-broadcasted on Denver’s Community Media Access Channel (DCM) This channel is non-profit and creators maintain their creative and intellectual property.
3.) All entered films grant RLN SketchFest a non exclusive limited use agreement to use film titles or trailers or film posters for festival and film promotional use only including online, print or broadcast media to promote the festival and selected films to the industry and general public. Filmmakers fully retain all rights, title and interest in their films and all intellectual Property.
4.) The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless RLN SketchFest and Struck Media from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.
5.) Films may be used in future RLN SketchFest screenings, and kept in the RLN SketchFest film library.

Overall Rating
  • Adiel Kay

    The best festival out there. Very accommodating. We got to do an exclusive interview with the festival host and got a tour of their high quality studio space. Overall a great experience. Highly recommend for filmmakers to submit to.

    June 2024