Welcome to the fourth year of The Great Canadian Comedy Film Festival!

The Great Canadian Comedy Film Festival is an international film festival based in Toronto Canada. We are dedicated to showcasing the works of comedy filmmakers from around the world. We accept both short and feature films that consist of elements based on comedy. Our festival offers cash prizes based on audience vote with an online venue for all to view.

We plan to feature 60+ films this year. We watch every film submitted.

The festival will be taking place from December 2nd- December 5rd, 2021. We are hoping to have a physical location but we can confirm the festival will be taking place online.

We will be accepting film submissions from now until October 29th. We will reveal the final selections on November 1st.

We also produce a Horror Film Festival and a Sci-Fi Film Festival. Please follow the links below if interested.



The festival gives out the following awards:

Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best International Film
Best Canadian Film

Ticket holders for the festival will have the opportunity to vote for best film of the film block they viewed. The film with the most votes will receive an American cash prize.

Best Short Film - $300 USD prize
Best Feature Film - $600 USD prize

Note: Our festival features multiple film blocks made from short films and feature films. We expect to give away 5 prizes this year. One for best feature film block and four for best short film blocks.

This may be subject to change based on how many film submissions we receive.

Entries must be related to comedy. This includes puppets, animation, performance theatre, web content and music videos.

Entries do not need to be premiers to be submitted

Short Film entries must be under 20 minutes in length

Feature Film entries must be over 20 minutes in length

If selected to screen at the festival, entries must be provided in a high resolution (24 fps) ProRes QuickTime format. It is okay to submit films in a lower resolution to review for selection.

Only three entries per filmmaker

No refunds will be given

Foreign films are accepted but english subtitles must be added

The Great Canadian Comedy Film Festival confirms that the festival has the permission to exhibit your film(s) during the festival and/or at any other festival event. Submission of work implies that the festival can employ moving image excerpts and reproduce stills of exhibition promotion. Credit will be given to any filmmaker or screenwriter if such material is used in festival promotion. The original copyright holder retains all rights to their work.

Overall Rating
  • Alex Allan

    Great festival! So glad I applied. Highly recommend you do too, when you can!

    January 2021
  • Mike Mildon

    Great festival! Adapted well to the online setup. Very kind people running it.

    January 2021
  • Brie Watson

    I can't wait to attend this festival in person in 2021!
    The fest was very well organized in 2020, allowing easy access to all the submitted content.
    Very friendly and on-the-ball comms from Tyler.
    Overall super fun fest!

    December 2020
  • Anthony Tran

    Super fun festival and a great curation with care by Tyler! Excited to see this festival grow in the next few years.

    December 2020
  • Geoff Allen

    Team Laundry approves of The Great Canadian Sketch Comedy Film Festival.

    Tyler runs a good festival, we had a great time showing our sketch here in 2020, and we're hoping to be back in the future!

    December 2020