MOM is a Comedy Standup and Film Festival continuing its Sixth (6) season. This contest is designed to promote filmmakers and stand-up comedians who look at life with a comedic mindset. With the popularity of short-form content, we are moving the festival in a new direction to attract a greater talent pool of insta-media creators.

Jokes can be satire, political, Christian, and or just raunchy. It's up to you. We are looking for creativity. But, remember, there is an audience structure to joke telling, and too many swear words and skin may get you nowhere.

The event will happen every three months with a 12-week submission cycle and a two-week preparatory event.

Stand Up Comedian Submissions:

1-minute joke:

Stand-up submissions should be one minute (1) or less long and in a standup audience type format. Jokes can be recorded and can have been posted on any social media platform. Uploaded sets should have clear audio. Our comedic judges will judge your set, and you will be notified at the end of the submission period as a qualifier. These jokes can be in any language. But, it is important to have English subtitles. These jokes should only be original or permission-given jokes.

1-minute joke Act Out:

These should be jokes acted out and less than a minute. What this means is you can be using a voice-over of a comedian, but their name must be credited on the screen when presented. Think of this as a way to enhance that comedian's imagination and give them credit for their idea by sharing a flair of your creativity. All jokes must be

3-minute joke:

Stand-up submissions should be three minutes (3) but greater than one minute in length and should be performed in a standup audience type format. Jokes can be recorded and can have been posted on any social media platform. Uploaded sets should have clear audio. Our comedic judges will judge your set, and you will be notified at the end of the submission period as a qualifier.

3-minute joke Act Out:

Film Submissions:

Films picked do not have to be exclusively comedy. But, they must have a comedic outlook on life, as in, "comedy is the best medicine."

The #uarefunny vision:
1. To celebrate comic culture, humor, and verve.
2. To entertain, and
3. To inspire!

Comedic Script Submissions:

Scripts are judged on their storytelling value. Although it is recommended to prove them in the traditional script format. The story sees submissions as the most important aspect of these submissions. What this means is not only are we accepting textual stories, but we also are accepting storyboard stories visually. All stories. It must be at least ten pages.

1-minute joke set: $150 purse

1-minute joke Act Out: $150 purse

3-minute joke set: $150 purse

3-minute joke Act Out: $150 purse

Stand Up (5-minute set) - Best Set of the Night - $100 prize (in and out of age group)

InstaMedia* (less than 5 minutes more than 2 minutes) - $100 prize

ShortMedia* (less than 60 minutes) - $100 prize

FeatureMedia* (61 minutes and above) - The prize amount is based on a $100 prize per 50 films entered into the festival.

Scripts - $150 the purse for best script in respective storytelling Genre

All Prize amounts are based on a $100 prize per 50 submissions entered into festival.

Scripts will align you with projects and producers and any finances available and associated with oour Hollywood contacts.

Refunds, there are no refunds on any submissions.

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  • Brent Duncan

    Fun people who truly enjoy comedy!

    September 2022
  • Thank you so much for choosing my film 'HARD RUBBISH - A Collection Of Memories' a winner in your wonderful 2020 festival. MANY THANKS!

    January 2021
  • Vincenzo Carubia

    What a great idea for a festival and presentation. The site was really nice.

    September 2020
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    Response from festival:

    love

  • Elizabeth Winterhalter

    Bonjour, cela a été une joie pour moi de voir mon court - métrage sélectionné dans ce festival . Je n'ai pu y participer , mais un grand merci encore au Melrose Comedy Standup !

    August 2020
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    Response from festival:

    love

  • FLF Films

    A Super esay and fun experience!

    May 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks that was awesome!