9th Annual

Houston Comedy Film Festival

April 08, 2017 to April 08, 2017

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Austin TX 78726
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OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Comedy Feature Film
The HCFF is looking for funny and engaging comedy feature films that are a minimum of 31 minutes, but are no longer than 100 minutes including all credits. All varieties of Comedy are accepted in this category including Romantic Comedy, Dark Comedy, Animated Films, Mockumentary Films, slapstick comedy, sketch comedy, International Comedy and anything else that will bring laughter to our audience. All languages are accepted, but the subtitles must be in English.
Funny Music Video
The HCFF is looking for funny and engaging music videos that have a lot of laughable moments. Creative shots angles storylines and edits really impress the judges. Funny Music Videos must be 5 minutes or less in length including credits. Public music videos that are currently on Youtube, Vimeo, or Vevo are eligible. Music Videos are accepted in all languages but please subtitle them in English.
Micro Comedy Short Film
The HCFF is looking for funny and engaging Comedy Micro Short Films that are a maximum of 5 minutes in length including all credits. All varieties of Comedy are accepted in this category including Romantic Comedy, Dark Comedy, Animated Films, Commercials, Sketch Comedy, Mockumentary Films, Comedy Web Series, International Comedy and anything else that will bring laughter to our audience. We screen short comedy films in a back-to-back format that is fast paced, fun and a unique experience for our audience. All languages are accepted, but the subtitles must be in English.
Comedy Feature Screenplay
The HCFF is looking for funny and engaging writing that has good character development, a solid storyline and could potentially be made into a feature film one day. A Comedy Feature Film Screenplay must be a minimum length of 31 pages and a maximum length of 100 pages. All screenplays must be written in English. 12 different judges will read every word of every screenplay submitted.
Comedy Short Screenplay
The HCFF is looking for funny and engaging writing that is thought provoking and makes people laugh. A Comedy Short Film Screenplay must be a maximum length of 30 pages. All screenplays must be written in English. 12 different judges will read every word of every screenplay submitted.
Comedy Short Films
The HCFF is looking for funny and engaging Comedy Short Films that are a minimum of 6 minutes, but are no longer than 30 minutes including all credits. All varieties of Comedy are accepted in this category including Television Pilots, Romantic Comedy, Dark Comedy, Animated Films, Mockumentary Films, Comedy Web Series, Sketch Comedy, International Comedy and anything else that will bring laughter to our audience. We screen short comedy films in a back-to-back format that is fast paced, fun and a unique experience for our audience. All languages are accepted, but the subtitles must be in English.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

The Houston Comedy Film Festival is a unique forum for comedy filmmakers from around the world to showcase their creative works in Houston, Texas. The Houston Comedy Film Festival is searching for funny and engaging films to entertain a comedy loving audience. All films are compiled and screened on Blu-Ray DVD at the 14 Pews Theater.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The Houston Comedy Film Festival is searching for funny and engaging films to entertain a comedy loving audience. Our panel of 12 judges will give out 15 different awards:

1) Best Feature Film
2) Best Micro Short Comedy Film
3) Best Short Comedy Film
4) Best Director
5) Best Actor
6) Best Supporting Actor
7) Best Actress
8) Best Supporting Actress
9) Best Original Music
10) Best Cinematography
11) Single Funniest Moment
12) Best Ensemble Cast
13) Best Short Film Comedy Screenplay
14) Best Feature Film Comedy Screenplay
15) Best Texas Comedy Film


ORGANIZERS

Brooke Fair; Brooke Fair; Brooke Fair; Mikel Fair (Director)

GENERAL RULES

Houston Comedy Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Houston Comedy Film Festival 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.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Houston Comedy Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.

The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Houston Comedy Film Festival 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.