9th Annual

Houston Comedy Film Festival

April 13, 2019 to April 13, 2019

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Houston TX 77009
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OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Funny Music Video
Do you have a great funny story for your music video? Have you completed a fun parody of a popular song, film or person? We want to show our audience the funniest music videos out there. The time limit for the Funny Music Video category is five minutes and fifty nine seconds (05:59) including all credits. Public music videos that are currently on youtube, vimeo, or vevo are eligible.
Micro Short Comedy Film
Do you have a film that was created to make people laugh? Does your film have funny moments, situations, dialogue, acting, characters or music? If so, then this is the category for your film. The Houston Comedy Film Audience really enjoys our program because we screen films in a back-to-back format that is fast paced, fun and a unique experience. Please keep your credits under 30 seconds so that the program will stay fresh and interesting. The time limit for the Comedy Micro Short Film category is five minutes and fifty nine seconds (05:59) including all credits.
Comedy Feature Screenplay
The Houston Comedy Film Festival is looking for funny and engaging writing that is thought provoking and makes people laugh. We are looking for great character development, unique situations, funny moments and a storyline that is easy to follow. 12 Judges will read and score every single screenplay submitted from the title page to the end page. All genres of comedy stories are eligible here. Feature Length Screenplays that range from thirty one (31) to one hundred and twenty (120) pages in length are eligible for submission in this category. For the best opportunity to be selected, please submit your screenplay without major grammatical and spelling errors. All screenplay submissions must be in English.
Comedy Short Screenplay
The Houston Comedy Film Festival is looking for funny and engaging writing that is thought provoking and makes people laugh. We are looking for great character development, unique situations, funny moments and a storyline that is easy to follow. 12 Judges will read and score every single screenplay submitted from the title page to the end page. All genres of comedy stories are eligible here. Short Screenplays that range from one (1) page to thirty (30) pages in length are eligible for submission in this category. For the best opportunity to be selected, please submit your screenplay without major grammatical and spelling errors. All screenplay submissions must be in English.
Comedy Film
Do you have a film that was created to make people laugh? Does your film have funny moments, situations, dialogue, acting, characters or music? If so, then this is the category for your film. The Houston Comedy Film Audience really enjoys our program because we screen films in a back-to-back format that is fast paced, fun and a unique experience. Please keep your credits under 60 seconds so that the program will stay fresh and interesting. If you have created a trailer for your film, please include a link in your submission. The time limit for the Comedy Film category is between six minutes (6:00) and twenty minutes (20:00) including all credits. If you have a film that is less than six minutes long, please submit to the Comedy Micro Short Category so that you can save money.
Dark Comedy Film
The darker side of comedy, sometimes referred to as “Black Comedy,” has an audience at Houston Comedy Film Festival. Is your film’s sense of humor dark, mysterious, or strange. Is your film a horror genre parody that makes comedic jokes about Zombies, Vampires, disease outbreaks, Halloween, magic, the undead, the apocalypse, or something else unusual? Dark Comedy films sometimes deal with off-the-wall things that may make you laugh and/or cringe at the same time. Dark comedies aren't always suitable for mainstream film festivals, but if produced properly, can make a lasting impression. Would you like to screen your film for an Houston audience that loves the Dark Comedy genre? If so, then this is the category for your film. The time limit for the Dark Comedy Film category is between six minutes (6:00) and twenty minutes (20:00) including all credits. If you have a film that is less than 6 minutes, please submit to the Micro Short Comedy Film category, so that you can save money.
Mockumentary Film
Does your film appear to be a documentary or testimonial, but is actually a comedy film? This is a fun category for our judges to review which can sometimes be the most creative. There are few film festivals in the world with a dedicated Mockumentary Film Category, but Houston has had one for years. The time limit for the Mockumentary Film category is between six minutes (6:00) and twenty minutes (20:00) including all credits. If your Mockumentary Film is less than six minutes (6:00) in length, please submit to the Micro Short Comedy Film category to save money.
Romantic Comedy Short Film
Due to popular demand, we have created the Romantic Comedy Short Film category. Romantic comedies have funny moments, but usually have some dramedy elements to them as well. Strong acting and good stories are considered in this category, as well as, the overall laugh factor. The time limit for the Romantic Comedy Short Film category is between six minutes (6:00) and twenty minutes (20:00) including all credits. If you have a film that is less than 6 minutes, please submit to the Micro Short Film category so that you can save money.

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 HD Blu-Ray DVD on a giant theater screen at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Westpark.

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 Short Comedy Film
2) Best Micro Short Comedy Film
3) Best Dark 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.