3rd Annual

Portland Comedy Film Festival

May 17, 2019 to May 19, 2019

International
Film
Video
Short
Feature
Competition
Film Market
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OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Comedy Micro Short Film (1-6 Minutes)
This category is reserved for films that make people laugh. The judges are looking for films that have funny moments, comedic situations, fun dialogue, humorous acting, and great characters. This event has screened great musicals, sketch comedy, stand-up comedy, family comedy, silent comedy, slapstick comedy, romantic comedy, action comedy, student comedy, mockumentary, web series episodes, comedy TV pilots, fake commercials and more at our past events. The time limit for the Comedy Micro Short Film category is five minutes and fifty nine seconds (05:59) including all credits.
Comedy Film (6-30 Minutes)
This category is reserved for films that make people laugh. The judges are looking for films that have funny moments, comedic situations, fun dialogue, humorous acting, and great characters. This event has screened great musicals, sketch comedy, stand-up comedy, family comedy, silent comedy, slapstick comedy, romantic comedy, action comedy, student comedy, mockumentary, web series episodes, comedy TV pilots, fake commercials and more at our past events. The duration of videos submitted to the Comedy Film category is between six minutes and thirty minutes in length including all credits. (6:00 - 30:00)
Comedy Web Series Episode (6-30 minutes)
This category is reserved for a single comedy web series episode that is currently running, or is soon to be released on YouTube, Funny or Die, Vimeo, or another streaming service. Would you like to earn accolades and increase exposure to new fans for your Comedy Web Series? Please do not submit more than one episode per submission fee. We will not play a collection of episodes based on the contents of one episode. Each episode is judged individually. The duration of videos submitted to the Comedy Web Series Episode category must be between six minutes and thirty minutes in length including all credits. (6:00 - 30:00)
Screenplay: Comedy Short Story (1-40 pages)
This category is reserved for screenplays that are funny, engaging and make people laugh. The judges are looking for screenplays that have great character development, funny moments, comedic situations, smart dialogue, humorous personalities, and a storyline that is easy to follow. Most genres of comedy screenplays fit into this category. General comedy, musicals, sketch comedy, stand-up comedy, family comedy, slapstick comedy, action comedy, student comedy, fake commercials and mockumentary screenplays. Please note that we have separate screenplay category for Dark Comedy Screenplays, just in case you have a really sick sense of humor. 12 different judges will read every word of every screenplay submitted. The maximum number of pages allowed for the Screenplay: Comedy Short Story category is 40 pages in .pdf format.
Screenplay: Comedy Feature Length Story (40-150 pages)
This category is reserved for screenplays that are funny, engaging and make people laugh. The judges are looking for screenplays that have great character development, funny moments, comedic situations, smart dialogue, humorous personalities, and a storyline that is easy to follow. Most genres of comedy screenplays fit into this category. General comedy, musicals, sketch comedy, stand-up comedy, family comedy, slapstick comedy, action comedy, student comedy, fake commercials and mockumentary screenplays. Please note that we have separate screenplay category for Dark Comedy Screenplays, just in case you have a really sick sense of humor. 12 different judges will read every word of every screenplay submitted. The page range allowed for the Screenplay: Comedy Feature Length Story category is between 40-150 pages in .pdf format.
Dark Comedy Film (6-30 Minutes)
This category is reserved for films that are on the darker side of the comedy genre. Sometimes referred to as “Black Comedy” these films have a sick sense of humor and may not be suitable for mainstream festivals. Often times these films end with the death of a character or have some strange gruesome scenes. Dark comedy films can make you laugh and cringe at the same time. If your audience laughs and then says “that’s messed up,” then you’ve probably produced something pretty dark. This event has screened dark comedy films that feature strange cruelty, or feature characters that are trying to get rid of a dead body, or they accidentally poison the wrong person, or even dream of murders, dark situations and revenge with strange dark comedic elements. The duration of videos submitted to the Dark Comedy Film category must be between six minutes and thirty minutes in length including all credits. (6:00 - 30:00)
Dark Comedy Micro Short Film (1-6 Minutes)
This category is reserved for films that are on the darker side of the comedy genre. Sometimes referred to as “Black Comedy” these films have a sick sense of humor and may not be suitable for mainstream festivals. Often times these films end with the death of a character or have some strange gruesome scenes. Dark comedy films can make you laugh and cringe at the same time. If your audience laughs and then says “that’s messed up,” then you’ve probably produced something pretty dark. This event has screened dark comedy films that feature strange cruelty, or feature characters that are trying to get rid of a dead body, or they accidentally poison the wrong person, or even dream of murders, dark situations and revenge with strange dark comedic elements. The time limit for the Dark Comedy Micro Short Film category is five minutes and fifty nine seconds (05:59) including all credits.
Mockumentary Micro Short Film (1-6 minutes)
This category is reserved for comedy films that are presented in a documentary or testimonial format. This is a fun category for our judges to review, which frequently has the most creative concepts. There are few film festivals in the world with a dedicated Mockumentary category, but this event has had one since the beginning. The time limit for the Mockumentary Micro Short Film category is five minutes and fifty nine seconds (05:59) including all credits.
Mockumentary Film (6-30 minutes)
This category is reserved for comedy films that are presented in a documentary or testimonial format. This is a fun category for our judges to review, which frequently has the most creative concepts. There are few film festivals in the world with a dedicated Mockumentary category, but this event has had one since the beginning. The duration of videos submitted to the Mockumentary Film category must be between six minutes and thirty minutes in length including all credits. (6:00 - 30:00)
Funny Music Video (1-6 minutes)
This category is reserved for music videos that are meant to make the audience laugh. Do you have a funny concept, lyrics and story for your music video? Have you completed a fun parody of a popular song, film or person? The judges are impressed by good stories, great acting, excellent cinematography, and cool editing that sync really well with the music. If your music video is publicly available on Vimeo, Vevo or YouTube, your submission is qualified for entry. Official selections, nominations or awards on the Film Festival Circuit may help your video get exposure. The time limit for the Funny Music Video category is five minutes and fifty nine seconds (05:59) including all credits.
Romantic Comedy Film (6-30 minutes)
This category is reserved for romantic comedy films with a storyline about relationships, love, dating or romantic situations. Romantic comedies have funny moments, but may have some dramatic elements to them as well. Strong acting, good stories and funny situations are what the judges are looking for. The duration of videos submitted to the Romantic Comedy Film category must be between six minutes and thirty minutes in length including all credits. (6:00 - 30:00)
Romantic Comedy Micro Short Film (1-6 minutes)
This category is reserved for romantic comedy films with a storyline about relationships, love, dating or romantic situations. Romantic comedies have funny moments, but may have some dramatic elements to them as well. Strong acting, good stories and funny situations are what the judges are looking for. The time limit for the Romantic Comedy Micro Short Film category is five minutes and fifty nine seconds (05:59) including all credits.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

The Portland Comedy Film Festival is a unique forum for international independent comedy filmmakers to showcase their comedy films in Portland, Oregon. The Portland Comedy Film Festival judges are searching for funny and engaging films to entertain a comedy loving audience.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The Portland Comedy Film Festival, ranked in the Top 100 by filmmakers, is a unique forum for international independent comedy filmmakers to showcase their comedy films in Portland, Oregon. Did you know that we screened 200 comedy films in March 2018 and have plans to screen another 150 in the fall? Check out the pictures for yourself, it was a blast! The Portland Comedy Film Festival is searching for funny and engaging films to entertain a comedy loving audience. The 2019 Portland Comedy Film Festival Event Scheduled for May 17-19, 2019.

ORGANIZERS

Brooke Fair; Brooke Fair; Brooke Fair; Mikel Fair (Festival Registrar); Mikel Fair (Festival Registrar)

GENERAL RULES

All genres of comedy films, web series, music videos and commercials are eligible. Even if your film has played in other festivals it is still eligible. There are no geographic or distribution restrictions at the Oregon Cinema Arts Film Festival.

Minimum resolution 1080p.
Frame Rates Accepted are 23.976, 24, 25 or 30.
Stereo Audio Only. No surround sound 5.1 accepted.

Financial assistance for travel is not provided.
There are no screening fees available to be paid to filmmakers.
2 Tickets are provided for all screenings for every submission that is accepted to the festival. Additional tickets are $14 each.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The Portland 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 Portland 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.