Houston Comedy Film Festival 2019 Submissions Are Now Open!

Houston Comedy Film Festival Submissions

2019 Houston Comedy Film Festival Submissions Are Now Open!

The Houston Comedy Film Festival submissions are now open. This is a showcase of independent comedy short films from around the world for the Houston audience in the great state of Texas. A fun session of 35-40 comedy short films will be compiled and screened at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Mason Park. We are looking for funny films that make you laugh out loud with good acting, original ideas, concepts and writing. Several different flavors of comedy films and screenplays are eligible for submission including comedy, dark comedy, mockumentary, funny music videos, romantic comedy, animated films, stop motion and comedy screenplays. It doesn't matter when your film was produced or where it has been screened, as long as your film is available in 1080p HD, it is eligible. 

Houston Comedy Film Festival Submissions

2019 Deadlines: Houston Comedy Film Festival Submissions

  1. September 30, 2018: Super Early Deadline
  2. October 31, 2018: Discount Deadline
  3. November 30, 2018: Early Deadline
  4. December 31, 2018: Regular Deadline
  5. January 31, 2019: Late Deadline
  6. February 28, 2019: Final Deadline
  7. March 7, 2019: Notification Day
  8. April 13, 2019: Event Date
Houston Comedy Film Festival Submissions
Comedy Film Festival Judging and Rating Process Explained

2019 Houston Comedy Film Festival Submissions Portals

The Houston Comedy Film Festival accepts films and screenplays through three different submissions portals. We do not accept submissions via direct email or social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.)  Using the portals helps keep us organized with our judges and gives us a central location to rate films as well as access promotional materials if your film or screenplay is accepted. Please make sure that your submission details are up to date, it makes life so much easier for us, to have all of the information about your submission in one place. We use this same system for the Austin Comedy Short Film Festival and Portland Comedy Film Festival as well. The following items are important to us:

  1. Director(s) and/or Writer(s) short biography. (5-10 sentences)
  2. Tagline for the film. (2-3 full sentences)
  3. Synopsis of your film (5-10 sentences)
  4. An Official Poster, screenshot or headshot image related to your film.
  5. The state or country where your film is from.
  6. Credits for your film: Cast, DP, Composer, Editor, Director, Writer
  7. Bonus: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Website Links
  8. Bonus: A publicly available trailer or teaser for your film.
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About the author

Mikel Fair

My name is Mikel Fair. I am the Director of Film Festival Circuit Inc. First of all, we are a company that manages film festival events in Texas and Oregon. Furthermore, we like to have fun and celebrate independent film. I worked for 15 years in the television and film production as a location sound mixer and production manager. I have also worked in post production as an editor, post sound mixer and composer. Above all, watching independent films and reading creative screenplays is my passion.

  • Tangie valentine says:

    Am so happy to came across your festival. Please i will love to submit my funny comedy.am from Cameroon and am a filmmaker. Please help me so that i can submit


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