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The Houston Comedy Film Festival is a theatrical screening event on the Film Festival Circuit for international independent comedy films that also recognizes excellent comedy screenplays. We started accepting submissions in 2008. The first event was held in 2009 and has ranked in the FilmFreeway Top 100. HCFF was founded by author and retired filmmaker Mikel Fair who worked on location in the Film and Television industry from 1999-2015 while based in Houston, Texas. The Houston Comedy Film Festival has 40 active judges. 19 of the judges are fluent in English and Spanish. This event selects and screens all types of comedy submissions including Funny Music Videos, Web Series Episodes, Dark Comedy, Romantic Comedy, Mockumentary, TV Pilots, Commercials, Micro Films, Animated Comedy, Horror Comedy, Stand-up Comedy, Sketch Comedy, and any other type of Comedy that you can think of. The judges are looking for films that generate laughter in a fun, fast paced program.

Screenwriter Amanda R Martinez

Houston Comedy Film Festival Review

"It was so good to finally meet you (Mikel Fair) in person at the Houston Comedy Film Festival last Saturday, and such an honor to be recognized among so many talented screenwriters. It meant a lot. I had a fantastic time and really enjoyed the films and just the warm, friendly atmosphere - something you don't find everywhere ..."

Houston Comedy Film Festival Submissions On FilmFreeway