What Is The Portland Comedy Film Festival?

The Portland Comedy Film Festival, ranked in the Top 100 on FilmFreeway, is a unique forum for international independent comedy filmmakers to showcase their comedy films in Portland, Oregon. The Portland Comedy Film Festival is always searching for funny and engaging films to entertain a comedy loving audience. Did you know that we screened 200 comedy films at our spring event in March 2018. We are back for our Fall 2019 event and screening another 150 films! If you're in town, please join us November 1-3, 2019. Please check out the Portland Comedy Film Festival Fall 2019 Event Page.

Portland Comedy Film Festival Event Tickets


Wanted! The Funniest Films And Screenplays

Do you have a comedy short film, music video, web series episode, sitcom, mockumentary, animated film, dark comedy film, sketch comedy or romantic comedy film that you're sending to festivals? Have you written a comedy screenplay with funny situations, engaging characters, clever concepts and great dialogue? Our judges can't wait to watch your videos and read your stories. Please read our Comedy Film Festival Judging Guide if you'd like to understand our how we rate and select comedy films. You can submit to the Portland Comedy Film Festival via FilmFreeway


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Filmmakers rated us in the Top 100!

We are fortunate to be rated in the Top 100 film festivals by filmmakers worldwide on FilmFreeway. We have fun, we laugh and we appreciate funny films in Portland. It's all about the filmmakers and the screenings. The Portland Comedy Film Festival strongly believes in giving every filmmaker possible, an opportunity to share their creative work in a comedy environment. Thank you for your support.


Portland Comedy Film Festival Award Nominations

All submissions to the Portland Comedy Film Festival are eligible for the following awards:

  1. Best Actor
  2. Best Actress
  3. Best Animated Comedy Film
  4. Best Cinematography
  5. Best Comedy Film
  6. Best Comedy Micro Short Film
  7. Best Comedy Series Episode (Screenplay)
  8. Best Comedy Series Episode, Pilot or Sitcom (Video)
  9. Best Comedy Web Series Episode (Video)
  10. Best Dark Comedy Film
  11. Best Dark Comedy Micro Short Film
  12. Best Dark Comedy Screenplay Award
  13. Best Director
  14. Best Editing
  15. Best Ensemble Cast
  16. Best Feature Length Comedy Screenplay
  17. Best International Director
  18. Best International Film
  19. Best International Screenplay
  20. Best Mockumentary Film
  21. Best Oregon Film Award
  22. Best Romantic Comedy Film
  23. Best Romantic Comedy Screenplay
  24. Best Short Comedy Screenplay
  25. Funniest Music Video
  26. Most Original Concept
  27. Single Funniest Moment


Portland Comedy Film Festival Fall 2018 Award Winners, Nominations & Official Selections

Portland Comedy Film Festival Past Events
  1. Portland Comedy Film Festival Fall 2019
  2. Portland Comedy Film Festival Spring 2019
  3. Portland Comedy Film Festival Fall 2018
  4. Portland Comedy Film Festival Spring 2018
  5. Portland Comedy Film Festival 2016-2017
Films That Have Screened At The Portland Comedy Film Festival




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  • Chapter 5: Do You Know That A Director’s Bio And Resume Are Two Different Things?
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