Houston Comedy Film Festival 2016 Official Selections


I want to give a special thank you message to everyone that submitted films to the Houston Comedy Film Festival. We never imagined when we started this film festival in 2008 that it would grow to this size. There were over 500+ submissions combined with Screenplays and Films. So many of these decisions are difficult and our Notification Date has been delayed by two days. We make sure that every film is watched from the beginning to the end by 12 judges before making final decisions. 12 judges read every letter of every screenplay from the Title to the End, before making a final decision. We take this process seriously and understand the investment that each filmmaker has made in time, energy, creativity and money. We are filmmakers ourselves, and we treat all of you, the way we would want a film festival to treat us. All submissions will be announced on Monday April 11th, 2016 (instead of April 9th) for all categories. We have some of the categories decided. Please refresh this page in order to get the latest update.

HCFF 2016 Feature Film Official Selections

“Fun With Hackley: Axe Murderer” Directed by T.E Sanders - Trailer
“Just like in the Movies” Directed by Gonzalo Ladines - Trailer
“Driving While Black” Directed by Paul Sapiano - Trailer
2016 HCFF Short Film Official Selections
  1. “At Last”
  2. “Blind Date Rules”
  3. “Bwown Bugg”
  4. “Chiefin' for Charity”
  5. “Get the Hell Out”
  6. “Introducing Courtney"
  7. “Jinxed”
  8. “Lion's Den (Dr. Lee)"
  9. “Native Immigration”
  10. “Shoe”
  11. 'That´s Why I Don´t Have brothers”
  12. “The Holy Cave”
  13. 'Think Twice”
  14. “You're an Idiot”
2016 HCFF Funny Music Video Official Selections
  1. “When He Loves” Directed by Cecilia G
  2. “Hardscrabble Woman” Directed by Olga and Vira Ishchuk "Mad Twins"
  3. “Batttered N Bruised Gooch” Directed by Muza Del Rey and Draz De Marco
  4. “Mirror Lies” Directed by Adam Rosenberg
2016 HCFF Microshort Films Official Selections
  1. “6 Trillion Dollar Man” Directed by Jeff Wish*
  2. “A Piece of the Pie” Directed by Bryan Brooks
  3. “Accelerator” Directed by Sean Cablining
  4. “Action, Inc.”Directed by Julia Myers
  5. “ArachNO!'” Directed by Alex Mangen
  6. “Bad Connections” Directed by Romina Schwedler
  7. “Be Yourself Cafe” Directed by Mark Kiefer
  8. “Chinese Treachery” Directed by Jake Balfour-Lynn
  9. “I Am Fairy” Directed by James Vinson
  10. “Lanky Scoliosis” Directed by Tim Murray
  11. “Military Men: Seize the Snow Mountain Castle” Directed by Philip and Gottfrid Helander*
  12. “Morning Shift” Directed by Gary Weeks
  13. “Mystery Weight” Directed by Craig April
  14. “Name Drop” by Songo Adoki
  15. “The Problem with Group Texts” Directed by Cody Tidmore
  16. “The TokeBuddy” Directed by Miles Dahl
  17. “Tara Lupenetti, Dog Matchmaker” Directed by Amanda Jaros
  18. “The Other Kennedys: Tennis” Directed by Shane Tilston
* indicates Animated Film

2016 HCFF Feature Film Screenplay Official Selections
  1. “Ark of Dreams” Written by Stephen James Thomas
  2. “Dirty Real, The Bukowski Biopic” Written by Phillip Hardy
  3. “Don't Forget Plan B.” Written by Todd Selleck
  4. “Eli's Dream” Written by Ken Ross
  5. “Just Like In The Movies” Written by Gonzalo Ladiness
  6. “Man Seeking Monkey” Written by Steve Milkas
  7. “Misprints” Written by Adam Preston
  8. “Pearland Pizzeria” Written by Jeremy George
  9. “Renaissance Man” Written by Robert Tolz
  10. “Scufflegrit” Written by Joseph Colby Doler
  11. “Shut Up & Twirl” Written by Draven Gonzalez
  12. “The Audit” Written by Vince Grittani
  13. “The Body” Written by Sally Shepard
  14. “The Charlottetown Jackhammer Imbroglio” Written by Marc Lalonde
  15. “Walking Speed” Written by Frank Frattini
2016 HCFF Short Film Screenplay Official Selections
  1. “The Wordsmith” by Matthew Holy
  2. “Toledo Brown and the Trinket of Time” by Troy Graham
  3. “Riley“ by Tracey Maye
  4. “Bad PUSSY” by Lester Mingo
  5. “N.E.E.T. Freak” by Kristin Ruff-Frederickson
  6. “This Is Not A Mugging” by Mike O'Dowd
  7. “Happy F!*#ing Valentine's Day” by Sheila Schroeder
  8. “If These Walls Could Talk' by Troy Graham
  9. “Terms and Conditions” by Bradford N. Smith
  10. “Everybody Has a Thing” by Allan George
  11. “Gas Station Condoms” by Wynn Riechert
  12. “Adrift” by Stuart Creque
  13. “Becoming Bigfoot” by Sean Whitley
  14. “Baggage” by Andrea Behring
  15. “Doorlocker” by Tony DiSibio
  16. “Quarantine“ by Wesley Mullins
  17. “Bad Heir Day” by Jeffery Field
  18. “Craig's List” by W. Mark Dendy
  19. “Kosher Delicate Lesson” (Pilot Episode of Max's Deli Series) by Jim Norman
  20. “Schedule Change” by Scott Patterson
  21. “Village Bakery” by John Zeng
  22. “When Life Gives You Lemons” by Michael Brian Montgomery
  23. “Happy Accidents” by Nathan Zoebl, Ben Bailey and Eric Boso
  24. “The Plan” written by Srihari Saravanan
  25. “A Mild Space Invasion” by Jennifer Renner






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