Comedy Film Category Description

By Mikel Fair

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Comedy Film: Submission Category Description

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 video files submitted to the Comedy Film Category must be between six and thirty minutes in length including all credits. (06:00 - 30:00)
  • The duration of video files submitted to the Comedy Micro Film Category must be limited to five minutes and fifty nine seconds in length. (05:59)

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Judging Criteria For The Comedy Film Category

First and foremost, Comedy Films have to have energy! We are looking for Action Films that flood the viewer with adrenaline and energy. The edit, stunts, timing, sound effects, camera work and story situations should get the viewer excited about what is happening. The entire film does not have to be action packed from beginning to end, but if you’re submitting to this category, it’s because your film has an Action Sequence that is one of the creative cornerstones of your film. We are also looking for good acting and a level of production value that will screen well in a commercial movie theater.


The Judge's Scorecard For Comedy Films

This is how the scorecard looks for Round 1 of the Comedy Film judging process. If you would like to read more details about the three rounds of the judging process for all Film Festival Circuit Events, please consider purchasing the Film Festival Submitter’s Handbook.


  • Was there anything about this film that you really liked? (Limit 5 sentences)
  • Are there things about this film that you really did not like? (Limit 5 sentences)
  • Be honest, was this film boring to you? (Yes or No) On a scale of 1-10, please rate the acting?
  • Were the characters believable?


Please rate this film on a scale of 1-10

  • 9-10 - A very funny comedy film that I personally liked a lot and think that other people will enjoy. I can't wait to tell my friends about this one!
  • 7-8 - A good comedy film that I enjoyed.
  • 5-6 - It was OK. It didn't really blow me away. Not my kind of humor. Other judges may think it’s funny.
  • 3-4 - There are some problems here and the film just isn't very funny.
  • 1-2 - This film is not funny and is not ready to screen at a film festival


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Mikel Fair

Mikel Fair

From 1999-2015 I worked on location in the television and film industry as a location sound mixer, production manager and field producer. I have also worked in post production as an editor, post sound mixer and composer. Today, I am the Director of Film Festival Circuit LLC, a US based company that manages international film festival events in Texas and Oregon. Our team is passionate about showcasing new independent films, videos, series episodes, screenplays and teleplays of all genres.

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