Sunday, October 16, 2016

2017 Portland Comedy Film Festival Submissions are now open.

The 2nd Portland Comedy Film Festival (PCFF) has officially been scheduled for Saturday, May 20th 2017 in Portland, Oregon. Unlike other festivals that are sometimes screened in obscure classrooms, where the films are mixed with a variety of genres, the PCFF 2017 will take place in Avalon Theater in downtown Portland, Oregon. All films will be screened in HD Format on Blu-Ray DVD and played for an audience in a rapid fire, back-to-back format of pure comedy that is a unique experience for our audience. The first Portland Comedy Film Festival was a sellout. The Portland Comedy Film Festival has been rated in the FilmFreeway top 100 Film Festivals in the world based on filmmaker feedback.

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Film Submission Deadlines

11-30-16: Early Deadline
12-31-16: Regular Deadline
01-31-17: Next Submission Deadline
02-28-17: Extended Deadline
03-31-17: Notification Day

Submission Categories

Comedy Feature Film
The PCFF is looking for funny and engaging comedy feature films that are a minimum of 31 minutes, but are no longer than 100 minutes including all credits. All varieties of Comedy are accepted in this category including Romantic Comedy, Dark Comedy, Animated Films, Mockumentary Films, Comedy Web Series, International Comedy and anything else that will bring laughter to our audience. All languages are accepted, but the subtitles must be in English.

Comedy Short Film
The PCFF is looking for funny and engaging Comedy Short Films that are a minimum of 6 minutes, but are no longer than 30 minutes including all credits. All varieties of Comedy are accepted in this category including Romantic Comedy, Dark Comedy, Animated Films, Mockumentary Films, Comedy Web Series, International Comedy and anything else that will bring laughter to our audience. We screen short comedy films in a back-to-back format that is fast paced, fun and a unique experience for our audience. All languages are accepted, but the subtitles must be in English.

Micro Comedy Short Film
The PCFF is looking for funny and engaging Comedy Micro Short Films that are a maximum of 5 minutes in length including all credits. All varieties of Comedy are accepted in this category including Romantic Comedy, Dark Comedy, Animated Films, Mockumentary Films, Comedy Web Series, International Comedy and anything else that will bring laughter to our audience. We screen short comedy films in a back-to-back format that is fast paced, fun and a unique experience for our audience. All languages are accepted, but the subtitles must be in English.

Funny Music Video
The PCFF is looking for funny and engaging music videos that are thought provoking and make people laugh. Funny Music Videos must be 5 minutes or less in length including credits. Public music videos that are currently on youtube, Vimeo, or Vevo are eligible.

Comedy Feature Film Screenplay
The PCFF is looking for funny and engaging writing that is thought provoking and makes people laugh. A Comedy Feature Film Screenplay must be a minimum length of 31 pages and a maximum length of 100 pages. All screenplays must be written in English. 12 different judges will read every word of every screenplay submitted.

Comedy Short Film Screenplay
The PCFF is looking for funny and engaging writing that is thought provoking and makes people laugh. A Comedy Short Film Screenplay must be a maximum length of 30 pages. All screenplays must be written in English. 12 different judges will read every word of every screenplay submitted.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

2016 Portland Comedy Film Festival Official Selections and Award Winners

Portland Comedy Film Festival 2016
Avalon Theater
3451 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214
Portland Comedy Film Festival 2016
EVENT SOLD OUT!

2016 "Portland Comedy Film Festival" Official Selections - Watch Trailer
  1. “1-800-Witches Gotta Burn” Written by Tim Carpenter & Mark White
  2. “198” Directed by Josh Lunden
  3. “7 Beds” Directed by Pedro Moreno del Oso
  4. "Ain't No Stoppin' Hackley" Directed by Trey Huguley & Garrett Hargrove* - Trailer
  5. “A Tale of Momentum & Inertia” Directed by Kameron Gates - Watch the Full Film
  6. “Accelerator” Directed by Sean Cabiling
  7. “ArachNO!” Directed by Alex Mangen
  8. “Becoming Bigfoot” Written by Sean Whitley (Allen, Texas)
  9. “Bullshit” Directed by Marc Wiltshire
  10. “Call For a Good Time” Directed by Linnea Ritland - Watch the Full Film
  11. “Couple's Massage” Directed by Jasmine Elist &Kevin Mouren-Laurens - Watch the Full Film
  12. “DogsteinSuper Science Adventure” Directed by Tianyiming Qi
  13. “Doucheahoilcs” Directed by Sean McCarthy- Trailer
  14. “Eyebrows: A Perspective”Directed by LeeAnne Lowry &Hannah Bilau
  15. “Flight Fright” Directed by Jim Politano
  16. “I Do Yoga” Directed by Natasha Pearl Hansen &Nardeep Khurmi
  17. “Jailbreak” Directed by Aaron Sorenson
  18. “Jewish Blind Date” Directed by Anaelle Morf - Trailer
  19. “Kobe”Directed by Stanley Sievers - Watch the Full Film
  20. “Lanky Scoliosis” Directed by Tim Murray-  Watch the Web Series
  21. “Lemonade Mafia” Directed by Anya Adams
  22. “Linea” Directed by Will Cuddy - Trailer
  23. “Lion on Monday” Directed by Leni Wesselman
  24. “Love at First Latte” Directed by Brennan Gilpatrick
  25. “Marigolds” Directed by Jillian Acreman
  26. “Mr. Richard Francis”Directed by Tom Hackett
  27. “Native Immigration”Directed by Eric Romero - Trailer
  28. “Numbers” Directed by Jason Roesnblatt
  29. “One Champion” Directed by JohnMark Triplett
  30. “Pen & Pencil” Written by Devone Jones (San Diego, California)
  31. “Phineas & The Professor” Directed by Joe Origlieri (Brooklyn, New York)
  32. “Strip Club 101” Directed by Peter Ney
  33. “Summer America Barnham's Book Club for Ladies” Directed by Scott Rogers
  34. “Suneaters: Help” Directed by Annie Walsh & W. Dave Keith
  35. “Texting: A Love Story” Directed by Jeanette L. Buck
  36. “The Ford Focus: Stimulating” Directed by Teddy Hose & Michael Risse - Trailer
  37. “The Last Laugh” Directed by Paul Hendy
  38. “The Perfect Day” Directed by Ignacio Redondo - Trailer
  39. “Think Twice” Directed by Eliaz Rodriguez
  40. “Trippin' with the Folks” Directed by Meghan Weinstein - Trailer
  41. “Vulva Face” Directed by Aubrey Smyth**
*Theme from "Fun with Hackley: Axe Murderer"
** (Parody of "Poker Face" by Lady Gaga)

PCFF 2016 Nominations for Best Short Film
“Couples Massage” Directed by Jasmine Elist and Kevin Mouren-Laurens
“Jewish Blind Date” Directed by Anaelle Morf
“Bullshit” Directed by Marc Wiltshire - Winner!
“Think Twice” Directed by Eliaz Rodriguez
“Trippin' with the Folks” Directed by Meghan Weinstein

PCFF 2016 Nominations for Best Micro Short
“Accelerator” Directed by Sean Cabling
“ArachNO!” Directed by Alex Mangen
“Numbers” Directed by Jason Rosenblatt - Winner!
“Lanky Scoliosis” Directed by Tim Murray
“Love at First Latte” Directed by Brennan Gilpatrick

PCFF 2016 Nominations for Best Screenplay
“Becoming Bigfoot” written by Sean Whitley
“Pen and Pencil” written by Devone Jones
“1-800-WITCHES Gotta Burn” written by Tim Carpenter and Matt White - Winner!
“The Perfect Day” written by Ignacio Redondo
“Marigolds” written by Jillian Acreman

PCFF 2016 Nominations for Best Actor
Rob Goeller in “Texting: A Love Story”
Tim Murray in “Lanky Scoliosis”
Anthony Marks in “Doucheahoilcs” - Winner!
Gerald Dewey in “Flight Fright”
Nico Romero in “7 Beds”
Jack Strom in "Linea"

PCFF 2016 Nominations for Best Supporting Actor
William Woods in “Kobe”
Dylan Bell in “Accelerator” - Winner!
Aleks Paunovic in “Mr. Richard Francis”
Wam Simonde in “Native Immigration”

PCFF 2016 Nominations for Best Oregon Film
“198” Directed by Josh Lunden
“A Tale of Momentum and Inertia” Directed by Kameron Gates
“Jailbreak” Directed by Aaron Sorenson
Linea” Directed by Will Cuddy - Winner!
“Summer America Barnham's Book Club for Ladies” Directed by Scott Rogers

PCFF 2016 Nominations for Best Actress
Jasmine Elist in “Couples Massage”
Lisa Bol in “Texting: A Love Story”
Estelle Darnault in “Jewish Blind Date”
Em Lew in “Linea” - Winner!
Marsai Martin in “Lemonade Mafia”
Anita Del Rey in “7 Beds”

PCFF 2016 Nominations for Best Supporting Actress
Elizabeth Mitchell in “Doucheahoilcs”
Erica Carroll in “Mr. Richard Francis”
Joëlle Séchaud in “Jewish Blind Date”
Carla Wynn in “Trippin' with the Folks” - Winner!
Luka Lyman in “Accelerator”

PCFF 2016 Nominations for Best Original Music
“Bullshit” Composed by Forest Christenson & Ben Bransletter
“One Champion” Composed by The Winners - Winner!
“The Perfect Day” Composed by Sergio Fernandez-Sastron
“Mr. Richard Francis” Composed by Chris Ainscough
“Jailbreak” Composed by Roberto Murguia and Roisin Malone

PCFF 2016 Nominations for Single Funniest Moment
“ArachNO!” Directed by Alex Mangen!”
“Strip Club 101” Directed by Peter Ney - Winner!
“Flight Fright” Directed by Jim Politano
“Think Twice” Directed by Eliaz Rodriguez”
““Numbers” Directed by Jason Rosenblatt”

PCFF 2016 Nominations for Best Director
“Ain't No Stoppin' Hackley” Directed by Trey Huguley and Garrett Hargrove
“Texting: A Love Story” Directed by Jeanette L. Buck
“Think Twice” Directed by Eliaz Rodriguez” - Winner!
“Marigolds” Directed by Jillian Acreman
“Lemonade Mafia” Directed by Anya Adams

PCFF 2016 Nominations for Best Music Video
“Vulva Face” Directed by Aubrey Smyth
“I Do Yoga” Directed by Nardeep Khurmi and Natasha Pearl Hansen
“Ain't No Stoppin' Hackley” Directed by Trey Huguley and Garrett Hargrove
Suneaters “Help” Directed by Annie Walsh and W. Dave Keith - Winner!
“One Champion” Directed by JohnMark Triplett

PCFF 2016 Nominations for Best Cinematography
DP Jan Wolff for “Mr. Richard Francis”
DP Chris Fergusson for “The Last Laugh”
DP Skip McCraw for “Lemonade Mafia” - Winner!
DP Devin Tolman for “Linea”
DP Daniel Gonzalez for “7 Beds”

PCFF 2016 Nominations for Best Ensemble Cast
“Trippin' With the Folks”
“Accelerator”
“Doucheahoilcs” - Winner!
“Lemonade Mafia”
“Summer America Barnham's Book Club for Ladies”

PCFF 2016 Nominations for Best Editing
“Bullshit” edited by Margaret Kerr
“Linea” edited by Will Cuddy, Zach Feiner and Jeffrey Janoff - Winner!
“7 Beds” edited by Pedro Moreno Del Oso
“Flight Fright” edited by Jim Politano
“Ain't No Stoppin' Hackley” edited by Trey Huguley

PCFF 2016 Nominations for Best Animated Film
“Jailbreak” Directed by Aaron Sorenson
“A Tale of Momentum and Inertia” Directed by Kameron Gates - Winner!
“Phineas & The Professor” Directed by Joe Origlieri
“Dogstein: Super Science Adventure” Directed by Tianyiming Qi

PCFF 2016 Nominations for Best Dark Comedy Film
“Call For a Good Time” Directed by Linnea Ritland
“Linea” Directed by Will Cuddy - Winner!
“Phineas & The Professor” Directed by Joe Origlieri

Vulva Face (Parody of "Poker Face" by Lady Gaga) Portland Comedy Film Festival 2016


"Vulva Face" is a parody music video of Lady GaGa's "Poker Face". It is commentary on today's trend of some women not being happy with the size of their facial lips. Vulva Face, through lyrics and props humorously portrays the extremes of the fad. This music video will screen at the Portland Comedy Film Festival on October 14th, 2016.

Director Aubrey Smyth
Aubrey Smyth is a comedic director with a colorful visual style. She has recently been announced as Cutter Production's first female roster director. Aubrey is CEO of her commercial production company Gingersnap NYC, alumna of Pratt Institute and member of Film Fatales. Her co-writer and production designer is her Mom, Deborah Zawol Smyth.

'Trippin' with the Folks" Portland Comedy Film Festival 2016


"Trippin' with the Folks" directed by Directed by Meghan Weinstein will screen at the Portland Comedy Film Festival 2016 on October 14th at the Avalon Theater.

Summary: "Kenny, a recent art school graduate and stoner, takes acid with his raver girlfriend right before his parents surprise him for a visit. Now he must get through the night without his parents finding out he's high and face his irresponsibility when his parents accidentally take MDMA (molly) pills from his stash. Tonight, everyone gets high."

Written by Meghan Weinstein and Timothy Bennett Huxtable
Produced by Dmitry Vershinin
Starring Kevin Ferris, Bobby Reed, Carla Wynn
Directed by Meghan Weinstein


"Think Twice" Portland Comedy Film Festival 2016


Summary: "Tess runs into a building to find her boyfriend Tony grappling with another man for a gun. Will Tess' "double vision" be the end of Tony or will he save the day by proving his identity?" "Think Twice" will screen at the Portland Comedy Film Festival 2016. This has been a very successful and funny film touring the world on the film circuit.

Director Eliaz Rodriguez
Eliaz Rodriguez is a self-taught filmmaker from Chicago. In 2008 he co-created the comedy group Wood Sugars and over the next five years produced/directed hundreds of films, web series, podcasts, and live comedy shows. In October of 2013 he made his first solo short film, an adaptation of a true story entitled Beverly, which went on to win Best In Show of the Cinema Minima Residency and Best of Fest of the Indie Incubator Film Fest. Eliaz can also be heard weekly on segments of the podcast he engineers, named CinemaJaw - the greatest movies podcast ever.

"The Perfect Day" Portland Comedy Film Festival 2016

“It's the most important day in David's life. He has a $10.000.000 deal with a Japanese Holding and it's all or nothing today. Everything seems to turn out perfectly well, until...”
Ignacio Redondo
Ignacio Redondo has produced and directed several projects on the internet, like The Unexpected Late Show and is currently building his career as a filmmaker.

"The Last Laugh" Portland Comedy Film Festival 2016

Three legendary comedians; one very unusual dressing room. 'The Laugh Laugh' sees three iconic, British comedians, Tommy Cooper, Eric Morecambe and Bob Monkhouse sitting in a dressing room discussing the secret of comedy. We witness the lightening wit and quick-fire quips which made these comedians great. But as the film scratches a little deeper, we catch a glimpse of their insecurities: the niggling doubt of whether a joke is funny enough and how the fear of ‘dying’ on stage drives them on a never-ending quest for that next big laugh. Warm, funny, affectionate and moving, ‘The Last Laugh’ explores what it means to be funny and what happens when the laughter stops…  
Director Paul Hendy
Paul Hendy is an actor, TV presenter, scriptwriter, author, director and producer. On television, Paul hosted shows such as 'The Disney Club', 'Don’t Try This At Home' with Davina McCall and 'Wheel of Fortune' (which had been running for twenty-three years until Paul hosted one series and they cancelled it!) He also hosted the BAFTA nominated 'Dear Mr Barker' and the cult classic 'Stash the Cash' (‘cult’ meaning it was rubbish but students liked it!) His novels 'Diary Of A C-List Celeb' (in no way autobiographical… honest!) and 'Who Killed Simon Peters?' were published by Transworld in 2004 and 2009 and were subsequently translated into Russian and Greek. They received great critical acclaim and can be found in the bargain bins of most reputable bookshops. In 2016, Paul wrote and directed the short film, 'The Last Laugh', which sees comedy icons, Tommy Cooper, Eric Morecambe and Bob Monkhouse sitting in a dressing room discussing the secret of comedy and what it means to be ‘funny’. 

Saturday, October 1, 2016

"The Ford Focus: Stimulating" Portland Comedy Film Festival 2016

"A parody on the decadence of luxury car commercials, starring a used 2007 Ford Focus hatchback. Can a car move you? This profoundly misleading luxury car commercial parody for a used Ford Focus hatchback, will leave you stuck between dismissive cackles and dying to own one. Shot with a RED camera in the beautiful Bay Area with over-the-top innuendo, hypnotized onlookers, and dramatically lit subpar features, you’ll never feel the same way about life again."
Director Teddy Hose
Teddy Hose is an award-winning animator, filmmaker, artist and writer based in San Francisco. After graduating in Animation from The School of Visual Arts, Teddy’s thesis film, The Tale of Lester Rhymes went on to win awards like MTVU’s Best Film on Campus. His comedy writing has been published in McSweeney’s, while his animated videos, writing, and satirical comics saw press in Huffington Post, Laughing Squid, The Bold Italic, and TechCrunch among others. After creating animated shorts for clients like Men’s Wearhouse, he went on to make entertaining eLearning videos for Splunk, a leading big data software company. While he still holds this position, Teddy is never without a personal project in storytelling after paying the bills.



"Summer America Barnham's Book Club for Ladies" Portland Comedy Film Festival 2016

Summer America Barnham loves whiskey, pie, singing, cats, independent bookstores, and reading. She loves these things so much, she formed a book club around them. Season One sees Summer and the members of the book club reading "Anna Karenina" over the course of 10 episodes. The series is written and produced in Portland, Oregon.
Director Sepia Scott
In 1978, Scott wrote to Lloyd Alexander seeking permission to turn the novel "The Book of Three" into an elementary school play. The author never responded, which Scott thinks best as he never cleared the idea of the production with school administrators.

Scott has since been obsessed with creating work that explores some of life's most vexing questions. What if Axl Rose were a leprechaun? What if Roman Senators were just hack, open mic comedians? What if wrestlers argued about improv comedy and Meisner instead of dominating their opponents in the ring? What if High Fructose Corn Syrup was a member of The Village People? These are just a few of the soul-searching, life-affirming, spirit-enlightening questions that Scott has dared to explore in his brave work on the stage.

Scott and his work have appeared at the Austin Sketch Festival, Dublin Web Festival, HollyWeb Fest, Risk/Reward Festival, Fertile Ground Festival, CHAD Chats, The Famous Mysterious Actor Show, and the LanceLife Comprehensive Total Life System.

"One Champion" Portland Comedy Film Festival 2016


The music video "One Champion" by "The Winners" is an original song written for the comedy feature film, "12 Pound Balls." The band's retro 80's hair band performance is intercut with scenes from the unreleased feature film, which will be released in 2017.