Hollywood Comedy Shorts announces 2020 winners

The organizers behind the 5th annual Hollywood Comedy Shorts Film Festival are thrilled to announce the 2020 Comedy Winners. The first-ever virtual edition of the festival streamed exclusively on the new platform Bitpix from December 11-18, 2020, and had over 30 screenplays and 130 comedic short films in various categories in competition.

This year’s virtual Awards Ceremony was hosted by H.R. Cole, TV Host, Producer, and Founder of inDtv | inDspotlight Television®. Casey Feigh’s film BEGINNER’S LUCK took home the Grand Prize, as well as Best Spoof.

The comedic short stars Lauren Lapkus (The Wrong Missy), Matthew Gray Gubler (Criminal Minds), Ego Nwodim (Saturday Night Live), and Mary Holland (Happiest Season).


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Patrick Norman won Best Feature Script for his screenplay DERBY DOLLS.

Complete Winners List (listed in alphabetical order):

  • Best Alternative: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE INTERVIEW – Terence Digan
  • Best Cringe: HOW COUNTRIES FIGHT THEIR WARS – Thomas Loopstra, Maurice Baltissen
  • Best Dark Comedy: PHONE STACK – Cami Delavigne
  • Best Feature Script: DERBY DOLLS – Patrick Norman
  • Best Film Grand Prize: BEGINNER’S LUCK – Casey Feigh
  • Best Horror: OVERKILL – Alex Montilla
  • Best International: MISTER CACHEMIRE – louri Paille
  • Best Rom Com: 100% – Emma Miranda Moore
  • Best Short Screenplay: THE CUCK – Christopher Guerrero, John Wyatt
  • Best Spoof: BEGINNER’S LUCK – Casey Feigh
  • Best Student: GO FOR ALAYNA – Madeleine Quarm
  • Best TV Pilot: BORDER PATROL – John Lopez
  • Best Web Series: AVOCADO TOAST THE SERIES – Sam Coyle
  • Honorable Mention: AN UNCOMFORTABLE WOMAN – Meghan Ross
  • TV Comedy Pilot Screenplay: CAKEHOLE pilot – Imogen Comrie

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Hollywood Comedy Shorts Film Festival’s 2021 edition will take place April 22-25, 2021. Early Deadline ends today, December 18 and filmmakers can submit here.

SOURCE: Hollywood Comedy Shorts Film

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