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Funny Under Fifteen Minutes

Festival Dates: March 14th -16th, 2025
Hamilton, New York 13346

A Comedy Film Festival for short films Fifteen minutes in duration or less that will make us laugh out loud.


We have been in the film festival business for years. In fact, we launched the Hamilton New York International Film Festival ( in 2009, and we have watched it grow from a weekend festival showcasing regional films to a seven day film event that is attracting visiting filmmakers from across the Globe. HNYIFF has regularly been named a Top 100 Best Reviewed Festival and we anticipate a similar reaction to Funny Under Fifteen. 

Over the Past 15 years with HNYIFF we realized how much people like to laugh. So with that in mind and some prodding from our festival friends we are launching SBE's Funny Under Fifteen Minutes Comedy Film Festival as an addition to The Hamilton New York International Film Festival. Our very own Comedy Film Festival. 

The Physical Festival will take place in Hamilton New York and surrounding locations March 14th -16th, 2025. Just as we have with HNYIFF we will utilize many of the same locations throughout the area, including the Historic Hamilton Theater. 

The Festival will hold Q & A sessions after the screenings, panel discussions and meet and greet opportunities for our filmmakers and film fans to connect. 

Hamilton is located in the beautiful Chenango Valley region of Central New York. Long known as weekend retreat for city dwellers from New York, Boston, Ottawa, and Toronto, the Chenango Valley boasts some of the most beautiful vistas in North America and has gained an international reputation for its cultural events, outdoor activities and academic institutions.

In addition to our physical festival our Festival Committee will select 3 films in both the Comedy and the Student Comedy Categories for viewing on our Slater Brothers Entertainment Website starting April 1st, 2025. 

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