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Comedy World Network Foundation Announces Winners of Inaugural International Comedy Film Festival

Las Vegas, Dec 5, 2018 ( – The Inaugural Comedy World Network Foundation International Comedy Film Festival came to a close Sunday, December 2, with honors presented at the CWN Foundation Awards ceremony at the Hard Rock Cafe, hosted by Executive Producer Crystal Roney and 105.7 Radio Host Zenja Dunn.

With over 300 submissions from across the world, it was challenging selecting winners as all of the films were excellent. The process was truly humbling and we couldnt be more thrilled with our finalists, said Executive Producer Crystal Roney and to have kicked off what we hope will be a series of very successful years to come for the CWN International Film Festival.

And the winners are:

Overall Best Film – 1st Sem by Dexter Hemedez (Philipines)


1st Place – 1st Sem by Dexter Hemedez (Philipines)

2nd Place –  Mousse by John Hellberg (Sweeden)

                           Yellow Scare by Samuel Platizky (US)

3rd Place – Chasing Sunshine – Darren Coyle (US)

Honorable Mention – Scumbag by Mars Roberge (US)


1st Place – Seeds of Empathy by Mahdi Khadivi (Iran)

2nd Place – The Benza by Christopher McCombs (Japan)

3rd Place – Bounty Boyz by Gaylon Jones (US)

Honorable Mention – The Spanking by Aaron Land (US)


1st Place – Frank & Lamar by Anthony Gaskins (US)

2nd Place – Lalas Love Lessons by Betty Ouyan (US)

3rd Place – The Garden by Studi Bless (US)

                          Fartman by Siqi Xiao (US)

Honorable Mention – Neverland by LARP Sitcom


1st Place – Melon Shorts by Mike Shiell (Canada)

2nd Place – Pioneers of Fear by Dan Reheuser (US)

3rd Place – The Amazing Space Doggo by ADIFAC (Belgium)

Honorable Mention – Escrive Vincent (France)

Experimental/Student Documentary – Lost in Time – Adriano Perez (Spain)

The CWN will take top films on a national tour in June, as well as launch the CWN Film Club and a 24/7 channel where film club members can watch films from the 2018 festival.

The 2019 CWN Comedy Film Festival submissions will open February 15, 2019.


The Comedy World Network Foundation (TCWN-F) is committed to providing comedians with financial, medical, housing, and legal assistance as well as performance opportunities, with a special focus on the elderly and veterans who have paid their dues and find themselves in crisis due to illness, age and/or circumstance. TCWN-F achieves its mission through compassionate and personalized social work care that restores dignity and hope to their clients. TCWN-

F goal is to be a resource to struggling comedic entertainers and to save those who made us laugh while educating and preserving the art form of comedy. For more information on the, visit


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