The number one stop for Comedy Short Films! L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival is dedicated to getting you noticed. Getting you introduced to people who will hire you. Oh yeah, and we REALLY want you to have a good time!
In our first five years, we were voted one of the “Top Ten Film Festivals in the U.S.” by the Brooks Institute and twice voted “25 Festivals Worth the Fee” by Moviemaker magazine. Why? Because LACS is a one of a kind experience for comedy short films. It’s our top priority to get you seen by the right people and make sure you have an awesome experience!
Co-founded by Gary Anthony Williams (Boston Legal, Malcolm in the Middle), L.A. Comedy Shorts attracts heavyweights from the world of comedy. Major sponsors include Will Ferrell and Judd Apatow’s website ‘FunnyOrDie.com’, Cartoon Network, Atom.com and “Atom TV” on Comedy Central, Break.com and Freemantle’s Atomic Wedgie.
We hook our winners up with valuable industry meetings and all filmmakers receive real industry exposure-last year one development exec attended EVERY block of films. Over a dozen filmmakers have been hooked up with deals as a result of the festival. Winning scripts and films have been requested or reviewed by HBO, CAA, ICM, UTA, Roar, Gersh Agency, Disney, Benderspink and many others. Over a dozen filmmakers and writers have gotten development deals DIRECTLY from the festival!
REGULAR DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 18, 2013
LATE DEADLINE: DECEMBER 17, 2013
WITHOUT A BOX EXTENDED DEADLINE: JANUARY 14, 2014
*Categories: Comedy Shorts (5-30 mins), Comedy Shortie Shorts (under 5 minutes), Animated Comedy, Student Comedy, Web Series/Webisodes