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L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival

The L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival

March 5-8, 2009
Call for Entries - Click here
The final submission deadline is December 15th, with a late deadline at January 15th 2009

Organiser Contact Information

For more info, contact us at:

L.A. Comedy Shorts 2009
2118 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1140
Santa Monica, CA 90403

The Staff
Festival Director: Ryan Higman

Festival Artistic Director: Gary Anthony Williams

Festival Programmer: Jeannie Roshar

Technical Director: Snehal Patel

Festival Outreach: Cadichon

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Trivia Question:
How many comedies have won Best Picture Academy Awards in the history of the Oscars?

Only four! (Annie Hall, It Happened One Night, You Can't Take It With You, Tom Jones)


We think it's nuts the way comedies often seem to be treated like the red-headed stepchild of the cinema world. If you can make a movie that’s original and entertaining with a surprising plot and great characters and make it HILARIOUS too, well, that deserves an award!

This is a festival started by funny people, for funny people. All judges are top names in the fields of comedy and filmmaking.

If what you have is short and people laugh at it, around here, that’s a good thing


Priceless industry exposure
All category winners will receive an in-person meeting with a production executive at Benderspink (American Pie movies, The Ring, Monster-In-Law) and an in-person meeting with Generate, a talent management (Janeane Garofalo, Ryan Eggold, Patton Oswalt) and production company (David Alan Grier's Chocolate News on Comedy Central, Comedians of Comedy).

Great prizes
In addition to cash, you could win a short film production package worth tens of thousands of dollars, including a professional film crew, equipment, post video and sound editing, and music scoring! Make your next indie short film on us.

Celebrity support
Because the L.A. Comedy Shorts film festival is dedicated to supporting independent film and filmmakers like you, it has been endorsed by some of the biggest names in comedy, including Bill Engvall, Kevin Nealon, and Fax Bahr (co-creator of MADtv). Expect to see additional guest judges and presenters on the red carpet, including SNL alum Laraine Newman, MADtv’s Michael McDonald, Austin Powers’ Mindy Sterling, Boondocks’ creator Aaron McGruder, Reno 911!'s Wendi McLendon-Covey, Cedric Yarbrough and Carlos Alazraqui, along with other celebrities in the fields of comedy and film.


So, you think you're funny? Prove it!

Comedy Shorts: 30 minutes or less
Comedy Animated Shorts: 30 minutes or less
Comedy Shortie-Shorts: 5 minutes or less (Live-Action or Animated*)
* Animated Shorts will be judged in the Animated Category regardless of length, although Animated Shorts 5 minutes or less will be eligible for the Shortie-Shorts price break.


Early Bird Deadline: October 3, 2008
Fee: $35
$30 for Shortie-Shorts
Regular Deadline: November 3, 2008
Fee: $45
$40 for Shortie-Shorts
Late Deadline: December 3, 2008
Fee: $55
$50 for Shortie-Shorts
Extended Final Deadline: December 19, 2008
Fee: $75
$70 for Shortie-Shorts

Finalists in all categories will be notified by email and announced on this site on February 2, 2009.

Submit your film: Click here


Or log and pay on the site.'s link to The L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival: more details

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