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Welcome to the 2011 L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival and Screenplay Competition:



L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival & Screenplay Competition

Festival presentation: 

The L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival, currently the largest comedy film festival in the U.S., is a four-day, non-stop celebration of comedic short films with screenings, industry panels and a red-carpet awards event. LACS was recently named one of Moviemaker Magazine's “25 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee”
Next edition runs April 7th to 108th, 2011.

Co-founded by Boston Legal's Gary Anthony Williams, L.A. Comedy Shorts attracts heavyweights from the world of comedy, including Will Ferrell and Judd Apatow’s '’, a major sponsor in 2009. Adam Carolla hosted the star-studded red carpet awards, where actor/director Bobcat Goldthwait was honored with the first annual ‘Commie’ comedy achievement award and Mark Hamill presented for best comedy screenplay.

Festival Nickname: 
LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival
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Student films
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Next Festival Dates: 
04/07/2011 - 04/10/2011
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Festival Contact
Festival Director Name: 
Jeannie Roshar
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Festival Programmer Name: 
Gary Anthony Williams
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Festival Press Contact Name: 
Carol Marshall
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Ryan Higman
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Over the course of the festival, attendees were treated to hilarious shorts and informative discussion panels that included SNL alum Laraine Newman, Malcolm in the Middle creator Linwood Boomer, Lord of the Rings’ Sean Astin, Boondocks’ creator Aaron McGruder, and many more.

Winners receive cash prizes and valuable industry meetings, and all filmmakers enjoy great exposure from the heavy industry presence at the festival.  In 2009, the winning scripts and films were requested or reviewed by:

  • The Gersh Agency
  • Mosaic Media Group
  • Benderspink
  • ICM
  • UTA
  • Principato-Young Entertainment
  • Generate
  • Underground Films
  • The Gold Company
  • 3 Arts Entertainment
  • Larger Than Life
  • Stars Road Entertainment
  • Manus Entertainment
  • Gunn Films

... and many others!


So, you think you're funny?  Submit your Comedy Short Film, Feature-Length/Short Comedy Screenplay, or Half-Hour Comedy TV Pilot Script today

L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival & Screenplay Competition

Festival Organization
Jeannie Roshar
2118 Wilshire Blvd. #1140
Santa Monica
Zip code: 
United States


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