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Comedy Central Pilot Competition - Call for Entries! - Free to submit, win deal with the network

Submit your comedy short pilot for the chance to win $7,500 and a deal with Comedy Central!   The New York Television Festival and Comedy Central are re-teaming in 2013 to offer aspiring TV writers, comedians and indie producers the opportunity to win $7,500 and a guaranteed development deal with Comedy Central! Comedy Central is looking for original voices and fun, fresh points of view that fit into the Comedy Central brand of comedy. The following scripted-comedy formats w...

Call for Entries - 16th Over The Fence Comedy Film Festival

  Hello All Filmmakers of the World! Over the Fence Comedy Film Festival's  call for entries are now open for 2013! First deadline approaches - 29 October! More info? Go to      Or contact us. 'Numero uno' criteria is  "it must have an excellent sense of humour! Look forward to your comic masterpieces!!!   OTF aims to celebrate new and independent filmmakers, their comic masterpieces and their exc...

Radio talk show host Garrison Leykam learns what it takes to be a stand up comedian

Comic On A Half Shell Trailer Released “Are stand up comedians born or are they made?” The answer to this nature versus nurture issue was put to the test when radio talk show host Garrison Leykam took the stage for his "Comic On A Half Shell" debut performance at The Gotham Comedy Club.   After appearing as a guest on Leykam's Conversation Crossroad radio show, Stephen Rosenfield (dubbed "the best known comedy teacher in the country" by The New York Ti...

The Inbetweeners coming to Australia for Schoolies Week, by Eva Rinaldi

The Inbetweeners coming to Australia for Schoolies Week - 13th November 2011 The Village Roadshow blurb reads "Lock up your teenage daughters", and we think they are right on the money. The Inbetweeners are coming to Australia in perfect time and for Schoolies Week. A very cleaver media and marketing tactic. Teenagers are going to flock to this. Two of the movies main stars of will visit Australia next month to promote their movie a...

Dark comedy Paradise East will premiere at the upcoming NYIFF

The New York International Film Festival (NYIFF) today announced that it will host the much anticipated New York Premiere of Paradise East. The screening will take place on Friday April 29 at 8pm at the Quad Cinema (34West 13th Street) with an afterparty to follow. The film has received an Award for Excellence at The Indie Fest in La Jolla, California and a Silver Lei award for Excellence at the Honolulu Film Awards. Written and directed by Taylor, who has collaborated with Danny ...

Dream Fest Contest

Mocumentary Film Contest
Deadline: 20 May 2011
Contest Runs: 20 May 2011 - 22 May 2011
This is a timed event!
A mockumentary (also known as mock documentary) is a type of film or television show in which fictitious events are presented in documentary format.
Examples of some popular mockumentaries:
This is Spinal Tap, Borat, The Blair Witch Project, American Zombie, The Magician… and there are many more.
The winners will be posted on the official Truelander Dreams website(s). (See filmmaker rules
Open to all videographers worldwide. Entry fee is $50.00 (US).
Space is limited so enter soon!
· (First) Best Film: $500.00 cash.
· (Second) First Runner-up: $200.00 cash.
· (Third) Second Runner-up $100.00 cash.
· (Fourth) Honorable Mention $50.00 cash.
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14th Over the Fence Film Festival

This is your last chance to be in the Over the Fence Comedy Film Festival!Send out your short comedy to us ( BEFORE the 1st of March !!!  “There is gold in this festival!”Audiencemember 2010 OTF aims to celebrate new and independent filmmakers, their comic masterpieces andtheir excellent sense of humour. We are committed to encouraging andstimulating comedy film production. OTFis, and always will be, a grassroots festival, dedicated to championing thei...

DRY HUMOUR: Stand-Up Comedy for Flood Relief in Pakistan.

Monsoonal flooding in Pakistan this year has caused a massive humanitarian crisis. Perth's internationally credentialled, award winning and nation beating stand-up comedians are here to contribute in the only way they know how: By telling jokes.They are calling their one-off fundraising show DRY HUMOUR: Stand-Up Comedy for Flood Relief in Pakistan.The people of Perth are invited to join Lukey Bolland, Laura Davis, Bonnie Davies, James De Leo, Andrea Gibbs, Jeff Hewitt, Janelle Koenig, Josh Makin...

OTF Call for Entries 2011

CALL FOR ENTRIESOpen Now!Regular deadline 23 November 2010 Filmmakers of the world, it's time to get your skates on! Over The Fence announces its CALL FOR ENTRIES for the 2011 Comedy Film Festival. Films must fulfill the following guidelines: Can be shot on any format, but must be submitted on DVD (PAL or NTSC) Can be a short film (up to 19 mins), a long-form short (20+ mins), or a short-form series Any comic genre: black, slapstick, irreverent, romantic, political, subversive, absur...

IFI French Film Festival opens tonight and special Festival guests announced

The IFI French Film Festival opens today with a stirring mix of a first look at the best new French films and a look at some classic films from the past. The opening gala screening of Micmacs is completely sold out but there are still tickets for many films in the Festival including Séraphine, winner of seven César awards; Bellamy, featuring Gérard Depardieu and a stunning new documentary on Henri-George Clouzot's unfinished masterpiece Inferno and much more. Round Da Way; (27th and...

Paper Heart – a heartfelt story of doubts…Documentary selected at London Film Fest

Charlyne Yi and Solveig Haugen                                     Charlyne Yi - most known from her role in the movie "Knocked Up" - is a genuine character. At first I wasn't sure how to feel about her fictional documentary "Paper Heart" -and my question remains: does it really contribute s...

Paper Heart – a heartfelt story of doubts…

                                  Solveig Haugen and Charlyne Yi   Charlyne Yi - most known from her role in the movie "Knocked Up" - is a genuine character. At first I wasn't sure how to feel about her fictional documentary "Paper Heart" -and my question remains: does it really contri...

The Freaked out Films

We are waiting for Your short (20 minutes maximum) films. It can be an animation, a documentary, a feature film or anything else! Films can be made with cameras, digital / video cameras, mobile phones, computers, coloured – pencils or whatever You like! But there is one condition: Films must be freaked – out! So if You think Your film is freaked –out, send it (The deadline is on 30. 09. 2009) to our address (with “The Freaked – out Films” postscr...

An Interview with Jewish Marine Comedian Dave Rosner

Marine Comedian Dave Rosner (DR) is an observant Jew who has performed comedy in clubs and synagogues in the United States, Australia, Canada, Kuwait, and Iraq. DR began in the entertainment industry at the age of eight, is known as the only Jewish Marine Comedian. He is member of the Friars Club who produced the Friars Club show "Tell it to the Marines." He hosted and produced "The Dave Rosner Comedy Rooms" in New York. He was recently on stand-up comedy tour with "Comics Ready to Entertain," i...

Bobcat Goldthwait to be honored at L.A. Comedy Shorts

The Inaugural L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival will honor director/comedian/actor/writer Bobcat Goldthwait with the first-ever 2009 COMMIE AWARD at the Closing Night Awards ceremony on Sunday, March 8, 2009 at Cinespace in Hollywood. “Just when you think you’ve got Bobcat pegged, he pops up from a totally different direction, completely unexpected, and with another brilliantly funny facet to crack you up,” commented Gary Anthony Williams, Artistic Director of LACSFF. “Writing. Acting....

What? No Prozac?

Forget the Prozac, come on, get Happy! You’d better shake off the straight jacket today! Shout hallelujah, come on, get happy! Throw the protective head gear away! Downtown LA will never be the same! This weekend the first ever LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival rolls out the red carpet at the newly renovated Downtown Independent Theater located at 251 S. Main St., Los Angeles.  This four-day comedic extravaganza was founded by the following funnies Ga...

Medicine For Melancholy Screens As IFP Opener

Tuesday, September 16------The American indie festival hit Medicine For Melancholy by director Barry Jenkins, kicked off the festivities at a gala screening held last night for the opening of the Independent Film Week, hosted by the Independent Feature Project (IFP).The San Francisco-based film stars Wyatt Cenac and Tracey Heggins as  two African-American twenty-somethings dealing with the conundrum of being a minority in a rapidly gentrifying San Francisco. The film earned raves at SXSW, Los...

The English Riviera Comedy Film Festival 2008: The Cannes of Comedy film

This September will see the launch of the first ever International Comedy Film Festival in Torquay, on the south west coast of England. The inaugural week-long event will take place in an area affectionately dubbed the “English Riviera” and in many ways the spiritual birthplace of classic British comedy. Peter Cook, who was crowned the world’s greatest comedian by his peers in a recent survey of 300 writers, directors and comedians, was born in Torquay. A close runner-up i...

BASIC INSTINCT 2 Chosen As Year's Worst Film

 Wednesday, February 28----Coming on the eve of the Academy Awards, which honors the BEST in film of the past year, the Golden Raspberry Awards go to the other extreme.....singling out the worst films and performances of 2006. Affectionately known as the Razzies, the ceremonies, now in their 27th year, were held on Oscar eve at Hollywood's Ivar Theater.The night's big winner was the unintentionally hilarious who-dunnit  BASIC INSTINCT 2, acknowledged as the year's Worst Fim, Wor...



Borat Press Photos

Borat Press Photos

IFQ and ITN Beach Party

The IFQ Beach party was one of my favorites last year. This year it took place on Sunday, May 21st at its annual location on Maema Beach. A romantic atmosphere with tables, sun beds and hammocks complete with lanterns made people feel comfortable and offered a great environment to meet new people. Free drinks were served until 11pm with the party ending at midnight. Despite the early curfew, many guests left the party well after midnight. ...

Borat Invitation

Borat Invitation