Laugh Out Loud Short Film Festival

2 Annual January 11, 2013 to March 31, 2013

Want your short film screened in commercial movie theatres throughout North America?  You’ve come to the right place.

An estimated 17,000 short films are produced annually, yet only a tiny fraction ever sees an audience that isn’t positioned in front of a computer screen.  Sure, traditional short film festivals offer exhibition to an art-house crowd looking for alternatives.  But what about the masses?  Isn’t that what being a filmmaker is all about?  What better environment for screening your film than in front of mainstream audiences at commercial movie theatres throughout North America?

LOLSFF enables short comedy films to be viewed by mainstream audiences at commercial movie theatres throughout North America.

This festival leverages our Director’s relationships built over a 2O year career in the exhibition industry. With current customers representing hundreds of movie theatres and thousands of movie screens, we give comedy shorts the opportunity to be seen on the big screen. Likewise, audiences get a chance to see outstanding comedy films in the comfort and familiarity of their local cinema within a structure they are accustomed to.
Joe Edick (Festival Registrar) ; Joe Edick (Festival Registrar) ; Joe Edick (Festival Registrar)


1. Only completed entries (including entry form, payment, and DVD) will be processed and considered for screening.

2. Film must NOT have screened outside of the filmmaker’s local US television market prior to the Festival in order to be eligible for a Festival screening. Films shown outside of the filmmaker’s home market, but shown in a single market, will be eligible. By submitting, you agree to allow LOLSFF to exhibit your film during its 2013 festivals, regardless of subsequent distribution deals secured after the submission process.

3. Productions produced after December 2009 are eligible.

4. Productions must provide their screener on DVD Region 0 or 1 unless previously arranged.

5. Entries must be postmarked by October 19th, 2012. Late entries will be accepted until October 19th, 2012 provided that the entry is accompanied by the late entry fee (see entry fee section).

6. Entrant confirms and warrants required legal authority to submit the entry into the Festival and to use all music, images and content in the entry.

7. Entrant will allow usage of clips from the entry and all related publicity material submitted for promotional use on television, radio, in print, web and at live Festival events.

8. All entries must be either in English or contain English subtitles. Non-English entries submitted without subtitles or with supplementary printed translations will be automatically disqualified.

9. We will NOT look at works in progress.

10. All Decisions by judges, programmers and organizers will be final and NO REFUND of entry fee will be permitted.

11. Digital exhibition format will be used; therefore, if selected, producers must submit an NTSC HD format for exhibition.

12. Filmmakers will pay all transportation costs of shipping their materials to the festival.

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