Los Angeles, California – USA, April 4 to 7, 2013
LA Comedy Shorts (and LA Comedy Scripts) CALL FOR ENTRIES!
NEW for 2013: now accepting comedy TV spec scripts!
MISSION AND OBJECTIVE
LA Comedy Shorts (and LA Comedy Scripts) is dedicated to getting talent noticed while offering filmmakers and screenwriters an incredible festival experience in the heart of the entertainment industry.
MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
LACS is proud to offer cash prizes in a variety of categories, including Best Comedy Short, Best Comedy Animated Short, Best Comedy Student Film, Best Feature Comedy Script, Best Half-Hour Comedy TV Pilot Script, and Best Half-Hour Comedy TV Spec Script. In addition to cash awards, screenwriting winners will receive airfare and accommodation reimbursement (up to $1,000 USD). All winners receive industry software and meetings with management and production companies, and attending filmmakers are granted VIP passes to all screenings and special events.
LA Comedy Shorts (and LA Comedy Scripts) concludes with a red carpet gala, complete with the hottest faces in comedy on hand to present top-notch prizes. For your chance to take part, submit your comedic short film or script today!
The 5th Annual LA Comedy Shorts (and LA Comedy Scripts) (LACS), is proving that short-form filmmaking can yield huge laughs and attract big crowds. Named one of the “Top Ten Film Festivals in the United States” by The Brooks Institute and twice voted among the “25 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” by Moviemaker Magazine, LACS is a premier opportunity for comedic filmmakers and screenwriters to have their voices heard by industry professionals who can advance careers.
Featuring four nights of unforgettable parties and networking opportunities, LACS draws some of the biggest and best names in the business – with judges and panelists including Bryan Cranston, Julie Bowen, Aisha Tyler, Wayne Brady, Key and Peele, and Bob Odenkirk – and is sponsored by outlets like Cartoon Network, Funny or Die, Atom TV, and Freemantle’s Atomic Wedgie. The result is a festival that’s packed with opportunities to make connections, swap stories, seek out advice, and share in a few laughs. Festival winners are guaranteed industry meetings, and more than a dozen writers and filmmakers have secured development deals as a direct result of the festival.
Over the past four years, winning scripts and films at LACS have been requested by esteemed industry players like CAA, Disney, Gersh, Benderspink, and ICM. Tom Hoffman with Fremantle Media (American Idol, America’s Got Talent) says of LACS: “We’ve found many talented comedy filmmakers since year-one, and only expect to find more in the years to come.”