6th Annual

L.A. COMEDY SHORTS (and LA Comedy Scripts)


Short Comedy Screenplays


Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
October 17, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Regular Deadline
November 18, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Late Deadline
December 17, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00
WAB Extended Deadline
January 31, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 70.00
Final Deadline
January 31, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 70.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.

Category Details

Approximately April 4, 2014

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

Text Files
  Paper (Printed Hard Copy)
  PDF (.pdf)

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

All finalists receive an all-access pass to the festival.
Sponsor:No Sponsor
Value of Goods/Services: 250 U.S. Dollar

Best Short Screenplay
Will receive an airline and hotel award, as well as a VIP Festival Pass to the L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival May 8-11, 2014 and be awarded at the red carpet event. Winner will also receive an in-person industry meeting
Sponsor:No Sponsor
Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar
Value of Goods/Services: 1,250 U.S. Dollar

Category Rules

Rules and Regulations:

1. Only scripts in the genre of comedy are eligible.
2. All entries must be in English.
3. All entries must be 80-130 pages for the feature competition and 30 pages or less for the short competition. Pilot scripts will vary in length depending on style.
4. All scripts must be original screenplays, and the property of the applicant.
5. Screenplays that have been produced, purchased or optioned are not eligible.
6. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of submission.
7. Screenplays written by two or more writers are eligible, but if the screenplay wins an award, it will be split evenly between all the writers.
8. Multiple entries will be accepted, but must be submitted individually.
9. We strongly suggest you register your screenplay with either the Writer’s Guild (www.wga.org), the U.S. Copyright Office (www.copyright.gov) or ProtectRite (www.protectrite.com).
10. All finalists will be announced by email.
11. Submissions will not be returned.
12. No substitution pages or new drafts will be accepted after entry.
13. We prefer online PDF submissions, but if you do submit a hard copy, it must be in standard industry screenplay format on white paper with two or three brads. A4 paper is acceptable.
14. Scripts must be in Courier 12pt. font, and pages must be numbered.
15. If you are submitting a hard copy, do not include your name or contact information anywhere within the screenplay, apart from the title page, which should include your name, contact email, phone, and Submission ID#. Online submissions will be automatically linked with contact information so while a title page is acceptable, it is not required.
16. All fees are nonrefundable.
17. Restrictions apply for all travel awards*

* Restrictions regarding Travel Award:

* The Travel Award shall include a trip for one (1) person to Hollywood, CA, including up to $500 towards roundtrip ("r/t") coach airfare (via an airline carrier selected by Sponsor) between the major US gateway city airport closest to the winner's home and Los Angeles, CA (LAX), and up to $500 towards accommodations (1 standard room, double occupancy) at a local hotel (specific hotel selected by Sponsor). NOTE: all meals, incidentals, ground transfers, gratuities, telephone calls, and all personal expenses incurred by the Winner during his or her stay and any other expenses not specified herein are the sole responsibility of the Winner. Hotel accommodations consist of room and room tax charges only.
* If Winner lives within 150 miles of Hollywood, CA, airfare portion of prize will be forfeited and Sponsor may elect (at its sole discretion) to provide ground transportation. Specific mode of ground transportation selected at sole discretion of Sponsor.
* Travel must originate from and end at the same airport. Once travel commences, no stopovers are permitted; if stopover occurs, full fare will be charged from stopover point for the remaining segments, including return, of the trip. All travel elements are subject to availability. Other travel restrictions may apply. Winner will be required to provide appropriate Federal or state government issued photo identification at time of travel. Winner is solely responsible for determining and obtaining all necessary travel documents and other travel requirements.
* No changes will be made to travel details once any portion of travel arrangements have been made, except at Sponsor's (or its designee's) sole discretion. Sponsors are not liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence of flight cancellation/delay. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen tickets, travel vouchers or certificates. All taxes/fees and expenses in conjunction with air tickets are the responsibility of the Winner, including all necessary government documentation.
* Trip is non-transferable and has no cash value. An unclaimed and/or unused travel package will remain the property of Sponsor.