4th Annual

Laugh Out Loud Short Film Festival

March 12, 2015 to May 28, 2015


Category

Short Comedy

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
September 11, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 40.00
Regular Deadline
October 9, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 50.00
Late Deadline
October 30, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 70.00 60.00
WAB Extended Deadline
November 14, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 85.00 70.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 15.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately November 26, 2014

RUNTIME
Shorts: From 1 minutes to 20 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after December 1, 2011

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Media Files
  .FLV (Flash Video)
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)
  .WMV (Windows Media)
  .MOV (QuickTime)

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    
AVCHD    
Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .WMV (Windows Media)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> Production Still Photos - Digital

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

1st Place
Jury award of Best Short Comedy from a panel of film industry film buyers & executives.
Cash Award Value: 1,500 U.S. Dollar

Audience Choice Award
Best Short Comedy awarded by a cumulative vote total of all participating audiences nationwide.
Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar

Category Rules

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

2. By submitting, you agree to allow LOLSFF to exhibit your film during its 2014 festivals, regardless of subsequent distribution deals secured after the submission process.

3. Productions produced after December 2011 are eligible.

4. Productions must provide their film on a digital download, DVD or Blu-ray, Region 0 or 1 unless previously arranged.

5. Entries must be postmarked by November 13, 2014. Late entries will be accepted until November14th, 2014 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 at most theatre locations. If selected, you must supply the highest possible quality digital version for conversion to DCP. High Definition formats are preferred.

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

DVD's WILL NOT BE RETURNED. LOLSFF is permitted to retain DVD copies of each film selected as part of our festival library and for media educational use. Every reasonable effort will be made to protect submitted materials from damage or loss, but the Festival, its management, or its juries cannot assume liability for damage or loss.