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23-Apr-2014 11:00pm PDT  

 

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

6 Annual: May 15, 2014 to May 18, 2014

  Web Series/Webisodes

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DEADLINES & ENTRY FEES

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

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
 
October 17, 2013
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00


November 18, 2013
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00


December 17, 2013
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00


January 31, 2014
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 80.00 75.00


January 31, 2014
Final Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 80.00 75.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 04-Apr-2014


RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 30 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
No requirement for completed by date.


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world


PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement


DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


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)
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (QuickTime)
  CD-ROM

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Media Files
  .FLV (Flash Video)
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .WMV (Windows Media)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Production Still Photos - Digital


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


Best of Fest Award
In addition to cash, winner receives an in-person industry meeting, and a TBA prize package
Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar
Value of Goods/Services: 6,000 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


Best Comedy Short
In addition to the cash, the winner receives an in-person industry meeting
Cash Award Value: 250 U.S. Dollar
Value of Goods/Services: 250 U.S. Dollar


Audience Choice Award
In addition to the cash, the winner receives an in-person industry meeting
Cash Award Value: 250 U.S. Dollar
Value of Goods/Services: 250 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


CATEGORY RULES
Only films in the genre of comedy are eligible.

All non-English films must have English sub-titles.

A winner will be chosen for each category. The Best of Fest winner and Audience Award winner may be from any category.

Films must be submitted on DVD Region 0 or Region 1 or as a digital upload.

Works-in-progress will be considered, provided they will be completed prior to the Festival.

DVDs must be labeled with title, running-time, contact email and Withoutabox tracking number

All films selected for the Festival grant L.A. Comedy Shorts the rights to use stills and excerpts of up to two minutes for promotional purposes.

You may submit more than one film, but each one must be on a separate DVD and must be accompanied by its own completed submission and entry fee.

If you would like a delivery confirmation, please include a self-addressed, stamped postcard in with your submission.

All fees are non-refundable.

All filmmakers will be notified by email of acceptance into the festival.

L.A. Comedy Shorts is not responsible for lost or damaged submissions.

Do not send DVDs in fiber-filled envelopes! Those nasty little fibers can ruin both your screeners and our equipment.