6th Annual

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

May 15, 2014 to May 18, 2014

 
Category

Student Comedy Shorts

 

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
October 17, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Regular Deadline
November 18, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Late Deadline
December 17, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00
WAB Extended Deadline
January 31, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 80.00 75.00
Final Deadline
January 31, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 80.00 75.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately April 4, 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 & 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)
  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


Press Kit 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 the cash, the 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 Student 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.