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|Comedy Short Film
|A short film of any genre (comedy themed of course), created in any country in the world, under 50 minutes in length. Short films include Narrative, Fictional, Documentary, Webisodes, TV Commercials, etc... under 50 Minutes in length.
|Comedy Feature Film
|A feature length film of any genre (comedy themed of course), created in any country in the world, over 50 minutes in length. Feature films include Narrative, Fictional, Documentary, Web series etc... OVER 50 Minutes in length.
|Scripts - Any Length
|A COMEDY BASED SCRIPT of any length, genre etc. written in any country in the world.
MISSION & OBJECTIVE
LAFF VEGAS FUNNY FEST is dedicated to the discovery and exposure of the worlds most talented comedic filmmakers, actors, producers, writers, comedians and all around funny people. LAFF VEGAS provides an outlet for the worlds funniest FEATURES, SHORTS, TV PILOTS, WEB SERIES (WEBISODES), ANIMATION, STUDENT FILMS, and EXPERIMENTAL comedies, presented in the city best known as the 'Entertainment Capital of the World." LVCF's Writing Competition awards the funniest FEATURE SCRIPTS, SHORT SCRIPTS, TV PILOT SCRIPTS and WEBISODES or EXPERIMENTAL SCRIPTS.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
LAFF VEGAS FUNNY FEST is a star-studded celebration of comedy films and filmmakers taking place in what TBS Network called the new "home of funny" and "the ultimate destination for fans of comedy" - Las Vegas! LAFF VEGAS offers a unique opportunity to foster the next generation of comedic filmmakers by presenting their work to both receptive audiences and industry professionals, as well as filling a void - by paying tribute to a genre that often gets overlooked, or has a hard time competing on the film festival circuit.
MORE ABOUT LAFF VEGAS:
This laughter filled Las Vegas event includes hosted screenings of feature films, documentaries, webisodes, experimentals, TV commercials, psa and shorts from around the world, plus performances by some of the world's best and upcoming comedians.
A panel of jurors comprised of filmmakers and professionals in the various fields of cinema and comedy decide on a plethora of awards! SO DON'T WAIT! We screen submitted films all year long - so submit today!
CONTACT LAFF VEGAS:
John Gilligan (Director, Programmer)
1. All Films must be submitted by Secure Online Screener, DVD or Bluray in NTSC, Region 0 or Region 1.
2. All Films and Screenplays must be in the genre of COMEDY, or what would otherwise be considered comedy by the producing filmmaker(s).
3. Multiple entries are permissible, but each entry must be accompanied by a separate Entry and fee.
4. Screenplay (Writing) Competition Applicants must submit ONE (1) copy of their screenplay or PDF file. If mailing send a hard copy.
5. Entry forms and payment will not be processed without accompanying Preview Copies in one of the accepted formats for film applicants.
6. All entries must be in English or - SUBTITLED, DUBBED, unless special arrangements have been made with festival.
7. Please write Title, WAB Tracking ID, Running time, Contact Email on DVDs.
8. Festival is not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged entries.
9. Exceptions to the festival regulations must be authorized by one of the Festival Directors.
10. Submissions will not be returned.
11. All fees are nonrefundable.
LAFF VEGAS FUNNY FESTaccepts no responsibility for loss or damage of entries during shipment to or from LAFF VEGAS FUNNY FEST. (LVCF)
Preferred method of shipping is United States Postal Service (USPS, Inside the U.S.). Please DO NOT request SIGNATURE CONFIRMATION as our officers and employees are not always available at time of delivery, however DELIVERY CONFIRMATION is OKAY! - FEDEX & UPS and other third party vendors are also acceptable delivery methods, however again - have your film delivered WITHOUT SIGNATURE CONFIRMATION! The cost of shipping an entry to the festival must be paid by the entrant. Collect or C.O.D. shipments will not be accepted. All international entries must be sent "free domicile" to the Festival office with all transportation charges, duties, and taxes prepaid by the shipper. Any brokerage fees charged to LAFF VEGAS FUNNY FEST will be billed back to the shipper. Be sure to include all the proper customs documentation required by the shipping company.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
I/We wish to have our film/video/animation entry(ies) hereby called "ENTRY" included in the annual LAFF VEGAS FUNNY FEST hereby known as “LVCF”. If accepted, I/We grant LVCF, and it's sponsors the right to display for promotional purposes on the LVCF website (www.lvcomedyfest.com), on sponsors websites, flyers, posters, press releases, etc. any material including the ENTRY and/or stills submitted by me/us with this application. I/we understand that no materials included with this application will be returned. If more than one (1) party signs this agreement as submitter, then reference to “I”, “me”, “my” throughout this agreement shall apply to each party; jointly and separately. I waive any right to inspect or approve the finished videotape, sound track, photograph, advertising copy, audio piece or printed matter that may be used or to the eventual use that it may be applied. I hereby release, discharge and agree to hold harmless LVCF, its officers, agencies employees and sponsors, from and against any liability as a result of any use, distortion, blurring or alteration that may occur or be introduced in any use or broadcast of the material. I waive any and all rights to compensation for any broadcast, duplication, and advertising of any ENTRY presented at the festival. All ownership of all ENTRY remains with the personnel who contributed to the ENTRY. I own all material submitted with application and that will be viewed at LVCF. I understand that LVCF, its producers, and sponsors are relying on this release and accordingly, I hereby irrevocably waive any and all rights to seek or obtain any injunction or other equitable relief against LVCF, its officers, agencies, employees, sponsors and employees. In exchange for release, I receive the opportunity to have my ENTRY shown at LVCF and accept that there is no promise of additional payment, in any form for likeness, image, biography, recording, equipment, or for any other contribution by us on this production. I hereby certify that I am over eighteen years of age and competent to contract in my own name. If I am signing on behalf of an organization, I certify that I have authority to do so and that my signature binds the organization and its performers to all elements of this contract. I have read the foregoing release and authorization and agreement, before affixing my signature below, and warrant that I fully understand the contents thereof.