London-Worldwide Comedy Short Film Festival

London-Worldwide Comedy Short Film Festival
Hackney Picturehouse
270 Mare St,
E8 1HE
London, United Kingdom

2018, Finished
Sat 10th Mar to Sat 17th Mar

Festival Overview

Our festival happens in London, UK, one of the world's most cosmopolitan cities, and screens short comedy films from around the globe. Our festival is held at the prestigious and lovely Hackney Picturehouse, home to many film premieres. We are proud to showcase, connect and promote talented comedy filmmakers from all over the world.

Awards of first, second and third place will be available in the following categories:

– UK Comedy Short
– American Comedy Short
– European Comedy Short (including Ireland)
– Canadian Comedy Short
– Australasian Comedy Short
– African Comedy Short
– Asian Comedy Short
– Latin American Comedy Short
&
– Student Comedy Short
– Longer Comedy Short, Web Series & Pilot (15 to 30 minutes)
– Shorter Comedy Short (under 2 minutes)
– Animated Comedy Short
– Music Video Comedy Short
– Experimental Comedy Short

Awards are judged by a panel of people involved in the comedy and film industry. In our 2017 edition we were lucky to have on our panel:

-MATT TILLER (head of development for Comedy Central UK)
-MONA YOUSEFI (star of her own BBC show and comedy actor)
-TIM RENKOW (star of his own BBC show and stand up comedian)
-ALEXIS DUBUS (well known UK comedian)
-JOANNE LAU (part of the BBC Writersroom Comedy Room)
-DEPRESSTIVAL (one of a kind musician)

The Festival Directors have been involved in live and filmed comedy promotion, performance and production for over fifteen years.

Exciting, creative content is more important to us than slick production values. With comedy, if you make them laugh, audiences won't care if you filmed your masterpiece on your uncle the swinger's 1980s video camera.

London and the UK has a long, illustrious history of comedy from The Canterbury Tales to Monty Python. It is also a global centre for production companies and talent agencies that are looking for new talent to provide comedy content for the ever expanding market of online entertainment, digital content marketing and advertising. We have a database of these companies and agencies and update them about the talented filmmakers participating in our festival.

Most importantly though, the films we screen aim to entertain our festival audiences so we have some important criteria for the films we show:

GET TO THE FUNNY BITS QUICKLY.
BE ORIGINAL AND AVOID CLICHES.

Awards

Awards of first, second and third place will be available in the following categories:

– UK Comedy Short
– American Comedy Short
– European Comedy Short (including Ireland)
– Canadian Comedy Short
– Australasian Comedy Short
– African Comedy Short
– Asian Comedy Short
– Latin American Comedy Short
&
– Student Comedy Short
– Longer Comedy Short, Web Series & Pilot (15 to 30 minutes)
– Shorter Comedy Short (under 2 minutes)
– Animated Comedy Short
– Music Video Comedy Short
– Experimental Comedy Short

Awards will be judged by a panel of comedians & people involved in the comedy industry

Known festival contacts Contacts
Roddy Fraser
Administrator

Entries

Open to the public

Eligibility:

Anybody

Formats:

Submit online through FilmFreeway or Withoutabox.

Fees:

$7 submission fee

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