L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival announced the 2014 Official Film Selections and 2014 Movie Magic Screenwriter Screenplay Competition Semi-Finalists on April 4 via their official website and shared the link on Facebook.
Official Film Selections were chosen from more than 1000 entries and Screenwriting Semi-Finalists were named in four categories: Feature Comedy Screenplays, Half-Hour Comedy TV Pilot Scripts, Half-Hour Comedy TV Spec Scripts and Short Comedy Screenplays.
L.A. Comedy Shorts was voted one of the “Top Ten Film Festivals in the U.S.” by the Brooks Institute and twice voted “25 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” by Moviemaker Magazine.
LACS was co-founded in 2009 by comedic actor and writer Gary Anthony Williams (“Boston Legal,” “Malcolm in the Middle”), Festival Director Jeannie Roshar and Festival Producer Ryan Higman. Williams also serves as LACS Artistic Director.
The 2014 L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival runs from Thursday, May 15 through Sunday May 18 in downtown Los Angeles. The exciting four-day comedy extravaganza will include screenings, parties, and industry panels and the fun-filled weekend will be capped off with a star-studded red carpet awards ceremony.
Here are ten of the 2014 LACS Official Selections:
- “#twitterkills” – Director Brett Sorem
- “30 for 30: Space Jam” – Director Tony Yacenda
- “A Plain Morning” - Director Craig Brownrigg
- “Alfred Skimmy's Catch of the Day” – Director Peter Lowey
- “All's Fair” – Director Todd Strauss-Schulson
- “Anthony” – Director Jonathan Van Tulleken
- “Babylon Beach” - Director Eric Bergemann
- “Banned Febreze Commercial” – Director Jordan VanDina
- “Batman vs. The Penguin” – Director Oren Brimer
- “BF Nowhere” – Director Joel Salaysay
Click here to see a complete list of 2014 L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival Official Selections.
Click here to see a complete list of 2014 L.A. Comedy Script Movie Magic Screenwriter Semi-Finalists.
LACS attracts comedic giants and past celebrity participants include: Jane Lynch (“Glee”), Julie Bowen (“Modern Family”), Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”), Dax Shepard (“Parenthood”), Wayne Brady (“Whose Line Is It Anyway?”, “Let’s Make a Deal”), Adam Carolla (“The Adam Carolla Show”), Mark Hamill (“Star Wars”) and many more.
Sponsors include Will Ferrell and Judd Apatow’s website “FunnyorDie.com,” “Break.com,” and Write Brothers Movie Magic Screenwriter, to name a few.
Most aspiring filmmakers and screenwriters crave and actively seek some kind of break in order to get their films seen and scripts read in the highly competitive film industry. As a critically-acclaimed premiere festival in comedy, L.A. Comedy Shorts gets winners valuable industry meetings and gives all filmmakers real industry exposure. Making these kinds of connections can be priceless for talented, comedic filmmakers and writers with funny, original projects who may otherwise remain unknown.
Tickets and festival passes go on sale by Friday April 11. Visit the L.A. Comedy Shorts Festival website for more information and updates, including an upcoming complete schedule of events.