SpectiCast, in association with Pelican Productions, is pleased to announce that the 2014 Laugh Out Loud Short Film Fest is coming to the Regent Theatre in Arlington, Massachusetts on Tuesday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m.. This competition of hilarious short comedies represents some of best up-and-coming filmmakers from around the world, turning the typical film festival on its head by taking place throughout major theaters nationwide.
“Our film is a compilation of short comedies from some of the best undiscovered film-making talent in the world,” says Joe Edick, founder of the Laugh Out Loud Short Film Fest, now in its third year. "We’ve strung together eleven short comedies from five different countries. The time commitment is under two hours and it screens at traditional movie theaters, not makeshift venues that are often found on the traditional film festival circuit.”
Historically, filmmakers submit their work to festivals around the world hoping to gain notoriety that leads into a feature film career. “Filmmakers dream of having their work seen at theaters across the country on the same screens as the big budget Hollywood blockbusters,” states Edick. “We’re simply helping them get in front of traditional theater audiences a little quicker.”
Two awards and $2,500 in cash prizes will be given to filmmakers in this year’s Laugh Out Loud Short Film Fest. Five industry film-booking professionals from the motion picture industry will select a winner for the "Best Short Comedy" award, and audiences attending the LOL Short Film Fest will also have a voice by determining the "Audience Choice Award" recipient.
“At the end of the film, information appears on-screen telling moviegoers how to vote for their favorite short,” says Edick. “Vote totals from each city will be added together to determine the winner. It’s fun for the audience to actually take part in the event and affect the outcome of the award.”
As a special treat for Examiner fans, the festival is offering a two-for-one offer on tickets to the LOL Short Film Festival - all you have to do is mention "Examiner" at the box office! Be sure to get in on the fun - but be forewarned . . . it’s not for the easily offended. It’s unrated, uncut, and unapologetic!