Submissions

Just For Laughs invites you to submit your short- and long-form series ideas, and finished short and feature films to the 35th edition of the Just For Laughs Festival, July 12 – 31, 2017, Montreal, Canada.


Stand Up & Pitch ’17: The Comedy Content Search

Submissions Deadline EXTENDED to May 15, 2017

Just for Laughs invites you – the comics, writers, creators and producers on the cutting edge of comedy – to present your show ideas to a panel of industry experts in an open-pitch forum at Just for Laughs ComedyPRO. This open forum pitch program is presented in conjunction with the New York Television Festival (NYTVF) and the International Academy of Web Television (IAWTV).

We offer two (2) pitch formats: From Set to Screen: TV, OTT, SVOD and More presented by Project 10, which is intended for long-form single or multi-camera series (half hour or longer), and Beyond the Box: Playing it Short, which is a short-form format aimed at digital platforms (no greater than 15 minutes).

CBC Comedy Originals Pitch Program
Submissions Deadline: May 15, 2017

Just For Laughs and CBC Comedy have teamed-up to present the CBC Comedy Originals Pitch Program — an open-forum pitch open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.The CBC Comedy Originals Pitch Program offers (5) selected creator and producer teams the opportunity to pitch their original web or TV concepts to a panel of senior development executives and key creatives from CBC Comedy.

To enter your project, you have to be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and submit your project to one or both pitch formats: From Set to Screen: TV, OTT, SVOD and More presented by Project 10, which is intended for long-form single or multi-camera series (half hour or longer), and Beyond the Box: Playing it Short, which is a short-form format aimed at digital platforms (no greater than 15 minutes).

Just For Laughs Film Series ’17
Submissions Deadline: May 15, 2017

For over 20 years, Just For Laughs has presented a selection of international, independent and Hollywood comedies, and has welcomed an impressive list of film celebrities to Montreal. This year, we are teaming up with Kevin Hart’s Laugh Out Loud Network in search of the best English and English subtitled short films from the US and Canada (if you’re submitting a short film from outside the US and Canada, or a feature film, you’re NOT eligible to compete but can still submit to screen your film at the 2017 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal by following our JFL NON-COMPETING SUBMISSION GUIDELINES).