Eat My Shorts

Comedy Pro Eat My Shorts

Calling all comedy filmmakers worldwide!

Eat My Shorts is now a Canadian Screen Award qualifying event!

Comedy Pro Eat My Shorts

From Just For Laughs ComedyPRO comes the prestigious short film program, Eat My Shorts! We are searching for the funniest short films from around the world to showcase in Eat My Shorts, during this year’s 42nd Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal (July 24-27, 2024). We’re looking at you to make us laugh! Submit your comedy short film from any genre – from mockumentaries to rom-coms, satires, parodies, farces, animation, and everything in between! All are welcome.


Awards & Prizes

The top films will be screened live in July at our Just For Laughs Montreal Festival.
These top films will be voted on by a jury of filmmaking, comedy and programming experts, selected by Just For Laughs.
The winning filmmakers will be announced at the screening.
1st Place $1,000 CAD
2nd Place $500 CAD
Audience Award $250 CAD



  • February 8, 2024: Opening Date
  • March 15, 2024: Earlybird Deadline
  • April 26, 2024: Regular Deadline
  • May 17, 2024: Extended Deadline
  • June 7, 2024: Notification Date
  • July 24 – 27, 2024: Event Date


Rules & Terms


  • Open to filmmakers worldwide (All languages will be accepted but subtitles must be in English);
  • All submissions must be done through FilmFreeway to be eligible;
  • Films must have been completed in 2022, 2023 or 2024;
  • World, North American and/or Canadian premieres are encouraged but not required;
  • Submissions must be no longer than 15 minutes in length;
  • Submissions must not have had a web, TV, streaming, or theatrical release (excluding festivals) in Canada before the festival’s closing date;
  • Films that have played other festivals are allowed, but submissions cannot be publicly available in Canada (private links on YouTube or Vimeo are acceptable).
  • Final Submission deadline is May 17, 2024.



  • Selected shorts are compiled onto a screening compilation in a format determined at the sole discretion of the Festival. You will be notified of the format required.
  • You will need to fill out, sign and return a screening agreement (supplied by festival)
  • We will request additional marketing materials (if applicable), such as artwork, photo(s)/stills of your film and filmmaker for our website, press kits, etc.
  • Each project will receive up to 2 passes to attend the festival.