Finalists Revealed for Just For Laughs’ Eat My Shorts!

July 2, 2019

This year’s short film finalists will be screened at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal

Tickets are available for purchase HERE!

Montréal, July 2, 2019Just For Laughs ComedyPRO is excited to share the titles of the 13 finalists slated for this year’s Just For Laughs Eat My Shorts, a competition in search of the funniest short films.

Just For Laughs has been searching for the funniest short films from every corner of the world to showcase at this year’s Just For Laughs Eat My Shorts. Having grown to a record-breaking 1,500+ submissions, this summer’s collection of finalists range from mockumentaries to edgy comedies, parodies to animation, and everything else in between. The Just For Laughs Eat My Shorts screening will take place on Friday, July 26 at 7:00pm at the Phi Centre in Montreal.

In alphabetical order, the 13 short films selected are:

  • 99 – Nick Borenstein (Director)
  • Consent – Kimmy Gatewood (Director)
  • Dinner For Three – Brandon Calder (Director)
  • Ghost – Nate Russell (Director)
  • Hashtag Apocalypse – Samuel Larson (Director)
  • Hold On – Bart Schrijver (Director)
  • Labor Relations – Karisa Bruin (Director)
  • Library of God – Stian Hafstad (Director)
  • Love After Anne – Darrin Rose (Director)
  • Pig – Evan Powers (Director)
  • Sorry, Not Sorry – Monique Sorgen (Director)
  • Weird Shit – Larissa Pruett (Director) Nathan Trumball (Director)
  • Zoo Animals – Francisco Ramos (Director)


“We received an extraordinary amount of really funny, clever and witty films from across the world and had a really difficult time choosing our finalists”, shares Tony Wosk, Film Programmer for Just For Laughs. “All of the filmmakers submitting should be incredibly proud of their work and we wish we could have included more.”

After the screening of all 13 films, the winning 3 films will be chosen by a group of jurors, including American High founder and president, Jeremy Garelick.

The third prize winner will be awarded $250; second prize will receive $500, and the winner will take home the $1,000 grand prize!!!

About Just For Laughs ComedyPRO:
Just For Laughs ComedyPRO is a unique, annual global gathering of the biggest players in the comedy industry. The event takes place during the peak industry/media/performer dates of the Just For Laughs Festival. You simply cannot get any closer to the people who truly make comedy happen than at Just For Laughs ComedyPRO! Registrants for this one-of-a-kind, four-day industry experience gain exclusive access to some of the most sought-after events in all of comedy, including keynotes, panels, ‘In Conversation’ sessions, industry luncheons, cocktail parties, and exclusive live performances from comedy’s buzziest podcast hosts.

About Just For Laughs Group:
Founded in 1983, the Just For Laughs Group’s growth is concentrated on three major focal points: festivals (in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Sydney); television production and stand-up specials (most notably Gags, seen in 135 countries and on 100 airlines); and live shows (Canadian tour dates for Jerry Seinfeld, Jeremy Hotz, Amy Schumer, Danny Bhoy, and Family Guy Live! to name a few). The Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, which will celebrate its 37th edition in 2019, is the world’s largest and most prestigious comedy event, welcoming more than 2 million people each summer.

About the Phi Centre:
Dedicated to art in all its forms, Phi is a multidisciplinary arts and culture organization that cultivates all aspects of creation, development, production and dissemination. Phi is at the intersection of art, film, music, design and technology. Through eclectic programming and a strong emphasis on content creation, Phi fosters unexpected encounters between artists and audiences. Headquartered at the Phi Centre in Montreal Canada, Phi was created by Director and Founder Phoebe Greenberg.

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