COMPETITION OPENS: MAY 8, 2018
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MAY 31, 2018
Attention all American and Canadian filmmakers! LAUGH OUT LOUD! PRESENTS: JUST FOR LAUGHS EAT MY SHORTS is back, bringing together the world’s biggest comedy star and his hit new digital platform – Kevin Hart’s Laugh Out Loud Network – with the world’s biggest comedy festival – Just For Laughs – to find the funniest new short films in the world created by, for, and appealing to you: the hip, multicultural, millennial filmmakers and your audience that drive pop culture. We love to make people laugh, and we want you to submit your short film from any comedic genre that features a diverse cast and/or filmmakers – from romcoms to mock docs, from parodies to animation, from edgy comedies to farces and anything in between are all welcome.
SUBMISSIONS & IMPORTANT DATES
We’re accepting your comedy short film submissions until May 31, 2018. From the films received, ten will be selected by a team of Just For Laughs and Laugh Out Loud programming experts to stream on the Laugh Out Loud website and app beginning Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Viewers can vote for their favorites until Friday, July 6, 2018, with the top five films getting the big-screen treatment during the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, taking place this year from July 11 to 29. The winning filmmaker(s) will be revealed at the screening and will receive a $7,000 USD development with Laugh Out Loud.
Films must speak to a diverse, multicultural, millennial audience and should not exceed 15 minutes in length (including credits). All types of comedic genres will be accepted, and all languages will be accepted but subtitles must be in English. Films that have played other festivals are allowed, but submissions cannot be publicly available online (private links on YouTube or Vimeo are acceptable). Open to filmmakers in the USA and Canada only.
HOW TO ENTER
By submitting your film to us via the link at FilmFreeway below, you agree that you have read and accepted the OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES. As stated in the rules, please be sure to include the following deliverables with your submission; these should be uploaded to the Files & Attachments section of your project on FilmFreeway.
- Music cue sheets and licenses (with proof of payment) for all music featured in your film
- Any/all licenses for clips, stills and/or artwork featured in your film (with proof of payment)
- Talent agreements
- Director agreement
- Producer agreements
- Writer agreements
- DP/Camera Operator agreement
- Location agreements