NOTE: THE CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS BELOW IS FROM 2019. DETAILS FOR 2020 TO BE ANNOUNCED IN FEB 2020.
JUST FOR LAUGHS EAT MY SHORTS ’19
At Just for Laughs ComedyPRO
July 24 – 27, 2019
DOUBLETREE BY HILTON MONTREAL
Attention all comedy filmmakers! Our annual short film program, Eat My Shorts, is back!
We are searching for the funniest short films from around the world to showcase at Just For Laughs’ Eat My Shorts, during this year’s festival in Montreal. We’re looking at you to make us laugh! Submit your film from any comedic genre – from mockumentaries to edgy comedies, parodies to animation, and anything in between! All are welcome.
The top films will get the big-screen treatment during the biggest comedy festival on the planet (and we’re not kidding!)
SUBMISSIONS & IMPORTANT DATES:
We’ll be accepting your comedy short film submissions until May 31, 2019. The top films will be screened from July 24 and 27, 2019 (exact date/time TBD), the peak industry/media/performer dates of the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival. These top films will be voted on by a jury of programming experts, selected by Just For Laughs. The first-place prize is a cash reward of $1,000 CAD. The runner-up filmmaker(s) will receive $500 CAD, and the third-place prize is $250 CAD. The winning filmmaker(s) will be announced at the screening.
Films 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). Films must have been completed in 2017, 2018 or 2019. Open to filmmakers worldwide.
SHOULD YOUR FILM BE SELECTED:
• 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 photo(s)/stills of your film for website, press kits, etc.
• Please note, should you like to attend the screening in Montreal, you may do so at your expense (flights and hotel are not covered by Just for Laughs). Each project will receive up to 2 passes to attend the festival.
HOW TO ENTER
All films must be submitted via the link at FilmFreeway below.