JUST FOR LAUGHS EAT MY SHORTS ’20
JFL42 ComedyCon (Toronto) • Sept. 25 – 27, 2020
Just For Laughs (Montreal) • Sept. 29 – Oct. 11, 2020
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 festivals in Toronto (Sept. 25 – 27, 2020) and Montreal (Sept. 29 – Oct. 11, 2020). 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 our festivals (and we’re not kidding!)
SUBMISSIONS & IMPORTANT DATES:
We’ll be accepting your comedy short film submissions until July 15, 2020 (Extended Deadline) but take advantage of our Regular Deadline which ends on May 31, 2020. The top films will be screened in the fall in Toronto and Montreal, 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 2018, 2019 or 2020. 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 Toronto and/or 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.