The L.A. Comedy Short Film Festival (LACSFF) is touted as the largest comedy film festival in the US, introducing the freshest comedy talent to the industry. The four-day celebration of comedic short films and the people who make them will be held from April 7 – 10 at the Downtown Independent Theater (251 S. Main St.).
“We’ve scoured the solar system for the funniest short films ever seen (and not seen) and strategically crammed them into a jam-packed 4-day weekend of unforgiving stupid-funnility. This is science, folks. Funny Science,” comments Artist Director Gary Anthony Williams. Festival Director Jeannie Roshar chimes in: “Some films have the power to change the World. Our films have the power to change your mood. And then once you’re in a better mood, go for it on the World-Changing thing!!”
This year’s films kick off with an Opening Night screening of celebrity shorts, starring such talent as Michael Cera, Kids in the Hall’s Scott Thompson, Rex Lee from Entourage, and Tim Daly from The Practice, along with some brand new shorts from FunnyorDie.com.
The competitive line-up features 85 short films from around the world, programmed into aptly titled screening blocks.
Filmmakers will compete for over $25,000 in cash and prizes in the following categories: The Funny or Die Best-of-Fest Grand Prize, Atom.com Best Comedy Short Film (30 minutes or less), Atomic Wedgie Best Comedy ‘Shortie’ Short (5 minutes or less) and Atom.com Best Animated Comedy Short (30 minutes or less), as well as the Elevate Best Student Short and the State Tax Credit Exchange Audience Choice Award.