Starting today, filmmakers are invited to review the submission guidelines at http://comedypro.hahaha.com/submissions/ and then follow the instructions to submit their work. The deadline is May 13, 2017.
The over-the-top comedy streaming service Laugh Out Loud (LOL) and the Just For Laughs Festival, presented by Videotron in association with Loto-Québec, have joined forces in search of the funniest short films in the U.S. and Canada with Laugh Out Loud Presents: Just For Laughs Eat My Shorts, an initiative bringing together the world’s biggest comedy star and the world’s biggest comedy festival.
Twenty films will be selected by a team of Just For Laughs and Laugh Out Loud programming experts to stream on the LOL website and app when it launches this summer. LOL fans will then have the chance to vote for their favorites. The top five films selected will be screened at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal on Thursday, July 27, 2017, where Hart will personally announce the winner. The winning individual or team will receive a development deal to direct a new short film that will air exclusively on LOL.
Kevin Hart, CEO of Laugh Out Loud, “I want to create a stage for the next generation of comedic storytellers. I’m excited about partnering with Just for Laughs to find talented filmmakers and give them a platform on LOL.”
Bruce Hills, CEO at Just For Laughs, “Kevin is a generous supporter of young, diverse and creative talent. We are thrilled to partner with Kevin, Jeff Clanagan and LOL to introduce the funniest short films to a new generation of viewers and festival attendees.”
Films submitted must speak to a diverse, multicultural, millennial audience and be no less than 3 nor more than 22 minutes in length (including credits). All types of comedic genres will be accepted — from mockumentaries to romantic comedies. All languages will be accepted but subtitles must be in English.
Hurry! You have less than a month to get your funny and crew together to enter by May 13, 2017.
For full submission details and guidelines visit: http://comedypro.hahaha.com/submissions/.