Eat my shorts!
The Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal has announced a partnership with Kevin Hart’s LOL Network for a short film competition called Eat My Shorts! whose goal is to find the funniest short films out there.
Beginning now, filmmakers are invited to submit their shorts to JFL and it’s review board. All they have to do is read and follow the submission guidelines and submit their work (via FilmFreeway) by the May 31st deadline.
10 films 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. Laugh Out Loud viewers can then vote for their favorites with the top five films screening at the Just For Laughs Festival. The winning filmmaker(s) will be announced at the screening on Thursday, July 26, 2018 and will receive a $7,000 USD development deal with Laugh Out Loud.
“Laugh Out Loud is committed to elevating the next generation of comedic filmmakers and their films,” says Amber Rasberry, Laugh Out Loud’s Executive Director of Production and Development. “We are excited to partner again with Just For Laughs, the world’s biggest comedy festival, to bring our audience fresh new content from emerging talent.”
“Just For Laughs is proud to welcome back Laugh Out Loud for a second year of Eat My Shorts!,” says Paul Ronca, Just For Laugh’s Director of Industry & Special Events Programming and Strategic Partner Development. “The Just For Laughs Festival has long been a place for young creators to showcase their talents. We’re especially excited to introduce the next generation of diverse filmmakers to both audience and industry executives attending the festival.”