Attention comedians and people who make funny short movies, The Los Angeles Film Festival and Funny Or Die announce they are accepting submissions for their 2nd annual Make ‘Em LAFF Talent Contest now through May 8th, 2015.
In our increasingly hot Southern California climate, summer quickly approaches, as Downtown Los Angeles gears up for another year of films, and as of last year, Comedy, at the annual Los Angeles Film Festival, touting some of the most interesting movies and events in town.
Director of the Los Angeles Film Festival Stephanie Allain says, “We are so thrilled to work with Funny Or Die again… Our mission of discovering diverse talent gets amplified through their reach.”
On the jury this year are comedians Jason Mantzoukas (Kroll Show, Parks and Recreation), Beth Stelling (@midnight, Jimmy Kimmel Live!) and Ron Funches (Kroll Show, Undateable). As well as Film Independent Curator Elvis Mitchell.
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The official copy-pasted press release is below:
“The Los Angeles Film Festival, produced by Film Independent with Presenting Media Sponsor the Los Angeles Times and Host Partner L.A. LIVE, announced today the launch of the second annual Funny Or Die Make ’em LAFF contest, an internet talent search to discover content creators of color and underrepresented voices who specialize in comedy. Last year’s winner Suzi Yoonessi’s Olive and Mocha: Fast Times at Sugar High was selected from over 300 submissions.
The Los Angeles Film Festival and Funny Or Die invite content creators and comedians from underrepresented communities (i.e. artists of color, women and/or LGBT) to submit videos of under five minutes in length showcasing their diverse, unique and authentic comedic voices. Short films, webisodes, animation and music videos are welcome. Visit the Make ’em LAFF page on the Funny Or Die website for full competition details. The deadline for submissions is May 8, 2015.
10 short-listed videos will be announced and streamed on the Funny Or Die website on May 15, 2015. From those 10 short-listed films, Funny Or Die and Los Angeles Film Festival Curator Elvis Mitchell will select three finalists to screen their films in conjunction with a live comedy show during the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival, which runs June 10-18 at Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14 in Downtown Los Angeles. The winner will be announced live at the Make ’em LAFF showcase at the Los Angeles Film Festival. The winner will also meet with a Funny Or Die producer where they’ll pitch ideas for their next comedy video and once Funny Or Die approves a concept, we will co-produce the video and have it distributed on Funny Or Die.
Passes to the Los Angeles Film Festival go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, April 21. The full line-up will be announced on Tuesday, May 5. Individual tickets go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, May 19.”
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