London-Worldwide Comedy Short Film Festival

London-WWCSFF // London-Worldwide Comedy Short Film Festival

2nd edition

Mar 10 - Mar 17, 2018
London, United Kingdom

Open Call Feb 20, 2017 - Feb 19, 2018  Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films
Film length

Mission / description Our festival is happening at the prestigious Hackney Picturehouse in London, UK, one of the world's most cosmopolitan cities, and will be showcasing short comedy films from around the globe. We now live in a more internationally connected time than ever before and comedy is a thing that can bridge culture, language and distance. We aim to showcase, connect and promote talented comedy filmmakers from all over the world.

Awards of first, second and third place will be available in the following categories:

– UK Comedy Short
– American Comedy Short
– European Comedy Short (including Ireland)
– Canadian Comedy Short
– Australasian Comedy Short
– African Comedy Short
– Asian Comedy Short
– Latin American Comedy Short
&
– Shorter Comedy Short (under 3 minutes)
– Animated Comedy Short
– Student Comedy Short
– Music Video Comedy Short
– Micro Comedy Short (under 1 minute)
– Experimental Comedy Short

Awards will be judged by a panel of comedians & people involved in the comedy industry

Exciting, creative content is more important to us than slick production values. We'll leave that to advertising agencies with vast budgets. With comedy, if you make them laugh, audiences won't care if you filmed your masterpiece on your uncle the swinger's 1980s video camera.

The organisers of the festival have been involved in live and filmed comedy promotion and production for over fifteen years.

London and the UK has a long, illustrious history of comedy from The Canterbury Tales to The Mighty Boosh. It is also a global centre for production companies and talent agencies that are looking for new talent to provide comedy content for the ever expanding market of online entertainment that includes companies such as Netflix and Amazon, digital content marketing and advertising. We have a database of these companies and agencies and will be updating them about the talented filmmakers participating in our festival.

Most importantly though, the films we screen aim to entertain our festival audiences so we have some important criteria for the films we show:

GET TO THE FUNNY BITS QUICKLY.
BE ORIGINAL AND AVOID CLICHES.

"Brevity is the soul of wit" William Shakespeare
(and he knows better than us because he wore tights)

This is our first year and our base is in London but we will be expanding to other cities in the UK and further afield and plan on making our festivals an essential calendar feature both for audiences wishing to have some great nights of laughter and for the discovery of new comedy creators.

The need for quality film and video content is increasing exponentially along with the internet. Think how often you watch short pieces of film compared to ten years ago. Representatives from a database we have of production companies and talent agencies will be attending our festival to check out any upcoming talented film makers. It's in these companies' interest as much as the filmmaker's to find new talent and nothing is more convincing to an industry person than to see a cinema full of people laughing and enjoying a work.

All participants in our festival (if they wish) will have their contact details along with their film details made available to our industry database.
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Festival website http://www.worldwidecomedyshortfilmfestival.com/london-festival/

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Class Founded: 2016
Festival category: B (international relevance, international player)
Dates Open call: Feb 20, 2017

Early bird deadline: May 02, 2016
Regular deadline: Oct 02, 2017
Late deadline: Feb 19, 2018

Notification date: Feb 26, 2018

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Fees Fees range from 6.41 to 9.15 USD . See submission categories for details about fees. Submission through FFL is up to 0.85 USD cheaper than on other submission platforms for Film Plan subscribers.
Awards Total prize money: 0.00 USD
General rules Rules & Terms

The London Short Film Festival's decision is final, and we cannot enter into discussion about films not accepted.

If your film is chosen to screen in competition, we will send you an acceptance email and request a digital transfer of your short film. The file must be received by the date stated in the acceptance email, or your film will not be screened.

London-Worldwide Comedy Short Film Festival (L-WWCSFF) is hereby granted the right to utilize for up to a year after the festival an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized for up to a year after the festival to commit the film for screening (including but not limited to multiple screenings in multiple U.K. and International locations), and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

By submitting your entry you consent to, and have obtained all necessary consents for (and agree to provide copies of the same on request), all or any part of the production being reproduced for up to a year after the festival by the Organizers and/or any other parties authorized by the Organizers and/or broadcast by a third party in any media (e.g. press, television, internet or telephone download), solely in relation to, and in support of, the Festival provided that, wherever reasonably possible, the author of the work is given appropriate notification and credit.*

*Please note that we will notify you if we intend to curate your work in programs outside of the festival screenings and you will be given the opportunity to opt out.