LOL Short Film Fest to Screen World Premiere at 2014 Gilda's Laughfest!!
The 3rd Annual Laugh Out Loud Short Film Fest (LOLSFF) will screen its World Premiere as part of 2014 Gilda’s LaughFest, the nation’s first-ever community-wide festival of laughter. Since its inception, LaughFest has averaged 55,000 attendees per year, with proceeds going to support the free cancer, grief and emotional health programs offered through Gilda's Club Grand Rapids. LOLSFF’s World Premiere event will be held at Grand Rapids Compass Arts Academy on Wednesday March 12th, at 8pm.
Want your short film screened in commercial movie theatres throughout North America? You’ve come to the right place. An estimated 17,000 short films are produced annually, yet only a tiny fraction ever sees an audience that isn’t positioned in front of a computer screen. Sure, traditional short film festivals offer exhibition to an art-house crowd looking for alternatives. But what about the masses? Isn’t that what being a filmmaker is all about? What better environment for screening your film than in front of mainstream audiences at commercial movie theatres throughout North America?
THIS is what the LAUGH OUT LOUD SHORT FILM FEST is all about.
“Our festival is truly unique,” states Joe Edick, Festival Director. “Most people will never attend a traditional film festival for a variety of reasons – including the time commitment and format. Our fest is packaged to accommodate the average moviegoer’s lifestyle. Plus, it’s a familiar location and routine. Patrons will buy their concessions and watch our comedy shorts up on the big screen, right where they watched the recent 200 million dollar studio blockbuster.”