Selection Announcement Coming Soon!

Entries have closed and our sleep-deprived committee is getting ready to unveil the short comedies chosen to participate in the 2015 event. Check back soon! To see all previous year's programs, including the 2014 winning films, check out our Festival Archives.


Call For Entries Begins August 22nd!

The 4th annual LOL Short Film Festival is launching it's 2015 Call for Entries, inviting filmmakers from around the world to submit comedy shorts. The 2015 LOL Short Film Fest will run March 12, 2015 – May 28, 2015 at movie theatres across the country! Deadline for submissions is Thursday, October 30, 2014 with an extended deadline of Saturday, November 15, 2014. Filmmakers will be notified of their acceptance status by November 26, 2014. Accepted films will be eligible for The Audience Choice Award and Best Short Film.

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And The 2014 Winners Are:

We are thrilled to officially announce the two winners of this year’s festival. In an extremely close vote, the winner of BEST SHORT FILM for 2014 is, Don’t Miss the Cup, from Lex Filmed Entertainment of London, England. The voting was so close, if we’d had 1 more judge, the outcome could have been different. Our festival’s second award for AUDIENCE CHOICE is, Let It Rain, from Australia’s Matt Hardie. Let It Rain, was a solid favorite with 23.7% of the overall audience vote (compared to the second place total of 18.4% of votes). Congratulations to both of our winners, and to all of the 11 filmmakers, cast and crew that helped make the 2014 Laugh Out Loud Short Film Festival a success.

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?

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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.”