May 2017 COMEDY Stories, Screenplays, Short Films

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ACTORFANTASY BEST Scene – BRAD ACTUALLY
May 2017 Reading
by Jeremy Bonali & Alex Quinn

ACTORCOMEDY BEST Scene – THROUGH A GLASS CEILING
May 2017 Reading
by Richard Geiwitz
ACTORFAMILY BEST Scene – MY GUARDIAN ANGEL
May 2017 Reading
by Philip Naiman

ACTORCOMEDY SHORT Screenplay – MARRIAGE COUNSELING 101
May 2017 Reading
by Mark Engberg
ACTORDRAMA BEST Scene – ALL OF THEIR COLORS
May 2017 Reading
by Leonidas Vyzas Asimakopoulos

STATE OF EMERGENCY MOTHERF***ER!, 5min, Belgium, Political/Satire
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterFAREWELL, 15min, Switzerland, Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
ACTORNOVEL Transcript: ELLA: A STEPMUMS TALE
May 2017 Reading
by J.L. Higgs

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Get to know the short film: FAREWELL, 15min, Switzerland, Comedy

Plakat

What happens if you want to say goodbye to a loved one but this suddenly no longer find ? The short film “Farewell” tells how want to accompany a group of friends with different characters their deceased friend and brother on a last trip and so much goes wrong.

In bizarre and comical way this short satire will pull you in its spell – and what, if such a thing happened once to me?

  • Urs Kälin
    Director
  • Urs Kälin
    Writer
  • Urs Kälin
    Producer
  • Katharina Linhart
    Key Cast
  • Sandro Howald
    Key Cast
  • Pauli Schmidig
    Key Cast
  • Jan A. Hiss
    Key Cast
  • Diane DelaCroix
    Key Cast
  • Nadine Martig
    Key Cast
  • Philippe Schuler
    Key Cast
  • Urs Kälin
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Abschied
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 8 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 28, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    11,000 CHF
  • Country of Origin:
    Switzerland
  • Country of Filming:
    Switzerland
  • Film Language:
    German
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Black Magic
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2,35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color

Highlights of the March 2017 COMEDY FEEDBACK Film Festival

AUDIENCE FESTIVAL AWARDS

Best Film: WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN

Best Performances: WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN

Best Cinematography: WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN

Best Music: The music from A BAD DAY AT THE OFFICE

WATCH the Audience FEEDBACK of the short film: 

A BAD DAY AT THE OFFICE, 7min, Australia, Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterPOKER NIGHT, 11min, Canada, Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterWHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN, 9min, UK, Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterWALL, 5min, Taiwan, Animation
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterSNOOT IN THE CITY, 1min, Australia, Animation
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterDIRTY POOL, 1min, Canada, Animation
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festival posterBABY AND GRANNY, 2min. USA, Animation/Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

The COMEDY MARCH 2017 FEEDBACK Film Festival gave our audiences simply the best of short comedy movies from around the world.

The theme of the festival was “DECEPTION”.

Every film showcased was about a situation that had someone else deceiving another person for their own gain.

NOTE: Our 4th and best comedy festival!

Of all the festivals we do, the most rejections come from the comedy genre submissions. A lot of films made simply do not work in this genre for various reasons. Actor David Garrick is first credited with the quote: “Comedy is a serious business.” You don’t execute a comedy by simply being goofy on set. It’s actually quite the opposite.

After doing over 100 festivals to date and watching over 7000 short films in the last 10 years, I can honesty say that executing a comedy is the most difficult task to do over any other genre. You need to make the audience laugh, while also giving us a plot where we need to know what happens next. Most importantly, comedies are almost always about character. If you do not have characters that the audiences aren’t interested in, then they won’t laugh. If they don’t laugh, then they won’t care about the film.

Programming a comedy festival lineup is also the most difficult genre to do. You want to balance the emotion with each selection and type of “funny” movie you’re showing. You don’t want to program 6 films for example that are the same type of comedy.

So in conclusion…what I’m saying is that the COMEDY Festival is the hardest one to execute out of all our festivals. And it’s also the festival that makes me the most nervous. The programmers hit their mark 95% of the time. Meaning, the films they pick are always a success for the general audience that attends the festival. We’ve programmed 130 short films last year and had 4 films that were not successful. Out of those four films, 3 were comedies.

I think we finally got it right with this festival. In fact, I know we got it right. This was an amazing lineup of comedy shorts. Phew!!

See you at the festivals in 2017.

– Matthew Toffolo

Audience Feedback – POKER NIGHT, 11min, Canada, Comedy

Played at the March 2017 Best of Comedy.

AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEO. Moderated b Matthew Toffolo:

  MOVIE POSTERPOKER NIGHT, 11min, Canada, Comedy
Directed by David Metcalfe

A fun, comedic short film about a group of twenty-somethings living in Toronto; poking fun at stereotypes, and breaking expectations.

Film Type:Short

Genres:Comedy, Romance, Drama

Runtime:11 minutes 12 seconds

Completion Date:August 14, 2016

Production Budget:7,000 USD

Country of Origin:Canada

Country of Filming:Canada

Film Language:English

Shooting Format:RED

Aspect Ratio:4:3

Film Color:Color

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WATCH 2016 FILM FESTIVAL EVENTS and the FEEDBACK VIDEOS of EACH SELECTED FILM

ACTORDECEMBER FAMILY/ANIMATION 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from December event
ACTORDECEMBER FEMALE Directors Film Festival
Best of the Dec. 22, 2016 Fest.
ACTORDECEMBER LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 1
Best of the Dec. 7, 2016 Fest.
ACTORHIGHLIGHTS LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 2
Best of the Dec. 8, 2016 Fest.
ACTOR11 FILMS/11 COUNTRIES NOVEMBER 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from November event
ACTOROCTOBER THRILLER/HORROR 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from October event

 

Get to know the short film: WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN, 9min, UK, Comedy

WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN, 9min, UK, Comedy
Directed by Charlie Francis

Amanda is pulled away from a one-night stand to rescue her best friend Nick. The young gay man’s mother is on her way. Will out-and-proud gay women Amanda bury her pride and act as girlfriend?

Film Type:Short

Genres:Comedy

Runtime:9 minutes 30 seconds

Completion Date:January 30, 2016

Production Budget:600 GBP

Country of Origin:United Kingdom

Film Language:English

Shooting Format:Digital

Aspect Ratio:2:35

Film Color:Color

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WATCH 2016 FILM FESTIVAL EVENTS and the FEEDBACK VIDEOS of EACH SELECTED FILM

ACTORDECEMBER FAMILY/ANIMATION 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from December event
ACTORDECEMBER FEMALE Directors Film Festival
Best of the Dec. 22, 2016 Fest.
ACTORDECEMBER LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 1
Best of the Dec. 7, 2016 Fest.
ACTORHIGHLIGHTS LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 2
Best of the Dec. 8, 2016 Fest.
ACTOR11 FILMS/11 COUNTRIES NOVEMBER 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from November event
ACTOROCTOBER THRILLER/HORROR 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from October event

 

Get to know the short film: A BAD DAY AT THE OFFICE, 7min, Australia, Comedy

  MOVIE POSTERA BAD DAY AT THE OFFICE, 7min, Australia, Comedy
Directed by Sam Reiher

This job doesn’t turn out quite as well as hoped for these two loveable, yet useless, thieves.

Film Type:Short

Runtime:6 minutes 52 seconds

Completion Date:November 20, 2016

Production Budget:50 AUD

Country of Origin:Australia

Country of Filming:Australia

Film Language:English

Shooting Format:Digital

Aspect Ratio:16:9

Film Color:Color

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WATCH 2016 FILM FESTIVAL EVENTS and the FEEDBACK VIDEOS of EACH SELECTED FILM

ACTORDECEMBER FAMILY/ANIMATION 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from December event
ACTORDECEMBER FEMALE Directors Film Festival
Best of the Dec. 22, 2016 Fest.
ACTORDECEMBER LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 1
Best of the Dec. 7, 2016 Fest.
ACTORHIGHLIGHTS LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 2
Best of the Dec. 8, 2016 Fest.
ACTOR11 FILMS/11 COUNTRIES NOVEMBER 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from November event
ACTOROCTOBER THRILLER/HORROR 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from October event

 

2016 COMEDY SHORT FILMS

Submit your Comedy Screenplay or Film to the Festival Today: http://festivalforcomedy.com

See the SHORT FILM Comedies. Click the link and watch the audience feedback videos:


festival posterA FEW RUBBER BANDS MORE, 5min., USA, Comedy/Western
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

festival posterTWO GIRLS, ONE CUP: A STORY OF CHRISTMAS, 5min., USA, Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterATOMIC COUPLE!, 15min., USA, Comedy/History
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

festival posterORANGE YOU GONNA DANCE WITH ME?, 3min., Comedy/Romance
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterHEY YOU, IT’S ME, 8min., USA, Webseries/Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

festival poster
WHAT’S WEARING MUMMY, 15min, UK, Family/Comedy

WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival poster
FREEMALES, 20min, Australia, Comedy/Webseries

WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

festival posterAFRO CRAB, 4min, Taiwan, Animation/Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterTHE GRAVEYARD SHIFT, 2min, USA, Animation/Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

festival posterDEADLY VIEW, 3min., Ireland, Thriller/Mystery
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterPROVERBIAL LUCK, 5min, Austria, Romance/Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

festival posterTHE APOLOGY, 7min, UK, Mystery/Crime
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterWE’LL SEE IF WE DROWN, 20min., France, Comedy/Crime
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

September 2016 Film Festival


festival posterBACK TO THE FUTURE?, 10min., USA, Comedy/Sci-Fi
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

September 2016 Film Festival


festival posterUNPRINCIPLED, 13min., USA, Comedy/Drama
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

September 2016 Film Festival


festival posterGHOSTBOY, 9min., UK, Animation/Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterBOTTOMLESS, 2min, USA, Animation/Biography
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival poster
INSIDE, 3min., Belguim, Animation/Comedy

WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival poster
KADDISH!, 6min, France

WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

ACTORSTEPHEN THE TIME TRAVELLING DOG, 3min, UK, Comedy/Fantasy
Short Film from July 2016 Film Festival

ACTORHOWELL, 4min, UK, Horror/Comedy
Short Film from July 2016 Film Festival

ACTORNATIVE IMMIGRATION, 15min, UK, Comedy
Short Film from July 2016 Film Festival

ACTORCLEAN BREAK, 5min, UK, Comedy
Short Film from July 2016 Film Festival

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LOREN THE ROBOT BUTLER: TEACH ME HOW TO DOUGIE!, 3min, USA, Puppetry/Comedy

Short Film from July 2016 Film Festival

ACTORTHE DRUNK: GETTING HOME, 6min, UK, Comedy
Short Film from July 2016 Film Festival

ACTORIRONIED, 11min, Canada, Drama/Comedy
Watch Audience FEEDBACK Video of the Short Film from June 2016 Film Festival


festival posterLIKE A STAR
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

10min, Italy, Documentary/Comedy


festival posterFANTASY FOOTBALL: A NERD’S TALE
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK Video


2min, USA, Action/Comedy


festival posterHERE’S JANE
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


12min, USA, Comedy


festival posterMORE THAN GOD
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK Video


9min, Ireland, Comedy


festival posterACE
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK Video


6min, UK, Family/Kids


festival posterBEHIND TIME
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


1min, Sweden, Comedy/Animation


festival posterJEWISH BLIND DATE
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16min, Switzerland, Comedy/Romance


festival posterTIME TO EAT
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4min, USA, Horror/Comedy


festival posterTHE FAUCET
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4min, USA, Comedy


festival posterVAMPIRAS
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5min, USA, Fantasy/Comedy


festival posterLOVE AT FIRST LIGHT
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1min, Ireland, Comedy


festival posterYO SOY PEDRO
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10min, France, Sci-Fi/Comedy


festival posterDISAPPEARED
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5min, Canada, Fantasy/Romance