L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival: April 15-18, 2010 Listed one of 2009's "Top 25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee" by Moviemaker Magazine

scripts FAQ

Save yourself a headache and read these answers to our Frequently Asked Questions:


Q.  Can you waive my entry fee?  I am a starving writer and I can’t afford the entry fee.
A.  Although as fellow filmmakers/writers we completely relate, unfortunately we cannot waive any fees.  It’s just not fair to all the other starving writers.  We do suggest taking advantage of the economically-priced Earlybird Deadline (October 2nd, 2009)!

Q. How will I know if you received my script?
A. If you want delivery confirmation, include a self-addressed, stamped postcard with your entry. Online submissions will receive an email confirmation.

Q. Can I submit a script under a pen name?
A. Yes.

Q. Am I eligible if I live outside the U.S.?
A. Yes.

Q. If I win, do I still keep the rights to my script?
A. Yes, you always maintain the rights to your work.

LACS '09Q. What if my script gets bought or optioned during the contest?
A. You must notify us immediately, as this will affect your eligibility.

Q. Can I submit more than one script/in more than one category?
A. Yes, but you must have a separate entry form and fee for each submission.

Q. I accidentally uploaded the wrong file. Can I switch it for the right one?
A. Yes, if you notify us within 24 hours. Substitute pages, corrections and new drafts will not be accepted.

Q. If I mail in a hardcopy script, can it be printed double-sided?
A. Yes.

Q. On what basis are the scripts judged?
A. Story, Characters, Dialogue, Originality, and of course - is it Funny?

Q.  The discount code I have doesn’t work on Withoutabox.  Why?
A.  Any discount code will only work if you submit through our site directly. Withoutabox has their own discount system.

LACS '09

Q.  Is the deadline ‘received by’ or ‘postmarked by’? 
A.  Postmarked by.

Q.  I just missed your deadline - am I screwed?
A.  Email us at info@lacomedyshorts.com.  If we still have enough time to fairly review your project, then we may waive the deadline.


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