Short Film Awards

NOTE: All selected filmmakers will receive two (2) all-access passes to the LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival (May 15-18, 2014), as well as special discounts on hotel and additional passes. Prizes are subject to change.


Best-of-Fest Grand Prize Short (any category):

  • $1,000 cash
  • In-person meeting with management/production company (TBD). Previous meetings have included:
    • Benderspink, a management/production company (American Pie films, The Hangover)
    • Generate, a talent management (Janeane Garofalo, Ryan Eggold, Patton Oswalt) and production company (David Alan Grier's Chocolate News on Comedy Central, Comedians of Comedy)
    • Mosaic Media Group, an A-list management (Will Ferrell, Judd Apatow, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jim Carrey) and production company whose credits include Elf, Get Smart, and Stepbrothers


Best Comedy Short:

  • $250 cash
  • In-person meeting with management/production company (TBD). Previous meetings have included:
    • Benderspink, a management/production company (American Pie films, The Hangover)
    • Generate, a talent management (Janeane Garofalo, Ryan Eggold, Patton Oswalt) and production company (David Alan Grier's Chocolate News on Comedy Central, Comedians of Comedy)
    • Mosaic Media Group, an A-list management (Will Ferrell, Judd Apatow, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jim Carrey) and production company whose credits include Elf, Get Smart, and Stepbrothers


Best Comedy Animated Short:

  • $250 cash
  • In-person meeting with animation studio. Additional meetings TBD - previous meetings have included:
    • Titmouse, Inc. (Metalocalypse)
    • Cartoon Network's Adult Swim
    • Benderspink, a management/production company (American Pie films, The Hangover)
    • Generate, a talent management (Janeane Garofalo, Ryan Eggold, Patton Oswalt) and production company (David Alan Grier's Chocolate News on Comedy Central, Comedians of Comedy)
    • Mosaic Media Group, an A-list management (Will Ferrell, Judd Apatow, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jim Carrey) and production company whose credits include Elf, Get Smart, and Stepbrothers


Best Comedy Shortie-Short
(under 5 minutes):

  • $250 cash
  • In-person meeting with management/production company (TBD). Previous meetings have included:
    • Benderspink, a management/production company (American Pie films, The Hangover)
    • Generate, a talent management (Janeane Garofalo, Ryan Eggold, Patton Oswalt) and production company (David Alan Grier's Chocolate News on Comedy Central, Comedians of Comedy)
    • Mosaic Media Group, an A-list management (Will Ferrell, Judd Apatow, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jim Carrey) and production company whose credits include Elf, Get Smart, and Stepbrothers


Best Comedy Student Film:

To be awarded to the best film produced by a student at an accredited school, college or university.

  • $250 cash
  • In-person meeting with management/production company (TBD). Previous meetings have included:
    • Benderspink, a management/production company (American Pie films, The Hangover)
    • Generate, a talent management (Janeane Garofalo, Ryan Eggold, Patton Oswalt) and production company (David Alan Grier's Chocolate News on Comedy Central, Comedians of Comedy)
    • Mosaic Media Group, an A-list management (Will Ferrell, Judd Apatow, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jim Carrey) and production company whose credits include Elf, Get Smart, and Stepbrothers


Audience Award:

To be awarded to the film receiving the highest average audience score, as determined by audience ballots at each screening.

  • $250 cash
  • In-person meeting with management/production company (TBD). Previous meetings have included:
    • Benderspink, a management/production company (American Pie films, The Hangover)
    • Generate, a talent management (Janeane Garofalo, Ryan Eggold, Patton Oswalt) and production company (David Alan Grier's Chocolate News on Comedy Central, Comedians of Comedy)
    • Mosaic Media Group, an A-list management (Will Ferrell, Judd Apatow, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jim Carrey) and production company whose credits include Elf, Get Smart, and Stepbrothers

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