“Australia’s Funniest Shorts is the nation’s premier comedy shorts festival. As comedy is the most popular short film and new-media genre, it provides a vital element in Australia’s film culture” Tim Ferguson.
Australia’s Funniest Shorts is calling for comedians, funny people and filmmakers to enter comedy short films and sketches for this year’s festival.
The festival showcases short comedy films (between 3 and 8 minutes) and sketches (up to 3 minutes) with the funniest hour of material selected to screen at CinefestOZ on August 26 2017.
The following prizes are awarded at CinefestOZ by a live panel of judges:
FUNNIEST SKETCH – $500 presented by Vulture Culture
FUNNIEST SHORT FILM – $500 presented by Vulture Culture
The one hour program of shorts is then toured nationally and internationally for the next 12 months. Australia’s Funniest Shorts has previously screened at the Sydney Comedy Festival, Perth Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Darwin Fringe Festival, Freo Royale and heaps more.
What are we looking for in entries?
1. Regular laughs per minute (an 8 minute short with one laugh won’t cut it)
2. Good production values (badly recorded sound is a major turn off!)
3. Punchy editing that maximizes gags and punchlines
4. Don’t play it safe, push the boundaries of originality
Enter Australia’s Funniest Shorts via www.funniestshorts.com.au
Deadline for entries is 28 July 2017
The shorts must have been produced between January 1 2016 and July 28 2017