Funny Or Die's "Make Em LAFF" Comedy Competition
Funny Or Die is returning to the Los Angeles Film Festival in June, 2015 to host the second annual “Make ‘em LAFF” online talent competition and live comedy showcase to celebrate diversity in the comedy world.
The Los Angeles Film Festival and Funny Or Die invite content creators and comedians from underrepresented communities (i.e. artists of color, women and/or LGBT) to submit videos of under 5 minutes in length showcasing their diverse, unique and authentic comedic voices. Short films, webisodes, animation and music videos are welcome.
The winner of the Make ‘em LAFF competition will be chosen by a jury comprised of Jason Mantzoukas (Kroll Show, Parks and Recreation), Beth Stelling (@midnight, Jimmy Kimmel Live!) and Ron Funches (Kroll Show, Undateable) as well as Film Independent curator Elvis Mitchell. The winner will meet with a Funny Or Die producer where they'll pitch ideas for their next comedy video & once Funny Or Die approves a concept, we will co-produce the video and have it distributed on Funny Or Die.
The deadline for submissions is May 8, 2015. 10 short-listed videos will be announced and streamed on the Funny Or Die website on May 15, 2015. From those 10 short-listed films, the Make ‘em LAFF jury will select 3 finalists to screen their films during a live comedy show at the Festival, which runs June 10-18 in Downtown Los Angeles.
Submit your Make 'em LAFF video today!