Call for entries – Australia’s Funniest Shorts
May 15, 2017
📢 Australia’s Funniest Shorts is calling for comedians, funny people and filmmakers to enter comedy short films and sketches for this year’s festival.
👉 Enter Australia’s Funniest Shorts via www.funniestshorts.com.au (Deadline is 28 July 2017). The shorts can have been produced between January 1 2016 and July 28 2017
“…the nation’s premier comedy shorts festival” Tim Ferguson.
📹 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 Cinefest Oz 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
Goodluck from the team at Australia’s Funniest Shorts!
Next Gen Comedy Competition – Call for upcoming Comedians
March 15, 2017
The Perth Comedy Festival and Vulture Culture are searching for the best up-and-coming local comedian. The event to decide this, Next Gen Comedy is based on audience vote, meaning we’re leaving it up to the people to decide who is the best in the West. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this exciting spectacle!
The winner will recieve a paid spot at the Rottofest Comedy Gala alongside some of Australia’s finest Stand-up Comedians.
To register your interest in performing in the heats, please email your full name, email. mobile, photo, how long you have been performing (participants must have only been performing between April 2013 – April 2017) – [email protected]u
Deadline for registering your interest: March 31 5pm
All spots are up to 5 minutes in length and we request that you bring your best material to perform. Two people from each heat will be chosen to go through to the final. Wildcards will be issued for the Grand final.
*Experienced Headline/MC acts are ineligible.
You must be available for one of the following heat dates.
Venue: Regal Chorus Room, Subiaco
Dates: Friday 28 April at 8:15pm
Dates: Sunday 7 May at 7:15pm
Dates: Saturday 20 May at 9:30pm
Venue: Studio Underground at the State Theatre Centre of WA
Date: Sunday, 21 May 2017 at 6:00pm
***TICKETS ONSALE SOON***