The 3rd Annual Hollywood Comedy Shorts Film Festival Presented by the Laugh Factory came to a close this past Sunday to a rousing success held at the TCL Chinese 6 Theaters. The festival announced the 2018 Award Winners in a special sold-out ceremony hosted by comedian Allene Quincy.
The night’s big winner was “THE ACCOMPLICE” by Directors Jon Hoeg and John F. Beach who took home Best of Fest Award. Best Short Script went to Alexandra Marshall for her film “TIL DEATH,” and Best Feature script winner was Cedric Shelton for his script “I AM MY BROTHERS KEEPER.”
Best Rom Com went to “REKINDLED” by Erin Brown Thomas, Best Web Series went to “STRUT” by Michelle Cutolo.
The festival run April 20-22 and kicked off with a special panel at the Laugh Factory Featuring executives from YouTube, Warner Bros. Blue Ribbon Ent., Legendary Digital Studios, Ginsberg Daniels, Collab Studios and DigitalLA. Fabric Media Studios hosted the official after party for opening night. Powerhouse held several events for the filmmakers throughout the week. Sponsors included: Bitpix, TCL Chinese Theater, Laugh Factory, Color Space Finishing, Final Draft, Tech Rentals, and TCD The Camera Division.
The next year’s Festival will expand with the dates: April 19-21, 2019. The winners and films can be currently viewed on the streaming channel BITPIX.
HOLLYWOOD COMEDY SHORTS FILM FEST WINNERS
SHORT SCRIPT WINNER- ‘TIL DEATH”-Alexandra Marshall
FEATURE SCRIPT WINNER- “I AM MY BROTHERS KEEPER” by Cedric Shelton
HONORABLE MENTION- “EVIL WOMAN” by Danny Turkiewicz
BEST HORROR- “KELOID” by Brendan Pollecutt
BEST DARK COMEDY- “PARENT TEACHER” by Jim Cummings
BEST INTERNATIONAL- “ORDEAL” by Sacha Barbin
BEST CRINGE- “DICK HEAD” by Brecht Vanthof
BEST ALTERNATIVE- “SIX PACK” by Madeline Mack & Michael Lincoln
BEST WEB SERIES- “STRUT” by Michelle Cutolo
BEST SPOOF- “CLASS DISMISSED” by Edward Marks, Joe Godreault
BEST ROM COM- “REKINDLED” by Erin Brown Thomas
BEST OF THE FEST- “THE ACCOMPLICE” by Jon Hoeg and John F. Beach