Hollywood Comedy Shorts Film Festival (HCSFF)

Over 200 of the world’s top short comedies have been selected to screen at this year’s 2019 Hollywood Comedy Shorts Film Festival (HCSFF). The highly anticipated CollegeHumor Originals’ series Downbeat produced by Big Breakfast, will open the 4th year with two exclusive episodes. Laugh Factory will once again be presenting the Opening Panel, “The State of the Business: The Explosion of Short Form Comedy.”

Short form content has never been more celebrated and has rapidly become the “back door” way to get a feature or tv series fully produced. With companies like HBO, Netflix, Amazon, and of course HCSFF’s partner Bitpix streaming short films, the need has also never been greater. HCSFF is leading the charge by offering a festival exclusive for comedy. Each selected film will premiere on Bitpix after the festival for a limited time, while the winners of each Awards Category will be highlighted on the platform.

The Opening Panel, presented by HCSFF and Laugh Factory, will focus on the explosion of short form comedy. Moderated by Digital LA’s Kevin Winston, the esteemed panel includes Michael Schaubach, CollegeHumor Director, Luke Kelly-Clyne, Executive Producer/Head of Development at Big Breakfast and Co-Creator of Downbeat, Graham Wallace, Co-Creator of Downbeat, and Jason Sorenson, Twitch Showrunner, with more to be announced.

The Full Schedule Lineup Is:

FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2019
Laugh Factory | 8001 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

2:00PM – OPENING PANEL PRESENTED BY LAUGH FACTORY
The State of the Business: The Explosion of Short Form Comedy

3:00PM – OPENING DAY RECEPTION


SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2019
TCL Chinese Theatres 6 | 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028

12:00PM – ALTERNATIVE COMEDY
(The Chirping, T.T.A., “Only A Movie!”, H. Kink “Its Yours”, WelCum To Hollywood, The Pet Peeve Police, Luchador, The Fisherman, Greenkeeper, Wipe, The Bettles, The Puppet Master)

2:30PM – ROMCOM
(All The Single Ladies!, Behind Closed Doors., Maggie, Vendors, Summer Of Connor, Tik Tok, Cold, The Mingle, Mrs Murphy’s Confession)

5:00PM – WEBSERIES
(The Amazing Gayl Pile, Dating Now, Myrtle & Willoughby, Millenial Rules, Hooked, Technically Single, Timber The Series, Step into my Office, Customer Reviews, The Tanner, Think)

7:30PM – PRIMETIME
(Broken Sidewalk, Curious Georgina, Vanishing Act, Down Beat, Peaked In High School, Notes From Melanie, Behave, Kids, I’m F%$#ing Fine, Think)

10:00PM – DARK COMEDY
(Peggy, Amy’s In The Freezer, Blue Diamond, Rubes, Party Favor, Sorry, Not Sorry, Cheat Day, O.I., White Guys Solve Sexism, Your Call Is Important To Us, Jackrabbit)

SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2019
Laugh Factory | 8001 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

12:00PM – SPOOF
(Message From The Future, The Most Interesting Man In Show Business, Big Balls, Get The Sun, The Drop Off, Buy The Dip, Death of an Android, Characters, Call Me By Your Maid, The Lightsaber Maker, Sergey’s Fortune, Cop-Doc, Itsy Bitsy, Nuclear Knack Knacks, Poop At Your Place , Internet Court)

2:30PM – CRINGE
(Stuffed, La Merde, Oysterman, Anything for You, Abby, How To Apply For A Sexual Position, A Hole In The Stomach, Untitled Chat Show, This isn’t Me, Weird Shit, Cash Stash, Inside Joke, A Dog’s Story)

5:00PM – HORROR COMEDY
(Mondays, Drip, This Will End Badly, We Accept Cash, Cursed, Trick or Treatment – Healing Old Wounds, The Professional, Dan Brings Home A Cat, Finley , Look Out, LA, This Bra Is Killing Me)

7:30PM – DARK COMEDY II
(Terrorists Anonymous, Writer’s Workshop, Cleaning Woman, Sugardaddy, Holding, Smoked, Bonded, Hans, Galecki & Sons, The Other Side with Valerie Hope, The Cuckoldress)

10:00PM – AWARDS CEREMONY

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