About The Festival

Welcome to the New York Comedy Shorts Film Festival

The L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival, the largest comedy film festival in the USA, is dedicated to introducing the newest and hottest comedic talent in a three-day, non-stop smackdown of more than 99 comedic short films with screenings, industry panels, lots of industry networking and of course big parties and one hell of an awards presentation on Friday Night to honor Emmy Award comedy writer: Mike Reiss (Simpsons, Ice Age, Queer Duck...) when he will be awarded the coveted LACS "Commie" for his brilliant career in film, television and theater. 
The Best Of 2009 and 2010 L.A. Comedy Shorts left Connecticut Film Festival audiences in stitches… speechless, gulping for air, and still…Wanting More!  So, the directors of LACS and CTFF decided for the first time ever, to head East! Let's bring it to Connecticut to create an annual East Coast Encore of our hilarious event. Spend the weekend with us and stay with our exclusive hotel partner The Ramada Plaza Downtown Hartford or attend for the day.
Join celebrities, comedians, writers and other industry professionals at our evening parties. Hone your comedy writing chops at workshops and panels, and of course see over 99 comedy short films vetted by some of the funniest people in the industry. Major supporters include Will Ferrell and Judd Apatow’s website FunnyorDie.com, Cartoon Network, Atom.com and “Atom TV” on Comedy Central, and Fremantle’s Atomic Wedgie. Many folks you probably know in the comedy world drop by and lend their faces and talents. Jeff Garlin, Bryan Cranston, Laraine Newman, Wayne Brady, Bobcat Goldthwait and many others have sat on panels, judged films or simply popped in to show their support and eat free popcorn.See what short film comedy is all about on the other coast.

Be forewarned, LACS Is Off The Wall, Edgy, Provocative, Can Cause Brief Moments Of Hysterical Laughter And, At Times Be - Outright Offensive. Be prepared for those uncomfortable moments when you see your boss exiting the same provocative block of films.