Hollywood Comedy Shorts will highlight short comedy, web series, TV episodic, Comedy Screenplays, and Dark Comedy shorts with the goal of screening the best comedic content from around the world for a Hollywood industry audience!
Dir: Erin Brown Thomas | 12:26
After a string of failed relationships, successful career woman Kate gets the chance via a magical Groupon to rekindle romance with the love of her life -- her high school boyfriend. But as she soon discovers, the 40% discount is there for a reason...
Just Do You; A Modern Love Story
Dir: J Marvin Solomon, Lewis Martin Soucy | 10:15
Like any honest love story set in modern day Los Angeles, this is a tale about the fragile nature of human connection, vodka, and attractive people with awesome tattoos.
Girl Meets Roach
Dir: Christopher Zatta | 17:00
Dumped just before Christmas, a brokenhearted young woman forms an unlikely friendship...with a cockroach.
Dicky & Flo
Dir: Trevor Kravits | 08:19
Flo, a sweet old taxidermist enjoys a sunny Chicago afternoon with her husband's corpse. SNL star, Julia Sweeney is positively delightful in this touching, and often creepy, tale of a woman...
Dir: Evan Bluestein | 20:12
Ben and Donna are an LA couple whose relationship has drifted into neutral. When their charismatic old friend, Leo, reappears in their lives with a desperate plan to steal an engagement ring from his ex-fiancée, Donna jumps at the chance for an adventure. Ben reluctantly agrees, but as the plan gets complicated, will Ben and Donna be able to pull off the heist and save their relationship?
The Love Trials
Dir: Theodore James | 16:00
Dir: Leonora Pitts | 11:22
The Matchmaker is a funny and poignant short film that follows Sam and his mother Flora as she moves into her new retirement home (in the Independent Section, she’ll have you know). Sam is worried that his mom may succumb to Alzheimer’s disease, so to help keep her mind sharp he tries to find her a best friend who will talk about important things like poetry, and literature, and whether George Clooney is even good enough for Amal. Sam becomes a sort of eHarmony anti-Alzheimer’s matchmaker with sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking, and definitely surprising results. The Matchmaker celebrates the unique and vibrant atmosphere of the retirement community while conveying a sharp edge and hopeful ending.