Comedy Short Shorts
Rio Theatre
Saturday, March 3
Doors 12:00PM | Show 12:30PM

The Vancouver Just For Laughs Film Festival is proud to present the fourth edition of the Comedy Short Shorts competition. Comedy Short Shorts will once again shine a well-deserved spotlight on the talented filmmakers and comedians of the Pacific Northwest, as they compete for a first prize of $1000 and the chance to have their short screened at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal!

Comedy Short Shorts began as an event to bring together comedians and filmmakers that were creating short form comedic video content for internet release, and gave them a platform to view their work on the big screen in front of a live audience. In a time when so much video content is viewed on tiny screens by single viewers clicking through the never-ending scroll, Comedy Short Shorts brought people out of their homes and into the community, gathering them together in a venue where their laughter could be enjoyed in real-time by the talented filmmakers who created the work.

Nicola Pender (Thunderbird Films)
Jason James (Director, Entanglement)
Chris Kelly (Producer, This is That)
Erika Kumar (Creative BC)
Lizzy Karp (Telus Storyhive)
Jonas Woost (Telus Storyhive)

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Anything Is Possible – Directed By Miles Chalmers, Daniel Doheny, Jack Heyes, Kajetan Kwiatkowski, Liam MacLeod & Kane Stewart

Has a disembodied branch ever knocked on your door? Have you ever seen a phone call murder a helpless man? In this special prime time event, we invite you to join host Kevin Stone as we examine dramatic reenactments of impossible-but-true tales sent from viewers around the world. By night’s end, you too will realize on this startling earth of ours: Anything is Possible.

Couch Mermaid – Directed By Ronald Dario

A woman dons a knit mermaid tale blanket from and is transported to another world.

Food Slave – Directed By Stephanie S. Webster & Matt Brascia

Delivering food on a bike is more than getting from Point A to Point B—it’s everything in between.

Free Range Cricket Farming – Directed By Tim Carlson

Jackie Cole interviews free range cricket farmer Karl Dinnermen, for insight on the rising trend of ethical bug consumption, an expose by SKUZZ EATZ.

Heartless – Directed By Zan Klein

When a group of eclectic stereotypes decide to spend a weekend away at a secluded home, they are violently stalked and butchered by a maniac in a blood red mask.

Indian VS Indian – Directed By Matt Brascia

Two everyday guys work away at their jobs as mechanics. Uncle, an Indian-Canadian immigrant, finally has to ask his co-worker Clint as to how he can be an Indian, when he’s not from India.

Rockin Rick’s Wild Rapids Waterpark – Directed By Kyle Fines & Kerri Donaldson

A commercial for the upcoming season of Rockin’ Ricks. Due to a terrible fire that killed 57 people the year before, Rick and his wife must legally mention the deceased and said fire in their new commercial. The park may also be haunted by the vengeful spirits of the departed.

Scattered – Directed By Ellie Harvie

Two women venture into the woods to scatter their friend’s ashes and fumble for a way to say good bye.

This Book Tho – Directed By Maarten Bayliss

A man finds a mysterious book In a hotel room in Mexico.

Tinder Mercies – Directed By Jon Ornoy

Internet dating can be nerve-wracking at the best of times; everyone wants to put their best foot forward, and we’ve all got things we’d rather keep hidden. Unfortunately for Jack and Jill, they’ve got more to hide than most, and neither are that good at keeping a secret.

White Wine Boys Club – Directed By Ryan Steele and Amy Goodmurphy

White Wine Boys Club is a groundbreaking documentary that follows the life of 5 men and their love of white wine. We learn the ups and downs they face with their preference of chardonnays and sauvignon blancs in a beer dominated world. These men’s souls are exposed as they share their most intimate moments and inspiring truths.