WHAT IS THE VANCOUVER JUST FOR LAUGHS FILM FESTIVAL?

The 1st edition of the Vancouver Just For Laughs Film Festival, a brand new initiative as part of JFL NorthWest, Vancouver’s Comedy Festival, will be taking over the city from March 1 – 10th, 2018. Vancouver, also referred to as “Hollywood North”, is the ideal place to host the world’s most exciting comedy film festival, as it boasts a great appreciation for cinema including indie films, and also attracts many film productions and stars. Programming will include exciting short and feature film screenings, premieres, in conversations, riveting industry speakers, panels and more!

SHORT & FEATURE FILMS – SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN!

The search is on for the best and funniest short and feature films from around the globe to showcase at the inaugural Film Festival. Filmmakers can submit their films to one or more of the following categories: Comedy Short ShortsWorld-Wide Shorts, and Feature This! Submissions are now open and details can be found here.

PROGRAMMING ANNOUNCED IN FEBRUARY

We’ll be announcing our full programming lineup the first week of February, so stay tuned for exciting news!

THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS!

We are able to bring you this fabulous new initiative with the support of the Vancouver Hotel Destination Association, Tourism Vancouver, Creative BC, City of Vancouver and Vancouver Civic Theatres!