WHAT IS THE VANCOUVER JUST FOR LAUGHS FILM FESTIVAL?

The 2nd edition of the Vancouver Just For Laughs Film Festival – part of JFL NorthWest – will be taking over the city from February 14 to 23, 2019. Vancouver, often 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 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! Check out past Just For Laughs film highlights HERE!

This year’s lineup has been announced, so be sure to check out all the great programming for 2019 HERE!

THE COMEDY PITCH SHOWCASE PRESENTED BY AMERICAN HIGH – CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

The Vancouver Just For Laughs Film Festival and American High invite comedy filmmakers to pitch their ideas to executives from production studio, American High. Influenced by movies like Ferris Bueller, Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club, Jeremy Garelick BOUGHT a school with the aim to make more movies like the ones that inspired him as a teen. In its first year, his company has already shot five indie comedies in his newly acquired school-turned-studio in Syracuse, NY.

 

This is your chance to pitch your funniest film concept to the seasoned American High team, composed of Jeremy Garelick (founder, writer, director, producer), Will Phelps (producer), and Michael Schade (producer), and get valuable feedback on your project and presentation.

 

For more information about submitting, guidelines and prizing, please CLICK HERE.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at films@hahaha.com

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