The Austin Comedy Short Film Festival (ACSFF) is a forum for international independent filmmakers to showcase their creative work in Austin, Texas. The ACSFF showcases short comedy films, funny music videos, webisodes, comedy television pilots, mockumentary films and hilarious commercials from filmmakers all over the world in a back to back format that is a fun experience for our audience.
"NAMCAR Night Race music video" Official Selection Austin Comedy Short Film Festival 2016
This is a mock rock, Journey inspired music video set to the original theme for NAMCAR Night Race, a "surreality show" depicting a model car racing league. Drivers push the limits of their toy cars, friendships and bitter rivalries as they brave extremely fake conditions and the final frontier in racing, a frontier of plastic, plaster and diecast metal. A "NASCAR on acid," the show introduces itself as a mock sports presentation before giving way to more and more bits of surrealistic comedy. Written, directed and executive produced by Lance Khazei. Original theme song by Lance Khazei and Michael Sherwood. For full credits, please see the IMDB listing. NAMCAR stands for the National Association of Model Car Auto Racing
Director Lance Khazei
Lance Khazei is an Emmy nominated writer, producer and director with produced credits in television, feature film and new media. A prolific writer and creator, Lance has developed and written television comedy for Fox, ABC, MTV, Dreamworks, Disney Animation, Klasky Csupo, Jim Henson Productions, Cartoon Network, Comedy Central, and NBC Studios. He has written late night and sketch comedy for John Leguizamo, Bill Maher, and Chevy Chase, as well as animated shorts for Robin Williams. Lance has sold original screenplays to and written feature films for MGM, New Line, Warner Brothers and Columbia Pictures, working primarily in the comedy and action genres. Lance sold his action comedy graphic novel “Dionysus” to Archie Comics Entertainment. Lance produced HuffPost Live for its run in Los Angeles. The show was named Mashable’s Best Media Innovation of 2012 and earned a Webby Award in 2013. Lance was named a producer to watch in 2015 by Indie’s UNITE! Lance Khazei is breaking through as a director of ascending comedy talent. Fox Digital hired Lance to write and direct the sports competition comedy “BRA League” featuring Rob Delaney (Amazon’s “Catastrophe”) and Brittany Furlan (the Queen of Vine). “NAMCAR Night Race”, an independent television comedy Lance wrote, directed and produced premieres in 2016. The show features Theo Von (Netflix’s “Theo Von: No Offense”), Scout Durwood (MTV's "Mary + Jane"), Whitney Rice (host, The Tiny, Tiny Talk Show), Ian Abramson (named L.A. Weekly’s Best Up and Coming Comedian in 2015) and Dat Phan (winner, NBC's Last Comic Standing). Lance is the son of an Iranian-American surgeon and an Italian-American nurse who met in the operating room in Pittsburgh. Lance was born in Boston and raised in Bedford, New Hampshire. Before his work in the entertainment industry, Lance graduated from Harvard with honors and worked for City Year, a domestic Peace Corps.
The following films are the official selections for the Austin Comedy Short Film Festival selected from 313 submissions by filmmakers from around the globe. These films will screen on Tuesday, April 19th at 7:00 PM at the Alamo Drafthouse - Lakeline in Austin, Texas. Ticket information and more are coming soon. Please bookmark this page, it will be updated with posters, award nominations, trailers, ticket info and more over the next week. Congratulations! See you there!
“17 Minutes in Texas: The Zombie Apocalypse” Directed by Trey Huguley“ArachNO!” Directed by Alex Mangen“Billy Goat” Directed by Stanley Sievers“Billy” Directed by Tyler Holme“Bipolar & Cheese” Directed by Scarlet Perez“Bugman” Directed by Don Eke“Burning Bridges - The Accidental Pornstar” Directed by Joe Zohar“Cake” Directed by Michael Ribbens & Josh Tyron“Call To Darkness” Directed by Chris Ferguson“Clean Break” Directed by Tim Butcher“Croissant” Directed by Louis Hudson“Eiffel Tower” Directed by Aynsley Bubbic…
Summary: "After a long night of drinking and partying, David and Jessica spend the night together, but problems arise when Damon (David's personal demon) meets Angie (Jessica's guardian angel)!"
Hugo Martinez (aka Hugo J. Matz) is an actor/director from Dallas, TX. His last film, The Box (drama), screened at over 20 film festivals all over the US and won many awards.
Alamo Drafthouse - Lakeline
14028 U.S. 183, Austin, TX 78717
Monday October 24th, 2016 @ 7:15 PM
Official Selections: Short Comedy Films "Ain't No Stoppin' Hackley"
Directed by Trey Huguley & Garrett Hargrove (Austin, Texas)*“**it Happens” Directed by Jesse
Acosta (Dallas, Texas)“7 Beds” Pedro Moreno del Oso
(Spain)“A Family Affair” Directed by
Marius Azokpota (France)“Accelerator” Directed by Sean
Cabling“Church of Superman” Directed by
Pete Bune (Brooklyn, New York)“CrashTest Dummies” ( I'm taking
the Bus ) Directed by Lyn Caudie (Dallas, Texas)“Dr. Sunshine's Office - Episode 5:
Dysfunction” Directed by Joel Salaysay (Canada)“Hawt Yoga” Directed by Lane Lyle
(Orange, California)“McClane” Directed by Stanley
Sievers (Chicago, Illinois)“Mission Accomplished” Directed by
Claus Martin (Germany)“NAMCAR Night Race” music video
Directed by Lance Khazei (Sherman Oaks, California)“One Champion” Directed by JohnMark
Triplett“Phineas & The Professor”