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Nominations for the "Best Ensemble Cast" Award: Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Spring 2017

"Austin Comedy Short Film Festival" Spring 2017 Official Screenplay Selections

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"Comedy Feature Film Screenplay" Austin Comedy Short Film Festival 2017 Official Selections
“Disarray Days” by Karl Ryan Erikson and Evan Dickerson
“Maybe Shower” by Lex Lybrand
“Royally Duped: A Fairytale Gone Askew” by Winnie Khaw
“The Drop” by Jarrod Austin

"Comedy Short Screenplay" Austin Comedy Short Film Festival 2017 Official Selections
“Anatomically Modern Human for President” written by Amanda Martinez
“Hammer Time” written by Sasha Siljanovic
“Haus Pandora” written by Steve Vasiliou
“Heather Has Four Moms” written by Rani Deighe Crowe
“Live At Five” written by Geoff Ross
“Modern Love” written by Hannah Dillon
“Ms Taken” written by Alison Markinson
“Murder Plotz (Pilot episode of "Brooklyn Deli")” written by Jim Norman
“Paper Sunday” written by Rachel Napolitano
“Shelter in Place” written by Melanie Wilderman
“The Appetizer” written by Gerard and Olivia George
“The Importance of Clowning Around” written by Jake Smith
“Three Legged Dog” writ…

"State Inspection" Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Spring 2017

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Director David Smith's film "State Inspection" is a film about an odd situation in the waiting room of a mechanic shop. Actors Nate Cesco and Abbey Miskowiec have good comedic timing and chemistry in this film. It should also be noted that this is the first film from the State of West Virginia ever accepted to the the Austin Comedy Short Film Festival. The director has an interesting story about how this film came together. "I wanted to make a movie about anxiety and how the way to remedy it is to have a "mind like water." It would be a person anxiously waiting while their car is repaired, a situation I have been in many times. When I started writing it, it went in a different direction, but I still needed to include water, so that inspired what I think is a pretty funny scene. I hope you enjoy it as much as we all enjoyed making it."

"The Anthesis of Man" Dark Comedy Film: Austin Short Film Festival Spring 2017 Official Selection

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No guy likes to feel inadequate, but what if you could really do something about it? "Anthesis of Man," written by Lauren Ford and directed by Dan Macarthur gets your wondering in this Australian Comedy short that will play at the Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Spring 2017 on Monday April 10th, 2017. A special effects designer is finishing off his latest creation, a male victim for a monster horror film when his creation suddenly comes to life. Displeased with not getting any male appendage, his creation demands he gives him his manhood.The Anthesis of Man is a 7-minute comedy/horror featuring a monster, a victim with no penis and a man just trying to keep everyone happy.

"Hooked" Comedy Web Series: Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Spring 2017 Official Selection

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Director Luca Vecchi's pilot episode of the Italian Web Series "Hooked" has amazing production value, acting and is very funny. This web series pilot will screen at the Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Spring 2017 on Monday April 10th, 2017 at the Alamo Drafthouse - Lakeline. Tagline: "In a closed system that totally lacks information, external circumstances can influence our judgement. A sloppy dressed girls shivers and drools convulsively on the edge of a highway. It is 4 in the morning. Luca and Valerio are the ones trying to prevent this story to become popular on medias, but the chances to save an overdosed girl when you took the same substances are really poor. More in details, they are almost non-existent if you are as high as a clumsy doped horse."

"Dicky Sledgehammer" Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Spring 2017 Official Selection

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"Dicky Sledgehammer" Directed by Landon Ashworth and Matt Dean. This film takes the old school crime drama, film noir type of filmmaking and puts a comedic twist on all of it. It is very rare, that we get comedy films like this that are well executed in both production value and acting. This short comedy film will screen on Monday April 10th, 2017 at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Lakeline at 7:30 PM. Tagline: "Clueless private investigator Dicky Sledgehammer bumbles his way through a simple case putting everyone he meets at risk."

"Nutrition Man" Animated Comedy Film: Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Spring 2017 Official Selection

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"Nutrition Man" is an animated pilot about a superhero who really doesn't want to be one. After Peter becomes an internet sensation for his "veggie powers," he's doing everything he can to stay out of the spotlight and go back to living his life, which is totally going great. Yep.... totally great. This comedy short film will screen at the Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Spring 2017.



"I Killed Them Both" Music Video: Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Spring 2017

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Director Stanley Sievers has created a fun music video with great comedic moments based on the dark lyrics of the song "I Killed Them Both." Excellent visuals by Cinematographer Taylor Russ. This music video will screen at the Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline on Monday April 10th, 2017 at 7:30 PM. Tagline: "An outlaw and a lawman face off in this dark comedy music video for Wayne Hancock's "Killed Them Both" off the album "Slingin' Rhythm" on Bloodshot Records."

"Sci Fi Chicks" Music Video: Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Spring 2017 Official Selection

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"Sci Fi Chicks," directed by Laura Hauschild, is a fun fast moving funny music Video. Abbey and Kat are LA-based working performers who met while working as waitresses – where they would serve famous stand ups, writers and producers who told them to “keep making content they believed in.” The women quickly bonded over the fact that they were both going out for roles that were one-dimensional and didn't want to wait around to get picked. The duo also shared a desire to play roles embodied by strong female characters in iconic science fiction films from 'The Terminator' to 'Mad Max.'

Jam Therapy "Get Up Get Down" Music Video: Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Spring 2017 Official Selection

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This is one of the best songs for a music video that has ever been submitted to the Austin Comedy Short Film Festival. Interesting visuals from Director Diego Lozano and an energetic performance by the band, Jam Therapy, this music video was an easy selection for the Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Judges. Catch this music video at the Austin Comedy Short Film Festival on Monday April 10th, 2017 at 7:30pm. Tagline: "One garage audition and a thousand jams later, Jam Therapy rockets itself into a record label. With hard rock sound that tastes like high fructose rock syrup, these 4 Austinites seize the night."


"You're Alive" Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Spring 2017 Official Selection

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An excellent, dialogue driven, micro short comedy film. Director W. Alex Reeves story about a man that find's his long lost love quickly becomes very awkward and hilarious at the same time. Make sure to watch "You're Alive" at the Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Spring 2017 at the Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline on Monday April 10th at 7:30pm. Director's Statement: "One of my earliest lessons in life was when my dad taught me about Murphy's Law. I must have been about 5 years old. I don't remember why exactly he brought it up--I think he was having trouble fixing the training wheels on my bike--but it stuck with me. The concept that anything that can go wrong, will go wrong (and just the broader concept of irony in general), I think, informed a lot of my world view growing up. It certainly played a big role in developing my sense of humor. I learned very early on that there's a thin line between comedy and tragedy, and I try to practice walking it e…

"Stung" Music Video: Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Spring 2017 Official Selection

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"Stung" is a comedy music video that is well executed by Director Larry Ziegelman. Hailing from Chicago, actors Jaron Bellar, Zoquera Milburn, & David Weiner really bring this crazy story about a very mentally ill, love sick man, to life. Catch this music video at the Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Spring 2017 at the Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline at 7:30pm on Monday April 10th, 2017. Tagline: "In this dark, twisted story, a heart-broken ex-boyfriend pines away for the girl he still loves even after she begins a new relationship."

"Smooth Talk" Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Spring 2017 Official Selection

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"Smooth Talk" is a comedy film with a musical twist. It just goes to show that musical lyrics don't exactly translate into real life. Catch this film at the Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Spring 2017 at the Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline on Monday April 10th, 2017.  Tagline: "Smooth Talk" is a comedy short about how romance is a little different in real life than an R&B love song.

"The Homegirl (Die Freundin)" Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Spring 2017 Official Selection

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A clever film from Director Iván Sáinz-Pardo, "The Homegirl" featuring Kathrin von Steinburg, & Josephine Ehlert is the perfect union of German production value and Spanish humor. You don't want to miss this film at the Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Spring 2017 at the Alamo Drafthouse: Lakeline on Monday April 10th, 2017 at 7:30 PM. Tagline: "Open the door, is your best friend. (Abre la puerta, es tu mejor amiga)"

"obSETHed: Memorial Day" Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Spring 2017 Official Selection

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The ACSFF judges had similar reviews of this hilarious Dark Comedy. "I laughed. This thing got so awkward, it was like a a Steve Martin or John Candy train wreck of a situation. Very funny." Catch this film at the Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Spring 2017 on Monday April 10th, 2017. Tagline: "Aspiring actor, Seth Coltan, can never say the right thing. Is it his honesty? Or just his enthusiasm? Unfortunately, today is no different."

"Conecta2" Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Spring 2017 Official Selection

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This short comedy film will screen on Monday April 10th, 2017 at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Lakeline at 7:30 PM. Directed by Paul Dean Vieillefrance. Tagline: "Lucía, a single thirty years old girl, realizes that all of her friends are getting married and she is going to be left on the shelf, so she decides to contact a dates website. Lucía, soltera y treintañera, se da cuenta de que todos sus amigos se están casando y a ella se le está pasando el arroz, así que decide acudir a una pagina web de contactos."

"I Dream Of Zombies" Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Spring 2017 Official Selction

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"I Dream of Zombies" directed by Alex Forbes takes ones love for zombie films with satire that one can appreciate. Joseph Altin plays a young man living day to day with zombies on the brain. Litterally!!! Eats, sleeps and even plays games. When he one day wakes to find that his street is infested with the undead. He finds himself in his own dream come true situation. But for the undeaed it could be their worst nightmare. This short comedy film will screen on Monday April 10th, 2017 at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Lakeline at 7:30 PM. Tagline: "A young man prepares for the inevitable un-dead invasion. One morning, he wakes up to find his dreams have come true, with a hoard of the walking dead outside his house. Unable to contain his glee, he suits up and comes outside with an assortment of weapons to meet the zombies only to realise not everything was as he expected."

"Squeezed" Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Spring 2017 Official Selection

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This short comedy film will screen on Monday April 10th, 2017 at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Lakeline at 7:30 PM. Tagline: A couple away for their 5-year anniversary discover some new things about each other. Una pareja en un fin de semana para su aniversario de 5 años descubrir algunas cosas nuevas sobre sí. Visit the facebook page for this film.


"Woman of My Dreams" Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Spring 2017 Official Selection

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It's amazing what a good story and two talented actors, Rodrigo Sáenz de Heredia and Marian Aguilera can accomplish in one conversation that takes place in an apartment. Director Javier San Román does a great job of capturing this very interesting moment when a husband tells his wife a little bit too much about his dream the previous evening. This short comedy film from Spain "Woman of My Dreams (La Mujer De Mis Suenos) will screen at the Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Spring 2017 at 7:30 PM at the Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline on Monday April 10th, 2017. Tagline: "Ruben explains Almudena about his very active dreams last night. Almudena doesn´t like it. She wants to be the woman in his dreams."

"The Naughty List" Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Spring 2017 Official Selection

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"The Naughty List" Directed by Paul Campion is an "Elf" meets "Sopranos", as two mobsters in the witness protection program happen to meet jolly Old Saint Nick. But when they do, Mr. Claus's definition of naughty or nice isn't what your grandma is used to. This short comedy film will screen on Monday April 10th, 2017 at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Lakeline at 7:30 PM. Tagline: "On Christmas Eve, two American mobsters come face to face with Santa Claus, and discover what it really takes to get on the Naughty or Nice list."

Nominations for Best Texas Film: Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Spring 2017

Nominations for the “Best Texas Film Award'
“Jam Therapy - Get Up Get Down” Directed by Diego Lozano (Austin, Texas)
“Full House Rap” Directed by Ali Alkhafaji

"Production Value" Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Spring 2017 Official Selection

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"Production Value" has been nominated or the Best Comedy Micro Short Film Award for the Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Spring 2017. You can't have a good comedy film festival without making fun of the film industry itself right? Director Mike Winger highlights the struggle of starving independent actors, doing a lot of over acting to make it in this industry. Catch this film at the Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Spring 2017 at the Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline at 7:30 PM on Monday April 10th, 2017. Tagline: "While performing a scene, the dialogue of two actors switches to what they're really thinking."

“Knife Fight” Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Spring 2017 Official Selection

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An excellent film from director Miguel J. Soliman, “Knife Fight” features a fun performance between two ladies of the night in a back alley.  Starring Mary Elizabeth Cobb and Mariola Figueroa, "Knife Fight" is the standoff at the corner. As two ladies of the night hash out their differences in edged combat. But, will the ladies realize they have more in common than they think? Watch this and many more comedic gold mines on Monday April 10th, 2017 at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Lakeline at 7:30 PM. Tagline: "A seedy, side alley stand-off takes an unexpected turn in - Knife Fight."

"Breaking and Mentoring" Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Spring 2017 Official Selection

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The film "Breaking and Mentoring" Directed by Chandler Perry and Andrew Harrison is a quirky short film that shows how quickly one can go from a complete stranger to parenthood.  Keith Oney and Xaiver Wolf bring laughter with this dark comedy. This short comedy film will screen on Monday April 10th, 2017 at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Lakeline at 7:30 PM. Tagline: "An abandoned boy and his bear befriend a burglar."

"The Waiting Room" Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Spring 2017 Official Selection

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A great comedy from Spain directed by Aitor González Iturbe. It's a very awkward situation with good dialogue and funny moments. Very nice visuals from cinematographer Carlos Mezo as well.  This short comedy film will screen on Monday April 10th, 2017 at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Lakeline at 7:30 PM. Tagline: Julian does not know where he is or how he got that waiting room. Julián no sabe dónde está ni cómo ha llegado hasta esa sala de espera.

“Church” Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Spring 2017 Official Selction

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“Church” Written and Directed by Stephen Bodossian. Ever wanted to impress a significant other by attending a church that isn't your own? Now add the fact that your a serious germaphob to the Communion and watch the mayhem begin.This short comedy film will screen on Monday April 10th, 2017 at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Lakeline at 7:30 PM.  Tagline "Pretending to be a Catholic, Alan, a Jewish germaphobe, attends mass to appease his girlfriend's parents."


“The Snowman's Hat” Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Spring 2017 Official Selction

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“The Snowman's Hat” Directed/Produced/Written and animated by Jeff Draheim. Is a simple and sweet stop motion animation about the lengths a Snowman would take to retrieve his beloved top-hat.  If you're a fan of Aardman Animations the creators behind Wallace and Gromit,  then sit back and enjoy.This short comedy film will screen on Monday April 10th, 2017 at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Lakeline at 7:30 PM. Tagline "A stop motion snowman adventure."

"Oy Vey" Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Spring 2017 Official Selection

This film will screen at the Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Spring 2017 on Monday April 10th, 2017 at 7:30 PM. Tagline: "A traditional Jewish shiva - Isaac and Benjamin are mourning their beloved wife and mother, Ruthie. But when some unexpected guests arrive, they discover Ruthie wasn't the women they thought she was."

"The Cunnilingus King" Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Spring 2017 Official Selection

Catch this film on Monday April 10th, 2017 at the Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline on Monday April 10th, 2017 at 7:30 PM. Synopsis: In August of 2011, Shannon Burkett was diagnosed with Paget’s disease, a rare form of breast cancer and she did what anyone who is diagnosed with breast cancer would do: she wrote a rock musical about porn. The Cunnilingus King is a music video of one of the songs from that musical and So You Wanna Productions released the video on Sept 15th in celebration of the 5-year anniversary of her mastectomy and five years of being able to say she is cancer free.

"Priority Seat" Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Spring 2017 Official Selection

Director Gilbert Chan is giving the distinction of directing the first ever comedy film from the nation of Singapore to be named an official selection in Austin Comedy Short Film Festival history. Catch this film on Monday April 10th, 2017 at 7:30 PM at the Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline. Tagline: "Who deserves the ‘priority seat’ on the public bus the most? Is it a sporty and fit old man? Or a young man with an injured arm? Or a slim young woman who claims that she is pregnant? In this comedic short, the three ‘fight’ over the priority seat to hilarious effect. Who will end up with the precious seat?"

"Hipsta Shit" Music Video: Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Spring 2017 Official Selection

"Hipsta Shit" by Timmy Trumpet & Chardy ft The Bondi Hipsters is a hilarious comedy music video from Australia that just kinda' smacks you in the face with humor. You don't want to miss this music video on Monday April 10th, 2017 at the Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline on Monday April 10th, 2017. Tagline: "A clip that takes revenge everyone who’s ever been at the wrong end of jerky hipster attitude, that forever-judging thousand-yard stare and the gluten-free bragging. (With the stars of ABC TV's SOULMATES). A love letter to 90s horror films in particular Sam Raimi's - 'Army Of Darkness'."

"Five Star Service" Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Spring 2017 Official Selection

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Many have tried to make a good story out of the Uber or Rideshare experience, but Director Chris Parisi summed it up with this great micro short film. An excellent performance by Griffin Taylor as a ratings obsessed Ride Share driver that get's himself into a lot of trouble pursuing a high rating. This film will screen at the Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Spring 2017 at the Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline at 7:30 PM. Tagline: "Ray is suffering through a typical day behind the wheel of his ride-sharing car. The hours are long and the crazy passengers he serves don't appreciate him, but at least one of them really should."

"The Status Liker" Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Spring 2017 Official Selction

"The Status Liker" Directed Andreas Toumbas shows us the maddness of a social media in this short comedy film which will screen on Monday April 10th, 2017 at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Lakeline at 7:30 PM. Check out the main website for the "First World Relationships" Web Series.

"The Rebeccas" Web Series: Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Spring 2017 OfficialSelection

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The judges at the ACSFF were impressed with the comedic moments in the web series "The Rebeccas" Directed by Michael Chwastiak. Several small episodes from this series will screen throughout the festival program on Monday April 10th, 2017 at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema: Lakeline. Tagline: "Two women from another time find whimsical subjects to occupy every moment. Occasionally, danger crosses their pathway. Sometimes mischief is involved. Other times it's simply a conversation over tea."