Dates scheduled August 23-24.
Laughter Film Festival Vincennes, IN. Challenge to filmmakers that they can make a comedy without sex, gore and four-letter words. Red Skelton was known for silly characters, physical comedy and able to tell a story without saying a word. The Red Skelton Museum would like to recognize films that share this talent. "If by chance some day you're not feeling well and you should remember some silly thing I've said or done and it brings back a smile to your face or a chuckle to your heart, then my purpose as your clown has been fulfilled." - Red Skelton

- Best Comedy
- Best Non-verbal (Silent Spot)
- Best Physical Comedy
- Best Pathos
- Best Silly Character
- Best Feel Good Film

All genres will be accepted.

- No Vulgarity
- No F*Bombs
- No Nudity
- No Gore
- No Adult Oriented Material
- No Extreme Violence

Films should be appropriate for all audiences.

We will accept films from any year

Foreign Language Films must have English Subtitles.

LaFF-VIN encourages filmmaker's to submit family oriented films. All genres will be accepted, including but not limited to Drama, Comedy, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Animation, etc.

Entry & Screening:

Entry & Screening materials will not be returned unless paid shipping is provided. Entries may be submitted in the following formats: DVD, Blu-Ray, USB drive or digital transfer.

Entry fees are non-negotiable and non-refundable.

LaFF-VIN does not accept pornography, gore or vulgarity.

Accepted entries will be requested to provide additional materials including Digital Poster, Filmmaker-Director Bio, High Resolution Color stills, and a Cast/Credit information sheet.

LaFF-VIN will contact applicants at various times regarding their film, thus an e-mail address is required.

Screening dates, times and number of screenings is at the sole discretion of the festival programmer.

By digitally signing and submitting an entry, submitter expressly agrees to be bound by the terms of the official rules and regulations including but not limited to release of their submission. Additionally, submitter expressly states that he/she/they have the authority to waive any interest, right, or claim of any other party may have with regard to their interest in the submission. Further, submitter expressly agrees to defend and hold LaFF-VIN harmless from any claim arising out the use or release of the submission.

Filmmakers must have secured rights to any music, words, or images used in the work.

Filmmakers will retain ownership rights to submitted works, but by submitting a film to the competition, a filmmaker grants the Red Skelton Performance Arts Center the right to screen the work. Submission of a film does not guarantee its use.

Overall Rating
  • Pierre Chabrut

    Great Festival !!! We are happy and proud to have been able to share our film, Silvio, has been able to seduce you, transport you and reunite us, despite the distance !

    September 2019
  • Barbara Brunner

    We were very happy to be part of LAFF-VIN Laughter Film Festival with our Pingu parody "Black Icicles", communication was great.

    September 2019
  • Wonderful film festival! Thank you so for thinking about our work and selecting in your great festival. Look forward to sending more of my film work in the very near future!

    August 2019

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. Your notice that my film is OFFICIAL SELESTION for the competiotion – I am very glad about it. I wish success to the wonderful festival!
    Thank you Festival Team. Great team, excellent communication.

    Best regards
    Maribor, Slovenia - a little but beautiful country in Europe.

    August 2018
  • Whit Spurgeon

    Loved this festival. Great job for a first-year fest -- a wonderful venue, friendly organizers and a terrific line-up of very funny films. What an amazing auditorium to show a film in! I hope this festival has a long life!

    August 2018