FINALIZING 2019 DATES. LATE AUGUST OR EARLY SEPTEMBER.
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
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  • FRANC KOPIC

    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
    FRANC KOPIC
    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
  • It was an honor to be a part of this festival. I was not able to attend in person, but the communication was outstanding. They kept us informed every step of the way, they did outstanding promo and posted a great deal on social media. I will submit again next year and hope to be an official selection again! Thanks!

    August 2018
  • Anthony Schubert

    I wasn't able to attend, but the festival communication was detailed and friendly. I think its a great value and a good opportunity for filmmakers.

    August 2018