LAUGH AFTER DARK COMEDYFEST 2022
Welcome to our first annual standup & comedy film festival taking place in Downtown Las Vegas October 3-5, 2022.

Laugh After Dark is the hit comedy TV show that spotlights the hottest rising stars in standup on our tv show as well as every week at our Las Vegas live shows.

The Laugh After Dark ComedyFest is equal parts comedy film festival and standup comedy festival, and every day will feature screenings, standup showcases, industry panels, networking opportunities, and a variety of world-class live entertainment.

***STANDUP + FILM SUBMISSIONS ARE DONE SEPARATELY***
You can submit your film entry here on FilmFreeway and your standup submission directly on our festival website: laughafterdarkcomedyfest.com

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Connect and network with top comedy and film industry producers, writers, directors, managers, agents, bookers, club owners, content distributors, and more. Our festival judges, panel speakers, and visiting industry have collectively worked on projects with Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, Comedy Central, HBO, Showtime, Fuze, Lionsgate, and much more!

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STANDUP LIVE TAPING:
Laugh After Dark Specials
We're doing it live! Select standup submissions will be chosen to film their 30 minute special live at the festival for distribution.

NETWORKING:
Coffee + Cronuts: Speed Networking with Industry Reps
Mornings are better with coffee and the opportunity to connect with our top industry contacts including bookers, buyers, distributors, writers, producers, and more!

PANEL:
Newsworthy: PR, promotion, and marketing your comedy brand.
Listen in as PR experts from comedy, film, and beyond discuss strategies for positioning your brand and how to pitch yourself to get featured in major industry publications.

PANEL:
So You Have A Story: how to pitch + sell your idea.
Learn from our top industry contacts as they discuss real-world strategies for packaging, pitching, selling, and distributing your million-dollar idea.

ENTERTAINMENT:
Comedy + Cocktails Lounge
Have a drink, a seat, a laugh, a bite to eat, and/or all of the above at the Comedy + Cocktails Lounge that will be open throughout the festival. The lounge will feature live music, comedy, and more.

All award-winners will receive an official Laugh After Dark Comedy Fest Metal and a cash prize (amount TBD).

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You can submit your film entry here on FilmFreeway and your standup submission directly on our festival website: laughafterdarkcomedyfest.com

1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place
Best of Fest (awards given by industry judges at their discretion)

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Awards will be given based on the highest cumulative average score by industry judges

Best Short Film
Best Web Series/TV Comedy Episodic
Best Music Video
Best Sketch Comedy
Best Director
Best Cinematography
Best Storytelling
Best of Fest (awards given by industry judges at their discretion)

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- By submitting to Laugh After Dark ComedyFest I understand that if selected to participate in the festival, I will be required to perform at the Las Vegas showcases October 3-5, 2022. You further acknowledge that no travel, payment, or accommodations will be provided.
- Submit your film entry here on FilmFreeway and your standup submission directly on our festival website: laughafterdarkcomedyfest.com
- In order to submit a film, you must own the rights or have permission from the owner.
- Films must have been produced after January 2021
- The Festival relationship will exclusively be with the film submitter.
- Any Foreign film that is not in English must have English subtitles.
- All fees are non-refundable.
- A copy of the film will be required for screening at the festival.
- Not all submissions will be selected for the festival. Our Judges are free to make their own choices and no answers will be given about entries not selected for the festival.
- You can submit in multiple categories including standup and film in order to become a multi-award film. Still, the decision about the selection is strictly determined by our judges' team and no selection is guaranteed. The fee is required for each category submission.
- By submitting you accept Laugh After Dark ComedyFest Rules and Terms herein including the image release below.
- Submitting to the festival authorizes Laugh After Dark ComedyFest to use, distribute and share the film poster, trailer, synopsis, and movie stills on our social media. You also agree to provide such items to the festival.

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By submitting to the Laugh After Dark ComedyFest and/or attending the festival, I irrevocably authorize and grant Laugh After Dark Entertainment, LLC and Laugh After Dark ComedyFest LLC (“hereinafter the Producers” which includes its successors and assigns) the right to:
- Record me (picture and/or voice) on photographs, film, and/or videotape, for audio-only, audio and visual, and/or visual-only reproduction (“the Recording”).
- Edit the Recording into a film/television program (which may include other recordings and material).
- Use my name and likeness, voice, biographic or other information concerning me to promote the festival and any content produced from the festival.
- Screen and broadcast the Recording on any broadcast, cable, and digital streaming outlet.
- Use and license others to use the Recording in all media throughout the world for the full period of copyright, including for the purposes of publicity, advertising, sales, and promotion of the footage.
- Other material: I also grant the Producer a non-exclusive license to use the following material in the film as needed: (personal papers, manuscripts, photographs, memorabilia, footage, musical works, etc.).
- I hereby release the Producer from any infringement or violation of personal and/or property rights of any sort whatsoever based upon the use of the Recording.
- I acknowledge that the Producer owns and shall own all rights, title, and interest (including copyright) of the Recording.
- I further acknowledge that the Producer is not obliged to use the Recording.
- I warrant that I have full power to enter into this Release and that the terms of this Release do not in any way conflict with any existing commitment on my part. Reference to “the Recording” in this Release includes any and all edited versions made by the Producer and also includes any previously recorded material of me made by the Producer.