Just for Laughs seeks pix

Features, shorts sought before May 1 deadline

Montreal comedy festival Just for Laughs is seeking submissions for its fifth showcase, to be held July 12-22.

Short films — no longer than 15 minutes — are eligible for the comic divisions Eat My Shorts!, Eat My Twisted Shorts! and Tout Court. Fest is seeking feature-length comedies in the categories Comedia and Fantasia.

Filmmakers, film students or individuals experienced with digital cameras are eligible to compete. Movies selected will screen during the fest’s 11-day run and compete for the Just for Laughs Industry Award, bestowed in each category.

Comedies that have premiered at the fest in the past include “The Spirit of Christmas,” the animated short that spawned “South Park.”

Deadline for submissions is May 1. For information, call (514) 845-3155.

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