Just for Laughs Film Festival Announces Jury Members & Launches Short Film Programs

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The Just for Laughs Film Festival, in collaboration with SCENE™, has just announced the jury members who will be selecting winners of the short film prizes for its 13th edition taking place in Montreal, from July 16 to 26.

This year’s jury will be made up of 5 members of the entertainment industry, including David Greenbaum (Vice President of Production and Development, Miramax Films), Alex Epstein (writer, Bon Cop / Bad Cop), Melissa Auf de Maur (music artist from the band Hole and Smashing Pumpkins), Denis Côté (filmmaker, Carcasses) and Tendo Nagenda (Vice President of Production, Mandate Pictures).

This year’s films will be competing for 2 Awards: 1 prize of $2000 for Best Short Film and 1 prize of $1000 for Best Quebec Short Film. With a record number of films being presented this year, the jurors will have the challenging task of making enlightened choices but will also surely fall prey to some serious laughing fits.

From July 16 to 25, at the NFB CineRobotheque is where the public can watch these on-screen gems and create their own personal list of favourites. With 140 movies, from 23 different countries, there are plenty of films to please everyone.

EAT MY SHORTS once again returns to bring you the best of the world’s animation and live action short comedy films.  Hosted by Montreal’s own Just For Laughs veterans Joey Elias and Dan Bingham, this is a five-night series of international shorts packages, culled and programmed from the most respected festivals and film boards around the planet.  Screenings run July 20, 23, 24, and 25 at 9pm (following feature film programming each night at 7pm), and July 21 at 7pm.  One special screening of  EAT MY TWISTED SHORTS adds some spice to the shorts programming with the best selections from the dark side of comedy.  Join host Joey Elias for the madness on July 21 at 9pm.

2009 JUST FOR LAUGHS FILM FESTIVAL, in association with SCENE™

FRIDAY, JULY 10 – MONDAY, JULY 27

Ticket price: $10 (taxes included)

Show your SCENE card at the Just For Laughs Box Office and get a 20% discount.*

Show your CAA membership card at the Just For Laughs Box Office and get a 15% discount.*

*(Discounts cannot be combined.)

To buy advance tickets to all events and screenings,

call or visit the Just For Laughs Box Office (2111 St Laurent)

(514) 845-2322 or toll-free 1-888-244-3155
or online at hahaha.com/film

Walk-up tickets for all screenings at the National Film BoardCineRobotheque

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