The UK’s only international comedy film festival LOCO is coming back in London for his seventh edition. Running from 11th to 14th of July it’s going to be an exciting celebration of new comedies on TV and film. LOCO is a not-for-profit foundation that discovers, develops and screens the world’s most original comedy film-makers. Believing that more than any other genre, comedy can bridge social divides. In fact, since the beginning of the film, comedy has united generations, cultures, and classes.
The program of 2019 explores different genres of comedy starting with for romantic and ending with coming-of-age comedy. The kick-off for the festival will be the Opening Night Premiere of Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans. Attended by Sebastian Croft (Game of Thrones, Penny Dreadful), Director Dominic Brigstocke (Tracy Ullman’s Show, Porridge), Producer Caroline Norris (Breeders, Tracy Ullman’s Show) as well as Festival Director and Co-Founder Denise Hicks the festival will be set to go full swing.
There will be the possibility to celebrate the bond of sisterhood with METAL HEART’s director Hugh O’Conor, to throw yourself into romantic breakthroughs and break-ups in MASTERS OF LOVE, who will have it’s London Premiere as well as Q&A with director Matt Roberts and cast. Might sound like a cliche, but we all Fall for it ROMANTIC COMEDY with Q&A with a live score from Summer Camp. LOCO 2019 will also showcase the best new comedy shorts across four categories: ‘Awkward Encounters’, ‘Something Funny Going On’, ‘Take Control’ and ‘Intimate Details’. And let’s not forget Saturday, 13th of July, 8:45pm WHEN HARRY MET SALLY… 30TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING. But that’s not all! The Comedy Crowd‘s exciting new on-demand channel named Punkanary will launch. Somewhere between Netflix and Kickstarter, the platform will look to serve both the industry and comedy fans with fresh sketches, shorts and series.
Concluding the festival all nominated films will be shown on a special Closing Night Screening on Sunday 14th July with the winners announced at the end of the screening. Categories include Best Short Film, Best Short Film Script, Best Performance in a Short and Best Ensemble Performance in a Short. For the first time, the festival will be screening films under 3 mins which will all be eligible for the new award of Best Short Shot. Nominated shorts this year include films from up and coming talent such as Florence Keith-Roach (A FAMILY AFFAIR) and Freddie Waters (LUGER) as well as seasoned writers and directors such as Jamie Demetriou & Joseph Pelling (JARRESSEY).
More information on the festival can be found over here.
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