Comedy

Comedy is a genre of film in which the main emphasis is on humour. These films are designed to make the audience laugh through amusement and most often work by exaggerating characteristics for humorous effect. Films in this style traditionally have a happy ending (black comedy being an exception). One of the oldest genres in film, some of the very first silent movies were comedies, as slapstick comedy often relies on visual depictions, without requiring sound. When sound films became more prevalent during the 1920s, comedy films took another swing, as laughter could result from burlesque situations but also dialogue.

Comedy, compared to other film genres, puts much more focus on individual stars, with many former stand-up comics transitioning to the film industry due to their popularity. While many comic films are lighthearted stories with no intent other than to amuse, others contain political or social commentary.

U.S. and foreign films

The English film title, original title, country of origin and production year are listed. Foreign-language films are subtitled in English.

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Mohammed Alshaheen | Saudi Arabia | 2016 | 7 m Facebook | Twitter The idea: a young man intended to go for a wild ride and then hang a lonely road and then the victim of a serious matter leads to the end of his life and then return to life is funny in a way.

(IM)Moral

Rachel Breitag | United States | 2016 | 9 m 30 s Facebook (IM)MORAL is a comedic look at what the cost of success is. Lars is an unemployed working actor who’s girlfriend, Ava, is a high profile defense lawyer. After a tiff Ava blurts her frustration with Lars lack of income. Lars recognizes his need… Read more »

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The Immaculate Misconception

Michael Geoghegan | United Kingdom | 2015 | 25:00 Facebook THE IMMACULATE MISCONCEPTION is a story about belief, family, and honour. Sinead O’Reilly is a pregnant 16-year-old schoolgirl living in West Belfast with her grandparents Daniel and Bronagh O’Reilly. Bronagh is the matriarch of this dysfunctional family and a devout, pious, dour Catholic to boot,… Read more »

Return To Sender

Nikolai Selikovsky | Austria | 2016 | 19 m 25 s German with English Subtitles During a dinner with Curt Cobain and Elvis Presley at an Italian restaurant, Freddie Mercury narrates a short story about the arrival in Vienna of Peppo, an Italian mafia boss with family connections to Vienna, where he also owns a canal… Read more »

Uncle Albert

Summer Blake | United States | 2015 | 11 m 34 s Facebook A dark comedy about the nuances of emotional response; Karen’s left emotionless following the death of her distant Uncle, Albert, she’ll stop at nothing to prove to fellow guests that she can indeed feel “sad.” Cast Jessie Pinnick Thomas DeFrancisco Anne Martin

A World of Pleasure

Tina Pfeiffer | United States | 2016 | 22 m A couple decides to sell their shop, which happens to be an Adult Boutique. While they are packing up a customer stops in to by a blow up doll.

Sweet Talk

Luciano Arturo Glavina | Brazil | 2015 | 8 m 4 s Spanish with English Subtitles In a café, a man sits down at a table to meet a woman. A chit-chat unfolds in a beautiful, human and a full of ironies dialogue. The short is a tribute to an Uruguayan poet and writer Mario… Read more »

A Town Called Theocracy

Jehad N. Al-Khateeb | United States | 2016 | 15 m After the mayor of a theocratic regime imposes tough film restrictions, the sullen projectionist of a failing movie theater is inspired by a stranger passing through town to create a unique flick to skirt the oppressive system. Cast Mark Feigenbutz Lucy Madeline Jeff Poole

Film School Musical

Maan B., Talha B. | United States | 2016 | 18 m 57 s   Directing his own film is a dream come true for the soon to be film school graduate Tommy, until equipment failure, difficult actors and set drama threaten to make it a nightmare.

A Guide To Failing Upward

Vito J. Giambalvo | United States | 2015 | 13 m 22 s A Guide To Failing Upward is a look at the puzzling scenario of people who seem to always get ahead in life no matter what. Victor Slickerelli (Lou Richards), a real life Walter Mitty / Mr. Bean, manages to always come out… Read more »