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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The Decision

Mike Scalisi | United States | 2015 | 12 m If you could change one decision you’ve made in your life and things would be as if you had taken a different path, what decision would you change? Cast Jason Bowen Leia Thompson Marc Sotkin Viewing Instructions

Your Highness (La Statura Dello Stato)

Giovanni Nodari | Italy | 2015 | 7 m Italian with English Subtitles Nino is a politician (LSD Political Party). He is 1 meter 90 tall. When he was a child he dreamed to be a dwarf. He entered politics in order to write a law against discrimination on tall people. Cast Luca  Gatta Viewing Instructions

Payback

Dan Eichholtz | United States | 2016 | 18 m When Grandma Izzy’s computer is hijacked and threatens all her life memories. She sets out to find a “Computer Savior” who can unlock it. But instead of savior she is robed and victimized. Viewing Instructions

Fill in the Blanks (Texte a Trous)

Chloé Marçais | France | 2016 | 9 m French with English Subtitles At the laundry a man listens to two girls’ intimate conversation. Unfortunately, several noises prevent him to hear the most interesting details… Cast Jean-luc Vincent Lou Chauvain Maëlle Arsant Marie-christine Jeanney

Jewish Blind Date

Anaëlle Morf | Switzerland | 2015 | 15 m French with English Subtitles Unhappy in love, Mary Lou decides to reconnect with her religious roots by marrying a practicing Jew. In order to get married, she has to pass the Shidduch test, which will determine whether her life will be a success or failure. Cast Estelle Darnault Axel… Read more »

DuO

Karl E. Landler | United States | 2015 | 14 m  French with English Subtitles Facebook | Twitter When Melanie begrudgingly agrees to give Marcel, a French mime who doesn’t speak english, a ride to his audition in Las Vegas, they both have to overcome their differences to prevent this trip from being a disaster. Cast Karl… Read more »