Comedy Shorts

Runtime: 01:25:25
Available:: Oct 23, 2021 00:00
Until:: Nov 01, 2021 04:59

Charlie Chaplin once said, “A day without laughter is a day wasted.” With that in mind, join us for these nine short films that are sure to split your sides while proving your time was well-spent. After these fantastic flicks the fun is followed the Topaz Festival’s Live Stand-Up Comedy Night featuring 5 witty female comedians.

Screening in-person:
Friday, October 22 at 7pm
MediaTech Institute
13300 Branch View Ln
Dallas. TX 75234

Screening online:
October 22 @ 8pm until
October 31 @ 11:59pm

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Sweetcorn

Sweetcorn

00:08:03

Mel is ecstatic to be declared “Woman in Finance 2020” - it epitomises everything she wants to achieve in her life: synergy, alignment, strategy, outcomes. And what better way to tell the world about it than through a corporate interview, with pre-scripted key messages? But Mel quickly ‘pivots’ into an authenticity paradox. What does it mean for her to be her? Can she really be trained to be real? And what’s sweetcorn got to do with any of this?

Loser

Loser

00:12:55

A 10-minute comedy of errors, following a young woman through a day that goes from bad to worse. A series of misadventures leads her to the conclusion that perhaps being a 'loser' isn't so bad.

Beach Body

Beach Body

00:08:51

Freshly divorced, overweight, and nearing forty, Amanda must navigate an encounter with an ex she still desires

Tone Deaf

Tone Deaf

00:08:05

Emily Jackson is a 35 year old Black woman who is still OBSESSED with her favorite white boy band from middle school, "Co3". What will she do in the wake of the BLM movement, when she discovers the men she has idolized for over two decades aren't the clean cut "pop princes" she's always seen them as?

Arbor View Memory Gardens

Arbor View Memory Gardens

00:10:04

A funeral home employee questions the meaning of life when she encounters a man who claims he's still alive. Adapted from an excerpt of "This Random World" by Steven Dietz.

PAP TRAP

PAP TRAP

00:05:37

Liz, the party girl who refuses to retire, pays a visit to her old partner in crime, Sara, hoping to make a score. Sara will do whatever it takes to make her new job at the clinic work and leave her past behind... until it comes walking through the door. Will Liz back down when the Doctor begins a well woman exam? Not on your life.

The Dogfriend

The Dogfriend

00:13:37

Struck by the supreme loneliness of her circumstances, a young woman wishes for her dog to become her boyfriend and then endures the myriad consequences when her wish comes true. The Dogfiend is a careful-what-you-wish for dark comedy about the monster that is straight, cis, white male privilege and equally a story about the various cycles and iterations of loss. Ultimately, it’s about a woman who chooses herself, despite the unspeakable fear of isolation. It weaves together undeniable themes of this past year; solitude, loneliness, whimsy and absurdity, while also integrating the mountainous and ongoing, collective conversations we’ve shared around gender, race and systems of privilege. Last but not least, it is an ode to the great city of New York, which has proven, now more than ever, to be a unique and strange haven of magic and possibility.

Egg Party

Egg Party

00:09:45

Egg Party begins in a sun-soaked Brooklyn apartment in late spring. Six women in their late-thirties gather, with lots of wine and laughter, to dye Easter eggs. Through a series of whimsical portraits we discover each woman’s view on her respective egg, lost dreams, and new beginnings. As the afternoon light shifts around them, it is revealed they have gathered to support their friend Molly, who is desperate for motherhood and struggling through loss and infertility. After her world is cracked open, coming together becomes the greatest balm to heal a grieving spirit.

DONUT CHASE

DONUT CHASE

00:08:28

Two oddball female police officers flip the script on the male buddy-cop genre as they find themselves in a high-speed powdered jelly donut chase.

Ticket Options

  • Virtual Festival Pass USD 20.00 USD 10.00
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