LA Comedy Shorts
The annual LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival (LACS) is the largest festival in the US of its kind, presenting only short comedy films on its screens.
During the four-day event, between 60-90 comedy short films from around the world are screened at the festival's main venue in Down-town Los Angeles. Additional industry panels and parties take place at various locations around the city.
The festival culminates on the final night with a red carpet awards ceremony, where winning filmmakers and screenwriters are honored.
The "Commie" award is presented to a comedy industry notable personage for career achievements and "excelling in achieving outstanding co-medical achievements in the field of comedy excellence".