WELCOME TO LOCO 2015
Welcome to the fourth LOCO London Comedy Film Festival, lightening up London in the most miserable week of the year.
The 2015 programme is our most wide-ranging and ambitious so far, spanning the earliest days of British cinema to a dazzling time travel comedy; from much-loved Ealing classics to brand new British independent films. We also have more premieres than ever, opening the Festival with Lost In Karastan, a spectacular political satire by Ben Hopkins, and continuing with new films from the Netherlands, the Czech Republic and the USA.
LOCO’s mission is to kickstart the next generation of British comedy film-makers, and this year’s Festival includes the world premieres of LOCO Discovery Award nominees SuperBob and MLE, two programmes of new British shorts, and the first screening of Cal McCrystal’s The Bubonic Play. Our Kickstart Your Comedy Career course also returns with two days of industry insights, previews and networking events for young filmmakers.
Our key theme this year is comedy and social class. From The Canterbury Tales to Nighty Night, and from Much Ado About Nothing to Abigail’s Party, comedy has provided the sharpest analysis of the British class system, so with the election just three months away, it’s the perfect time to debate the issue with a season of contemporary and classic films, plus our unique social class comedy gameshow
LOCO is a not-for-profit foundation that relies on the support of many friends and partnerships. Thank you to everyone who makes it possible, and of course to you, our audience, who help us prove each January that funny makes the world go round.
Denise Hicks | Director
Jonathan Wakeham | Programmer
Helen Jack | Producer
Tickets are available to book through our venue partners, with details included in our listings below:
The LOCO London Comedy Film Festival is supported by the BFI Film Festival Fund, awarding funds through the National Lottery.