LOCO Local is the strand of the festival where we reach out to local film clubs and societies across London to become honorary festival venues. Working with this brilliant selection of passionate individuals and groups enables us to engage more film-lovers in the celebration of comedy films. It also means that we can help clubs to get their hands on a broader selection of titles that they might not otherwise be able to source, including British independent comedy features and shorts. We also introduce clubs to filmmakers where possible to provide unique perspectives for introductions and Q&As across London and bring the fans and the filmmakers closer together.

Tufnell Park Film Club

A Private Function

Tuesday 20th January – 20:00


UK | 1984 | 93 mins | Dir. Malcolm Mowbray

1947 in a small town in England. The war has been won two years ago, but there’s still rationing of meat. When Princess Elizabeth is going to marry, a group of businessmen wants to impress (or probably bribe) the local government by giving a big party. They want to slaughter an illegally raised pig for this event. Unfortunately someone steals the pig.

The Lord Palmerston, 33 Dartmouth Park Hill, London, NW5 1HU | www.tufnellparkfilmclub.com


Tufnell Park Film Club show a great film every two weeks in the upstairs room of The Lord Palmerston, a lovely local pub with great food and drink. They show anything from a Hollywood classic, forgotten gems, cult favourites or a recent release that didn’t get the attention they think it deserved.


Poplar Film 

East is East + LOCO Comedy Shorts 

+ Filmmakers Q&A

Sunday 25th January – 15:30

Tickets available here


UK | 1999 | 96 mins | Dir. Damien O’Donnell

In 1971 Salford fish-and-chip shop owner George Khan expects his family to follow his strict Pakistani Muslim ways. But his children, with an English mother and having been born and brought up in Britain, increasingly see themselves as British and start to reject their father’s rules on dress, food, religion, and living in general.

In advance of Poplar Film Presents’ screening of East is East, they will be screening a selection of comedy shorts (15:00), commissioned by PFP, followed by a selection of LOCO comedy shorts (16:00).

Spotlight, 30 Hay Currie Street, London E14 6GN |  www.poplarfilmpresents.com


Poplar Film brings the best of cinema & television to East London. From running festivals to commissioning original output, we’re passionate about entertainment that has audiences glued to their seats. In 2014, Poplar Film brought The Angela Lansbury Film Festival and Ken Loach in Conversation to Poplar, E14.  We’re delighted to be part of the LOCO Comedy Film Festival. Watch this space for news of Bagpuss & friends in mid 2015.


Cool Cats Café

Brassed Off

Thursday 22nd January – 20:30


UK | 1997 | 107 mins | Dir. Mark Herman

In a village in Northern England, Danny, the conductor of a colliery brass band, has difficulty maintaining the morale of his musicians when the economic future of the area is threatened by the possibility that the local coal mine will be closed. When a former resident returns to assess the mine, she gets involved with her former flame, and also the band, joining them in their last hurrah at a national competition.

149 Southampton Way, London SE5 7EW | http://www.coolcatscafe.com


As well as serving good food and drink, Cool Cats’ runs a programme of cultural including a regular film club, gigs and exhibitions.

Talkies Community Cinema

 LOCO Comedy Shorts

+ Filmmakers Q&A

Thursday 22nd January – 19:00 for 19:45 start

LOCO Comedy Shorts

Satan Has a Bushy Tail
Dir. & Scr. Louis Paxton | 15mins

Pineapple Calamari
Dir. Kasia Nalewajka, Scr. Kasia Nalewajka, Daniel Negret, & Manuela Lupini | 9mins

Ivan Brackenbury
Dir. Jason Wingard, Scr. Tom Binns | 8mins

The Bathroom
Dir. & Scr. Sam Peter Jackson | 10mins

Dir. Jonathan Van Tulleken, Scr. Rick Edwards | 3mins

Russian Roulette
Dir. Ben Aston, Scr. Oli Fenton | 5mins

Old Habits
Dir. & Scr. The Brothers Lynch | 13mins

Dir. Jonathan van Tulleken, Scr. Tim Key & Jonathan van Tulleken | 16mins

The Fox, 413 Green Lanes, N13, 4JD | www.talkies.org.uk


Partnering for the second year with LOCO London Comedy Film Festival, Talkies was set up in 2103 and is a not-for-profit, volunteer-led, pop-up cinema that holds two events a month in a range of venues in Palmers Green and surrounding areas of North London.

The Cinema Museum

LOCO Comedy Shorts

Friday 23rd January – 19:30

Tickets available here

Gregory is a DancerDir. Louis Hudson, Scr. Louis Hudson & Ian Ravenscroft | 3mins

Satan Has a Bushy Tail
Dir. & Scr. Louis Paxton | 15mins

Russian Roulette
Dir. Ben Aston, Scr. Oli Fenton | 5mins

Lipo Candle

Dir. & Scr. Susannah Hewlett | 2mins

Two Dosas

Dir. Sarmad Masud, Scr. Sarmad Masud & Nikesh Shukla | 16mins

Tea Time in Haworth

Dir. Mark Davenport, Scr. Chris Smith | 8mins

Earth’s Last Hope

Dir. & Scr. Riccardo Servini | 1min

Ivan Brackenbury

Dir. Jason Wingard, Scr. Tom Binns | 8mins

Old Habits

Dir. & Scr. The Brothers Lynch | 13mins

Japanese Doctor Who

Dir. & Scr. Joshua Kahan | 3mins

Smell Investigators

Dir. Adam McNicol, Scr. Freya Parker and Celeste Dring | 2mins


Dir. Jonathan van Tulleken, Scr. Tim Key & Jonathan van Tulleken | 16mins

Cinema Museum, 2 Duggard Way, London SE11 4TH | www.cinemamuseum.org.uk


London’s Cinema Museum is devoted to keeping alive the spirit of cinema from the days before the multiplex. Set in historic surroundings in Kennington, close to the Elephant & Castle, the Cinema Museum houses a unique collection of artefacts, memorabilia and equipment that preserves the history and grandeur of cinema from the 1890s to the present day.


S4 Film Club


Tuesday 27th January – 19:00

Ivan Brackenbury
Dir. Jason Wingard, Scr. Tom Binns | 8mins

Night Shift
Dir. & Scr. Richard Higson | 13mins

In keeping with the style of the S4 Film Club, this shorts screening will be followed by a mystery comedy feature- come along to find out!

The Genesis Cinema, 93-95 Mile End Road, London E1 4UJ | www.genesiscinema.co.uk


A film club curated by guest filmmakers and you!  We choose the short, welcome the director for a Q&A, and you choose the feature to watch alongside their film.  Join us at the Genesis Cinema to find out what was chosen for the LOCO London Comedy Film Festival!

This programme was made possible with the support of the BFI Film Festival Fund, awarding funds from The National Lottery.