2017 Film Selection

Below is a list of all the films that will be screening at the 2017 ACME Comedy Film Festival:

A friend within
A Right Fool
Acting Class
Aisle 4
Battle Of The Brides
Birds Dropping
Con Boys
Elijah’s Ashes
Game Night
Good Hair
Illegal Aliens
Last Will & Testament, Inc.
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Paige Pounces
Quarter Life*
Shoot Me Nicely
Smooth Talk
Special Unit
The Bouquet
The Road
The Short Short
Tilting at Skyscrapers

Congratulations to all the filmmakers whose work will be screening this year at the festival. We are honored and excited to include your work, humor, and talent in our festival.  We hope to see you there.  A Complete Schedule of screening times will be posted on July 7th.



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Winners of the 2016 ACME Film Fest

Announcing the winners of the 2016 ACME Film Nights Summer Screening Series.

First a big thank you to all the filmmakers, fans, volunteers, and staff, who helped make the screening series a fun week of laughs and friends.

Best of Fest

Silver Dogs

Best Micro Film (under 3 minutes)

Ford Focus, Stimulating

Best Los Angeles Comedy

The Venecian

Best Foreign Comedy

Mi Casa, Su Casa

Best Performance, Male

Lewis Georgeson, The Barber’s Cut

Best Performance, Female

Estelle Darnault, Jewish Blind Date

Best Animated Short

Misiek + The Bloody Monitor

Best Web Series Installment

Welcome Home, Loser

Winners on the Red Carpet!

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And a special thank you to our festival photographer, Willy Sanjuan.

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Friday Night Line Ups

Friday 8pm

Barber’s Cut  (11:40)TBC.SmallPoster

Two cut off but living heads wake up in a fridge and manage to escape while trying to avoid a psycho barber.

Atomic Couple  (14:22)

Maggie Adams, a once promising nurse, is forced to confront the realities of her marriage when nuclear war breaks out and sets off a series of unexpected events that offer her a glimmer of hope to returning to who she yearns to be.

Date-O-Phobe (7:00)

When a germaphobe teen goes on his first date he must overcome his fear of gross situations in order to woo the girl he has a crush on.

Dime (2:57)

When her mother-in-law unexpectedly arrives during breakfast, a woman reveals her feelings about not being accepted for who she is and the effects that disapproval has on herself, her partner, and their adopted daughter.

Flower Rainstorm City Hippie (2:30)bwahposterfinal_copy

Flower Rainstorm escapes the city for a less-than-perfect love affair with nature.

Dr. Cack’s User’s Guide to Expedient Portfolio Assessment  (3:34)

A noted scholar demonstrates the best practices of PowerPoint.

Bwah Bwah (1:00)

A young woman flees from a dark figure, but is it all a dream? And who’s dream?

Sprinkles & Buttons (34:41)

In a cruel world where the only thing that matters is survival, Sprinkles and Buttons face the harsh reality of being a pet to their absent–minded owner. Despite Sprinkles’ pure bred spoiled nature and Button’s vicious wolf instincts, the two dogs learn to depend on each other.



Pat & Julian Deal Some Drugs (13:02)

Two childish drug dealers want to leave behind their life of crime and start fresh with careers at the local hotdog stand– but their boss demands they finish one last job.

Here’s Jane (12:15)HeresJane_9_29_15

Jane is a free spirit in her mid 30’s, working as a sales girl at Forever 21. She comes up with a scheming plan on how to avoid being evicted from the dumpy apartment she shares with her best friend Heather.

Guinea Pigs  (3:50)
When the job market gets tough, the tough earn their living as medical test subjects. But how far are they willing to go?

The Hand Job  (0:50)

A human resources manager gets the surprise of his life when the ideal applicant applies for an unusual job opening.

Mi Casa, Su Casa (14:58)

When Celine returns from a holiday in Mexico, she discovers that her home has been taken over by Bartleby and his eclectic party guests. Her apartment doesn’t hold the slightest trace of her existence. Is she home or somewhere else?  Is this her life? Or someone else’s?

1Misiek + the bloody Monitor (1:01)

Away from hostile reality, Misiek just wants to go fishing!

Squatch’n (7:30)

Two friends go looking for Bigfoot deep in the Kentucky woods, and discover more than they expected to find.

Accidental Dick Pic  (3:00)

A man accidentally sends a picture to his mom.

Fantastic Love Gym (3:55)

Dongwan and Juri have been friends since they were kids. Dongwan struggles with his secret crush on Juri. Can he have his ricecake and eat it too?

Italian Miracle  (9:10)

In a rural Italian village, Antonio is asked to translate a confession for an American woman.  But when he starts disagreeing with the priest, the translation gets harder for him.

Welcome Home, Loser  (11:17)WHL_Poster1

Three recent college graduates transition from college life to living back at home with their parents. Over-achiever Jeanie, slacker Connor, and nice guy Nut each have a new diploma in hand, but no idea what to do next. In this episode the gang creates a list of new things to try.


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Thursday Night’s Line Up

Check out the great films screening tonight at ACME Film Nights Summer Screening Series!

The Venecian (5:05)TheVenecian

An East Side Hipster is stranded amongst the homeless in Venice and his friends have to bring him home – parody of The Martian

Mr. Bastard (5:00)

He’s the one man that gives Sigmund Freud more than he can handle.

Positive (7:44)

Peter’s questionable decision affects everyone but himself. Peter’s sister does him a huge favor and he doesn’t hold up his end of the deal. Now, he can only hope to goodness that his mother, sister, and girlfriend don’t kill him in his sleep.

Jewish Blind Date (15:56)photo_-_copie4

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.

If Charlie Was a Girl (4:24)

A modern  girl gets stuck in a perpetual Charlie Chaplin movie with she herself as the starring character. Instead of trying to escape her fate, she embraces it and turns the world to her favor.

Dunkin the Sun (2:01)

Dunkin Donuts’ new iced coffee will help you defeat the sun.

Stake Out (5:33)stakeout2

Wren and Sophie are on their first ever mission. What could possibly go wrong?

Chance Encounter (4:00)

A man encounters his decade older self and receives some questionable insight.

Tonight’s the Night (3:01)

Buddies help their friend get out of a funk with a special night on the town.

Getting In (12:28)

When Roger loses his scholarship at one of the most prestigious universities, he decides to hack the tuition system in order to clear his bill.


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Tonight’s Line Up

Join us tonight for a great line up of hilarious short films.


Pick A Hostage (4:27)

When two incompetent bank robbers are instantly surrounded by cops, they are forced to pick a hostage…but which one?

Wipeout (5:14)Wipeout_444_poster_with_laurels3

A man with chronic Obsessive Compulsive Disorder falls in love with a beautiful female jogger, and takes up running in a bid to win her heart.


One Night in Hollywood (11:23)

Two Indie filmmakers find the perfect investor for their film. However, he has one deal point – that they kill a rival studio executive. That doesn’t seem to be a problem. But, agreeing on an ending to their film seems to be their biggest challenge!

Banging Intervention (4:00)

A friend hosts an intervention for a friend who doesn’t have enough friends.

We’re Working On It (13:00)

Neal and Al resolve to create a work of art that will explore why creative collaborations seldom pan out.  With Al only in Los Angeles for a couple of weeks, the race is on to actually do something. Will this project finally bring them the recognition they feel they deserve, or is it doomed to be forgotten, like so many projects before it?

Tara: Lupenetti: Dog Matchmaker (1:34)

Tara Lupenetti explains the in’s and out’s of her difficult job. Sometimes matchmaking dogs can be a real bitch.

LA Picker: Episode 6 (5:19)

This is the story of Sally, a vintage geek, who attempts to build an online business despite being thwarted by her arch-nemesis picker Jonathan. What’s the price of success? Negotiable. In Episode 6, Sally and Jonathan go to an estate sale as a team, but it looks like Sally may be up to no good.


Ford Focus (1:21)

A parody on the decadence of luxury car commercials, starring a used 2007 Ford Focus hatchback.

Dad Bod (0:45)

A new fragrance from Calvin Klein made especially for the Dad Bod …and it’s driving women crazy.

Silver Dogs  (18:00)

A recently divorced stand-up comedian, homeless and living in his car, struggles after his ex-wife forces him to take their two senior Weimaraners. Starring San Francisco stand up comedian Matt Lieb.

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Tickets are now on sale!

Tickets for the 2016 ACME Film Nights Summer Screening Series are now on sale!

Click here to buy your tickets now!  

Tickets are only $10 when you buy online and $15 if you buy at the door.  So, if you buy your tickets online in advance, you save $5.


Help us out for the night and you get a ticket for free! Click here for more info.


ACME Hollywood West is located at

135 N La Brea Ave

Los Angeles CA 90036

(If your GPS leads you to North Hollywood or Inglewood, you are in the wrong place!)


The ACME Theatre is serviced by the 212, 14, and 16 bus lines.


There’s street parking available on La Brea and Beverly. As always, pay attention to the signs!


There’s plenty of popular dining places in the neighborhood.  Here’s a few we recommend.




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Congratulations to 2016 Lineup!

Congratulations to the directors and producers, casts and crews of these film projects. Thank you for sharing them with us at ACME Film Nights, we are excited to share them with live audiences at this summer’s ACME Film Fest.

  • The Barber’s Cut
  • Squatch’n
  • The Hand Job
  • A User’s Guide to Expediant Portfolio Assessment
  • A Chance Encounter
  • Stakeout!
  • The Venician
  • Italian Miracle
  • FANTASTIC LOVE GYM web series (Episode 1-About Juri&Dongwan)
  • Guinea Pigs
  • Mi Casa, Su Casa
  • Misiek and the bloody monitor
  • Welcome Home, Loser!
  • Flower Rainstorm, City Hippie
  • Tara Lupenetti, Dog Matchmaker
  • Positive
  • Getting In
  • We’re Working On It
  • Dad Bod: By Calvin Klein
  • Pat & Julian Deal Some Drugs
  • Dime
  • Jewish Blind Date
  • Here’s Jane
  • Silver Dogs
  • Bwah-Bwah
  • The Ford Focus: Stimulating
  • Wipeout
  • If Charlie Was a Girl
  • Sprinkles and Buttons
  • Pick A Hostage (Short)
  • Mr. Bastard
  • Date-o-phobe
  • Accelerator
  • Banging Intervention
  • Accidental D!@k Pic
  • LA Picker: Episode 6
  • Atomic Couple!


All these films are going to make for an incredibly hilarious and fun nights. More info about screening times TBA.

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2016 Screenings: July 20, 21, 22, 23

We’re happy to announce our summer screening schedule for 2016!

We’ll be screening three nights in July on the 20th, 21st, and 22nd.

On Saturday afternoon we will also have a workshop.

Film selections have not yet been finalized, as the extended deadline is May 1st.

If you submitted a film already, we will let you know by June 1st if it made it in the festival!

Best of luck to everyone and we hope to see you in July!


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December Films

We’re excited to announce the line up for our Dec 2 Film Night of Holiday Comedies:

Silent Night

The Haunted Hop

Autocorrect FU

Man Cards Holiday Cards

Merry F-ckin Christmas (Music Video)


Klaus Gifts

5 Minute Sketch Show Christmas

Heroes of the War on Christmas

White Spruce

Bob Tulap Sings Christmas



Thanks to everyone who submitted for the special Holidays screening.  If you have other non-holiday specific comedies, you can still submit them now.  Click here:



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Call For Entries: Holiday Comedy Short Films

Call For Entries:

Holiday Comedy Short Films

On December 1st, ACME Hollywood West will host an evening of short films all about the hilarity of the holidays.  From family visits, to extreme foods, bizarre traditions, and relentlessly upbeat songs, there’s plenty of comedy gold to be mined from the winter holidays.

And heading into the barrage of the allegedly most wonderful time of the year, we could all use a good laugh. So we hope you join us for an evening of short films all based on the holidays we love to be humbug about.

Join us on Tuesday December 1st, for this fun evening.

Want to submit a film to the line up?  We want you to too!

Click here to submit using Film Freeway.

The short films can be made during any year, as long as they are funny and you have all the legal rights to screen the film, submit it the ACME Film Nights Holiday Comedies.

Tuesday December 1st, 8pm.

Tickets will go on sale soon.

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