The Philly SketchFest Film Festival
The 3nd Annual Philly Sketchfest Film Fest Festival – Wednesday, May 30th – (7:30pm to 9:30pm)
Come join us as Philly Sketchfest kicks off it’s 5-day sketch-comedy festival with it’s 3rd annual film fest! This year’s fest will showcase sketch videos from some incredibly talented local and national sketch comedians, and provide an outlet for these filmmakers to see their work on the big screen.
The film fest will be hosted by Curt Riedy, a Philly Sketchfest co-producer and member of the local sketch-comedy troupe High Dramma.
As an added bonus, each block of sketch-comedy shorts will be bookended by a live Q&A, which will feature local comedians, along with some of your favorite characters from the video sketches LIVE ON STAGE!
“The Marvel Clean Up Crew: The Real Superheroes”
Jennifer Blakeslee (Los Angeles)
Ever wonder who cleans up the blown up cities, buildings, and planets after each Superhero movie? Marvin and Morty of course!!
A man feels that his skin color is keeping him from getting a job.
“Nice Meeting You”
Meeting People is hard.
Allie Entwistle (Vancouver, BC)
A woman dons a knit mermaid tale blanket from amazon.ca and is transported to another world.
April Mouton (Los Angeles, CA)
Brunch goes awry when that guy she’s dating doesn’t text back after ONE minute. Panic NATURALLY ensues inside her Girl Brain.
Justin + Kristin Schaack (Richfield, MN)
Playtime turns into uncontrolled shenanigans when a child discovers rag dolls in an antique chest. Her imagination runs wild, but for the dolls’ real-life doppelgängers, self-control is out of their hands.
Two friends try to cope with a recent tragedy.
“Breaking Your iPhone: A Silent Film”
A young woman experiences extreme emotional distress when she drops her iPhone.
B.J. Maier (Los Angeles, CA)
“Ancestry DNA Spoof”
Kimberly Bollard (Sparta, NJ)
What are you? A young woman takes an Ancestry DNA test and finds out she isn’t Italian, but in fact, 100% juggalo.
“Mike and Gary’s Period Emporium”
Megan Ward (Somerville, MD)
Welcome to Mike and Gary’s Period Emporium, where “we get women, period. Get it?”
Alex Morgan (Abberley)
A duel-crazed nobleman strives to uphold his honor by taking on the ultimate opponent – a starving orphan child.
A PSA for summer days.
A couple discuss the fairness of a particular subject.
“Puzzle Night (Let’s Get Lit)”
Tori Smith (New York, NY)
A group of friends get together to do a jigsaw puzzle when things take a turn…or two…or three.
“Shocking Prison Secret: What Not To Do the First Day in Prison”
Lana Link (New York, NY)
If you watch tv shows like A&E’s Lockup, Beyond Scared Straight or National Geographic’s Lockdown, you might think you know how to handle yourself in prison. But what people think about prison on the outside is wrong. An inmate reveals a shocking prison secret people don’t know about their first day in prison in this We the Internet TV parody video starring Grizz from 30 Rock.
Corin Sherman (Los Angeles, CA)
A young man becomes obsessed with his contrarian opinion on Lady Bird.
“The Neck Brace”
After arranging a meet-up using an online dating-app, a woman is startled when her date arrives wearing a giant neck brace.
“Gente of Thrones”
Lord Juan Snow must leave TONIGHT, and gather troupes from the different houses of the “Westerños” to fight the Whitewalkers.
The suburban misadventures of a tough-talking, middle-aged drug dealer and her 16-year-old best friend.
Duane Wik (Las Vegas, NV)
To commemorate his annual cheat day, a young gym rat goes all out.
“Don’t Fuck With England”
A love story of words, whips, fries, and chips.
“What’s It Like to Be a Millennial”
Turbo Gulp (Toronto, Canada)
A searing look at the millennial culture.
American Express (Philadelphia, PA)
Parents confront their son about a bad habit.
“The Scripps National”
High Dramma (Philadelphia, PA)
Ever wonder where all those Spelling Bee losers ended up?
The Incredible Shrinking Matt & Jacquie (Philadelphia, PA)
INSPIRING: Matt goes undercover as a homeless person to see if people are more willing to give him money for drugs or to feed his starving daughter. The results will SHOCK you.
Unstoppable Failure (Greensboro, NC)
Two friends take a fun-filled ride in a helicopter.
Friend Club (Boston, MA)
This is my first time renting my apartment on Air BNB
Floodward (Boston, MA)
We get women. Period. Get it? Who better to help with that pesky Aunt Flo than Mike and Gary! They have all the essentials to get you through the week.
“How to Deal with the Trump Administration”
Patric Writes Sketches (Collingswood, NJ)
An alternative to dealing with the Trump Administration!
“GEN WHY NOT: Trick Shot Engineer”
Bad Medicine (Washington, DC)
Devastating! This young man sold out on his dreams to make trick shot videos.
The Raccoon Party
This piece is an emotional collage representing the environment.
“A Real Commercial”
The Scientific Community (New York, NY)
It’s a For Real Product!
Jason Taylor (Philadelphia, PA)
A short created for the 2017 48-Hour Film Festival.