London Comedy Film Festival and Curzon Home Cinema to make you laugh on-demand
James R | On 20, Jan 2015
Britain’s only international comedy film festival returns to London this month. LOCO, which runs from Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th January, brings some of the world’s best comedy cinema – both old and new – to the capital.
While the event is increasing its scale, hosting a Comedy of Class Season at Picturehouse Cinemas – including a murder mystery party accompanied by Gosford Park – and BFI IMAX screenings in tribute to Robin Williams and Bob Hoskins, it is also widening its horizons outside of London by teaming up with Curzon Home Cinema to release some of its line-up online, making the festival available on VOD across the UK.
M.L.E, one of the films nominated for LOCO’s Discovery Awards, which recognises emerging British comedy film-making talent, will be available on VOD through Curzon from Monday 26th January to 25th February.
Sarah Warren’s comedy thriller follows Julie Robert, who is an actor. No, not that one. When her dream role falls through she’s on the verge of giving up when a mysterious couple hire her to spy on their daughter. But what seems like a perfect acting opportunity turns sinister when she discovers a dangerous secret…
The awards (in partnership with Curzon Home Cinema) are given to a new comedy short film and feature each year, helping to kickstart the next generation of British comedy film-makers. This year’s nominees are all first features, two of them supported by crowdfunding campaigns. The winning short and feature will be announced on 21st January.
Other candidates include SuperBob, starting Catherine Tate and Natalie Tena. Jon Drever’s film is about a very British superhero, doing his best to save the world within accepted health and safety guidelines.
“We’re particularly pleased to be partnering with Curzon Home Cinema to bring audiences a selection of LOCO Discovery Award nominees including 2014 winner Gone Too Far! and 2015 nominee MLE, which will have its world première at the Festival,” said the festival in an official statement.