Rottofest Announces ‘Funniest Shorts’ Official Selections 2013


Rottofest, the annual weekend festival of comedy, film and music on Rottnest Island has announced its 2013 short film and comedy sketch official selections, which will be screened at the Festival on Rottnest Island on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 September 2013.

The fifth annual Rottofest will be a weekend of film, comedy and music celebrating the finest comedy filmmakers, stand-up comedians and musicians from Western Australia and across the country.

Selected from over 100 entries from across Australia, the 18 shorts will be screened as part of Rottofest’s Funniest Shorts, Australia’s only comedy festival exclusively for Australian filmmakers.

"The 2013 selection of comedy shorts and sketches is without a doubt our strongest screening we have ever put together. This is a credit to all of the amazing up and coming comedy filmmakers from around Australia,” said Festival Director, Ronan Freeburn.

How To Stop Cats Forever – Directed by Kristen Turner
The Picnic – Directed by Stuart Morrice
How The Cookie Crumbles – Directed by Sam Longley
Killer Bees – Directed by Vaughan Hunt

Free Hugs – Directed by the Camerella
Gandalf's Italiano Restaurante, New ABC Series, Grant Stone Cat Medium, Pete Best’s New
Album – Directed by Andrew Cherry
Crisps & The Date – Directed by Max Miller and Sam Lingham
Single Parents – Directed by Fabian Lapham
Tony The Tea Towel Man – Directed by Max Miller and Sam Lingham
By A Loved One – Directed by the Camerella
Floppyman – Directed by Greta Harrison and Matthew C. Vaughan The Saddest Video Ever – Directed by the Camerella
Going Public – Directed by Robert Redfern

Sex, Secrets & Hypnotists – Directed by Nick Hunter
Sex, Secrets & Cheese – Directed by Nick Hunter

The Breath Of Freshness – Directed by Benjamin Zaugg
Status Update – Directed by the Sexy Detectives
Unconventional – Directed by the Sexy Detectives

The 18 shorts will be judged by an expert industry panel and are in the running to win the following cash prizes:

FUNNIEST SHORT FILM – $1,000 cash prize
FUNNIEST SKETCH – $500 cash prize

The winner of ‘Rottofest’s Funniest Short’ in 2012, Melbourne-based director Alethea Jones (Lemonade Stand) has excelled in the Australian film industry since her win. She is now developing several features and is also directing content for esteemed production company, Jungle Boys (A
Moody Christmas, Review with Myles Barlow).

"Winning Rottofest’s Funniest Film was a thrill. Rottofest is such a supportive film festival that's doing wonderful things for comedy. Team Lemonade Stand has had a thoroughly great experience!" said Jones.

Day Pass $89 includes festival ticket to day events (including Rottofest’s Funniest Shorts) and return ferry. Tickets are on sale now from