Fancy a Laugh???

Don’t miss the 2 Day Laughter festival where you can see 15 Kent film entries and a cameo by comedy legend Harry Hill on Saturday 31st March at the Theatre Royal Margate 2:30pm

Kent Media Company Beeping Bush Productions bring back 2 Day Laughter for its fifth year. The quirky film festival is a must for all fans of comedy, and aims to have you screaming with laughter!

The competition was open to all filmmakers, comedians and writers and the challenge was simple: to produce a five minute comedy short in a total of only 48 production hours and on a minimal budget.

However, the films also had to include several comedic props, elements or phrases including: a mouse, a rubber glove, a wedding dress, an unusual sport, a current political event, or the phrase “I’m too tired to do that again!”.

Competition is fierce, and there are 15 entries from Kent–based filmmakers alone. Keep your eyes peeled for a cameo from comedian Harry Hill, who makes a guest appearance in The Thora Hird Man; a chaotic comedy by the Whitstable filmmaking comedy team of Nick Wilty and Maxine Pearson.

Still from Thora Hird Man

Still from Thora Hird Man

The films will be screened in the beautiful Theatre Royal Margate. They will be judged by a panel of industry professionals from film and media & entertainment which include actress Brenda Blethyn, Time Out’s comedy editor Ben Williams, BBC television and Radio 4 comedy writer and presenter Jon Holmes, University of Kent’s own lecturer in stand-up comedy Dr Oliver Double, and Dave Clark, of Covent Garden advertising agency Inferno.

The programme includes two sections; Just For Laughs, which is non competition shortlisted films, followed by the Competition Screening and awards :

Just for Laughs
2.30pm Doors Open

3.00pm Welcome

3.10pm Screening One

4.00pm Screening Two

5.00pm Screening Three

2 Days Laughter 2012 Screening & Awards
6.30pm Doors Open

7.00pm Welcome

7.15pm Competition Film Screening One

8:00pm Intermission

8:30pm Competition Film Screening Two

9.15pm Intermission

10.00pm Awards Ceremony

10.30pm – Late Afterparty @ The Westcoast Bar, Margate Harbour