Christmas is over and the New Year has begun so it’s time to look forward to the bright, fuzzy, fun things to fill your year until it all comes around again. First on the list, how about a barrel full of laughs and top-notch entertainment at this year’s London Comedy Film Festival?

The most depressing week of the year is about to wonder what hit it as this year’s festival is jam-packed with four days of previews, classics, masterpieces and parties; all held at the BFI Southbank.

…mini moustached mischief makers and furry friends from days gone by…

Where else can you skip from Buster Keaton to Fozzie and Animal and then roll onto Charlie Chaplin and Kermit the Frog? That’s right, nowhere (if you do find somewhere else then I will be genuinely impressed and will want to hear about it – drug induced dreams do not count).

Not only will there be mini-moustached mischief makers and furry friends from days gone by returning for your entertainment; there will also be a host of the newest releases from Hollywood Blockbusters to Independent and International films.

…Edgar Wright brings with him a hero status rightfully defined by his directorial efforts…

The festival will commence with a special preview of The Muppets followed by recent London Film Festival hit, The Fairy. Both of these will be shown on the opening night 27 January with much more to follow.

This year’s ‘LoCo Hero’ couldn’t have more relevance unless he was actually christened “Mr really relevant to the 2012 LoCo film festival man”. Instead he is called Edgar Wright and he brings with him a hero status rightfully defined by his directorial efforts such as Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Edgar will be joining us in celebrating the very best contemporary comedy filmmakers. He will also be introducing a double screening of Shaun of the Dead followed by the Mike Leigh classic, Life is Sweet.

The year-long education programme LoCollege will also launch at the festival…

On 28 Januray will be LoCo Hero party night and there will be further screenings on the closing night of Sunday 29 January including: British classic Go to Blazes and the world premiere of The Day Off.

The year-long education programme LoCollege will also launch at the festival with a two-day course for young, aspiring filmmakers on “Kick-starting Your Comedy Career”. There will also be a comedy short and an as yet undistributed British comedy feature film.

This year’s event should not be missed and with a host of talent and the guarantee of a four-day long laughter fest, you simply do not want to miss out.

For more information: www.locofilmfestival.com.

Image courtesy of the London Comedy Film Festival

 

 

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