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LOCO has a very simple programme strategy: inspired by The Wizard of Oz, we look for comedy films with brains, heart and courage. In other words, films that have something to say; that give us themes and characters to care about; and that are creatively original and bold. Above all we look for films that feel authored, with their own distinctive voice.

The feature film award, judged by a panel of industry experts together with the previous year’s winner, is given to a director who has not yet had a film released in cinemas. This year’s feature nominees are as eclectic as ever, made by very different film-makers on very different budgets. They’re also testimony to the remarkable range of British comedy acting talent, and to the fact that Alice Lowe must by law appear in at least one LOCO film every year. They are:

Mindhorn (dir. Sean Foley)
Brakes (dir. Mercedes Grower)
Chubby Funny (dir. Harry Michell)

The LOCO Discovery Awards are supported by The CTBF and the winners will be announced on 3rd May.

The 2017 LOCO Discovery Award Feature Film Jury are Laura Adams, Chanya Button, Tilly Coulson, Isabella de Rosario, Cynthia De Souza, Bradley Down, Humphrey Elles-Hill, Ian Haydn Smith and Paul Ridd.

  • BRAKES
    Preview screening + Q&A
    A funny, touching and tender look at love in contemporary London
    UK 2016
  • CHUBBY FUNNY
    UK Premiere + Q&A
    Two young actors struggle to find success, love and friendship in London
    UK 2016
  • SHORTS PROGRAMME 1
    A selection of the best new comedy shorts from UK based filmmakers
    UK 2016/7
  • MINDHORN
    + Q&A
    A fading actor resurrects his greatest role to stop a killer
    UK 2017
  • SHORTS PROGRAMME 2
    A selection of the best new comedy shorts from UK based filmmakers
    UK 2016/7
  • THE HIPPOPOTAMUS
    UK Premiere + Q&A
    A disgraced poet turns detective in Stephen Fry's beloved black comedy
    UK 2017
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