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Poster for Iron Mule Short Comedy Film Festival

Iron Mule Short Comedy Film Festival

Run Time: 90 min. Rating: NR

The Iron Mule Short Comedy Film Festival comes to Williamsburg with a lineup of six new short comedy films from such exotic places as Mexico, Canada, and… Brooklyn!

Filmmakers will be in attendance and the screening will be followed by an after-party in Lo-Res where the audience and filmmakers can mingle.

The Iron Mule is New York’s only monthly short comedy film series, screening narrative, documentary, animated and experimental comedies from around the world. In their 14+ years they have presented more than 1,100 films, including early work from many celebrated filmmakers and comedians such as Stephen Colbert, Seth Macfarlane, Lena Dunham and Aziz Ansari.

Each screening features a guest judge from the world of film, comedy, television, or the New York art scene. Hosts Jay Stern and Victor Varnado interview attending filmmakers during the show, and each screening is followed by an after-party. In addition, Iron Mule produces the “Wanna Be a Star” contest, in which an audience member is chosen to star in a new film directed by an Iron Mule filmmaker to be shown at the following month’s screening.

Emma, a recent college grad, is a little behind, but she’s gonna figure it out eventually. written by Jamie Rice and Nicole Machon, directed by Nicole Machon 


An ape talks about a Freudian dream with his therapist giraffe. Animated.
written and directed by Eric Maierson 


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Hernandez won’t lose his job without a fight, and tonight, he’s ready to negotiate… with a gun in his hands. From Mexico.
written and directed by Joe Rendón

By way of a faulty phone app, a hipster is transported to Windsor Castle in the year 1840, where he disrupts Queen Victoria’s dinner party. Animated.
written and directed by Jason Petrovitch 

Two beautiful but vain men must survive and escape their cheerful hell as they are tormented by their ever-present overlord. From Canada.
written and directed by Trevor Kristjanson 

Part of our “Wanna Be a Star?” contest, in which an audience member from the previous screening stars in his or her very own film! 
written and directed by Anthony Kapfer, starring audience member David Elmy