Friends of Film, Video and Arts—the organizers of the fourth annual Laugh Out Loud Friends of Film Funny Film Festival—are looking for laughable local submissions. All works must be 15 minutes or less in length and postmarked by Monday, Jan. 30. It’s only $15 to enter the film of your choice. Winning submissions will be included in not one, but two film festivals: The LOLFFFFF (at Albuquerque’s Guild Cinema on March 31) and the Nickel Independent Film Festival in Canada (in June 2013). Cash prizes and other awards are up for grabs.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): The coming week is likely to be abnormally free of worries and frustrations. I'm afraid that means you're not going to have as much right to complain as you usually do. Can you handle that? Or will you feel bereft when faced with the prospect of having so little to grumble about? Just in case, I've compiled a list of fake annoyances for you to draw on. 1) "My iPhone won't light my cigarette." 2) "The next tissue in my tissue box doesn't magically poke out when I take one." 3) "I want some ice cream, but I overstuffed myself at dinner." 4) "I ran out of bottled water and now I have to drink from the tap." 5) "My cat's Facebook profile gets more friend requests than me." 6) "When people tell me I should feel grateful for all I have instead of complaining all the time, I feel guilty."