World of Comedy Film Festival

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

World of Comedy Film Festival

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence

2003-2010

History

The World of Comedy Film Festival was founded by Carla Nolan (1957-2017) in 2003. The Toronto based festival was unique in that there were only two other comedy film festivals in the world when it began. Nolan wanted to create the festival so as to offer “some much needed laughter in the middle of winter”. The World of Comedy Film Festival became the showcase for both Canadian and international filmmakers, especially shorts which often took center stage at the festival.

Places

Toronto, Ontario

Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Access points area

Occupations

Control area

Authority record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Draft

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created September 5, 2019.

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Anderson, Jason. “World of Comedy.” The Globe and Mail, March 9, 2007. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/world-of-comedy/article680830/

“Call for Entries (Funny People Only Need Apply).” Soo Today, October 17, 2006. https://www.sootoday.com/local-entertainment/call-for-entries-funny-people-only-need-apply-147699

“In Loving Memory Of Carla Nolan Z”L.” Edmonton Jewish News, June 21, 2018. http://www.edmontonjewishnews.com/in-loving-memory-of-carla-nolan-zl/

Kirshner, Sheldon. “Comedy Film Festival Founder Filled a Niche.” The Canadian Jewish News, March 4, 2010. https://www.cjnews.com/news/comedy-film-festival-founder-filled-niche

Knight, Chris. "World of Comedy Festival Explores the Relationship of a Woman and Her Warm Brew." National Post, February 28, 2009. http://myaccess.library.utoronto.ca/login?url=https://search-proquest-com.myaccess.library.utoronto.ca/docview/330859979?accountid=14771

Terauds, John. "World of Comedy Film Festival Returns for More Laughs." Toronto Star, February 4, 2005. http://myaccess.library.utoronto.ca/login?url=https://search-proquest-com.myaccess.library.utoronto.ca/docview/438782402?accountid=14771

Wilner, Norman. “Short Supply.” NOW, February 24, 2009. https://nowtoronto.com/movies/features/short-supply/

Maintenance notes

  • Clipboard

  • Export

  • EAC