The one-day symposium is set to take place in Los Angeles on Aug 6 and features panels, discussions and screenings.

The event will round off with a networking reception. A monthly email newsletter is designed to keep attendees in touch after the event.

“Making a comedic short film that works can be a truly challenging experience,” Sundance director of programming Trevor Groth said, adding, “But when it’s done right it can become a global sensation. This Comedy ShortsLab features participants who have harnessed that power and who will enlighten those hopeful of doing the same.”

Panellists include Julie Delpy, Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer, Bobcat Goldthwait and Lake Bell.