Submissions now open!
Yes, it’s that time again, where has the year gone? You can now submit your short comedy films, sketches and sitcom or web series pilots for a chance to win a coveted COFILMIC award.
The categories and time limits are:
- BEST COMEDY SHORT FILM: 8 MINS MAX RUN TIME
- BEST SITCOM OR WEB SERIES PILOT: 7 MINS MAX RUN TIME
- BEST SKETCH: 5 MINS MAX RUN TIME
We are busy behind the scenes fixing up some exciting new opportunities and prizes for the winners and runners up and will be announcing these very soon. We are happy to confirm our existing prizes include our ‘money can’t buy’ face to face meetings with our award winning judges, associates and professional partners who include Charlie Hanson, comedy industry guru, BAFTA winner and producer of Extras, Garth Marenghi and Life’s Too Short; Leslee Udwin, BAFTA winning producer of East is East and sequel, West is West and BBC comedy commissioning editor Kristian Smith amongst others.
Here are some exciting developments since last year’s festival:
- Sitcom pilot submission from 2011 currently in development for a web series
- One script from our ‘Writing and Selling TV Comedy’ course has been optioned
- Sketch group ‘So On and So Forth’ secured a new high profile agent and premiered at the Comedy Store
- Winning sketchwriting submission ‘Believe’ by Bex Harvey and Christian Azzola has been made into a short film by 4Q Films and will be shown at this year’s festival
Here is what people said after coming along to last years festival:
“It was a pleasure to take part and really the whole Tuesday (the only day I could attend) was totally brilliant. You have created something worthwhile, and useful to the industry. I look forward to seeing it grow a year on year, which I am certain it will.”
“I expect you guys are inundated with praise, but, just to heap on some more, it really was a fantastic festival. Smoothly run, brill panels, and I met loads of funny people. Now making a comedy short for David Isaac’s project (Jason Wingard, one of my favourite comedy makers, is also involved) so that’s exciting.”
“the whole thing exceeded any expectations, you ‘smashed it’ as they say.”