Cofilmic 2011 award winners. Photograph: Idil Sukan
There is little over a month left before the 14th August deadline for submissions for the second Cofilmic Comedy Film Festival, offering comedy hopefuls the opportunity to have their work seen by a leading panel of judges.
Comedy writers, producers, directors and performers are invited to submit films of no more than 5 minutes for the three categories – Best Comedy Short Film, Best Sketch and Best Sitcom Pilot or Web Series. The films are then reviewed by leading industry figures and those shortlisted invited to a glitzy ceremony at The Comedy Store, Manchester, which will be held as part of the Cofilmic Comedy Film Festival 2012 programme in October, taking place on 29th – 30th October.
There will be fantastic prizes on offer once again including face-to-face meetings and ongoing contact with many of the leading figures involved including Charlie Hanson, BBC Comedy and Leslee Udwin. There is a fee of £15 for each submission, and submissions close on 14th August 2012. Films are submitted through the Cofilmic website.
Cofilmic founder Janet Harrison said: “This year, our festival will be bigger and better than ever, with new and exciting collaborations meaning even more opportunities for people submitting material. So many new projects have taken off as a result of last year’s festival and some of that work will be showcased in October.”
As well as the Cofilmic Awards for which the submitted films are judged, the Cofilmic Comedy Film Festival features panel discussions, industry roundtables and workshops spread over the two days. Panelists in 2011 included Kevin Cecil and Andy Riley, the award-winning writing duo behind Black Books and Little Britain, Chortle editor Steve Bennett and Baby Cow founder Henry Normal, the man behind shows such as Gavin & Stacey, The Trip and The Mighty Boosh.
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