After their successful debut festival last year, COFILMIC are returning once more to showcase and develop the very best in up and coming film, sitcom and sketch comedy.

Based in Manchester with the festival itself taking place at the Comedy Store on the 29th and 30th October, COFILMIC aims to not only try to uncover untapped comedy talent but also to offer them a chance to be nurtured and tutored by leading industry experts.

Submissions are now welcome for this year’s festival and the deadline for entries is August 14th. The festival is once again split into three different categories:

-Best Comedy Short Film

-Best Sitcom or Web Series

-Best Sketch

All entries must be a maximum of 5 minutes in length and more detailed information can be found here:

The award winners will get an invaluable opportunity to hold face to face meetings with various industry producers, directors and writers including Charlie Hanson, , 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.

It’s a really interesting concept and a great opportunity for aspiring comedy filmmakers and comedians to get their work seen. If you want to get involved, COFILMIC are also on Facebook and Twitter. 

You can check out last year’s winner below and find more videos on the festival’s Youtube channel here:

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