Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Co-Filmic Comedy Short Film Fest


The first-ever COFILMIC Short Comedy Film Festival Awards Ceremony will take place in the UK on November 1st , showcasing fantastic new comedy talent and offering budding comedy hopefuls an opportunity to mingle with comedy glitterati.

The ceremony at The Comedy Store in Manchester will provide the audience with the chance to view the shortlisted films, as well as vote for four of their favourites to be shown alongside those selected by the judges in the COFILMIC ‘Best of the Festival’ UK tour.

The COFILMIC Awards will be attended by a leading panel of judges including Baby Cow co-founder Henry Normal (Mighty Boosh, Gavin & Stacey, The Trip), (BAFTA winning producer Charlie Hanson (producer of Extras, Life’s Too Short, Cemetery Junction), Martin Riley (managing director, Lion Eyes TV), Steve North (commissioning editor of DAVE) and Leslee Udwin (producer, East is East & West is West).

COFILMIC founder Janet Harrison said “Finally the UK will formally recognise up and coming film and broadcast comedy talent and about time too! We have a number of other exclusive opportunities for the very best of the festival films, so this is really just the beginning of an exciting year ahead for the lucky winners.”

Awards will be presented for Best Comedy Film, Best Sitcom Pilot, Best Sketch and Best Performer (newcomer). The stellar collection of prizes includes face-to-face sessions with industry experts including Leslee Udwin, Charlie Hanson, Dave Spikey (co-creator, Phoenix Nights), Walli Ullah (founder, The Division Films) and Kristian Smith (commissioning editor, BBC Comedy).

COFILMIC’s official partner, 2entertain, as well as other partners Saffery Champnes, JMW Solicitors, Doodson Broking Group, Lion Eyes TV, The Comedy Store and Mofilm will also be present.

Tickets can now be booked for Cofilmic Awards. To book, please visit http://tinyurl.com/cofilmic

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