This event has moved from Reno, Nevada to San Antonio, Texas. Please visit our FilmFreeway Listing for submissions for short of all genres to the new Texas Short Film Festival.

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Our panel of 12 judges will give out 34 different awards:


1) Best Actor Award
2) Best Actress Award
3) Best Animated Film Award
4) Best Cinematography Award
5) Best Comedy Film Award
6) Best Comedy Micro Film Award
7) Best Comedy Series Micro Episode Award
8) Best Comedy Series Episode Award
9) Best Dark Comedy Film Award
10) Best Dark Comedy Micro Film Award
11) Best Director Award
12) Best Editing Award
13) Best Ensemble Cast Award
14) Best Horror Comedy Film Award
15) Best Horror Comedy Micro Film Award
16) Best International Director Award
17) Best International Film Award
18) Best Mockumentary Film Award
19) Best Romantic Comedy Film Award
20) Best Nevada Film Award
21) Funniest Music Video Award
22) Most Original Concept Award

Screenplays & Teleplays:

1) Best Comedy Feature Screenplay Award
2) Best Comedy Short Screenplay Award
3) Best Comedy Series Teleplay Award
4) Best Dark Comedy Feature Screenplay Award
5) Best Dark Comedy Short Screenplay Award
6) Best Horror Comedy Screenplay Short Award
7) Best Horror Comedy Feature Screenplay Award
8) Best International Feature Screenplay Award
9) Best International Short Screenplay Award
10) Best Nevada Screenplay Award
11) Best Romantic Comedy Feature Screenplay Award
12) Best Romantic Comedy Short Screenplay Award

All films are eligible, regardless if they have distribution or not. All films are eligible even if they have been accepted to other film festivals. All films and videos are eligible, regardless of when or where they were produced. Even if your film or documentary series is publicly available on YouTube or Vimeo, it is still eligible for submission. For exhibition purposes. all films are expected to provide a download link, so that we can compile and project them in HD 1080p. 23.976, 24, 25 or 30 frame rates are accepted for projection. Please do not submit 720p or Standard Definition films to this festival.

The submission fee does not include an event ticket fee if selected. Submission fees and event ticket fees are separate. The cost of attending this event is $25 for the entire day. Every attendee must have a ticket. There are no filmmaker passes.

The judges read and rate scripts for this specific competition only. Submitting to this film festival does not affect the ownership or copyright your screenplay or teleplay.

Overall Rating
  • Margina Sisson

    I highly recommend Reno Comedy film festival! Mikel Fair and his team are consistently professional, provide excellent communication and it’s obvious they truly care about promoting and rewarding up-and-coming writers and filmmakers. I was honored to attend the Fall 2021 festival where I received, Best Director for my short film, Death Stone! I will most definitely submit my next film or screenplay to this A+ competition.

    May 2022
  • Deeply gratified my film "Quakeproofing" was selected and won its category, as well as for the communications which was clear, prompt, and warm. I wasn't able to attend this year, but I'd jump at the chance if I could!

    March 2022
  • Suzanne Friedman

    I didn't have the good fortune of being to attend, but I was there in heart and spirit and the event was Fabulous!! To make it even sweeter, my Breath of Fresh Air won Best Short Dark Comedy Screenplay. Mikel Fair was a charming , witty Master of Ceremonies and if you ask me, he should be hosting the Academy Awards.

    March 2022
  • It's been really wonderful to be part of this International Film Festival. Truly enjoyable and so delighted to have won a Finalist Award. Thank you so much

    October 2021
  • Very good communication from the festival. In particular, the programmers and Mikel Fair offered great tips for increasing the success of submissions. Thanks Reno Comedy Film Festival!

    October 2021