The Reno Comedy Film Festival is a bi-annual event (Spring and Fall) in Nevada. The judges select independent international comedy films for a live audience and screen them at the West Wind El Rancho 4 Drive-In Theater. Categories include every flavor of comedy film that you can imagine. Animated Comedy, Black Comedy, Dark Comedy, Mockumentary, Romantic Comedy, Horror Comedy, Funny Music videos and Comedy Series Episodes that are 30 minutes or less are eligible. This event also announces 44+ awards for films, screenplays, videos and more.

The Reno Comedy Film Festival Spring 2021 screened on March 27, 2021. Submissions are open for the Fall 2021 event that will take place on September 25.

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

Film/Video:

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 and screenplays are eligible, regardless if they have distribution or not. All submissions 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, series episode or music video 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 Cinema 2k 2048x1080. 23.976, 24, 25 or 30 frame rates are accepted and will be converted to 23.976 for projection. Please do not submit 720p or Standard Definition films to this festival. 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.

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  • Erling ‘Duke’ Gronhaug

    Wrapped with how Mikel and his team ran things. They kept me posted on how my submissions were going, and also suggested things for how to present my projects on FilmFreeway as I am quite new to this website. In the end we were stoked we had one project win "Funniest Music Video" and another selected as a finalist in another category. Sad not to be able to attend the event, but very excited they were screened! Highly recommend and will be back in the future :)

    April 2021
  • Dan Edwards

    We were thrilled to be a part of the Reno Comedy Film Festival. While conditions didn’t allow us to attend in person, we heard great things about the drive-in format. Thank you again to Mikel and his team for all their hard work, and I plan to submit other films in the future.

    April 2021
  • Sandra Gregory

    I was so excited about my screenplay "Shane and Ivy - We're eloping to Vegas" for winning "Best Romantic Comedy Feature Screenplay"... WOW.. Thank you so much.

    April 2021
  • I was so thrilled to have my script selected. Then I found out 'This Way And That Way' won Best Comedy Short Screenplay. Entering the festival ended up being an amazing experience. I look forward to more quality networking opportunities within the Film Festival Circuit.

    April 2021
  • Great experience, extremely well organized, prompt communication, a festival experience at its best. Thank you!

    April 2021