The Reno Comedy Film Festival is a bi-annual event (Spring and Fall) in Nevada. The judges select independent international comedy content for a live audience. This event also nomintes submissions for 40+ awards for films, screenplays, series episodes, music videos and teleplays.

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
  • 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