The Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film Festival is a mixture of film and comedy, celebrating the early decades of cinema and the life of Charlie Chaplin, who spent his summer holidays for several years in our town, Waterville, in South-West Kerry, Ireland. There are screenings of classic movies, a special programme of Chaplin films, a circus, street performers and live comedy events, as well as music, dancing. The competitions aim to encourage young film-makers to follow in the footsteps of those great pioneers of film.

An award is given in each of the four submission categories. There are no cash prizes.

In the Comedy and Social Commentary categories, anyone may enter a film up to 15 minutes in length. The Chaplins of the Future competition is confined to entries made while the film-makers were in full-time education.

We require a minimum 1080 HD copy of any film that is shortlisted for screening at the festival. All films should be in English or with embedded English Subtitles.

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  • Ian Boisvert

    great film festival run by good people!

    September 2019
  • Jane Ballentyne

    Great festival + communication - thanks for including our film.

    September 2019
  • Max Shoham

    this is a festival that I'd love to attend. I was honoured that one of my films was shortlisted, and so thankful to have this platform for showing my films. thank you!

    September 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Max,
    I thoroughly enjoyed your documentary film, It was very well made and personal. I loved the animation incorporated into the film.
    Best of luck in the future.
    Regards
    Sheera

  • Evrim Sone

    Very exciting!!! Thank you very much!

    September 2018
  • JAMES DOWD

    Awesome fest. Can’t wait to share with others!

    September 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Well done again
    Sheera