Who we are
COFILMIC is dedicated to the discovery and development of new comedy talent.
The organisation was formed in 2010 by Janet Harrison, then a new writer and producer with a keen interest in comedy film. Realising there were very few opportunities for comedy specific talent to showcase their work in the UK, the first COFILMIC comedy short film festival took place in October 2011.
Since that date, COFILMIC has offered a wide range of opportunities including:
- courses for writers of sitcom and comedy feature films
- live showcase events for sketch and sitcom pilots
- competitions with partner organisations to have scripts made into short films.
As a result of these opportunities, many doors have been opened – including web series commissions, options for sitcom scripts and professional acting work for performers.
COFILMIC has strong links with comedy industry professionals – from commissioners and producers through to cinema chains. This network is open to all and a strong COFILMIC community has emerged, offering peer to peer support, and a friendly place to call home.