Ideas Tap creative brief - FREE place for London based Writing & Selling TV Comedy course, worth £395 - now closed

One IdeasTap member will get the opportunity to attend COFILMIC's Writing and Selling TV Comedy course for free. A place on the course usually costs £395. 

Sarah Page has been chosen as the lucky winner of the free place on the next course starting 24th August in central London.  Her innovative pitch for I Will Survive tickled the funny bones of the new course tutor and comedy writer, Dave Cohen, writer David Isaac and the team at COFILMIC.   

Congratulations Sarah and look forward to seeing you on the course soon!

Bradford City of Film competition - now closed

Congratulations to Bex Harvey and Christian Azzola, writers of The Morning After, who have won our short film competition, sponsored by Bradford City of Film.

Chris and Bex have been writing together since early 2011.  Between them they have numerous TV, radio and film credits and as a writing team have several projects currently in various stages of development.  Ultimately they would like everything good they've ever written to be produced and their names to live on beyond eternity!

Their dialogue-free funny film was a clear winner and had some great feedback from the judges, including this from Joanna Blake, development producer BBC Comedy "We join the film slap bang in the action.  We immediately know our hero, what's happened, what he needsw and what's at stake.  It's a dramatic tale told without any dialogue, leading to a lovely twist at the end"

As winners of the competition, Chris and Bex had their script made into a short film by a COFILMIC production team headed up by award winning director Jason Wingard.

The Morning After

zubox TV and COFILMIC get animated!

What do a desperate gang of apprentices, a Referees Assistant and Prince Charles all have in common?

That’s right! They’ve all been animated by the wizards at zuboxTV (now called Digimania).

Rachel Quinn, CJ Scuffins and Mikey Jackson are the three talented  winners of COFILMIC’s latest competition –  which aimed to find great scripts that were a page or less in length.  Not a lot of time to get the judges laughing but these three did it.

Watch the 3 winning sketches for yourself here:

Because one bread roll is never enough....

On a stormy day in March a film-making team, a production company, new writing talent and a couple of stage and screen legends (Anne Reid and Paul Copley to be precise!) met in a tiny café in a park in Manchester to make Tea Time in Haworth.

Tea Time In Haworth

In the words of the film’s director Mark Davenport “Tea Time in Haworth is a character piece that invites us to drop in on the foibles, opinions and warmth of a life-long relationship.”

The project is typical of COFILMIC’s ambition “to provide an effective, professional springboard for new comedy content.” The writer of the short, Chris Smith, hadn’t written extensively prior to getting involved with this project. He first became aware of COFILMIC through its comedy festival. In 2012, then entered a scriptwriting competition and won!

Since winning the competition Chris has been involved, with the producer and director, in taking the project from script to screen.

Chris says of his experience making the film:

It was great that throughout the filming process COFILMIC wanted me right at the centre of the project - it was really great to have that experience and to be so involved.  It was incredible to see an idea that only ever existed in my head, take shape before my eyes and it was great that the whole crew were so dedicated and professional on the day.  The amount of time it took and the number of people involved in getting one shot right was amazing.

Tea Time in Haworth is currently on the festival circuit and will be available for viewing on the COFILMIC channel very soon.

Tea Time In Haworth

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