Reno Comedy Film Festival Spring 2021

By Mikel Fair

The 1st edition of the Reno Comedy Film Festival will take place on Saturday March 27, 2021 at the West Wind El Rancho 4 Drive-In Theater, 555 El Rancho Drive, Sparks, Nevada 89431 presented by Film Festival Circuit. The official selection laurels are publicly available. (LINK) All Film and Comedy Series episode submissions were submitted via FilmFreeway. Please check out our FilmFreeway waiver code list and save 20% on future film festival submissions. The official RCFF Shirts, Sweatshirts and clothing are now available in our online store. The Reno Comedy Film Festival is a great opportunity to network with others in the Film and Television Industry. Please join us for our next virtual networking meeting co-hosted by Mikel Fair, author of the Film Festival Submitter’s Handbook. If you are interested in attending the RCFF in the future, or to get updates, please join our emailing list. The screening schedule, order of films and tickets for this event are now available on sale via Eventbrite.



Spring 2021 Award Winners


Reno Comedy Film Festival Award Certificates (Winners & Finalists) Logo, Laurels & Event Photos - Link To Google Drive -


Reno Comedy Film Festival Shirts


Reno Comedy Film Festiva Event Tickets


2021 Official Film And Screenplay Selections


Best Comedy Feature Screenplay Award Finalists

  1. Hookers, Video & Cheap Motels, Or: How To Save A Marriage, Written by David Bardos (California) - Winner
  2. Preacher Boy, Written by Ender Waters and Jacob Michael Nyenhuis (Texas)
  3. The George Sanders Affair, Written by Michael Ellis (United States)
  4. Write or Die!, Written by Christine O'Keefe (New York)


Best Comedy Film Award Finalists

  1. Duck World, Directed by Alex Grybauskas (California)
  2. Last of the Manticores, Directed by Nahla Zenati (Colorado)
  3. Samurai Sword, Directed by Stanley Sievers (United States)
  4. Pussie Control, Directed by Bryan Bostic (United States) - Winner


Best Comedy Micro Film Award Finalists

  1. Future Men of Yesterday, Directed by Michael Lipton (California) - Winner
  2. How Does That Make You Feel? Directed by Philip Clyde-Smith (United Kingdom)
  3. Nazi & The Jew | The Uber Ride, Created by Sean Brady and Carlos Nath (United States)
  4. Supply&Demand, Directed by Glenn A McBride Jr (New York)


Best Comedy Series Episode Award Finalists

  1. Almost by Heller and Stone, Directed by Barbara Heller (United States)
  2. breatHHelmet Presents: "Oh, Los Angeles.", Directed by Matt Dean (United States)
  3. Broad Appeal S2E2 Next Stop Toronto, Directed by Cory Gibson (Canada)
  4. Cagney and Hooch, Directed by John Altobello III (California)
  5. Pretty Metal, Directed by Mikhail Tot (Ohio) - Winner


Best Comedy Short Screenplay Award Finalists

  1. Argie Berman, Written by Suzy Stein and Fernando Perez (Arizona)
  2. Gabby and Gus Off the Beam, Written by Lisa Killiany (Connecticut)
  3. Jonesy, Written by Caledonia Hanson (California)
  4. The Night Rabbit, Written by Dave Petonic (United States)
  5. This Way And That Way, Written by Christa Oneill (Canada) - Winner


Best Comedy Teleplay Award Finalists

  1. Ducks That Ski, Written by Jonathan Yates (Maryland) - Winner
  2. Losing the Plot, Written by Nicola Morris and Rupert Bogarde (United Kingdom)
  3. Mann Overboard - Pilot, Written by Jordan Jacobson and Neal Lerner (New York)


Best Dark Comedy Feature Screenplay Award Finalist

  1. And No One Mourned, Written by Ky Rogers (United States) - Winner
  2. Review, Written by Jonathan Zarantonello (California)


Best Dark Comedy Film Award Finalist

  1. Jim's Gibberish, Directed by Brent Duffey (California)
    - Winner
  2. Kill Them With Kindness, Directed by Steven Demmler (Florida)
  3. Master Bassist, Directed by Alexei Pacholuk (New Mexico)
  4. Ride the Wave, Directed by Colleen Davie Janes (New York)
  5. She Had It Coming, Directed by Gedde Watanabe (California)


Best Dark Comedy Short Screenplay Award Finalist

  1. Baby Teeth, Written by Layla Merritt (United States)
  2. Squeak, Written by Maureen Aitken and Barbara Lhota (Illinois) - Winner


Best International Film Award Finalist

  1. Arjen Must Die, Directed by Stijn Koomen (Netherlands)
  2. Exit at Entrance, Directed by Casper Paaske (Denmark)
  3. The Main Guy & the Other Guys - The Stalker, Directed by Erling 'Duke' Gronhaug (Australia)
  4. Schedule, Directed by Ervin Sallai (Hungary) - Winner


Best Romantic Comedy Feature Screenplay

  1. Don't Call Me Mami, Written by Shane Michael Devlin (United States)
  2. Geller High School's Mondo-Secret Crush Committee, Written by C.J. Arellano (Illinois)
  3. On The Back Of His Bike, Written by valerie A ferrante (New Jersey)
  4. Shane and Ivy - We're Eloping to Vegas, Written by Sandra Gregory (Arizona) - Winner
  5. *Wedding Not Guaranteed, Written by Matt Clifford and Mellinda Hensley (United States)

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Mikel Fair

Mikel Fair

From 1999-2015 I worked on location in the television and film industry as a location sound mixer, production manager and field producer. I have also worked in post production as an editor, post sound mixer and composer. Today, I am the Director of Film Festival Circuit LLC, a US based company that manages international film festival events in Texas and Oregon. Our team is passionate about showcasing new independent films, videos, series episodes, screenplays and teleplays of all genres.

Are you new to the Film Festival submission process?

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