Comedy film festival winners announced

Watch some of the shorts here

The winners of awards at Manchester's second Cofilmic short film festival have been announced.

An panel of comedy industry experts chose the winners, who will now receive help in progressing their film-making careers.

They are:

Best Comedy Short film: The Gay in the Attic, director Simon Connolly. About a man who wants to bring his new girlfriend home for the night, despite a dark secret that lurks at the top of the stairs. Not available online

Picturehouse Prize: The Devil’s Apricot, director Jonathan Brooks. About a record producer who inserts Satanic messages into tracks:

Best Comedy Sketch: The Job, directors Rob Reed and Aidan Synnott. Not available online

Best Sitcom Pilot and Comedy Central Industry Choice: Peters Place: Daryl, director Nicholas Bowe. Animated film.

Best Comedy Performance: Aidan Synnott, The Job. Not available online

Audience Vote:

The Misadventures of Sir Randolph Tempest, director Martin Riley and written by and starring Peter Slater as a supermarket worker who lives out his fantasies in a diary of the future.

CSO Manchester, about a hapless group of community support officers, directors Reg Sanders and Patrick Gallagher.

Posh Off, director Daniel Harlos. Not available online.

Published: 31 Oct 2012

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