The Film Festival Circuit came to Reno on Sunday and presented the Reno Comedy Film Festival at the Reno Little Theater. The festival featured submissions of short comedies from independent filmmakers.
It was the second time that the festival was held in Reno. The event was also held in Houston and Austin, Texas and Portland, Oregon, with each festival featuring a different set of judges and submissions.
The films ranged from humorous content on social commentary, vegan / animal rights and fatherhood activism to comedy short films. More abstract content included “My Dinner with Weiner,” centered around a fictional date staged with Weiner Herzog by Klaus Kinski who attempts to assassinate Herzog for throwing him out of a screenplay.
The shorts also varied in the style of the elaborate cinematography as seen in “Adventure dads ”,to more short films based on dialogues like “The love cups “starring Hollywood veteran Eddie Deezen.
Mikel Fair, owner of the festival, said he was holding the event in Reno with the aim of finding a market without a presence at the film festival and “bringing the films to as many markets as possible” with the aim of sharing the “untapped pool of talent.”
Filmmakers were present from as far away as New York and the event is expected to expand for future festivals, according to Fair.
The next Reno Comedy Film Festival is scheduled for March 2022 at a location that has yet to be announced. Admission is free and information for registrations, tickets and other FFC festival content is available at www.filmfestivalcircuit.com.
Born in 1971, Eric Marks was fortunate to grow up in an era and in a family where photography and literature were an integral part of his life. His parents were always enthusiastic and supported his photography as a child, and encouraged him to read and write as much as possible. From 2005 to 2012, he was the owner of an award-winning international high-definition video production company and produced videos and photographs in more than 14 different countries on four continents. Eric majored at the University of Nevada, Reno in English / Writing and Art, graduating in English and Photography in 2013, and again with an Art degree in 2018. He teaches all genres of photography at Truckee Meadows Community College, is a freelance photojournalist. for several publications and offers private photography lessons.