Greek mythology Gelos is the divine personification of laughter, the most welcome of the gods, always owes its success to some novel subterfuge. This deity favourably and affectionately accompany everywhere the person who arouses and enacts his laughter, and he will never allow you to grieve in mind, but will implant continual joy on your countenance with his sunny elegance.
Gelos Comedy Film Festival is a brand new festival. We hope you will join us in a days full of fun and endless laughs! We will highlight comedy short and feature films, web series, TV episodic, filmed sketch comedy, Dark Comedy, music video and animation with the goal of screening the best comedic content from around the world for a wide audience! Our dual emphasis is on “discovering” great comedic talent with the purpose of promoting it to both the entertainment industry and the Moscow public, as well as, showcasing the works of seasoned professionals and well-known stars. We are proud to showcase, connect and promote talented comedy filmmakers from all over the world.
Awards & prizes
All officially selected films will be shown on the big screen during the solemn final ceremony on April 17-19, 2020 in Moscow, Russia, and will be able to struggle for the main prize and the title of the “Best Comedy Film”. As well as for the prizes in the standalone nominations.
Best Feature Comedy Film
Best Feature Dark Comedy Film
Best Comedy Short
Best Dark Comedy Short
Best Alternative Comedy Short
Best Animated Comedy Short
Best Comedy Web Series Episode
Best Student Comedy Short
Best Funny Music Video
Best Fake Commercials
Best Comedy Actor
Best Comedy Actress
Best Comedy Supporting Actor
Best Comedy Supporting Actress
Best Comedy Director
Dates & Deadlines
Super Earlybird Deadline July 15, 2019
Earlybird Deadline August 15, 2019
Autumn Deadline October 15, 2019
Winter Deadline December 15, 2019
Regular Deadline January 30, 2019
Late Deadline February 23, 2020
Extended Deadline April 1, 2020
Notification Date April 5, 2020
Festival Director Valery Shanin
Valery Shanin — journalist, writer and filmmaker, producer of TV program “Around the world with Valery Sanin” on the Ocean-TV channel, president of TRAVEL FilmFest International Film Festival.
Festival Program Director Vladimir Pleshakov
Vladimir Pleshakov is a writer, (the book “The mermaid grill”, “I killed Pancho Villa”, “Container-bars”, “Biography Pasha Pukhov”), screenwriter (screenplays “Scorpion Venom”, “Azazello’s Cream,” “Night football”, etc.), program Director of TV channels “Ideal world” and“Amazing Life”, producer of M1 music channel, executive producer on the TV channel “Zvezda”.
Festival Manager Oleg Semichev