Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film Festival


Years running: 12 (since 2011)

Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film Festival

Comedy Film Festival.


In 2011 the people of Waterville with the support of Josephine Chaplin, along with many other benefactors, friends and the local business community held the very first annual Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film Festival.

Waterville, the Kerry seaside village that Charlie Chaplin loved, will continue to hold this Festival to honour the life and work of the master comedian and filmmaker, whose legacy remains both relevant and influential to comedy today.

Our aim is for the Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film Festival to quickly become an international fixture that will bring a smile to Kerry, Ireland and the World. Chaplin with his courage and pioneering spirit, brought laughter to millions of people through the medium of film, in very dark times. Our hope is that the film-makers of today will follow in Charlie’s illustrious footsteps by showcasing their comedy films at our festival!


An award is given in each of the four submission categories. There are no cash prizes.


We will accept:

  • Live action and animation films
  • All forms of comedy film
  • Good humour and laugh out loud films
  • Documentaries.
  • In the Comedy and Social Commentary categories, anyone may enter a film up to 15 minutes in length. 
  • English subtitles where required.

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement




Official Website



2 Emlaghmore West, Baile na Sceilg
V23 WV72 Cahirsiveen (Kerry)

Phone: +35 366 947 88 18


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    May 27, 2020
  • Deadline
    July 24, 2020
  • Notifications
    August 15, 2020
  • Event Dates
    21 — 23 August 2020
Categories & Fees
  • Deadline — €5

Filmmakers under 18 years of old (under 30 minutes).

  • Deadline — €5
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