The Atlanta Comedy Film Festival is a unique forum for comedy filmmakers and television producers from all over the world to showcase their creative works in Atlanta, Georgia. The Atlanta Comedy Film Festival showcases short comedy films, web series, funny music videos, commercials (Under 30 minutes) from all over the world, in HD. Accepted films will be screened in a back-to-back, fast-paced format for a comedy film loving audience. The awards ceremony will take place at the end of the program that will recognize filmmakers for their creative work. Currently, this festival is not accepting feature length films.

12 judges watch every film from beginning to end and read every screenplay from front to back. Creative works that are submitted to the Atlanta Comedy Film Festival are eligible for the following awards:

Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Animated Comedy Film
Best Cinematography
Best Comedy Television Pilot
Best Dark Comedy Film
Best Director
Best Ensemble Cast
Best Feature Length Screenplay
Best Film Editing
Best Georgia Comedy Film
Best Micro Short Film
Best Mockumentary Film
Best Music Video
Best Original Music
Best Short Film
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Television Episode Screenplay
Most Original Concept
Single Funniest Moment

All films submitted to the Atlanta Comedy Film Festival must be in HD 1080p format. If selected, filmmakers are expected to provide a digital download of their film in either .mp4 or .mov format. Credits for each film must be 30 minutes or less in length. The ACFF reserves the right to shorten the credits or reject the film, if this requirement is not met. All of the films are compiled and screened on Blu-Ray DVD for the festival screening.

Overall Rating
  • Camilo Diaz

    This was our first film festival in the circuit for Spin the Bottle. We were very happy with the venue and the staff, and even more so thankful for being chosen to screen at one of our favorite theaters in Atlanta. We even won the award for best cinematography so being honored in this high capacity was fantastic.

    Thank you all who ran the festival,
    Camilo Diaz

    December 2018
  • very well run. the people were really nice and informative for all the filmmakers.

    December 2018
  • James Brosnahan

    Excellent festival and well done marketing of selected works!

    December 2018
  • Akil DuPont

    Great fest that is moving things forward in the film community. The Festival Director was particularly impressive with staying in contact and reaching out to the filmmakers!

    December 2018
  • Justin Miller

    ACFF is a great example of a filmmaker's festival. The film quality was really great, and the networking opportunities were especially strong for regional filmmakers. It was such a pleasure to see our film screened with other like-minded films. Caroline and Mikel are so passionate about empowering comedy filmmakers, and it is a real pleasure to see their love for the genre, which is clearly evidenced in the execution of this festival.

    December 2018