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. 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.

Script writers, in addition to submitting your script to the festival we also provide optional script coverage. Script coverage with our festival includes the price of your submission fee. Your work will be analyzed by a Cinema Life filmmaker who’s produced award winning films, has extensive writing experience, and also understands the indie way of filmmaking.

CASH PRIZES will be awarded to:

$1000 Best Picture (Overall)
$500 Best Screenplay (Overall)

Our trained 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 Animated Comedy Film
Best Cinematography
Best Comedy Television Pilot
Best Dark Comedy Film
Best Director
Best Feature Length Screenplay
Best Georgia Comedy Film
Best Micro Short Film
Best Mockumentary Film
Best Music Video
Best Television Episode Screenplay
Most Original Concept

CASH PRIZES will be awarded to:
$1000 Best Picture (Overall)
$500 Best Screenplay (Overall)

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.

The Atlanta Comedy Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival and for promotional purposes on our website and social media platforms. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless The Atlanta Comedy Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

Overall Rating
  • Andrew Pinon

    Friendly, wonderfully supportive, and enthusiastic group of people who love filmmakers and writers.

    January 2020
  • Very positive and supportive experience!

    January 2020
  • Dave Meyers

    Good vibes and a great festival

    January 2020
  • Kudos to Caroline King and her staff for organizing this festival. We appreciated their professionalism and the opportunity to network with other filmmakers. I strongly recommend this festival. Our script, SMDH, won the Best Georgia Screenplay category. It was truly an honor and we couldn't be more excited!

    December 2019
  • The Real Thing (aka Love Virtually) awarded Best International Screenplay honors: as a first-time screenwriter, this award is thrilling and special for me... Every aspect of the Atlanta Comedy Film Festival has been superb – from the acuity of the judges to the timely and excellent communication. What more can an aspiring screenwriter want?

    December 2019