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.

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

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.

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  • Jessica Redish

    Great festival - was very honored to win Best Director for my short film "The Last Croissant." Communication was great and the team was very nice to work with.

    January 2021
  • Let's face it the year 2020 was (insert phrase of your choice)...but Atlanta Comedy Film Festival by contrast was wonderful.

    One of the best experiences I had in 2020 as a filmmaker. The year had been so virtual everything, it was a thrill to be put up via zoom on a real Theatre screen and hear the cheers of a very socially distanced audience.

    January 2021
  • One of the few festivals this year that were able to navigate this virus and provide a combined live and virtual experience for filmmakers. Kudos to the festival for making that happen! Great festival - awesome line up.They made it possible for our director to be involved in a panel post screening. An all round good experience. Thank you!

    December 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Hi Lisa!
    Thank you so much for your feedback and for your support! We loved having you and your team participate in the festival and hope to work with you again soon!

  • Amanda Salvatore

    We were so happy to be apart of the festival! It was well organized, they were quick to respond, and had a great line up. Thank you for enjoying our little short. We look forward to submitting in the future!

    December 2020
  • A great festival if you are a comedy writer! I was selected as a finalist for one of their writing competition categories. Clear communication, nice promotion and friendly vibe. I wasn't able to travel there because of the pandemic -- but hopefully in the future!

    December 2020