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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  • What a wonderful and pleasant film festival! I was so happy for my TV Pilot, Dr. Apples: The Journey, to be included in the Atlanta Comedy Film Festival. The communication and followups were superb! I highly recommend. Thank you.

    November 2021
  • C.S. Talbott

    Caroline King (and Cast) knock it outta the park, AGAIN!!! SIX STARS. Can't wait for 2022! ~ C.S. Talbott, Screenwriter

    November 2021
  • We had a blast at the Atlanta Comedy Film Festival. The organizers communicated everything really well and made the process very easy. We enjoyed the programming and we honored to be a part of it!

    November 2021
  • These folks know comedy and have an amazing sense of humor They get it ! If you’re a comedy writer you found a home ! Love them !

    November 2021
  • I wasn't able to attend this one (as the theatre festival I produce was going on) but Cinema Life always puts a good program together.

    November 2021