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 (Under 30 minutes) , Comedy Television Episodes, Micro Short Films (Under 5 minutes) and funny music videos 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
  • Amazing festival. Thank you for awarding my first ever screenplay!

    August 2018
  • The communication is outstanding and organizers work very hard to ensure a delightful experience. Well done. Lee Kitchen

    August 2018
  • Justin Casselle

    The festival seemed to have a lot of trouble this year. Communication hasn’t been very strong. Hopefully next year they can make some adjustments.

    August 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for your feedback, Justin! The festival is under new management moving forward and I would love to hear from you on how we can make things better. Feel free to reach out to me directly anytime to discuss., I look forward to hearing from you soon!

  • Darcie Irwin-Simpson

    What a wonderful festival. Thank you for including my short film all the way from Australia.

    January 2018
  • Thanks for selecting me to be in your festival although I was disappointed that i did not receive any confirmation if my project had been selected and received no invitation to attend the event.

    December 2017