The Austin Comedy Film Festival is a bi-annual event on the Film Festival Circuit for comedy filmmakers and screenwriters from all over the world to showcase their creative works in Texas. This event was founded by author and retired filmmaker Mikel Fair who worked on location in the Film and Television industry from 1999-2015.  This event screens international independent short films in a "back to back" format in HD 1080p. Due to COVID restrictions, we have moved this event to Doc's Drive In Theatre in Buda, TX which is approximately 20 miles from the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. The Austin Comedy Short Film Festival judges are searching for funny and engaging films to entertain a comedy loving audience. All types of comedy submissions are selected and screened including Funny Music Video, Web Series Episodes, Dark Comedy, Romantic Comedy, Mockumentary, TV Pilots, Commercials, Micro Films, Animated Comedy, Horror Comedy, Stand-up Comedy, Sketch Comedy, and any other type of Comedy that you can think of. We want our audience to laugh non-stop  in a fun, fast paced program at a great venue. This event was formerly known as the Austin Comedy Short Film Festival, but we are evolving and plan to start screening and selecting Comedy Feature Films in the future.

Our panel of 12 judges will give out 30 different award winners:

01) Best Actor Award Nominations
02) Best Actress Award Nominations
03) Best Animated Comedy Film Award Nominations
04) Best Cinematography Award Nominations
05) Best Comedy Feature Film Screenplay Award Nominations
06) Best Comedy Micro Short Film Award Nominations
07) Best Comedy Film Award Nominations
08) Best Comedy Short Film Screenplay Award Nominations
09) Best Dark Comedy Feature Screenplay Award Nominations
10) Best Dark Comedy Film Award Nominations
11) Best Dark Comedy Short Screenplay Award Nominations
12) Best Director Award Nominations
13) Best Editing Award Nominations
14) Best Ensemble Cast Award Nominations
15) Best International Director Award Nominations
16) Best International Film Award Nominations
17) Best International Feature Screenplay Award Nominations
18) Best International Short Screenplay Award Nominations
19) Best Mockumentary Film Award Nominations
20) Best Romantic Comedy Feature Screenplay Award Nominations
21) Best Romantic Comedy Film Award Nominations
22) Best Romantic Comedy Short Screenplay Award Nominations
23) Best Short Sitcom Screenplay Award Nominations
24) Best Sitcom Screenplay Award Nominations
25) Best Texas Comedy Film Award Nominations
26) Best Texas Feature Screenplay Award Nominations
27) Best Texas Short Screenplay Award Nominations
28) Best Web Series Episode Award Nominations
29) Funniest Music Video Award Nominations
30) Most Original Concept Award Nominations

All films and screenplays are eligible, regardless if they have distribution or not. All films are eligible even if they have been accepted to other film festivals. All films and videos are eligible, regardless of when or where they were produced. Even if your film, web series or music video is publicly available on YouTube or Vimeo, it is still eligible for submission. For exhibition purposes. all films are expected to provide a download link, so that we can compile and project them in HD 1080p. 23.976, 24, 25 or 30 frame rates are accepted and will be converted to 23.976 for projection. Please do not submit 720p or Standard Definition films to this festival.

Austin Comedy Short Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. 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 Austin Comedy Short 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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  • The Austin Comedy Film Festival was an awesome experience!! For it to be my first Film Festival attending, it set the bar high! I look forward to many more!

    October 2020
  • Dan Bouchez

    I am very honored that my screenplay "The Bad Guys" was a finalist at the Austin Comedy Film Festival in the Best Relationship Comedy Teleplay category. I highly recommend this festival. Sadly, due to the covid situation, I was unable to attend it, but I look forward to being there in person in the future. Bravo for the great work of Mikel Fair and his team. Merci beaucoup.

    September 2020
  • The team at the Austin Comedy Film Festival, led by Mikel Fair, have done a wonderful job to make this event happen in such an innovative way to overcome the obstacles the pandemic has presented. And all throughout there has been clear and consistent communication to contributors like myself to keep us informed. Great job and many thanks for all your great work!

    September 2020
  • Alison Markinson

    Unfortunately I could not travel to the festival, to rate in person, other than that. They were extremely helpful and communicative.

    September 2020
  • Sadly I couldn't be there in person, but they were a really enthusiastic, organised and communicative bunch. It was a pleasure and a privilege to have my film be a part of this lovely festival.

    September 2020