The Austin Comedy Short Film Festival is a bi-annual event for comedy filmmakers and screenwriters from all over the world to showcase their creative works in Austin, Texas. We screen short comedy films in a "back to back" format on HD Blu-Ray DVD at the Alamo Drafthouse - Lakeline in Austin. The Austin Comedy Short Film Festival is searching for funny and engaging films to entertain a comedy loving audience. Did you know that the Austin Comedy Short Film Festival posts about each and every official selection on social media? Don't miss this marketing opportunity to get more exposure for your work creative work.

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

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.

Overall Rating
  • I couldn't attend the festival in person, but in every other regard, I have no complaints.

    April 2019
  • Definitive competition for comedy writers. Categorized by type and length. Provides the best system for reviewing and judging of material. Winners posted on social media. I have two scripts that have placed 3rd in this competition, which failed to make the first-round selection in other well known and popular competitions.

    April 2019
  • Joseph Clift

    Great festival! Great communication! Can't recommend them enough!

    April 2019
  • I was absolutely thrilled that my entry made the Official Selection round. I couldn't attend the festival so can't vouch for the hospitality, but the online communication and promo is first class. These are a bunch of big-hearted and friendly filmmakers who love comedy and encourage and welcome writers' work. Who could ask for more?

    April 2019
  • Gregg Jaffe

    I was excited to have my comedy short selected for Austin Comedy Short Film Festival. Unfortunately I couldn't attend but the selection of films seemed great and diverse and the communication all along the way was exceptional. Thanks to all who put this fest together.

    April 2019