The Austin Comedy Short Film Festival is a unique forum for comedy filmmakers 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 Blu-Ray DVD at the Alamo Drafthouse - Lakeline in Austin. The Austin Comedy Short Film Festival judges are searching for funny and engaging films to entertain a comedy loving audience.

Awards & Prizes

Our panel of 12 judges will recognize filmmakers and screenwriters with 26 different awards.

Best Actor Award
Best Actress Award
Best Animated Comedy Film Award
Best Cinematography Award
Best Comedy Feature Length Screenplay Award
Best Comedy Film Award
Best Comedy Micro Short Film Award
Best Comedy Micro Short Web Series Episode
Best Comedy Short Screenplay Award
Best Comedy Web Series Episode
Best Dark Comedy Feature Length Screenplay Award
Best Dark Comedy Film Award
Best Dark Comedy Short Screenplay Award
Best Director Award
Best Ensemble Cast Award
Best Film Editing Award
Best International Director Award
Best International Film Award
Best Mockumentary Film Award
Best Music Video Award
Best Original Music Award
Best Romantic Comedy Film Award
Best Supporting Actor Award
Best Supporting Actress Award
Best Texas Comedy Micro Short Film Award
Best Texas Comedy Short Film Award

Rules & Terms

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.

22 Reviews

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    Amanda R. Martinez

    It was a big thrill and honor to have my short screenplay chosen to be part of this fall's fest! This is my second script to make ACSFF's "Official Selection" list, and I can attest they take great care of their writers. Highly recommend this screenplay competition.

    December 2017
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    Darcie Irwin-Simpson

    I wasn't able to make the event but they were fantastic with communication and seemed to have a great selection films from all over the world for the event. Really appreciated my Short Film 'The Peacock' being selected. Thank you!

    December 2017
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    Suzanne Schmidt

    Mikel was awesome! The screenings were very fun and I took away the Best Actress Award! Overall a great experience in an incredible city.

    November 2017
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    Misha Calvert

    Awesome festival!! I love their enthusiasm and taste in selections. The programmers and festival staff were really lovely to communicate with as well. AMAZING VENUE! I will definitely be applying here again!

    November 2017
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    Michael Charron

    We had a really great time at this festival. Mikel runs and programs a really great fest and provides a great place to showcase comedy, something usually ignored by the film fest circuit. I look forward to submitting future projects and attending future festivals and I hope it continues to grow into the fest it deserves to be.

    November 2017