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 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

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
  • Jason Habel

    A fun, light, single day festival that I'd love to be a part of again. The venue was excellent, the screening went off without a hitch, and the programmers were well prepared.

    April 2019
  • Thanks to Mikel and the team for nominating 'The Gauntlet' for Best Short Comedy Series Episode. So, chuffed. Feedback was prompt and any questions answered quickly. Sorry I couldn't make it and hope I get the chance to in the future, seems like a super festival.

    April 2019
  • Diana Lanham

    Mikal was gracious and great at communicating my script's progress.

    April 2019
  • Theodore Adams

    Fun-filled festival with very supportive and encouraging organizers. Communications were excellent! Talent pool was extremely impressive.

    April 2019
  • Richard Geiwitz

    Always fun. Good people. Thanks for a good time.

    April 2019