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
  • 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