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.

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  • Nicholas Livanos

    Bottom line: Great films, great people, and Austin is full of great food.
    I worry when I head out to a smaller festival. Especially when there are shorts blocks in excess of three hours! What if these movies are no good? This could be painful. Is this the kind of thing that I made? A movie that fits in with a bunch of others that are no good?
    WELL. Mikel & his team easily put all my worries to rest. The films were a blast to watch. I connected with a bunch of people whose work I admired. I ate delicious brunches & tasty tacos. What more could anyone want? Answer: To do it again next year.

    September 2018
  • Gabriel Oliva

    This festival has honestly been one of my favorites. It was casual and fun. Fantastic attendance!! Audience was packed with film makers and locals and people just ready to laugh. Great communication and organization. I made some new relationships and laughed a ton!

    October 2018
  • Jeremy Eichenbaum

    Some nice productions in this festival, was happy to be a part of it.

    September 2018
  • Andrew Pelosi

    Wasn't able to make the overseas trip this time, but well organised festival and communication great!!

    September 2018
  • I was honored to be apart of this festival! They have THE BEST communication of any festival I have encountered or heard of! Thank you Mikel Fair for running a clean show!!! A+++

    September 2018