Austin stands as one of the great cities for filmmakers and independent movie making in the U.S.. Austin can now boast a premiere international short film festival to add to it's reputation. The Austin Short Film Fest, showcases the best short films and its filmmakers from around the world.

Awards & Prizes

Grand Prize
Best Foreign Film
Best Drama
Best Comedy
Best Animation
Best Experimental
Best Documentary
Best Texas Short Film

If any award category does not meet the standards by the judges, it’s possible that there will be no awards given in that category.

Rules & Terms


Films must have been completed after Jan. 1, 2016
All non-English films must have English sub-titles.
Films must be submitted via online screeners.
Works-in-progress will be considered, provided they will be completed prior to the Festival.
Please do not send stills or press kits. If your film is selected we will ask you to email us a still image.
You may submit more than one film, but you must complete a separate entry form and pay entry fee for each film.

Film selection for the festival will be made by the Festival Committee.
The entrant will be responsible for all shipping fees.
All filmmakers will be notified via email of acceptance.