The Georgia Shorts Film Festival is a theatrical screening event in Atlanta for independent films of all genres. The Georgia Shorts Film Festival also recognizes exceptional filmmaking and screenwriting with awards and nominations by our judging panel. All films are screened at Atlanta Brewing Company, with an awards show immediately after. Tickets can be reserved through our Eventbrite Page

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/georgia-shorts-film-festival-2019-tickets-62021526054

Our panel of judges will give awards to filmmakers including:

Best Action Film
Best Animated Short Film
Best Drama Film
Best Comedy Film
Best Micro Short Comedy
Best Dark Comedy
Best Drama Micro Short
Best International Film
Best Georgia Film
Best Horror Film
Best Music Video
Best Cinematography Award
Best Director Award
Best International Director
Best Short Film Award
Best Horror Film Screenplay
Best Feature Length Comedy Film Screenplay
Best Short Drama Film Screenplay
Best Short Comedy Film Screenplay
Best Feature Length Drama Film Screenplay
Best Science Fiction Screenplay
Best International Screenplay
Best Dark Comedy Film Screenplay
Best Horror Film Screenplay

If your film is selected, you are expected to provide a link to download your film so that we can project it at the festival. Google Drive, Dropbox, WeTransfer and similar services are accepted. You can also make your film downloadable on FilmFreeway or Vimeo, so that we can download the file.

We currently project in 1080p, 23.976. (30 fps and 25 fps are also accepted, we will convert them) .mov or .mp4 formats are accepted.

4k files and ProRes are accepted, but they are overkill. We will have to convert these types of files in order to screen them on our system.

We do not accept DCP files at this time.

We do not screen 720p or SD Files.

We do not stream from YouTube or Vimeo at the event, due to internet reliability issues.

You can download a .pdf of our delivery specifications and share them with others with this link: https://hubs.ly/H0jd1_D0

Georgia Shorts 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 Georgia Shorts 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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  • Wonderful communication and a great festival to submit your film AND screenplays to. They dedicate to indie filmmakers and writers! Definitely, submit your projects.

    November 2019
  • Very thoughtful of GSFF for placing my screenplay, "The Musketeers and The Zombies" as a nominee in the Best International Screenplay category as it isn't a horror screenplay in the strictest sense. Thanks for making me part of your growing festival. Caroline King is a terrific communicator and guiding force behind the festival.

    November 2019
  • Bill Baber

    A well run festival. Great communication. Interesting and diverse short films. Enjoyed networking with the Atlanta film community.

    November 2019
  • First time at the Georgia Shorts Film Festival and I look forward to coming back. Had a great time. Love the location, excellent communication and a great selection of short films to watch. Thank you for a wonderful event.
    Such an honor that my short drama screenplay won. Over the moon happy!

    November 2019
  • Andrew Pinon

    What a great festival! Caroline King and her staff were awesome. So friendly and generous. They love filmmakers and writers. So proud to be a part of it all. Great venue!

    November 2019