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

Our panel of judges will give awards to filmmakers including:

1) Best Actor Award
2) Best Actress Award
3) Best Action Sequence
4) Best Animated Short Film
5) Best Cinematography Award
6) Best Comedy Film
7) Best Director Award
8) Best Documentary
9) Best Drama Film
10) Best Ensemble Cast
11) Best Experimental Film
12) Best International Film
13) Best International Director
14) Best Film Editing
15) Best Georgia Film
16) Best Horror Film
17) Best Microshort Film Award
18) Best Music Video
19) Best Original Music
20) Best Georgia Screenplay
21) Best Science Fiction Award
22) Best Short Film Award
23) Best Short Film Screenplay
24) Best Horror Film Screenplay
25) Best Drama Film Screenplay
26) Best LGBTQ Film
27) Best Comedy Film Screenplay
28) Best Science Fiction 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:

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.

Overall Rating
  • Purpose Pro

    Great festival, would definitely return and recommend to others. A great place for short films to be celebrated!

    September 2019
  • Jenna Cornell

    Although I wasn’t able to attend in person, Georgia Shorts Film Festival was awesome to work with. They were professional, supportive, and welcoming to their festival family. Communication from the festival was also professional and regular in its updates. I was honored and excited to be a part of the 2019 festival. I encourage any short filmmaker to submit to them. Thank you, Georgia Shorts. Well done.

    July 2019
  • The experience was amazing. Everyone was so supportive and positive. Very well organized and professional. I recommend the festival to everyone with the courage to submit their project!

    July 2019
  • I loved the communication with these folks. I was unable to attend but felt a part of it as well. Thanks!

    July 2019
  • Kayla Sutton

    Attended the 2019 Georgia Shorts Film Festival after my Screenplay was selected as a Finalist. Absolutely enjoyed the experience. Met so many incredible filmmakers, local and non local. Everyone was super encouraging and the Festival Team was responsive and supportive. I hope to attend again next year! Would highly reccommed.

    July 2019