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
  • Anthony Bradford

    Hands down one of the best film festival experiences! Caroline really organized a great line up of films and made us filmmakers feel at home. The venue was great and the quality of the films was super impressive, and great company to be in. Also, it was such a great opportunity to connect with some talented and enthusiastic film folk who are just as passionate about creating.

    June 2019
  • I wasn't able to attend due to a last minute scheduled conflict but I have to say that they are the INCREDIBLY ORGANIZED and nice. They were precise with what they needed and when. They did email check ups and answered any questions we had. They even did a ton of live streaming of the festival so blokes like me could watch it from afar. Five stars all around except for networking which I can't speak for due to not attending.

    June 2019
  • Radoslav Stoyanov

    Awesome festival! Great selection.
    Thank you for the opportunity to present my work and, of course, for the Best Drama Short Screenplay Award Nomination for my script 'Sugar Cube'.
    Good luck!

    June 2019
  • Jamila Jackson

    The Georgia Shorts Film Festival was a great event and offered the feel of community to everyone who entered. The staff was friendly and attentive. The networking was worth the travel.

    June 2019
  • The Georgia Shorts Film Festival exceeded my expectations. They nailed it on each and every aspect of a quality festival.
    Quality, Value, Communication, Hospitality, Networking!!!

    Additionally, they did something that is so special. The tickets were free allowing anyone who has ever wanted the film festival experience to be able to have it. This festival and team is absolutely the BEST!

    June 2019