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 the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema, with an awards show immediately after.

Our panel of 12 judges will give 30 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 Supporting Actor
25) Best Supporting Actress
26) Best Horror Film Screenplay
27) Best Drama Film Screenplay
28) Best LGBT Film
29) Best Comedy Film Screenplay
30) Best Science Fiction Screenplay

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
  • Candice Delevante

    Although I was unable to attend, I was deeply grateful to hear my project was accepted as an Official Selection. The festival's director, Caroline King was communicative, organized, respectful and encouraging. I really want to get down to Atlanta one of these days in the near future to visit the festival and the booming industry that's happening in the area. Thanks again!

    November 2018
  • This festival was AWESOME!!!! Caroline did a wonderful job!! I am looking forward to attending in the future.

    October 2018
  • Jason MacDonald

    Small but GREAT festival! Can't wait to see how it grows. Some teriffic films and a really nice screening and awards ceremony.
    We were thrilled to have our film, 'Mr. Goody' selected and to win two awards!
    Wonderful communication and organization. See you next year!!

    October 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Jason! We loved screening your film and look forward to all of your projects in the future!

  • Although I couldn't make it, Caroline was extremely communicative and kind! She alerted us of the nominations our short film "Polished" received, and was incredibly generous/congratulatory about me (Andie) winning Best Actress. We'll definitely be submitting in the future, and I'm hoping I'll be able to make it down next time!

    October 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your feed back, Andie! Your win was well deserved and it was a pleasure for us to screen "Polished"! Thank you for submitting to us and we hope to see you again soon!

  • Margina Sisson

    I was not able to attend but was honored to have my screenplay included in the top five. The communication leading up to the festival was great. Really well done website page identifying the selected projects and award winners. Nice job. Very impressed. Wish I could have attended.

    October 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your feedback, Margina! Hopefully you can come to the next festival so we can meet you in person!