Where CONTENT is King!
Madcap’s aim is to award content driven by excellence and the filmmaker’s creative ability, with an emphasis on writing and performing comic content, rather than rewarding special effects and the cinematic qualities.

You may be interested in Madcap's optional extras.
Option 1. A concise review closely examining the content of your movie by Adelaide Film Critic Dave Bradley.

Option 2. Suggested content/ feedback by judges to possibly improve your movie.

Madcap’s awards are
- Best Comedy
- Best Script
- Best Comic Character
- Best Gag/Comic Situation

Each of these awards come with a prize of a consultaion on your next film project.

All Short Films 20 mins and under made after 2019 qualify.

Please aim for clever, witty, satirical, zany, sophisticated comedy content.

BUT! If your short film has been broadcast on TV the film is ineligible.

Previous entrants are eligible for a discount, please advise.

Please note our decisions are final.

Overall Rating
  • Greg Moran

    Great communication. Very friendly and informative. Unfortunately couldn’t make the festival in person due to distance but was really pleased to receive the award for best Comedy for our Film White Lies.

    May 2024
  • Atomic Abe Productions

    Awesome festival! The team provided great communication and out-reach. They really support and celebrate filmmakers. Comedy festivals can be dicey but this one delivered. Will definitely be submitting again.

    October 2022
  • Stig Wemyss

    Madcap is a unique and exciting festival with a strong vision. It was wonderful to be part of a festival that honors the art of comedy in film. Thanks Damian!

    October 2022
  • Great communication, support and prizes! Thanks so much to Damian for having our film :)

    November 2021