Join us for the 13th Annual Atlanta Shortsfest held June 25 - 26, 2022.

Atlanta Shortsfest showcases a diverse mix of short films by ultra-talented filmmakers from across the globe.

Traditionally, short films often do not garner the attention they deserve on the festival circuit. Atlanta Shortsfest was established to spotlight and promote excellent short films, and provide an important platform to share and discuss your work with appreciative audiences and fellow filmmakers.

The Atlanta Shortsfest showcases a variety of short films with a running time under 45 minutes. Judges program comedy, animation, documentary, experimental, horror & sci-fi, erotic, fantasy, drama, thrillers, action & adventure, cult and just about any other genre you can imagine.

The Atlanta Shortsfest is held during the annual Atlanta Film Series, a showcase of independent film packed with four unique film festivals designed to spotlight every genre of cinema imaginable.

Events include:

Atlanta Shortsfest
Atlanta Underground Film Festival
Atlanta Horror Film Festival
Atlanta Docufest

Join us for all of the events at the Atlanta Film Series.

These are just some of the Awards the festival has presented:

Best Short Film
Best Drama Short
Best Comedy Short
Best Foreign Short
Best Horror Short
Best Thriller Short
Best Sci-Fi Short
Best Student Film
Best Music Video
Best Action Short
Best Erotic Short
Best Experimental Short
Best Mini Short
Best Animated Short
Best Local Short
Best Documentary Short
Best Ensemble Cast
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Director

Entries must be submitted via an online source, such as a link to vimeo.

Programming decisions are made by the festival directors and our selection committee. If accepted, we will notify filmmakers by email. After acceptance, the exhibition format will need to be in our office one week before the festival. Be sure to indicate aspect ratio of your film/video as well as any other special screening/presentation information we might need to know. We do not pay rental fees for submitted work that is programmed.

Overall Rating
  • Eric Jungmann

    So grateful to the Atlanta Shortsfest for including me and my sci-fi thriller, "BODY OF THE MINED" into this year's program. Such an honor to be involved with such a diverse community of independent filmmakers.

    November 2021
  • Great communication, great location, outdoor screening was amazing and fun!

    October 2021
  • AK Espada

    Atlanta Shortsfest 2021 was fantastic. I was blown away by the quality and variety of the shorts, and I met so many amazing filmmakers—some of them other locals, which was so exciting! This is a great festival to share your work and connect with peers. Can’t wait for next year.

    August 2021
  • Joshua Wick

    Wonderful festival. We were very proud to have our short film, The Mark, play at Atlanta Shortsfest. The communication from the festival organizers was excellent and the staff were all warm and generous people. They cater to a dedicated community of avid cinema lovers. Definitely worth the submission fee!

    August 2021
  • Alan Smith

    Atlanta Shortsfest was a wonderful experience! There was an excellent line up of films and the screening venues made it really fun. Lauren and Eric provided great communication throughout the entire process. Highly recommend this festival!

    August 2021