Join us for the 15th Annual Atlanta Shortsfest held June 29 - 30, 2024 at Limelight Theater in Atlanta, Georgia.

Atlanta Shortsfest showcases a diverse mix of short films by ultra-talented filmmakers from across the globe. For the last fourteen years, we have showcased thousands of incredible films of every genre 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.

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.


Atlanta Shortsfest is held during the Atlanta Film Series, an annual showcase of independent film designed to spotlight every genre of cinema imaginable.

Join us for all the Atlanta Film Series Events:

Atlanta Shortsfest - June 29 - 30, 2024
Atlanta Underground Film Festival - August 16 - 18, 2024
Atlanta Horror Film Festival - October 4 - 6, 2024
Atlanta Docufest - March 22 - 23, 2025
Atlanta Micro Short Film Fest - May 31, 2025

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.

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
  • Nicholas Cirillo

    This was a wonderful experience for both viewing fantastic films and meeting great filmmakers. A great staple point for ATL!

    August 2023
  • Adam O'Keeffe

    Thank you Atlanta Shortsfest for a great showcase for emerging directors,

    August 2023
  • Javo Aguirre

    Before He Gets Back had the privilege of screening at Atlanta Shortsfest this year alongside another one of my films...For I Have Sinned. Lauren and Eric were very communicative and true pros. No doubt, it feels really gratifying as a filmmaker to have ones work showcased and acknowledged. In hopes to be back next year, I'm already creating more and more.

    July 2023
  • Omagination Pictures

    We, the filmmakers of How Much Do You Want to Know were so honored to be a part of the 2023 Atlanta Shortsfest! And though we couldn't make it in person and experience the film festival, the outreach, communication, and warmth we received from Eric and Lauren was such a breath of fresh air! Very professional and organized. We hope to be back at the film festival in the near future and actually attend in person! Big shout-out to everyone on the team too!

    June 2023
  • Great festival run by great people!

    June 2023