The Austin Comedy Short Film Festival is a unique forum for comedy filmmakers from all over the world to showcase their creative works in Austin, Texas. We screen short comedy films in a "back to back" format on Blu-Ray DVD at the Alamo Drafthouse - Lakeline in Austin. The Austin Comedy Short Film Festival judges are searching for funny and engaging films to entertain a comedy loving audience.

Our panel of 12 judges will recognize filmmakers and screenwriters with 26 different awards.

Best Actor Award
Best Actress Award
Best Animated Comedy Film Award
Best Cinematography Award
Best Comedy Feature Length Screenplay Award
Best Comedy Film Award
Best Comedy Micro Short Film Award
Best Comedy Micro Short Web Series Episode
Best Comedy Short Screenplay Award
Best Comedy Web Series Episode
Best Dark Comedy Feature Length Screenplay Award
Best Dark Comedy Film Award
Best Dark Comedy Short Screenplay Award
Best Director Award
Best Ensemble Cast Award
Best Film Editing Award
Best International Director Award
Best International Film Award
Best Mockumentary Film Award
Best Music Video Award
Best Original Music Award
Best Romantic Comedy Film Award
Best Supporting Actor Award
Best Supporting Actress Award
Best Texas Comedy Micro Short Film Award
Best Texas Comedy Short Film Award

Austin Comedy Short 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 Austin Comedy Short 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
  • GH Ridpath

    Due to flight cancellation we couldn't make the festival, but from everything we heard it was an amazing time. Mikel is top notch at communication, and even took the time to mail us our winners certificate. Would highly recommend.

    May 2018
  • Chris Harris

    Great festival. Mikel was so good at getting back to us and letting us know how things were progressing. Really glad I entered!

    April 2018
  • Mikel is a terrific organizer and communicator. I was honored to be selected by this festival. I wish my health had permitted me to attend. Hopefully next year!

    April 2018
  • JJ H

    The Austin Comedy film fest was an amazing experience, well we didn't get to make it to the event, Mikel was very responsive and helped us find a resource for our poster art. Thank you so much!

    April 2018
  • I really enjoyed attending and being a part of the Austin Comedy Short Film Festival this year. The communication was excellent, the program at Alamo Draft House was fun and to be chosen as a festival winner was icing on the cake. They also set me up with my own page on their website, which was an extra bonus.

    April 2018