The Austin Comedy Short Film Festival (ACSFF) 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 ACSFF is searching for funny and engaging films to entertain a comedy loving audience. Our panel of 12 judges will give out 12 different awards, the Audience will select two awards live at the venue.

1) Best Texas Comedy Film
2) Best Animated Comedy Film
3) Best Micro Short Comedy Film
4) Best Short Comedy Film
5) Best Director
6) Best Actor
7) Best Actress
8) Best Original Music
09) Best Cinematography
10) Best Ensemble Cast
11) Single Funniest Moment
12) Funniest Music Video

Rules & Terms

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.

14 Reviews

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    Ali AlKhafaji

    Had a blast at the Austin Comedy Short Film Festival. The host, Mikel, was very accommodating allowing my last-minute submission. Everyone at the festival seemed to bring a different edge to comedy filmmaking. I will definitely be submitting again next year!

    April 2017
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    Andrew Melzer

    It was great!

    I didnt even get a chance to attend and it was super beneficial to be apart of it!

    April 2017
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    Zachary Madson

    Love this festival and the people who run it were awesome!

    January 2017
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    kelly jean karam

    The communication is absolutely FANTASTIC! The team bends over backwards to answer any of your questions.

    November 2016
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    Lance Khazei

    Terrific comedy festival in an outstanding venue with a lively crowd. I enjoyed meeting the other filmmakers. The festival director did an outstanding job, was extremely hospitable and is very supportive of filmmakers.

    November 2016