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.

Awards & Prizes

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

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.

15 Reviews

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    Steve Vasiliou

    Very excited to have my screenplay selected. The whole process of this festival is excellent. The networking is great!

    September 2017
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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