The 8th Annual Atlanta Shortsfest is held July 7 - 8, 2017 at the Synchronicity Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia.
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, personal, erotic, fantasy, drama, thrillers, action & adventure, cult and just about any other genre you can imagine.
Atlanta Shortsfest is held during the Atlanta Film Series. The Atlanta Film Series is a four-month showcase of independent film hosted at The Synchronicity Theatre and the Plaza Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia. Atlanta Film Series is packed with events designed to spotlight every genre of cinema imaginable.
The scorching summer months of July and August bring the Atlanta's Summer Film Series, with award-winning short films showcased at Atlanta Shortsfest, and the top independent features and shorts at Atlanta Underground Film Festival.
Atlanta's Fall Film Series, held September and October, showcase unforgettable documentary films during the Atlanta Docufest, and a terrifying celebration of the top horror films from across the globe at Atlanta Horror Film Festival.
Awards & Prizes
These are just some of the Awards the festival will present in 2017:
Best Short Film
Best Drama Short
Best Foreign Short
Best Horror Short
Best Sci-Fi Short
Best Student Film
Best Comedy Short
Best Music Video
Best Action Short
Best Erotic Short
Best Experimental Short
Best Short Short
Best Animated Short
Best Local Short
Best Documentary Short
Best Ensemble Cast
Rules & Terms
Entries must be submitted via an online source, such as a link to vimeo. Please email us if you would like to send a hard-copy.
SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION
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 two weeks 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.
Cost of shipping exhibition copies to the festival is the responsibility of the entrant. Exhibition copies must be sent to the festival prepaid. The festival can not accept responsibility for damage or loss of materials while in transit. Please use as little packaging material as possible to cut down on trash.