The Georgia Comedy Film Festival is where filmmakers, television producers and screenwriters can showcase their creative work in Atlanta, Georgia. All types of comedy content is featured including Romantic Comedy, Dark Comedy, Sketch Comedy, Mockumentary, Funny Music Videos, Series Episodes, TV Pilots, Screenplays, Teleplays and more. This is a live screening event with a fun networking event. Get involved!

This event started in Reno, Nevada and has found a new home in Atlanta, Georgia. The tradition of screening comedy short films will continue at the historic Plaza Theatre.

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Our panel of 12 judges will give out 34 different awards:


1) Best Acting Performance
2) Best Animated Film
3) Best Cinematography
4) Best Comedy Film
5) Best Comedy Micro Film
6) Best Comedy Series Episode
7) Best Dark Comedy Film
8) Best Director
9) Best Editing
10) Best Ensemble Cast
11) Best Georgia Film
12) Best Horror Comedy Film
13) Best International Director
14) Best International Film
15) Best Mockumentary Film
16) Best Romantic Comedy
17) Best Sketch Comedy
18) Funniest Music Video
19) Most Original Concept

Screenplays & Teleplays:

1) Best Comedy Feature Screenplay Award
2) Best Comedy Short Screenplay Award
3) Best Comedy Series Teleplay Award
4) Best Dark Comedy Feature Screenplay Award
5) Best Dark Comedy Short Screenplay
6) Best Georgia Screenplay Award
7) Best Horror Comedy Screenplay Short Award
8) Best Horror Comedy Feature Screenplay Award
9) Best International Feature Screenplay Award
10) Best International Short Screenplay Award
11) Best Romantic Comedy Feature Screenplay Award
12) Best Romantic Comedy Short Screenplay Award

All films are eligible, regardless if they have distribution or not. All films are eligible even if they have been accepted to other film festivals. All films and videos are eligible, regardless of when or where they were produced. Even if your film, series episode or music video that is publicly available on YouTube or Vimeo, it is still eligible for submission. For exhibition purposes all films screen in 2k or 4k DCP format. Stereo or 5.1 audio are accepted for screening purposes.

The submission fee does not include an event ticket fee if selected. Submission fees and event ticket fees are separate. The cost of attending this event is $35 for the entire day. Every attendee must have a ticket. There are no filmmaker passes.

The judges read and rate scripts for this specific competition only. Submitting to this film festival does not affect the ownership or copyright your screenplay or teleplay.

Overall Rating
  • Margina Sisson

    I highly recommend Reno Comedy film festival! Mikel Fair and his team are consistently professional, provide excellent communication and it’s obvious they truly care about promoting and rewarding up-and-coming writers and filmmakers. I was honored to attend the Fall 2021 festival where I received, Best Director for my short film, Death Stone! I will most definitely submit my next film or screenplay to this A+ competition.

    May 2022
  • Deeply gratified my film "Quakeproofing" was selected and won its category, as well as for the communications which was clear, prompt, and warm. I wasn't able to attend this year, but I'd jump at the chance if I could!

    March 2022
  • Suzanne Friedman

    I didn't have the good fortune of being to attend, but I was there in heart and spirit and the event was Fabulous!! To make it even sweeter, my Breath of Fresh Air won Best Short Dark Comedy Screenplay. Mikel Fair was a charming , witty Master of Ceremonies and if you ask me, he should be hosting the Academy Awards.

    March 2022
  • It's been really wonderful to be part of this International Film Festival. Truly enjoyable and so delighted to have won a Finalist Award. Thank you so much

    October 2021
  • Very good communication from the festival. In particular, the programmers and Mikel Fair offered great tips for increasing the success of submissions. Thanks Reno Comedy Film Festival!

    October 2021