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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Short and Micro Film Awards

Best Acting Performance
Best Animated Comedy Film
Best Cinematography
Best Comedy Film
Best Dark Comedy Film
Best Director
Best Editing
Best Ensemble Cast
Best Found Footage Comedy Film
Best Georgia Film
Best Horror Comedy Film
Best International Film
Best Mockumentary Film
Best Picture
Best Proof Of Concept
Best Romantic Comedy Film
Best Sketch Comedy
Best Stand-Up Comedy
Best Series Episode
Funniest Music Video
Most Original Concept

Feature Screenplay and Short Screenplay Awards

Best Comedy Screenplay
Best Dark Comedy Screenplay
Best Georgia Screenplay
Best Horror Comedy Screenplay
Best International Screenplay
Best Romantic Comedy Screenplay
Best Teleplay

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 Theater Screen will be draped for an aspect ratio of 2.39:1 Scope and will give filmmakers the best visual experience in the theater. 1.85:1 Flat is compatible as well. Please keep in mind that DCP projectors are designed to screen at 24 fps and will give the viewer the best visual experience.

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 $38 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
  • Ashley Thomas

    Such a fun and well-run festival! I loved that it was held at the Plaza Theatre. Thank you so much for awarding “Do It for Grandma” as the Best Comedy Film!

    December 2023
  • Communication was great and clear. The festival was organized as well. Thank you so much for awarding “The Call Center” as the Best Comedy Micro Film! We had a lot of fun meeting other filmmakers, seeing their work, and ultimately seeing my film on the big screen!

    November 2023
  • Thank you Georgia Comedy Film Festival for being so hands on, communicative and helpful. A great experience. I hope to see you again in the future.

    November 2023
  • Jim Norman

    Thank you for making "Heaven Sent Me" a romantic comedy finalist. This series of festivals is always a great place for screenwriter submissions.

    November 2023
  • Fantastic fest based in the deep dirty South.

    May 2023