The Austin Comedy Short Film Festival is a unique forum for international independent filmmakers to showcase their Comedy Films in Austin, Texas. The ACSFF showcases short comedy films (Under 30 minutes) and Microshort Films (Under 5 minutes) from all over the world, in HD at the Alamo Drafthouse - Lakeline in North Austin, Texas. If you are a filmmaker, looking to screen your film in an all-comedy format, then you've found the right place. Please submit your film using Film Freeway.
The following films are the official selections for the Austin Comedy Short Film Festival selected from 313 submissions by filmmakers from around the globe. These films will screen on Tuesday, April 19th at 7:00 PM at the Alamo Drafthouse - Lakeline in Austin, Texas. Ticket information and more are coming soon. Please bookmark this page, it will be updated with posters, award nominations, trailers, ticket info and more over the next week. Congratulations! See you there!
“17 Minutes in Texas: The Zombie Apocalypse” Directed by Trey Huguley
“ArachNO!” Directed by Alex Mangen
“Billy Goat” Directed by Stanley Sievers
“Billy” Directed by Tyler Holme
“Bipolar & Cheese” Directed by Scarlet Perez
“Bugman” Directed by Don Eke
“Burning Bridges - The Accidental Pornstar” Directed by Joe Zohar
The Austin Comedy Short Film Festival will screen the short film "Eiffel Tower" on April 19th, 2016 in Austin, Texas. We are excited to screen films that are directed by women and Aynsley Bubbico did a great job with this film. All of our judges loved the humor, acting and overall production value of this film.
Director Aynsley Bubbico statement about the film. I found it to be a really smart choice to bring on a female director for this piece. The funny and sexual nature of the script could have easily turned into a sexist farce about an unwitting woman being led into the lion's den, but Ross and Matt wanted more than just a college humor sketch. We agreed that we didn't want the sexuality to overshadow the comedy of the awkwardness between the characters, (and vice versa) but we didn't want to shy away from it either.
I particularly felt protective of our actress, Jessica Serfaty, being the only female actor on set as well as the object of both male characters' affection. We discussed her comfort level and where her "line" was and then she went balls to the wall right up to that line. She was game for anything.
The guys were generous and open to my take on their script, making the whole process far more collaborative than any of us had anticipated. It was important to the writers and myself to keep everything grounded in reality while telling a story about a crazy night in the lives of otherwise "normal" guys, and I feel like we achieved that.
The Austin Comedy Short Film Festival launched in 2015 with two different screenings. Both were a huge success and were sellouts at the Alamo Drafthouse - Lakeline. Here are a list of the films that were screened. Thanks to all of the filmmakers that travelled to Austin for the event and a big thanks to the film enthusiasts that showed up for an evening of fun. In 2016, the ACSFF will be growing even more.