Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Fall 2017 Submissions are now open!

Austin Comedy Short Film Festival

Submissions for ACSFF Fall 2017 are now open.
May 31, 2017 - Discount Deadline
June 30, 2017 - Earlybird Deadline
July 31, 2017 - Regular Deadline
August 31, 2017 - Late Deadline
September 30, 2017 Final Deadline
October 8, 2017 Notification Day
November 11, 2017 Event Date


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Comedy Short Film
The ACSFF is looking for funny and engaging Comedy Short Films that are a minimum of 6 minutes, but are no longer than 30 minutes including all credits. All varieties of Comedy are accepted in this category including Romantic Comedy, Dark Comedy, Animated Films, Mockumentary Films, Comedy Web Series, International Comedy and anything else that will bring laughter to our audience. We screen short comedy films in a back-to-back format that is fast paced, fun and a unique experience for our audience. All languages are accepted, but the subtitles must be in English.

Micro Comedy Short Film
The Austin Comedy Short Film Festival is looking for funny and engaging Comedy Micro Short Films that are a maximum of 5 minutes in length including all credits. All varieties of Comedy are accepted in this category including Romantic Comedy, Dark Comedy, Animated Films, Mockumentary Films, Comedy Web Series, International Comedy and anything else that will bring laughter to our audience. We screen short comedy films in a back-to-back format that is fast paced, fun and a unique experience for our audience. All languages are accepted, but the subtitles must be in English.

Funny Music Video
The Austin Comedy Short Film Festival is looking for funny and engaging music videos that are thought provoking and make people laugh. Funny Music Videos must be 5 minutes or less in length including credits. Public music videos that are currently on youtube, Vimeo, or Vevo are eligible.

Comedy Feature Film Screenplay
The Austin Comedy Short Film Festival is looking for funny and engaging writing that is thought provoking and makes people laugh. A Comedy Feature Film Screenplay must be a minimum length of 31 pages and a maximum length of 100 pages. All screenplays must be written in English. 12 different judges will read every word of every screenplay submitted.

Comedy Short Film Screenplay
The Austin Comedy Short Film Festival is looking for funny and engaging writing that is thought provoking and makes people laugh. A Comedy Short Film Screenplay must be a maximum length of 30 pages. All screenplays must be written in English. 12 different judges will read every word of every screenplay submitted.

Our panel of 12 judges will present twelve different awards, at this festival.
  1. Best Texas Comedy Film
  2. Best Animated Comedy Film
  3. Best Micro Short Comedy Film
  4. Best Short Comedy Film
  5. Best Director
  6. Best Actor
  7. Best Actress
  8. Best Original Music
  9. Best Cinematography
  10. Best Ensemble Cast
  11. Single Funniest Moment
  12. Funniest Music Video
All films are screened on a giant theater screen on High Definition Blu-Ray Format 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. If you are a film enthusiast that would like to have an exciting and fresh comedy film experience in a great venue, please join us at our next event. If you are a filmmaker that would like to request a film submission fee waiver to the Austin Comedy Short Film Festival please click here.

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