The Austin Comedy Short Film Festival is a bi-annual event that started in 2015. Our 10th event will take place on October 13, 2019 at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Lakeline. For filmmakers, we showcase comedy films, web series episodes, mockumentary films and Comedy TV Pilots (Sitcoms). For screenwriters and filmmakers we have 5 Nominations for each of our submission categories and present certificates to the winners at our event. Submitting a screenplay to the Austin Comedy Short Film Festival is about recognition, by a panel of judges that take the time to read and rate every screenplay submission from beginning to end.
There are no cash prizes for the event. The top 25% rated screenplays are named "official selections." Screenwriters can earn Award Nominations for the following submission categories.
Comedy Short Film/Story 1-40 pages
Comedy Feature Length Film/Story 41-150 pages
Romantic Comedy Short Film/Story 1-40 pages
Romantic Comedy Feature Length Film/Story 41-150 pages
Dark Comedy Short Film/Story 1-40 pages
Dark Comedy Feature Length Film/Story 41-150 pages
Comedy TV Episode / Sitcom 1-40 pages
Comedy TV Episode / Sitcom 41-150 pages
Each official selection is provided free tickets to all event screenings. Certificates for Award Winners are presented at the event. Certificates are provided for official selections, award nominations and award winners, upon request at no charge via postal mail (International or in the US.) A website listing with official selections, nominations and award winners is permanently available on our website.
(If you have posted a Writing Gig, please click the red GIG REQUESTS button to view your submissions. If you are a writer and want to be considered for the TOP 25, you must be an ISAConnect Member)