What Is The Atlanta Comedy Film Festival?

The Atlanta Comedy Film Festival is a unique forum for comedy filmmakers and television producers from all over the world to showcase their creative works in Atlanta, Georgia at  the Atlanta Brewing Company. The Atlanta Comedy Film Festival showcases short comedy films (Under 30 minutes) , Comedy Television Episodes, Micro Short Films (Under 6 minutes) and funny music videos from all over the world, projected in 1080p HD. Accepted films will be screened in a back-to-back, fast-paced format for a comedy film loving audience. There is also a great networking opportunity at the free awards ceremony and filmmaker's mixer event. Get updates about the  Atlanta Comedy Film Festival Summer 2019 Official Selections and Award Nominations for the event on July 19-21, 2019. 



Wanted! The Funniest Films And Screenplays

Do you have a comedy short film, music video, web series episode, sitcom, mockumentary, animated film, dark comedy film, sketch comedy or romantic comedy film that you're sending to festivals? Have you written a comedy screenplay with funny situations, engaging characters, clever concepts and great dialogue? Our judges can't wait to watch your videos and read your stories. Please read our Comedy Film Festival Judging Guide if you'd like to understand our how we rate and select comedy films. You can submit to the Atlanta Comedy Film Festival via FilmFreeway, Withoutabox and Festhome.

 Atlanta Comedy Film Festival Submission Deadlines

  • December 31, 2018: First Deadline
  • January 31, 2019: Discount Deadline
  • February 28, 2019: Earlybird Deadline
  • March 31, 2019: Regular Deadline
  • April 30, 209: Late Deadline
  • May 31, 2019: Final Deadline
  • July 13, 2019: Event Date 


Atlanta Comedy Film Festival Past Events

  1. Atlanta Comedy Film Festival Summer 2019
  2. Atlanta Comedy Film Festival Winter 2018
  3. Atlanta Comedy Film Festival Summer 2018
  4. Atlanta Comedy Film Festival Fall 2017
  5. Atlanta Comedy Film Festival Summer 2017

Atlanta Comedy Festival Director: Caroline King


"Hi, I'm Caroline King, Director of the Atlanta Comedy Film Festival.  I work closely with Mikel Fair, Director of the Portland Comedy Film Festival, to screen fun Film Festival Events here in Atlanta, Georgia. I was born and raised in the south, graduating from the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts majoring in Musical Theatre in 2006. Shortly after I moved to Chicago, IL where I learned and performed improv and sketch comedy at iO, Second City, Comedy Sports and Annoyance comedy theaters. I have been been based in Atlanta,  since 2015 where I discovered a love for writing, acting, podcasting and film making. You may recognize me as a host and creator of the Bitch Beer Podcast. We interview people in the beer industry and spread the word of craft beer to beer lovers at all levels of knowledge. As a filmmaker, I am also the creator of "Church Wives" an award winning mockumentary about women in Southern church society. Touring the film festival circuit with my own film made me realize how much I loved the experience that film festivals have to offer. I decided to join the team and help spread the love that I've felt at every festival where I've screened my own film. My goal is to make Atlanta a prime location for filmmakers and screenwriters around the world to showcase their creative work in the heart of Georgia. We have such a wonderful and constantly growing community of filmmakers and we are growing stronger every year. I am also the director of the Georgia Shorts Film Festival, the Georgia Documentary Film Festival and Horror Films In Hotlanta."


Film Festival Submitter's Handbook
The Film Festival Submitter's Handbook
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My name is Mikel Fair and I have written this 30 page ebook to help filmmakers strengthen their submission when submitting to Film Festivals. This guide is based on my experience, starting in 2008 as a Film Festival Director that has watched, rated and reviewed more than 5000+ submissions of all genres from over 100 countries. There are several mistakes that filmmakers are making on a daily basis that I can help you avoid. I explain in detail, about how the packaging and editing of your submission can have a direct effect on how many festivals that your film is accepted to. Priced under $10 US, I have made this book affordable for everyone and will email you any new versions that we release until January 2021. Please read the first chapter for free!

  • Chapter 1: Does Packaging Really Matter? - Free Chapter!
  • Chapter 2: Are Your Contact Details Accurate? A Daily Common Mistake
  • Chapter 3: Does The Name Of Your Film Stand Out? Or Will It Be Lost In The Shuffle?
  • Chapter 4: Tips For Creating The Right Tagline And Synopsis
  • Chapter 5: Do You Know That A Director’s Bio And Resume Are Two Different Things?
  • Chapter 6: How To Write A Compelling Director’s Statement That Tells A Story.
  • Chapter 7: The First Impression Of Your Film Is It’s Official Poster.
  • Chapter 8: Without A Trailer, Your Film Might Become An Afterthought.
  • Chapter 9: Why Do Film Festivals Love Submissions With A Social Media Presence?
  • Chapter 10: Your Film’s Website, Is Its History And Point Of Contact
  • Chapter 11: Final Cut Or Festival Cut? Don’t Submit The Wrong One.
  • Chapter 12: Stretch Your Submissions Budget. Use Promo Codes. Get Discounts.
  • Conclusion

Film Festival Submitter's Handbook