7th Annual

Atlanta Shortsfest

July 15, 2016 to July 16, 2016

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3610 Kennesaw North Industrial Parkway
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Kennesaw GA 30144
Phone: 770-864-6053

OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Narrative Shorts
Narrative Short entries must be under 45 minutes. Genres include comedy, drama, foreign, horror, romantic comedy, erotic and much more.
Documentary Shorts
Documentary Short entries must be under 45 minutes
Experimental Shorts
Experimental Short (content or form) entries must be under 45 minutes
Animated Shorts
Animated entries must be under 45 minutes.
Music Video
Music Videos are accepted
Made in Georgia
Short films under 45 minutes that were made in the state of Georgia can be submitted here!


The Seventh Annual Atlanta Shortsfest is held July 15 - 16, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Atlanta Shortsfest showcases a diverse mix of short films by ultra-talented filmmakers from across the globe. Our team searches the entire globe for the best shorts to present at the festival, and we include both new and experienced filmmakers in our programming.

Traditionally, short films often do not garner the attention they deserve on the festival circuit. Atlanta Shortsfest was established to spotlight and promote excellent short films, and provide an important platform to share and discuss your work with appreciative audiences and fellow filmmakers.

The Atlanta Shortsfest showcases a variety of short films with a running time under 45 minutes. Judges program comedy, animation, documentary, experimental, horror & sci-fi, personal, erotic, fantasy, drama, thrillers, action & adventure, cult and just about any other genre you can imagine.

Our 2016 Call for Entries is officially OPEN! Enter your short today and be a part of this incredible celebration of independent film.



We accept submissions via Withoutabox's Secure Online Screeners, or another online source.
We have judges in all parts of the world, and each member of our selection committee can easily view your film, and make a decision more rapidly. Plus, you'll save on shipping cost, and cut down on packaging waste.

Contact us first if you prefer to send a hard-copy at atlantashortsfest@gmail.com


Festival League (Founder); Monet Rumford (Manager)


Use Withoutabox's Secure Online Screeners or another online source and save money on shipping costs, and protect the environment.

Although we prefer online screeners, if you prefer to send a hard copy, please let us know first by emailing:
We will confirm by email when received.

Due to the large number of entries received submission materials and videos will not be returned.

Programming decisions are made by the festival directors and our selection committee. If accepted, we will notify filmmakers by email. After acceptance, the exhibition format will need to be in our office two weeks prior to festival. Be sure to indicate aspect ratio of your film/video as well as any other special screening or presentation information we might need to know. We do not pay rental fees for submitted work that is programmed.

Although the art of filmmaking is not competitive, the Atlanta Shortsfest does give awards. The festival jury will present awards to short films selected as best in various categories, including Best Director, Drama, Comedy, Documentary, Horror & Sci-Fi, Experimental, Animation, "Best of Fest" and many more.


Atlanta Shortsfest is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.

The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Atlanta Shortsfest from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.