6th Annual

Atlanta Shortsfest

October 21, 2015 to October 23, 2015

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100 Holt Industrial Circle
Acworth GA 30101
Phone: 770-864-6053

DECISIONS ALREADY MADE • This event has already made decisions and notified submitters for the current cycle. Submissions are no longer being accepted.

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


The Sixth Annual Atlanta Shortsfest showcases a diverse mix of short films by ultra-talented filmmakers from across the globe.

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.

Filmmakers of all experience levels are encouraged to enter their short films today for the next Atlanta Shortsfest,


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.

Please do not mail a hard copy of your film. Contact us with questions at atlantafestival@gmail.com


Festival League (Founder); Kate Ebner; Lisa Highfill (Co-Director); Monet Rumford (Manager)


Please email us for confirmation of delivery. If sending a hard copy, you may also enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard if you wish to receive confirmation that your entry has been received. Please do NOT ask for signature confirmation for your entry, although you may ask for a delivery confirmation.

If sending a hard copy, please let us know by emailing:

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

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

Programming decisions are made by the festival directors and our selection committee. If accepted, we will notify filmmakers by email. After acceptance, the presentational 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.