Paris Short Film Festival

Now in its fifth year, the Paris Short Film Festival is a European hub for showcasing innovative cinema and new trends in short filmmaking. This year’s PSFF looks forward to screening a broad range of genres by international directors, and bringing the best of fresh filmmaking to film-loving Paris audiences.

With three screenings a night on 8-11 May, PSFF will have room for over 80 films, and is open to any film in any genre, under 45 minutes in length. PSFF especially looks forward to exhibiting independent and low-budget films with innovative flair.

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Submissions are invited, and awards will be available, in the following categories:

– Best Short Film
– Best Short Short Film
– Best Experimental Short Film
– Best Sci-Fi Short Film
– Best Horror Short Film
– Best Animated Short Film
– Best LGBT Short Film
– Best Comedy Short Film
– Best Short Documentary
– Best Music Video

The Paris Short Film Festival welcomes any film in any genre, under 45 minutes in length.

Only digital submissions will be accepted: please upload films via FilmFreeway. Entries must be received before March 29th, 2019.

If submitters are unable to upload a screener, PSFF will accept a private Vimeo link, emailed along with the submission tracking number, to

Selected films will be notified by April 8th, 2019. If selected, all screening copies must be received before April 15th, 2019.

Filmmakers certify that they have full rights to use all music in their films. All photos submitted may be used for any festivals promotions. Non-English or French-language films must have English or French subtitles, or be dubbed in English or French.

Awards will be announced online by May 20th, 2019. Award winners agree to participate in promotion and publicity for the Festival.

All stated information is subject to change without notice by the Paris Short Film Festival.

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Submission Fees

– Early deadline: August 3rd, 2018
Fees for short films (5-45 minutes) are €35 early.
Fees for short shorts (under 5 minutes) are €25 early.

– Regular deadline: November 23rd, 2018
Fees for short films (5-45 minutes) are €40 regular.
Fees for short shorts (under 5 minutes) are €30 regular.

– Late deadline: March 8th, 2019
Fees for short films (5-45 minutes) are €45 late.
Fees for short shorts (under 5 minutes) are €35 late.

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Paris Short Film Festival Rules & Regulations

Non-English language produced films must have English subtitles or be dubbed in English. French films can be screened without subtitles.

All entrants acknowledge that Paris Short Film Festival have the right to project their selected film and certify that they have been given full rights to use any and all music in said film.

Participation in the Paris Short Film Festival implies that Nominees agree to participate in the publicity for the Festival, as well as other promotional events, including website, social media, international press coverage and festival trailers edited by G. Papinutto of Agence Gamines.

Accepted filmmakers are responsible for their own travel arrangements e.g., travel expenses, lodgings, personal visa requirements.


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The Katara Cinema at the Royal Monceau Raffles Paris has a capacity of 100 and is the official host venue of Paris Short Film festival as of May 2019.