Paris Short Film Festival

 

Now in its third year, the Paris Short Film Festival is a European hub for showcasing innovative cinema and a new wave of 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.

This year’s PSFF will run May 3rd – 6th, at the underground Ciné XIII Théâtre in the heart of scenic Montmartre.

PSFF will show over 50 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.

With four days of film screenings and networking events for filmmakers, the Paris Short Film Festival is an event not to be missed.

Submissions will open on July 1st. Follow PSFF on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

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Previous years:
Programme and Award Winners, 2015
Programme and Award Winners, 2016

Venue

This year’s PSFF will run at the underground Ciné XIII Théâtre, in the heart of scenic Montmartre. Known as the Harlem of Paris, Montmartre is peopled with Bohemian ghosts of the past: painters van Gogh, Renoir, Picasso and Pisarro, jazz legend Louis Armstrong, and many more illustrious artists lived in the neighbourhood.

Family-run historic theatre Ciné XIII is located in Montmartre’s artistic centre: the 120-seat theatre will show three screenings each night, and conversation will flow all evening in the atmospheric Art Déco bar.

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Awards and Prizes

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

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

Rules & Terms

The Paris Short Film Festival welcomes any film in any genre, under 45 minutes in length, and shows especial interest in exhibiting independent and low-budget films with innovative flair.

Only digital submissions will be accepted: please upload films via FilmFreeway, Withoutabox, or Click. Entries must be received before March 28th, 2017.

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

Selected films will be notified by April 3rd, 2017. If selected, all screening copies must be received before April 15th, 2017.

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

Awards will be announced online by May 10th, 2017. Award winners agree to participate in promotion and publicity for the Festival.

Submission Fees

– Early deadline: November 25, 2016
Fees for short films (5-45 minutes) are €35 early.
Fees for short shorts (under 5 minutes) are €25 early.

– Regular deadline: February 17, 2017
Fees for short films (5-45 minutes) are €40 regular.
Fees for short shorts (under 5 minutes) are €30 regular.

– Late deadline: March 17, 2017
Fees for short films (5-45 minutes) are €45 late.
Fees for short shorts (under 5 minutes) are €35 late.

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