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Excuse My French is a festival exclusively dedicated to independent short films screenings. The festival aims to bring to Paris several films loved all around the world, but very few times (sometimes never!) screened in our great city.
Excuse My French loves all genres of independent cinema: unique, intriguing, imaginative, stylised, explicit or just different from what we are used to watch…

Each film is seen and rated by a committee of three persons, including Excuse My French Festival organizers: Magali Souart and Fabio Soares.
All the movies are seen by the committee, there is no “pass by” accepted.
Members of the committee can’t be involved in any way, in movies taking part of the official selection.

The jury is composed by professionals from TV & Cinema, the list and CV of EMF Jury are available on our website.
The jury takes part to the screening in Paris and decide about the awards, except the audience award, given by the audience.
Excuse My French Festival organizers do not take part to the jury and respect their final decisions.

The second edition will take place on January 19rd, 2018 at Cinéma La Clef - Paris.

Awards & Prizes

Winners will receive Awards Certificates from our President of Jury: Elisabeth Duda
Best Movie and Audience Award will receive an interview on our website.

Chosen by the Jury:
- Best Movie
- Best Actress
- Best Actor
- Best Director
- Best Screenplay

And a Special award by the Audience.

Rules & Terms

Short films of any genre and format up to 30 minutes are accepted

All films must be French or english spoken or have English subtitles for other language

The production year shouldn’t be earlier than 2014

There is no premiere requirement.

A filmmaker can submit multiple films.

Decisions of the selection committee are final.
We are not responsible for any copyright infringement of your material and you give us the permission to publish your images, poster and trailer on our website and/or social media pages.

1 Review

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    Faraz Ansari

    Absolutely amazing and highly recommended! My film, Sisak, India's First Silent LGBTQ Love Story won the Best Film: Audience Award, which happened to be our premiere in Paris and I couldn't have been more glad that it was EMF!

    July 2017