Welcome to FRANCE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

The Festival was created to celebrate the art of filmmaking and to honor the filmmakers who make it all possible.
The entire application process is done online through FilmFreeway.

How the festival works:
On the notification date, the selected projects will be notified by e-mail and they can download the Official Selection Laurel.
During the next 2 weeks, the jury will decide the WINNERS of each category and also the Special Jury Awards.
The Winners will receive the laurel and the online certificate.
Only the Winners will be invited to the FILM FESTIVALS GROUP ANNUAL EVENT to receive the Trophy and Certificate in person, and also have their films screened.

*** IMPORTANT INFORMATION ***

This Festival is presential but in case of political instability, martial law, war, natural disaster, pandemic diseases, or any situation that put at risk the organization of the event and the people involved, automatically the Festival will be switched to ONLINE FESTIVAL.
All submitters will be notified about that on the notification date.
The winners will receive the online version of the certificate.

Trophy and Award Certificates to the categories:

Best Short Film
Best French Short Film
Best Documentary
Best French Documentary
Best Feature Film
Best French Feature Film
Best Student Film
Best Animation
Best Web Series
Best Screenplay Short
Best Screenplay Feature
Best Music Video

ATTENTION : For the Special Jury Award and Photography Categories
the winners will receive only the certificate.

*** CERTIFICATE ONLY ***
Special Jury Award
Best Photography - Nature
Best Photography - People

***NO FEE WAIVERS***

All non-English films must have English subtitles.
At this time, we are only requesting online submissions and all materials must be viewable online, as we want to remain as green as possible.
By submitting to the festival, you agree to allow your film (or other artistic work) to be screened by the festival during the festival run, for which you are submitting, at no charge to the festival. If there are to be any additional screenings, we will come to a mutual agreement between the filmmaker and the festival. All media selected by the festival will be asked to provide promotional materials, but we ask that no promotional materials be sent until selection. By submitting to the festival you are admitting copyright ownership of everything submitted.
The festival reserves the right to disqualify any submission at any time if there is any question of ownership, copyright infringement, or any sign of disrespect (in any form of media) to the festival or its representatives.

RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING POSTERS AND TRAILERS

It is very important for all filmmakers to readily have available posters and trailers and additional materials possible to submit to film festivals at the submission stage. Film festival directors appreciate these materials to work with, should your film get accepted to the festival submitted. As a Festival Director, I see professionalism and dedication to the film when the submitter sends a well-made poster and a short trailer. This also helps the film festival better promote selected films.

POSTER :
It’s important to get a frame from the movie or a photo still of the film that makes people look at it and think “I want to see this film” or “Who is that guy and why he is running?” or “Why is that woman crying?”.
A good poster should immediately grab people’s attention. A poster with only the title a background doesn’t convey any emotion and doesn’t mean anything.
Film festivals prefer to have posters in the following proportion.
Recomended file size: 1400 pixels x 2100 pixels at 300dpi.
Make the Title stand out, but don’t make it so big that it distracts the important images in your poster.
Make sure to export it as a JPEG, PNG, or PDF.

TRAILER:
The trailer has to give the audience a glimpse of your film and just enough so as not to reveal important parts of it. This will make the viewer curious about your film.
Place important information like Title, Directed by…, important actors in the poster. Include festival laurels like Winner of Best Film or Best Director, and Official Selections from important festivals such as Sundance, TIFF, etc...
Duration: The recommended length of a trailer should be between 1 and 2 minutes maximum.
Export : 1080p – MP4 or Quicktime mov file.
Even if your short film is 3 to 5 minutes long, creating a 1-minute trailer will make a good impression.

FINAL THOUGHTS
When a film is submitted to my festivals without a poster or trailer or sometimes without both, the judges take points off the final rating of the film.

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • goldie smitlener

    Thank France International film festival for awarding Jesus God - Jesus Man with an honourable mention by Jury.

    December 2021
  • Edouard Blondeau

    A great awards ceremony at the Grand Rex in Paris.

    November 2021
  • Many thanks to all the FIFF team for screening 'City as Canvas: Above The Free Walls'. It was a great experience and happy that And congratulations on the fantastic work despite this year's challenges.

    October 2021
  • I'm very honoured to have been the winner of a special jury award with my short film A MARTYR OF THE PEN, a Wonderful festival. With excellent creativity, communication and organisation, I will be submitting future projects. Thank you FIFF.

    October 2021
  • Thank you for honoring my animated short film in your festival.

    October 2021