Paris, France.

Next results announced September 27, 2020.
Get your laurel same day, winning certificate next day.

August results:


Film Catalogue (100% revenue goes to filmmakers):

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We are inspired by the new wave of French Cinema and we believe cinema has the ability to tell any story in any way to make people feel, share, experience and even experiment.

We proceeds to a high-end selection, with the objective is to mix interactive talent competition with a human scale quality selection.
We accepts films from all over the world : we are an international film festival.

Our screenings take place each edition in PARIS, FRANCE.
Until French regulations allow live screenings again, we run virtual events and build a catalogue on XERB.TV.
Please check our website for more.

2019 took place at LE MAJESTIC BASTILLE.

2018 took place at the GRAND REX and CAFE DE PARIS.

2017 took place on the Champs-Elysées, at the movie theater LE BALZAC.

We are still looking for thought provoking, inspiring, out-of-the-box, creative, sincere, honest, vivid films for our 2020 selection.

If you think you can fit, please submit to us!

Best Feature Film
Best Drama
Best Student
Best Animation Film
Best Documentary
Best Experimental Film
Best Dance Film
Best Music Video
Best Action / Adventure / Science-Fiction / Fantastic
Best Western
Best Comedy
Best Web Program / Web Series
Best Thriller / Horror
Best Commercial
Best Poster
Best Trailer
Best Reel
Best Script (short)
Best Script (feature)

Winners screen in Paris, France.
Winners receive free winning laurels.
Winners receive free digital certificate, ready to print.

Accepted lengths :
- shorts under 30 min,
- features under 2hours (narrative, behind the scenes and documentary only)
- scripts longs or shorts accepted under 120 pages, french or english written.

Accepted languages :
- any language if subtitled in French or English or Spanish
- English, Spanish, or French with or without subs.

All fees are non-refundable.
You must own all the rights to the film.

By submitting your film, you agree that the trailer or a clip of your film will be used for promotional purpose.

The Paris Play Film Festival is a FilmFreeway Gold festival.

DATE of the festival is subject to change to get the right venue for the event.

Overall Rating
  • Ujjwal Kashyap

    We thank the Paris play film festival for acknowledging our work. We are very happy that the festival tool place amis the pandemic it was organized very well . Would love to present my work to the festival again and also suggest our friends in the industry to send their work.

    August 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for that... Congrats again for your movie "MOMme:)"!

  • Thank you PFF for selecting "The Short Film Club" as a finalist, it's been an incredible experience and honour to be selected by our friends across the channel.
    It's just a shame we're not able to go and network with everyone and really experience and learn from like minded creative people.

    September 2020
    Response from festival:

    Darren, we really appreciate your words and support. We also miss the IRL stuff!


    It's a great festival, it communicates with Film maker nicely and patientlly. I'm so honored to win the best animation for Play Film Festival.

    September 2020
    Response from festival:

    Hey Jerry, thank you for noticing ^^ Congrats again for your film.

  • Lucas Zoppi

    This festival is definitely in my top 10 of my best festivals I have participated in. Very well organized and I had a great experience. If you want your film to be seen, do not hesitate to participate and be part of this great festival. Communication is excellent, with great professionalism and love. The Paris Play Film team shows passion for cinema and they truly cares for emerging filmmakers. It was a great honor and a pleasure to have been a part of this festival as a finalist. Many thanks to the whole team!

    September 2020
    Response from festival:

    Wow, thank you Lucas. Well, we're trying our best and we know the challenges we all face as filmmakers. The Play Film Festival means to help and support. Cheers to you!

  • Alessia Francischiello

    Thank you PlayFilm Festival for the great and fast communication. I was stoked to find out I had won first place in the best short script category. Very happy and honoured!

    September 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Alessia, and congrats again for your win!