“I wanted to choose words that even you would have been changed by.” Adrienne Rich

Paris, France.

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"One of my better experiences with a film festival." Brian P. Katz
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"Fantastic festival! It was adapted to fit Covid regulations and had great success at doing so!" Mark K. Jr
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"Great Festival! thank you a lot of all the energy and the good organization!" Francisco P. Reyes

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🎉 20th edition anniversary 🎉

🆓 Submit for FREE before the first deadline:
- your movie trailer
- your movie poster

💲↘️ PRICE DOWN to submit to:
- LGBTQIA+
- Comedy
- Action / Adventure / Sci Fi / Western
- Web series
- Soundtrack song / OST

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ℹ️ Monthly results announced every 27th.
Get your laurel same day, winning certificate the next day.

ℹ️ Our process is transparent:
- we review the films as they arrive (international team).
- our team is fully booked 3 days before the last deadline to review late submissions, films and scripts.
We do recommend please (^^) to submit the earliest as possible, but we work consistently to deliver on our promise to list our results every 27th of the month.

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Screenings:
https://xerb.tv/channel/pplayff/virtual-events

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Film Catalogue (50% revenue goes to filmmakers):
https://xerb.tv/channel/pplayff/watch-anytime

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Previous results:
https://parisplayfilmfestival.wordpress.com

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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.

📽️ SCREENING HISTORY
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 LGBTQ+
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.

We may change the category of your submission if it doesn't fit, or if it offers you a better chance in another category.

ℹ️ Monthly results announced every 27th.
Get your laurel same day, winning certificate the next day.
If you submit on the 25 or 26, your will receive your notification on the 27.

ℹ️ Our process is transparent:
- we review the films as they arrive (international team).
- our team is fully booked 3 days before the last deadline to review late submissions, films and scripts.
We do recommend please (^^) to submit the earliest as possible, but we work consistently to deliver on our promise to list our results every 27th of the month.

Overall Rating
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Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Léo Miccio

    Merci énormément pour votre retour sur notre court métrage Passion Couleur Jade !

    Pour de jeunes étudiants comme nous, votre certification représente beaucoup.

    May 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Léo, bravo a toute l'équipe pour ce film très réussi.

  • Carole Starcevic

    It is truly a pleasure and an honour for the Rapsodies team that our script Rails Run Parallel - based on a true WWII story - has been chosen as best feature script. Wonderful festival of French new wave! It's worth participating, the PPFF team is responsive and attentive to the participants.

    May 2021
  • Hervé Penhoat

    Thank you so much for allowing me to present my work. Great communication !! Still very honored to be part of it. See you soon!

    May 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Hervé, encore bravo pour "Our sunken worlds"!

  • Mehmet Tığlı

    It’s a great honor to be an award winner at this amazing festival👏🙏 I’m very glad to be a part of this event👏

    May 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Mehmet, thank you so much, and BRAVO for REFUGE, it is sensible, on point and touching.

  • Thank you for picking our short documentary The Disparity as the Semi Finalist for the month of April. We are so honored and humbled. A big thank you from all the staff at Kamnar Productions. Thank you.
    Madeline Kelley--writer

    May 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Madeline, you and the whole team at Kamnar Productions achieved a real good documentary with THE DISPARITY. We really believe you'll have many more film festival selections to come.