β€œI wanted to choose words that even you would have been changed by.” Adrienne Rich

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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.

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SCRIPTS: check what we do for writers:
https://parisplayfilmfestival.wordpress.com/scripts/

MOVIES, MUSIC COMPOSERS: check all the testimonies and videos:
https://www.facebook.com/ParisPlayFilmFestival/videos/?ref=page_internal

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We proceed 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.

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Screenings every month in person + hybrid options for international filmmakers:
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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"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

ℹ️ Results announced between the 27th and the 30th every month.
Get your laurel same day, winning certificate the next day.
INFORMATION:
Selected filmmakers receive a selection email notifications from the festival, and all submitters receive an automatic notification from FilmFreeway.
Thank you.

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-28th-29th each month.

✌️ We are the #2 Film Festival of all time on XerbTV!
Our film catalogue there has over 600 videos available:
https://xerb.tv/channel/pplayff/watch-anytime

🎸 Also check the Nashville Play Film Festival:
https://filmfreeway.com/NashvillePlayFilmFestival

πŸ“½οΈ SCREENING HISTORY
Our screenings take place each edition in PARIS, FRANCE.
During these times, 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-ElysΓ©es, 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)
+ NEW technical categories!

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.
- Scripts do NOT screen as there are not submitted as movies.
- We accept music and score submissions but if you submit to the composer category, the music will be considered, not the movie. If your music is selected, it does not mean the movie is selected. The movie will NOT screen as it was not submitted to screen.

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.
If your film is missing, your submission will be downgraded to incomplete, before to be updated to not selected or disqualified.
If you are selected and you do not send your film, your submission will be downgraded to not selected or disqualified. It is not mandatory to provide your film for screening, but it is not accepted for a selected or winning filmmaker to no return any communications with the festival.
Festivals decisions are final.

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 Results announced between the 27th and the 30th every month.
Get your laurel same day, winning certificate the next day.
If you submit last minute, you will receive a notification on the listed date.
Our monthly results list a winner for each category:
- if we received submission for this category
- if the submissions we received are perceived of a good enough level of quality to pretend to a win.
We do not list finalists, semi-finalists, or quarter finalists. Your submission will be either "not selected", "selected" or "winner".

ℹ️ COVID
Since the return to in-person screenings after Covid, we noticed that general attendance and filmmakers attendance never came back to normal. If selected or winner, please read the official emails, screening info and all correspondence we send your way. Without response, without a file or without actual attendance, the festival reserve itself the right to not screen your film.

ℹ️ Our process is transparent:
- we review the films as they arrive (international team).
- only the submitted video is reviewed
- 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 27-28-29-30 each month.

We do not pay screening fees. Film Freeway is a third party platform you chose to use to submit for consideration to festivals.
We might set up screenings for free, or with a box 0ffice, at the discretion of the festival, and there will be no share of gross with participating filmmakers.
By submitting to the festival, you expressly authorize the festival and its affiliates to use every piece of content and information presented in your Film Freeway project page, in connection to the festival, the event, and for promotion of the festival, now and in the future. That includes all videos, pictures, texts (biography, logline and other) hosted on your Film Freeway project page submitted to us.

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  • It was an absolutely rewarding experience participating in Paris Play Film Festival. Thank you for your communication, kindness and for awarding my short documentary "The Water Wall". I feel very grateful and honored to have a place in your prestigious event.

    September 2022
  • alvin kean wong

    It is such an honor for "New York Conversations" To have won the Best Experimental for this amazing Paris Play Film Festival. Very creative and open minded organizers . Thank you so much !

    August 2022
  • I've had a winning script in the festival before, but it was a whole new experience to have a film make it!
    Our short, "Beverly Ever After," won Best Science Fiction and I couldn't be happier.
    Communication was excellent. I hope to have something new to submit soon!

    August 2022
  • Adam Fox

    Great experience! I was excited to win best comedy :)

    August 2022
  • Paul Gordon

    Thanks for the excellent response and turnaround.

    August 2022