Now in its fourth year, the Paris Short Film Festival is a European hub for showcasing innovative cinema and new trends in short filmmaking. This year's PSFF looks forward to screening a broad range of genres by international directors, and bringing the best of fresh filmmaking to film-loving Paris audiences.

PSFF returns to the beautiful Ciné XIII theatre in the heart of Montmartre, surrounded by artistic history. With three screenings a night, PSFF will have room for over 80 films, and is open to any film in any genre, under 45 minutes in length. PSFF especially looks forward to exhibiting independent and low-budget films with innovative flair.

Submissions are invited, and awards will be available, in the following categories:

– Best Short Film
– Best Short Short Film
– Best Experimental Short Film
- Best Sci-Fi Short Film
- Best Horror Short Film
- Best Animated Short Film
- Best LGBT Short Film
– Best Comedy Short Film
– Best Short Documentary
– Best Music Video

The Paris Short Film Festival welcomes any film in any genre, under 45 minutes in length.

Only digital submissions will be accepted: please upload films via FilmFreeway. Entries must be received before March 27th, 2018.

If submitters are unable to upload a screener, PSFF will accept a private Vimeo link, emailed along with the submission tracking number, to

Selected films will be notified by April 2nd, 2018. If selected, all screening copies must be received before April 9th, 2018.

Accepted filmmakers attending the festival are responsible for their own expenses.

Filmmakers certify that they have full rights to use all music in their films. All photos submitted may be used for any festivals promotions. Non-English or French-language films must have English or French subtitles, or be dubbed in English or French.

Awards will be announced online by May 14th, 2018. Award winners agree to participate in promotion and publicity for the Festival.

All stated information is subject to change without notice by the Paris Short Film Festival.

Submission Fees

- Early deadline: November 10th, 2017
Fees for short films (5-45 minutes) are €35 early.
Fees for short shorts (under 5 minutes) are €25 early.

- Regular deadline: February 9th, 2018
Fees for short films (5-45 minutes) are €40 regular.
Fees for short shorts (under 5 minutes) are €30 regular.

- Late deadline: March 16th, 2018
Fees for short films (5-45 minutes) are €45 late.
Fees for short shorts (under 5 minutes) are €35 late.