Demetera International Festival is an annual event dedicated to independent filmmakers and artists from all over the world, celebrating culture and art.

Our festival’s aim is to provide a place for filmmakers and artists who don’t necessarily have a large budget but interesting stories to share.

Our goal is to promote a wide variety of genres and styles to cinema fans and fellow international filmmakers and to establish a strong network for indie filmmakers, producers, and marketing professionals.

We look forward to setting up a spectacular event in the beautiful city of Paris.

Check out our Youtube Channel to discover our last year's winners:

Best Narrative Short
Best Documentary Short
Best Animated Short
Best Experimental Short
Best Music Video Short
Best Virtual Reality Short

All winners receive a digital certificate, ready to print. Some winners will be personally interviewed, and those interviews will be shared on our social media.

All films must be the original work of the filmmakers and all filmmakers must have the necessary rights.

If the original language of any dialogue or text featured in the film is not
English, the preview and screening copy must be subtitled in English, unless this is at variance with the filmmaker’s intention.

The Maximal duration for all our short films is 25 minutes, except documentaries which are maximum 30 minutes.

DCP capability is limited and dependent on the screening venue and the Demetera International Film Festival cannot guarantee that any film will play in a DCP-capable theater. Please be prepared to have an alternate print format available. If approved for DCP, you must provide a backup format (such as Blu-ray or a digital file).

Entry fees are non-refundable.

We do not accept the following content:
- Extremist or propaganda content from religious or political organizations.
- Films that are made before 2015.
- Films with a poor production standard (bad sound, lack of subtitles/captions for non-English films, or video resolution less than 1080p HD).

By submitting your film, you agree that Demetera can use parts of your film (including trailer/teaser/film poster) for promotional purposes.

If you have any questions that are not answered here please email us at We are unable to address inquiries via phone.

Overall Rating
  • The Dreamers

    Thanks for this opportunity! It was great!

    January 2021
  • Thanks for selecting my film. A wonderful experience, I look forward to the next one. Excellent communication, clearly run by professionals! Highly recommend it. Congratulations to all festival team.

    October 2020
  • This time it was an online edition so it was obviously difficult to hold the event in a smooth way but they actually managed really well! Very well curated, taylored, quick feedbacks, an very good shorts!
    I am very happy I participated and honored I won the animated section with my "The Wedding Cake" :)

    May 2020
  • I really loved being selected for Best Narrative Short ! The other selected works were awesome, and your communication is on point ! Thanks so much !

    May 2020
  • Madison Douglas

    Great communication and organisation. Thanks to all of you!

    May 2020