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
  • Fantastic festival although it was an online event, the whole experience felt welcoming and everyone was a so caring. Communication was smooth as butter and the line up of films was excellent. Thank you to the Demetera International Film Festival for selecting my film Follow Leader, I look forward to submitting more of my work in the future.

    March 2021
  • Juancho Rodriguez

    Thank you to the Demetera Film Festival for such an incredible experience. Great communication, great process, and a beautiful selection of films.

    March 2021
  • Yuliia Chumak

    Outstanding festival! An important window for shorts. Great hospitality and instant feedback. My warmest recommendations!

    March 2021
  • Sarah Lasley

    I agree with the comments below. The festival team was clear, thorough, and accommodating, and despite being online this year, the event was well-attended. I really enjoyed being a part of this and am grateful for festivals like Demetera that value experimental film! Bravo!

    April 2021
  • Charlotte Jones

    Great experience and great communication!
    The people at Demetera are passionate about what they are doing

    March 2021