Now in its third year, the Paris Short Film Festival is a European hub for showcasing innovative cinema and a new wave of 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.

This year's PSFF will run May 3rd - 6th, at the underground Ciné XIII Théâtre in the heart of scenic Montmartre.

PSFF will show over 50 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.

With four days of film screenings and networking events for filmmakers, the Paris Short Film Festival is an event not to be missed.

Awards & Prizes

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

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

Rules & Terms

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 28th, 2017.

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 3rd, 2017. If selected, all screening copies must be received before April 15th, 2017.

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 subtitles, or be dubbed in English.

Awards will be announced online by May 10th, 2017. 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 25, 2016
Fees for short films (5-45 minutes) are €35 early.
Fees for short shorts (under 5 minutes) are €25 early.

- Regular deadline: February 17, 2017
Fees for short films (5-45 minutes) are €40 regular.
Fees for short shorts (under 5 minutes) are €30 regular.

- Late deadline: March 17, 2017
Fees for short films (5-45 minutes) are €45 late.
Fees for short shorts (under 5 minutes) are €35 late.

21 Reviews

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    Flore Dussey

    Thank you so much for such a great time!
    It was amazing to be part of the Festival. Great people, great organisation. Felt really welcomed!
    Merci à tous! Amitiés de la Suisse!!!

    May 2017
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    crepel marion

    Merci au Paris Short Film Festival d'avoir sélectionné mon film "Fermez les yeux". Très bon accueil dans ce cinéma mythique de Montmartre!

    May 2017
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    Sebastien Duhem

    Great hospitality ! Great cinema and projection quality. But there were almost nobody in the theatre, almost no communication during the festival, but great movies shown. A little work on communication and it will be perfect

    May 2017
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    yoko kubota

    Great screening location and very nice hard working director! Loved it!!

    May 2017
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    Vladimir Feral

    Each year a great programmation, thanks a lot for theses moments !

    Affreux, Sales& Méchants Films

    May 2017