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.

6 Reviews

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    Maged Mohamed

    Bedr Location you can have in Paris & best mangmant

    October 2016
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    Bernd Bücker

    Going to Paris with nearly our whole crew and cast was a very very good experience.
    Being newcomers to the shortfilm scene, we were thrilled that our film got screened in Paris anyhow, but once we were there, things only got better: the organisators were superfriendly and well organized, as was the communication before the festival, the cinema was very nice, we met fantastic fellow film makers from all over the world and we saw a great inspiring mix of creative short films.

    Best regards, Frozen on Board Production from Duesseldorf

    October 2016
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    Alexander Tuschinski

    What a great event, attended it 2016 with the co-directors of my short "minus one". PSFF has State-of-the-art screening venues in great, lively areas of Paris... Filmmakers from all over the world attended, lots of great networking. A lot of people attended the screenings; and the festival crew made us feel very welcome. We particularly liked Claudine Biswas, the actress who manages PSFF: When we arrived, she immediately recognized us and our film, and made us feel as VIPs :) I will certainly submit again!

    August 2016
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    Gilles-alexandre DESCHAUD

    This is a wonderful festival. I would recommend it to any filmmaker who just completed their movie.

    July 2016
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    Ira Schneider

    Hi,I met interesting young filmmakers at the Festival.I was happy my short short film was selected for an award and liked by the public.I had great discussions about films with staff and filmmakers.

    July 2016