Paris Independent Film Festival is preparing for another fantastic festival of independent filmmaking from November 18 - 22, 2017 at Ciné XIII Théâtre & Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé, two of Paris' best independent cinemas.

The Paris Indie is dedicated to celebrating the works of independent filmmakers from around the world, and we pay special attention to ultra low-budget films by first and second-time directors.

Awards & Prizes

Prizes are awarded in the following categories:

Film Award Categories:
Low-budget Feature Film (budget over €150k)
Micro-budget Feature (budget under €150k)
No-Budget Feature (budget under €50k)
Documentary Feature
Short Film
Short Documentary
Animated Short
Experimental Short
Horror / Sci-Fi Short
Short Short (under 5 minutes)
Music Video

Screenplay Award categories:
Feature Screenplay
Comedy Screenplay
No-Budget Screenplay

Rules & Terms

Rules & Terms

1. All film entries must be submitted digitally (Vimeo) to be considered for selection and received by the final receipt deadline of October 23nd, 2016.
2. If selected to be showcased during the event, all screening copies must be received by Nov 4, 2017
4. Films which have been broadcast on Television, Cable or have had an international theatrical release prior to the Paris Indie are NOT eligible for any competition but may be screened, out of competition.

11 Reviews

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    anthony breatnach

    Just want to let everyone know the Paris indie was a great festival to be part of. Dealing with Claudine Biswas-MacKenzie was a joy. Its a film festival worth entering.
    Rob and Anto - Black Steam films Ireland

    December 2016
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    Julien Hassid

    Nice to be part of this Festival. Thanks to screening my Music Video at your great festival.

    December 2016
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    Mehmet Tığlı

    It's a great honour to be a nominee of this amazing festival. I strongly recommend this festival to all indie filmmakers.

    December 2016
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    David Steiner

    Great atmosphere! Fondation Pathé-Seydoux is a very nice place

    December 2016
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    Gor Aroevic

    Beautiful arthouse cinema! Very inspiring films. The atmosphere was amazing and we got a very warm welcome from the festival organisation. We got to meet lots of lovely filmmakers & actors. Thank you PIFF for a wonderful time! Lots of love from The Netherlands

    December 2016