Paris Independent Film Festival will run our 9th fantastic festival of independent filmmaking from September 27 – 29, 2024 at the stunning Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé Foundation cinema in central Paris.

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.

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

1. All film entries must be submitted digitally to be considered for selection and received by the final receipt deadline.
2. 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.

Overall Rating
  • Nikolai Lesnikov

    an honor to be selected and an even greater one to be selected for a best experimental short award! loved watching the other shorts - the festival selections captured a wonderful range of visions and approaches to this art form. great communication and follow through by the organizers. go PIFF!

    May 2023
  • I am unable to attend the festival due to finances, but my film was selected for a micro-budget win. I am so grateful that this festival chose me even though I am so far away. it shows they do care about the films more than the politics. Follow me and other filmmakers at

    May 2023
  • Thanks again for including my short in the PIFF 2023 edition!! Such great support for the indie film community. 🙏🏻🖤

    May 2023
  • Zac Gillam

    Great fun to be involved in this festival, slickly organised with good communication. Highly recommended!

    May 2023
  • Victor Atkins

    Great festival! I totally enjoyed being part of it!

    May 2023