Paris Independent Film Festival is preparing for another fantastic festival of independent filmmaking from October 18 - 24, 2021.

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
  • Brittney London

    So lovely to have won a jury selection award for our short film, Duvar. The online festival was well organized and easy to access, one of the best online festivals we've experienced so far!

    Would have loved to had the chance to network more!

    July 2021
  • Gabe Montero

    Paris Independent Film Festival really went above and beyond to make a virtual festival feel authentic. Films were put into blocks and the festival ran for a week. Thank you so much! We were so honored to be a part of it!

    July 2021
  • Carlos Flores

    So grateful to have our film, Goslings, participate in this festival and so honored to have received an award! Too bad it had to be virtual this year but they did a wonderful job in the circumstances, very easy to communicate with. Thank you thank you.

    June 2021
  • Johnny Gonzales

    Great festival to be apart of and the communication was very prompt. The other films were amazing and glad to be apart of an amazing selection of other film makers.

    May 2021
  • Tom Gruenberg

    Great Festival. Thank you for the acknowledgement and honor for Best Experimental Film ! Paris Independent Film Festival worked like a charm, like the city it is named after. Phenomenal! All our best to all those associated with the Paris Independent Film Festival. Johnny Vonneumann/ An American In Europe

    May 2021