The Paris Short Film Festival is restarting in 2020 and it will be a European hotspot for showcasing innovative cinema and new trends in 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.

PSFF will run 25 - 27 September 2020, at the Les Voûtes Cinema in downtown Paris.

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

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

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.

If submitters are unable to upload a screener, PSFF will accept a private Vimeo link, emailed along with the submission tracking number, to info@psff.eu.

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 or French subtitles, or be dubbed in English or French.

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  • Beaty Reynolds

    One of the best festivals I have participated in--and that's a lot of festivals (30 for the feature I wrote, The One Who Loves You). Quick response time and always personable--I never got the sense that I was pestering them. Beautifully curated, which offset much of the disappointment of not being able to fly to Paris for the festival, a long held dream of mine.

    A great festival if you are a risk-taking filmmaker, btw. When I watched the other films in our category I was amazed at how adventurous they all were.

    September 2020
  • clotilde Rullaud

    A very nice, dedicated and skilled staff and the opportunity to have your film screened in one of the best European theater.

    June 2019
  • Patrick Hogan

    They seem like great people. Never really learned much about what was going to happen at the festival or whether it was worth attending - not much communication. I never found out if there were any activities other than the screenings - and didn't see any updates with pictures or anything at all on social media. They seemed to be very committed and enthusiastic and they had a good slate of films screening and are located in a fantastic part of Paris. Hopefully they can build and grow every year and make next year's festival even better.

    May 2019
  • Donncha Gilmore

    A great short festival with diverse films from all over the world.

    May 2019
  • Alberto Martín-Aragón

    Very proud that my short film has been screened at this festival. A festival with very interesting films in a beautiful cinema of Paris. I want to highlight the kindness and savoir faire of its organizers.

    May 2018