The Paris Short Film Festival is a European hotspot for showcasing innovative cinema and new trends in short filmmaking. PSFF 2025 looks forward to screening a broad range of genres by international directors, and bringing the best of fresh filmmaking to film-loving Paris audiences at the famed Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé Foundation Cinema.

The Paris Short Film Festival discovers, supports and develops new talent in filmmaking, providing a platform for emerging and established filmmakers from around the world. Recognizing the important role independent films have in the history of filmmaking, storytelling, and culture, PSFF wants to help empower the next generation of artists.

The 12th PSFF will run March 21-23, 2025 at the Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé cinema in central 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

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.

Overall Rating
  • Congratulations to the organizing team! The Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé Foundation in Paris is simply magnificent.

    April 2024
  • Kevin Jones

    We had a great experience with this festival. The communication was great. They were also super accommodating with an interesting circumstance that arose, which was that our films (which are made by my two kids who are 8 and 10 years old) was running between two 18+ films, which would've been tricky to have the kids see our film, but not the 18+ films. Anyway, the festival ended up rearranging the order of the films, so that ours screened first. We were blown away that they did that for us. Thank You!

    April 2024
  • Farid Ismail

    I was disappointed by the film festival. I came with my crew of the film. No presentation of the crew members. The organizer was not welcoming. Weird programmation (music video mixed with short films ??) No subtitles on the film. My friends leave before the end saying how bad it was. The only good point is the place of Cinema Theater Pathé who has a really good sound. And also there is no communication about the Awards.

    October 2023
  • It was perfect. Beautiful screening in a wonderful place. We were glad to win a prize for Myth Taboo & Pleasure

    October 2023
  • Excellent communication. Interested by original movies. But apparently English festival : no French team from the start till the screening. Thank you for all.

    October 2023