The Paris Short Film Festival is a European hotspot for showcasing innovative cinema and new trends in short filmmaking. PSFF 2021 looks forward to screening a broad range of genres by international directors, and bringing the best of fresh filmmaking to film-loving Paris audiences.

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 7th PSFF will run 19 – 26 September 2021, at the Les Voûtes experimental 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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  • Joe Chvala

    Thank you so much for choosing our film this year. We had a great time watching the excellent block of films we were a part of together outdoors. Wish we could have been there live, but hopefully in the future. Thank you again!

    October 2020
  • Matthew Mirliani

    Thank you so much for having us as a part of the festival! Communication was fantastic and seamless, and the festival (although virtual this year) was well organized. We enjoyed being a part of it!

    October 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
  • P. 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