The Paris Short Film Festival is a European hotspot for showcasing innovative cinema and new trends in short filmmaking. PSFF 2023 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 10th PSFF will run Sept 30 - Oct 1, 2023 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
  • Stonestreet Studios

    Happy to have our short short selected for this fest! Wish it was in-person, but the online hospitality was nothing short of a 10!

    March 2023
  • Agárdi Gábor

    It was one of the best experiences I had in my life. Thank you for everything!

    March 2023
  • I am absolutely thrilled to announce that my film "IN DREAMS BEGIN..." won the Best LGBTQ Jury Award and Audience Award at the Paris Short Film Festival 2023! This is a huge honor, and I owe it all to the amazing team behind this project.

    The PSFF has always provided an incredible platform for both filmmakers and audiences alike. This year's online format allowed us to reach viewers from around the world, making our work accessible in places we wouldn't have been able to reach before. It was also great being part of such an inclusive festival that celebrates diversity in its programming – something which is so important right now.

    To everyone who voted for “IN DREAMS BEGIN…” – thank you! And thank you again, PSFF, for providing such an amazing platform where these stories can be shared with others across borders and cultures - your support makes all things possible!

    March 2023
  • Kehan Miller

    I cannot speak highly enough regarding the Paris Short Film Festival. The committee has been quite professional, communicative, and to be honest, very flexible. I am a big fan of the wide range of their 2023 lineup, and look forward to the 2024 festival. Kudos on every level!

    March 2023
  • Oleksii Rebrov

    As the director of the short experimental film "STEPS TO VALHALLA OR WHO TENDS THE SHEEP" which was officially selected by the jury for the Paris Short Film Festival 2023, I had the opportunity to participate in the festival, and I must say that despite the online format, the festival managed to provide a great experience for both the filmmakers and the audience.

    The online platform allowed a wider audience to access the films, as they could be viewed from anywhere in the world. The festival had a well-designed website where all the films were easily accessible and had an efficient streaming service that worked seamlessly.

    The selection of films was diverse and impressive, showcasing a wide range of genres and styles. It was great to see how experimental films were given their deserved attention, with some truly unique and thought-provoking works being shown.

    Overall, the Paris Short Film Festival 2023 was a well-organized and engaging event. It provided a platform for filmmakers to showcase their work and reach a wide audience, and I am honoured to have been a part of it.

    March 2023