The Paris Short Film Festival is a European hotspot for showcasing innovative cinema and new trends in short filmmaking. PSFF 2022 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 9th PSFF will run 17 – 23 September 2022.

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
  • Shira-Lee Shalit

    Thank you to the wonderful Paris Short Film Festival! So honored and excited that my film THE OH GEES won Best Comedy! Merci beaucoup!!

    April 2022
  • Garrett Zuercher

    This was a wonderful festival. Thank you for everything! - The team from Flirting (With Possibilities)

    March 2022

    I am truly honored to have been selected for this festival. Add to that, Winner of the Best Short Film Audience Award. This festival was truly worth my investment, and I highly recommend it for up-and-coming filmmakers. Thank you for allowing me to be part of your festival.

    March 2022
  • Kate Weare

    The Paris Short Film Festival was a dream. We were thrilled to be awarded Best Experimental Short for our film, Landfall, and the communication and presentation has been professional, prompt and warm. We only wish we’d been able to attend the Paris screening. We will definitely come back to this festival - thank you for your excellent support of new filmmaking!

    March 2022
  • Johana Botero

    Wonderful festival, very well organized and a nice curatorship. Thank you very much!

    March 2022