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 10 – 15 March 2023.

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
  • Jan-Gero Alexander Hannemann

    Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

    I would like to thank you very much for the award of my short film D.A.Y.F.L.Y. at the "Paris Short Film Festival 2022" as the best film in the category "Sci-Fi Short Film".
    I am deeply impressed by how many high-quality and exciting films were submitted.
    I feel all the more honored that the jury selected my film from this large number of excellent works, and can hardly believe it. Thank you very much!
    I wrote the script, led the crew, organized and directed everything myself and had an incredible amount of fun doing it.

    This film is my first attempt to capture my stories not on paper but with the camera. The topic is very close to my heart as I have been professionally involved with AI systems and DAOs (Decentralized Autonomous Organizations).

    Have fun watching the short film and also check out the fantastic and famous "Paris Short Film Festival"

    Greetings from Germany!

    J.G.A. Hannemann

    October 2022
  • Ella Godfrey

    It was an honour to have screened at PSFF this year, many thanks to the organisers and programmers and other filmmakers for their fantastic films. It was a pleasure to be a part of this talented pool of people. Thank you!

    October 2022
  • Such a fantastic festival!! The communication was great and the selection of the films too! I watched a lot of the other selected films and I enjoyed them very much! I recommend this wonderful festival to everyone! And I am very honored and very happy that we have won. Thank you so much!!

    October 2022
  • déirdre ní mhathúna

    What a great festival, I loved the selections and tried to watch as much as possible. What an honour to be selected, and then - an audience award! Everyone involved in The Dove of Lochs - Calman nan Loch will be thrilled.

    October 2022
  • Matt O'Donnell

    A truly wonderful festival. It was a privilege to have Runelight shown among such fantastic films. The festival itself was smooth, the communication was clear and overall just a very enjoyable experience. The optional promotion on Twitter was a really great bonus. Thank you all!

    October 2022