Paris Independent Film Festival is preparing for another fantastic festival of independent filmmaking from April 23 - 29, 2021.

The Paris Indie is dedicated to celebrating the works of independent filmmakers from around the world, and we pay special attention to ultra low-budget films by first and second-time directors.

Prizes are awarded in the following categories:

Film Award Categories:
Low-budget Feature Film (budget over €150k)
Micro-budget Feature (budget under €150k)
No-Budget Feature (budget under €50k)
Documentary Feature
Short Film
Short Documentary
Animated Short
Experimental Short
Horror / Sci-Fi Short
Short Short (under 5 minutes)
Music Video

Screenplay Award categories:
Feature Screenplay
Comedy Screenplay
No-Budget Screenplay

Rules & Terms

1. All film entries must be submitted digitally to be considered for selection and received by the final receipt deadline.
2. Films which have been broadcast on Television, Cable or have had an international theatrical release prior to the Paris Indie are NOT eligible for any competition but may be screened, out of competition.

Overall Rating
  • Jacqueline Rhodes

    Great communication and organization. .Always know what your standing is. Thanks!

    January 2021
  • Anh Le

    Thank you for bringing recognition to my screenplay "Flaws of an Everlasting Memory." I highly appreciate this film festival's time to read my story and bring this in the spotlight. The film festival director has been very kind and responds very timely. It is quite saddening we could not meet due to the pandemic, but the films look interesting. I wish there were more networking opportunities, but thank you for sharing this wonderful opportunity to us and I look forward to submitting again when I have another good work to share.

    December 2020
  • Bill Sarine

    Especially during this crazy year, PIFF really stepped up and hosted a great festival. The online viewing and voting was very well done, and we're very thankful to have been part of the festival. Thank you!!

    December 2020
  • Honored and humbled to have my short comedy script 'The Pink Pig' win Best Comedy Screenplay for 2020! Many thanks!

    December 2020
  • Project Tumbleweed

    I appreciated the respect and support the conference organizers gave to the filmmakers. Communication was robust and my questions were quickly and effectively answered. When I had issues submitting my digital files for the online viewing, the team quickly solved my challenge and took care to make sure the film was ready for the audience.

    December 2020