Paris Shorts was established by a collective of film lovers and creators based in Paris as a bimonthly online shorts competition dedicated to short filmmaking and independent artists.

Focusing on short films, our aim is to discover talented filmmakers from all over the world and help them promote their work by benefiting of Paris vibrant and creative renown. A dedication well reviewed by our first selected and awarded filmmakers :
"Great festival, really appreciate their work."
"Awesome festival. Thank you!"
"Great festival! Thank you so much for the experience!"
"Great festival. I can’t wait to do it again."

All the winners are promoted on our media partner IndieWrap and our social media to thousands of filmmakers and film enthusiasts from all over the globe. The winners of each monthly edition will be nominated for our annual official selection and awards.

“Paris is a place where, for me, just walking down a street that I've never been down before is like going to a movie or something. Just wandering the city is entertainment.”
Wes Anderson

Best Narrative Short
Best Student Short
Best Documentary Short
Best Experimental Short
Best Animation Short
Best Drama Short
Best Comedy Short
Best Thriller Short
Best Horror Short
Best Sci-Fi Short
Best Fantasy Short
Best Romance Short

Best Director
Best First Time Director
Best Screenplay
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Producer
Best Cinematography
Best Editor
Best Sound Design
Best Original Music
Best Visual Effects
Best Costume and Production Design
Best Unproduced Script

Interview - Online Magazine & Instagram Post
Review - Online Magazine & Instagram Post
Post & Story on Instagram

- We have no restrictions on your film’s premiere status or online screening status.
- Shorts must be less than 45 minutes.
- Entries must be in English or subtitled in English.
- Multiple submissions and multiple category submissions are accepted.
- You can submit again your work for the following months.
- Your submission grants Paris Shorts Film Awards permission to use trailers, teasers, film posters and stills for promotional purpose.
- There are no waivers or refunds for submission fees.
- All submissions must provide screener link via FilmFreeway.

Overall Rating
  • A wonderful awards festival with great online exposure.

    January 2023
  • Roger Rapoport

    Very pleased with this festival. The team is excellent and we are honored to have the Old Heart screenplay selected.

    January 2023
  • This is an excellent event, very well cured. We were pleased to participate among so many great productions and also for being selected with our short film, The Answer/la Respuesta.

    December 2022
  • Thank you for a great festival, and for nominating and awarding our film Precious Balance Walk, best sound design; David Gülich!

    December 2022
  • Christina Araujo

    Great festival, we will submit again.

    December 2022