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Festival Mission

The Paris Independent Film Festival aims to become one of the premier events for micro-budget and no-budget films in Europe. The Paris Indie offers a fantastic opportunity for indie filmmakers to showcase their achievements, with spaces reserved for first and second time filmmakers and for films with huge ambitions and tiny budgets.

The Paris Indie presents the best of low-budget filmmaking from around the world, and mixes it up with relevant industry discussions and targeted social networking events.  The Paris Indie’s audience is Paris’ sizeable independent filmmaking community. It’s an indie film festival for indie filmmakers.

Festival Director

Our Paris Indie festival director is Claudine Biswas-MacKenzie M.A.

Festival Information 

Paris Indie Press Release

Paris Indie Updates on Facebook

BBC coverage

Paris Indie IMDb event page

Doors open to the general public for our 2017 edition at Ciné XIII, 1 avenue Junot on 19, 20 & 21th Nov. at 18:00 & at the Reflet Médicis, 4 rue Champollion in the 5th on 23rd Nov. at 18:00. Ciné XIII bar is open for Paris Indie visitors to network until midnight  on the first three nights of the festival at 1 Avenue Junot, Paris 18th, down the road from the Sacré-Coeur Basilica on the butte Montmartre.

There are no ticket sales available from our host cinemas. Tickets, including two free tickets for participants to each screening, are available half an hour before shows at the relevant cinema from the festival manager only. Remember tickets above and beyond passes are obtainable for the general public at the door 30 min. before each show. No pre-sales. Arrive earlier rather than later to ensure availability. We operate on a first come first served basis.

Participant filmmakers: There are two festival passes only per film in the form of free tickets to any screening of your choice. Please pick up your tickets 30 minutes before each screening at the door of the theatre from the manager only. Do not attempt to contact the cinemas individually as they are not responsible for ticketing. Please do not phone the cinemas asking to bring your posters or flyers to the venue as the cinema staff will not post them.

Being proactive about contacting local and international press ensures your premiere is a success at Paris Indie. Help us out on top of our core campaign by engaging in the promotion of your individual films scheduled within the context of Paris Independent Film Festival. The independent film sector needs all the lobbying it can get. Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Email: info@filmfestival.paris

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Participants are kindly asked to make available all requested publicity materials as well as excerpts from selected films for promotional use prior to, during and for future festivals.