Submit your film

2020 Submission Guidelines

Submissions will soon be open for the 2020 Paris Independent Film Festival.

The festival will once more take place at a top arthouse cinema in central Paris, Nov 21-24 2020

This year the Katara Cinema at Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris  37 avenue Hoche, 75008 is the

principal host of the Paris Independent Film Festival.

Submit Your Film

Submit your film to the 2020 Paris Independent Film Festival via Film Freeway next year. Submissions are not yet open

The alternative is to submit via email and pay via PayPal

The Paris Independent Film Festival 2020 is dedicated to showcasing new emerging film talent.

Submission Deadlines

The Paris Independent Film Festival accepts Submissions from any country.

Early Submissions Period — Feb 28 to  June 15, 2020

Regular Submissions Period — Jun 16 to Aug 31, 2020

Late Submissions Period — September 1 to September 28, 2020

All filmmakers will be notified before Oct 22, 2020

Festival Categories

The Paris Independent Film Festival is open to international films in one of the following 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

Entry Fees

All entries must be shipped prepaid, fees are in € Euro

Fees for feature films are €75 early, €80 regular, €85 late .
Fees for short films are €45 early, €50 regular, €55 late.
Music videos & short shorts are €30 early, €35 regular, €40 late

Fees for feature scripts are €45 early, €50 regular, €55 late.

Please send any related press materials, including electronic press kit, and photos to:

Digital Submission only:
We accept only digital submissions.  You can use the submission platform’s own submission service, or send us a direct link to a hosting site such as Vimeo to

Submissions Rules & Regulations:

The runtime of a short film is limited to 50 minutes for programming purposes.

Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements ie. travel cost and personal visa requirements.

Non-English language produced films must have English subtitles or be dubbed in English. French films may be screened without subtitles.

All entrants certify that they have been given full rights to use any and all music in their films.

Participation in Paris Indie implies that Nominees consent to make available all requested publicity materials as well as excerpts from selected films for promotional use prior to, during and for future festivals and related promotional platforms, including Paris Indie events, website, social media, international press coverage and allowing Paris Indie to link to third party websites such as Vimeo hosting their film trailers. Participant filmmakers consent to having their exhibited film material edited by G. Papinutto of Agence Gamines for the purpose of creating Paris Indiefestival trailers.