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2017 Submission Guidelines

Submissions are now open for the 2017 Paris Independent Film Festival.

The festival will once more take place at top arthouse cinemas in central Paris, 19 to 23 Nov.

One of the hosts of the Paris Independent Film Festival will be Ciné XIII théâtre on Montmartre Hill & Reflet Médicis the Left Bank by the Sorbonne.

Submit Your Film

Submit your film to the 2017 Paris Independent Film Festival via Withoutabox or Film Freeway soon.

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Submission Deadlines

The Paris Independent Film Festival accepts Submissions from any country.

Early Submissions Period — Mar 2 to  June 16, 2017

Regular Submissions Period — Jun 17 to Sept 1, 2017

Late Submissions Period — September 2 to September 29, 2017

All filmmakers will be notified before Oct 23, 2017

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






Selected participants are requested to make available relevant publicity materials as well as short excerpts from Paris Indie films to publicise current and upcoming editions of festivals. Paris Indie Nominees agree to participate in the publicity for the Festival as well as other promotional material, including website, social media, international press coverage and festival trailers edited by G. Papinutto of Agence Gamines.