2020 Submission Guidelines

Submissions are now open for the 2020 Paris Independent Film Festival.

The festival will take place Dec 7 to Dec 17.

Submit Your Film

Submit your film to the 2020 Paris Independent Film Festival via Film Freeway.

Submission Deadlines

The Paris Independent Film Festival accepts Submissions from any country.

Early Submissions Period — June 20 to  Aug 17, 2020

Regular Submissions Period — Aug 18 to Sept 21, 2020

Late Submissions Period — September 22 to October 19, 2020

All filmmakers will be notified before Nov 15, 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 info@filmfestival.paris.