2021 Submission Guidelines

Submissions are now open for the 2021 Paris Independent Film Festival.

The festival will take place April 23 to Dec 29.

Submit Your Film

Submit your film to the 2021 Paris Independent Film Festival via Film Freeway.

Submission Deadlines

The Paris Independent Film Festival accepts Submissions from any country.

Early Submissions Period — Dec 15 to  Dec 29, 2020

Regular Submissions Period — Dec 30, 2020 to Jan 26, 2021

Late Submissions Period — Jan 27 to Feb 23, 2021

All filmmakers will be notified before April 8, 2021

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.