The Paris Short Film Festival is a European hotspot for showcasing innovative cinema and new trends in short filmmaking. PSFF 2022 looks forward to screening a broad range of genres by international directors, and bringing the best of fresh filmmaking to film-loving Paris audiences.

The Paris Short Film Festival discovers, supports and develops new talent in filmmaking, providing a platform for emerging and established filmmakers from around the world. Recognizing the important role independent films have in the history of filmmaking, storytelling, and culture, PSFF wants to help empower the next generation of artists.

The 8th PSFF will run 12 – 18 March 2022.

Submissions are invited, and awards will be given, in the following categories:

– Best Short Film
– Best Short Short Film
– Best Experimental Short Film
- Best Sci-Fi Short Film
- Best Horror Short Film
- Best Animated Short Film
- Best LGBT Short Film
– Best Comedy Short Film
– Best Short Documentary
– Best Music Video

The Paris Short Film Festival welcomes any film in any genre, under 45 minutes in length.

Only digital submissions will be accepted: please upload films via FilmFreeway.

If submitters are unable to upload a screener, PSFF will accept a private Vimeo link, emailed along with the submission tracking number, to

Accepted filmmakers attending the festival are responsible for their own expenses.

Filmmakers certify that they have full rights to use all music in their films. All photos submitted may be used for any festivals promotions. Non-English or French-language films must have English or French subtitles, or be dubbed in English or French.

Overall Rating
  • Pencho Kunchev

    It was a great honor for me that my animated film Roses in the Night was included in the competition program of the festival. Thank you very much dear friends! I would also like to note the excellent communication with the organizers of this magnificent event.

    November 2021
  • Joe Reilly

    Absolutely fantastic, great communication and wonderful fest. They made of the most of it needing to be online this year for sure, and we are thrilled to have been a part of the festival and award winner! Very entertaining film selections!

    October 2021
  • It was really exciting to take part in the Paris Short Film Festival and win an audience award. Also, the people were so responsive and friendly. Overall, a fantastic experience. Thank you!

    October 2021
  • We had a wonderful time! Thanks for having Cherry Ln! Feeling grateful to win audience choice award! 🙏🏼

    October 2021
  • Stefanie Riedel

    Great film festival, hospitality and communication. Thank you for selecting our project. We were so honoured!

    October 2021