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Paris Art and Movie Awards

25 June - 26 June 2018

Contact: Matt Beurois


Phone: 310-461-9824

Fax: -

Address: 100 rue de Charonne

Festival website

  • About
  • Submission Info

The 4th call for entries, for the 2018 edition, started on December 18th, 2018. On that day in 1963 was released the movie CHARADE, starring Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant.

The Paris Art and Movie Awards is the leading independent film festival in Paris.
The 2017 edition took place on the CHAMPS ELYSEES, at the BALZAC movie theater. President of the 2017 Jury was French actress MELANIE DOUTEY.

Our partners and sponsors include : Final Draft, BNP Paribas, Etoile Casting, le Blog du Cinéma, Cine Séries Mag, Atlantys,, We Film Good, Garel, UGC, Radio Campus, and the charity La Voix de l’Enfant.

The « PAMA » has been ranked, as soon as its second year, the second festival not to miss in Paris, by The Culture Trip Magazine. The festival is today the leading independent festival in Paris, the only one to be held in english for international attendance, and the sole offering a real award ceremony.

We accept short films and feature, in a wide range of categories. You can reach us if you have a question using the email address on the left side. We try to answer each email asap, priority always being given to films and filmmakers in actual competition or already having submitted.
Please note we do not grant free submissions.

Our goal is to help independent filmmakers screening their films, awarding them, show their films to high level industry talents and public figures. We close each year festival by an award ceremony, giving away trophies and certificates and gifts to films, and to filmmakers, cast and crew.

We keep supporting and promoting winners and nominees long after their nomination or their win : we follow you on Facebook and Instagram, we share your work… We also have a policy of inviting former winners to become Judges, and former nominees to walk on stage to give away awards to their fellow filmmakers.

We are a human scale festival, often compared to the hottest New-York underground and dynamic events. We have partnerships with medias, established companies, and the screening always take place in grand historic venues in Paris.

We are proud to work, since first year, with the French national charity CHILDREN’S VOICE. We offer free screening to very young kids, who often never went to a movie theatre before, and to young adults, some with difficult family backgrounds.

Year established: 2015

Is this festival exclusively animation?: No - this is a film festival but with a specific animation category

Submission deadline:
24 May 2018

Entry fee:
(US Dollar) $10-80


  • feature
  • international short
  • french short
  • student
  • documentary
  • animation
  • visual arts in motion (experimental)
  • web series / new media
  • music video
  • dance
  • feature script
  • short script
  • soundtrack song
  • score (composer)
  • still photographer (art)
  • director
  • DOP / Cinematographer
  • actress
  • actor
  • production (producer).
  • Animated Short
  • Documentary
  • Experimental
  • Feature Film
  • Music Video
  • Student

Submission methods:

  • Click For Festivals
  • Festhome
  • FilmFreeway
  • Reelport
  • Withoutabox

Rules & Terms
We accept all genres and nationalities and langage for all international categories.
You are allowed to have multiple entries and submit to multiple categories, with the same or different films. Each category requires its own fee.
Entries are non refundable.
Please check the recommended lengths.

A poster and a trailer (or excerpt) are mandatory to enter official selection. If you do not provide, it is up to the festival's management to keep, or disqualify your film.
Your trailer must be on You Tube OR any other platform so we can embed it to our website and to our press releases.

We strongly recommend you have a facebook and/or twitter and/or instagram page for your project or film so we can fully promote you.
French subtitles are mandatory for ANY screening film not french speaking that has dialogs by May 30. We may contact you in advance of that date if the selection committee of the festival feels you may provide the subtitles sooner. If you do not provide, your film may be selected, but will not screen, nor win.

If your film rises some concerns about illegal copy or plagiarism, the case will be discussed. You may face public announcement. If the management team feels so, the submission platform will be alerted.
It is your responsibility to provide with the proper screening file, whether this demands a DCP or a special format. If you do not provide, you will be disqualified, regardless you have been nominated or not.
If you are selected or win, you are expected to attend the festival and the Award Ceremony. If you cannot attend the ceremony, you must find someone in Paris to represent you and claim your award, on stage. We may send trophies at your expenses with an payment in advance by Paypal.
Works in progress are accepted if you submit the final work by May 30.

We only accept online digital submissions.
After too many cases of fraud, we do not offer special fee for students films anymore. You may submit to the Student category. Each student film submitted has to provide proof of studies. If you do not provide, your entry will not make it to selection.

Documentaries films and animated films must to submit to animated or documentary category, even is made as a student.

Each entry and submission category must have its on submission fee. 

If you submitted to the wrong category, the festival may ask you to pay the fee difference if there is one, using Paypal.
Films, videos and scripts can be from any year 
starting 2010 included.
If selected, you grant the PAMA the right to utilize any image, excerpt, titles, words you submitted to us, for promotion purposes.
The festival organizers may refuse any illegal, non-artistic, fake, false, incomplete entries.

The festival does NOT take care of travel nor accommodation expenses. We can give you good adresses of hotels in a walking distance to the festival.

Our official notification date is the day after the final day of entries, BUT : we may announce the first nominees starting in April, depending on the selection committee, the films received.
When you receive the first platform update, that means you are selected, and you get an Official Nomination in Competition Laurel. The selection does not grant a screening.
We cannot give each submitter a personal answer regarding their selection.
The selected talents receive an e-mail with a link to the laurel center and all informations about the festival.
If you're not selected, your movie status will be updated on FilmFreeway, and FF will send an automatic notification to due date.
Accepted scripts are un-produced and produced, if your film is of 2017 or 2016. If your film is produced, you have to send us the script. We may request a movie screener.
The New Media category includes : Web Series / New Medias / Phone Made / 360° / Extreme GoPro Made / Virtuality / Other special production linked to new media, new technology.
Soundtrack means pre-existing music used in a new film. You must have the rights.
Soundtrack song is a song, with lyrics, composed especially for a film. You may submit the film that includes the song, or the music track itself.
Score is original music composed for a film.

- shorts > under 25 minutes, best if under 15 minutes
- features > under 105 minutes, best if 80-90 minutes
- music videos > under 7 minutes, best if the usual 3-4 minutes
- documentaries > under 15 minutes for short docs, under 85 minutes for feature documentaires.
- experimental and visual arts in motion > under 5 minutes
- animation > under 10 minutes
- scripts : feature > under 120 pages ; shorts > under 10 pages
- score and soundtrack > submit your MUSIC ONLY. No length limit.

We accept short movies, feature, short script/screenplay, feature script/screenplay, drama, horror, fantasy, comedy, we series, documentary, animation, student, music video, experimental...

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