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Paris Play Film Festival

19 March - 20 March 2019

Contact: Matt Janot


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Address: Cinema Balzac Champs Elysees Festival 1 Rue Balzac

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  • About
  • Submission Info

The Paris Play Film Festival receive films from all over the world, and proceeds to a quality selection. Our objective is to mix interactive talent competition with a human scale quality selection.
We promote films pushing them on our platform, publishing interviews, sharing on social medias.

Our winners got winning laurels and an official nominative diploma.

Once a year we get the best of the best of all sessions to compete for the BEST of the BEST of the YEAR, that concludes with a screening in Paris.

Our 2017 screening took place on the Champs-Elysées, July 3rd, at the movie theatre LE BALZAC.

We have original categories like Trailer, Behind the Scenes, Showreel… We love this like you do, so yes, you can show your work and win something with it !

We are listed in the Top 100 best reviewed festivals on FilmFreeway for quite some time.

Year established: 2015

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

Submission deadline:
20 July 2018

Entry fee:
(US Dollar) $9-28


  • Animated Short
  • Best Animation
  • Commercials
  • Documentary
  • Experimental
  • Feature Film
  • Music Video
  • Student

Submission methods:

  • Click For Festivals
  • Festhome
  • FilmFreeway
  • Reelport

Accepted lengths :
- shorts under 30 min,
- features under 2hours (narrative, behind the scenes and documentary only)
- scripts longs or shorts accepted under 120 pages, french or english written.

Accepted languages :
- any language if subtitled in French or English or Spanish
- English, Spanish, or French with or without subs.

The Paris Play Film Festival manages a platform ( which pushes online a dedicated page for each and every nominated film.
You submission to the festival MUST include a video (trailer or excerpt), with NO privacy settings, so we can embed this video on your profile page on our website.
We do NOT screen the films online, only trailers or excerpts.
If your submission does not include such a video or a link that we can embed, we will not be in the position to nominate your film.

>>> FOCUS <<< (trailers, demo, behind the scenes…)
You can submit your actor demo, DOP reel, movie trailer, your home made commercials, and scripts.
As a newcomer, a talent, an artist, you gotta get noticed. You gotta attract attention to your work. This is why we created the FOCUS branch, so you can get your demo watched, and shared. If you’re selected, your get free advertisement and you can expand the connexions. If you get to win, you get it all with your demo, which you would have done anyway.
Behind the scenes : we accept bloopers, bonus made for DVD...

>>> TALENTS <<< (LGBT, scripts, students…)
You can submit your short form (narrative or not), as your dance film, music video, LGBT expression…
There are some movies that demand special awareness, because they are « avant garde », because they are close to pieces of art, because they are often close to cross the line, because most of the time they just don’t care about the genres. This is just your talent expressing itself, so is the TALENT branch of the POFF.
Trailers and teasers accepted.

>>> VENTURE <<< (Short forms by genre)
You can submit your short form, choose your genre so your work can be recognized / spotted !
We choose a wide range of genres, so pick yours and show us what you’re capable of and what you did !
Documentary : if you submit a behind-the-scenes documentary, a making-of, a DVD bonus... : please submit to the FOCUS / Behind the scenes category.

DATE of the festival is subject to change to get the right venue for the event.

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