Paris Independent Film Festival
The Paris Independent Film Festival is an annual film festival showcasing international independent films that takes place in Paris, France. It features a competition and awards films in various categories. It has a special emphasis on films that have no distribution yet, but also screens other films out of competition.
The festival was founded in 2015 and takes place at the Reflet Médicis theatre in Paris. It showcases short and feature films of any genre, from narrative to documentary. An international jury selects and awards the presented films. The festival showcases previews, world premieres as well as films that already screened at other festivals. Many filmmakers attend the screenings of their films, and past attendants included Alexis Krasilovsky and Ira Schneider.
Notable films in competition
- 2015: Ira Schneider premiered a new re-edit of his film A Weekend at the Beach with Jean-Luc Godard.
- 2015: Art!, a short film starring Helmut Berger and Zachi Noy, had its world premiere at the festival.
- 2015: Chasing Bonnie & Clyde, a documentary that was financed partially through a crowd-funding campaign, had an exclusive preview at the festival.
- "World Film Presentation: Article about the festival". Retrieved 2016-05-09.
- "La Marseillaise: Article about French feature-film premiering at Paris Independent Film Festival (FRENCH)". Retrieved 2016-05-10.
- "Film Freeway: Rules and regulations of the festival". Retrieved 2016-05-10.
- Dencheva, Roberta. "7 Great Paris Film Events In 2016". Culture Trip. Retrieved May 10, 2016.
- "The Local Events Guide Paris: Note about the festival 2015". Retrieved 2016-05-09.
- "film-documentaire.fr - site about the documentary "Chasing Bonnie & Clyde", mentioning it screening at Paris Independent Film Festival". Retrieved 2016-05-09.
- "Les Ecrans de Paris: Article about the festival". Retrieved 2016-05-09.
- "Gonzai magazine: Article about film "Le Moral Des Troupes", mentioning it is not yet released, but screening soon at Paris Independent Film Festival. (FRENCH)". Retrieved 2016-05-12.
- "A Weekend at the Beach, with Jean-Luc Godard – Cast & Crew on MUBI". mubi.com. Retrieved 2020-12-17.
- "Kiss Kiss Bank Bank: Crowdfunding site for the project". Retrieved 2016-05-10.