Paris Independent Film Festival

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Paris Independent Film Festival
LocationParis, France
WebsiteOfficial Website

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.[1] It has a special emphasis on films that have no distribution yet,[2] but also screens other films out of competition.[3] The Culture Trip named it as one of "7 great Paris Film Events" after its inaugural edition,[4] and Shooters Hill Campus names it as a destination for trips during its film studies program along Berlin Film Festival.[5]


The festival was founded in 2015 and takes place at the Reflet Médicis theatre in Paris.[6] It showcases short and feature films of any genre,[7] from narrative to documentary.[8] An international jury selects and awards the presented films.[9] The festival showcases previews, world premieres as well as films that already screened at other festivals.[10] Many filmmakers attend the screenings of their films, and past attendants included Alexis Krasilovsky and Ira Schneider.

Notable films in competition[edit]

  • 2015: Ira Schneider premiered a new re-edit of his film A Weekend at the Beach, w. Jean-Luc Godard.
  • 2015: Art!, a short film starring Helmut Berger and Zachi Noy, had its world premiere at the festival.[11]
  • 2015: Chasing Bonnie & Clyde, a documentary that was financed partially through a crowd-funding campaign,[12] had an exclusive preview at the festival.


If you are interested in discovering new talents in the cinema industry this is the place.

— Roberta Dencheva, in 'The Culture Trip'.[4]


  1. ^ "World Film Presentation: Article about the festival". Retrieved 2016-05-09.
  2. ^ "La Marseillaise: Article about French feature-film premiering at Paris Independent Film Festival (FRENCH)". Retrieved 2016-05-10.
  3. ^ "Film Freeway: Rules and regulations of the festival". Retrieved 2016-05-10.
  4. ^ a b Dencheva, Roberta. "7 Great Paris Film Events In 2016". The Culture Trip. Retrieved May 10, 2016.
  5. ^ "Shooters Hill Campus: About their film studies". Retrieved 2016-05-10.
  6. ^ Dencheva, Roberta. "7 Great Paris Film Events In 2016". Culture Trip. Retrieved May 10, 2016.
  7. ^ "The Local Events Guide Paris: Note about the festival 2015". Retrieved 2016-05-09.
  8. ^ " - site about the documentary "Chasing Bonnie & Clyde", mentioning it screening at Paris Independent Film Festival". Retrieved 2016-05-09.
  9. ^ "Les Ecrans de Paris: Article about the festival". Retrieved 2016-05-09.
  10. ^ "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.
  11. ^ "IMDB: Release information about "Art!"". Retrieved 2016-05-10.
  12. ^ "Kiss Kiss Bank Bank: Crowdfunding site for the project". Retrieved 2016-05-10.

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