Paris Art and Movie Awards (14)


01 Oct 2023
Call for entries

12 Jun 2024
Early deadline

19 Jun 2024
Standard deadline

26 Jun 2024
Late deadline

04 Jul 2024
Festival closed

15 Aug 2024
Notification date

24 Aug 2024
29 Aug 2024


100 rue de Charonne,  75010, PARIS, Ile-de-France, France

Festival description
Short film festival >1' 25'<
Feature film festival >80' 120'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2010
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >1' 25'<
 Feature Films  >80' 120'<
 Any language
English French
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Festival start: 24 August 2024      Festival end: 29 August 2024

for FOX, NBC, CBS and Authority Magazine.

"My favorite festival" Alex Proyas (I Robot, The Crow, Dark City)

"Other nominees included already famous people! It really was an honor to be nominated alongside such great nominees" Lisa Hurel.

“I truly cannot say enough good things about the Paris Art and Movie Awards. My experience with this event was easily the best and rewarding” - Ev Duran.

"One of the most organized and professionally run festivals I've been to! The official selections were of a high standard and the networking was incredible" - Jami Ramberan.

"One of the best festival experiences I've had. Magnifique!" Warren Paul Glover.

"The Fisherman's Diary" won twice at the PAMA in 2020, and is now selected to the 2021 , to represent its country.
"Game Changer" won an, his director Aviv Mano then worked on Disney’s COCO and TOY STORY 4 (2018).
"The Wishgranter" won an, an EMMY AWARD, and a (2016).
"Legacy of Lies" is distributed by Lionsgate (2020).
"Sgt Stubby", an unlikely hero, got a distribution deal at (2018).
"Curpigeon" got selected to, won the AMAZON VIDEO DIRECT Film Festival Stars (2016).
"Whisper" screened at FILMQUEST (2015).
"None of That" was STAFF PICK by (2015).
through the years included:
- John Lunn, 2 times Prime Time Emmy Award Winner, composer of "Downton Abbey"
- Monica Cruz, "Un Paso Adelante"
- Olivia Sandusky, journalist, NBC
- Mark Dacascos, actor, "John Wick III"
- Samuel Arnold, actor, "Emily in Paris"
- Patrick Fabian, actor, Emmy Award Nominee “Better Caul Saul"
- Claire Kopsky, Emmy Award-winning Journalist, CBS
- Jamie Campbell, producer, "Sex Education"
- Cindy Mollo, Eddie Award Winner, 4 time Emmy nominee, editor for "Ozark"
- Rena Owen, actress, "Star Wars Ep II" & "ep. III"
- Fola Evans-Akingbola, actress, "The Night Agent", "Siren", "Game of Thrones'
- Michelle Tesoro, SXSW winner, Eddie Award Winner, editor, "The Queen’s Gambit"
- Paz de la Huerta, actress, Boardwalk Empire
- Brent Huff, director & actor "The Rookie", 'The Rookie Feds", 'The West Wing"
- Max Markson -rep. A. Schwarzenegger, Mel Gibson, JCVD...
- Cole Sibus, actor "Stumptown', Olympic Gold Medal Athlete
- Mina Sundwall, actress, Netflix’s “Lost in Space”, DC’s “Legends of Tomorrow”

Our line up included through the years: Kirsten Dunst, Sam Rockwell, Vladimir Cosma, Kristanna Loken, Mark Dacascos, Caterina Murino, Andrew J. West, Hugo Becker, Jansen Panettiere, Leslie Bibb, Melanie et Alain Doutey, Macarena Gomez, French Prime Minister Edith Cresson, French Minister Frederic Lefebvre, Emma Bell...

We celebrate filmmakers and we focus on the humans making the movies : each director/attendee gets to talk about his movie.
You meet new audience, screen and show your latest work, connect with fellow professionals, share your passion with screenings and special events all over the city, including red carpets, movie premieres, parties, filmmaker’s networking, numerous Q&A's, international spotlights, industry talks and masterclasses, art performances and exhibitions, live music…

- Awards
- Photocall
- Artistic Recognition
- Networking
- award ceremony

Our awards are recognized by the movie industry, Imdb & Imdb pro qualifying.

We are:
- reviewed 5/5 stars
- ranked #1 film festival in Paris by CBS, NBC, FOX, Authority Magazine.
- ranked by The Culture Trip best event not to miss in Paris
- ranked by Time Out best local event
- labeled GOLD
- labeled best reviewed festival every season
- favorite on the platform XERB.

More than 20 awards distributed every year.

Check the trophies:

usually include >>
- Laser Engraved Cristal plaques
- Framed certificates
- DVDs
- CDs
- Goodies
- watches and luxury items
- softwares and apps (editing, writing, FX...)
- subscriptions (magazines, streaming platforms...)
- and more!

- reviewed 5/5 stars
- ranked #1 film festival in Paris by CBS, NBC, FOX, Authority Magazine.
- ranked by The Culture Trip best event not to miss in Paris
- Imdb & Imdb pro qualifying
- ranked by Time Out best local event
- favorite on the platform XERB


Our listed dates are anticipated dates.
Dates may change depending on venues availability and best dates for press promotion.

Our 2023 edition may be in-person or mixed event.


We accept all genres and nationalities and language for all international categories.

Work may be entered into more than one category and will be reviewed separately for each category entered. All entries entered into multiple categories will be eligible for recognition in each and will be judged accordingly.

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.

We do not provide free submissions.

We do not provide free submissions to movies from Iran.

We sometimes offer discounts : follow us on Instagram and Facebook.

We do not review movie submissions sent directly to us by email, unless we requested it. We only accept online digital submissions via selected platforms.

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

Films or pieces submitted to the PAMA must be dated from 2 years maximum before the date of the festival.

If you submitted to the wrong category, contact us (there may be a fee).

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.
Each student film submitted has to provide proof of studies. If you do not provide, your entry may not make it to selection and be set to incomplete or end up disqualified.

Animated short films (even student made) must submit to animated category.

Animated features (even student made) must submit to feature category.

A documentary (even student made) must submit to the documentary category, Works in progress are not accepted.

This is an additionnal category. For consideration, you must submit to the category-ies of your choice and then ad the “Spotlight” category.

Submit to “Spotlight” and you will be considered for our regular live streams (monthly, then weekly all along 2021) destined to promote new submitters and Alumni members.

Being selected to “Spotlight” does not guarantee a selection at the festival, but guarantees your appearance during a live stream before the Festival starts.

If you submit only to the “Weekly Spotlight” category you will not be considered. You must submit to the category of your choice, and ad the “Spotlight” category.

When selected to SPOTLIGHT you'll receive a confirmation email with link and technical details. This is a live show: all instructions must be followed.

Late arrival on the day will have your appearance cancelled, publicly announced, not rescheduled, and your film submission will be disqualified. No refunds.

Submitting to SPOTLIGHT you agree to all the rules listed on this page, including waiving your rights, authorizing the festival and its affiliates and partners to use and broadcast the content created.

Special offers, discounts, invitations do not guarantee a selection.

The 50% discount code 50ACTORS is exclusive to the Best Actress and Best Actor categories. Any other use of this code will be considered fraud and result in an immediate disqualification with no refund.

You Festhome profile must include :
- your country
- a poster of your project (whether it is a film, a script, or any piece of work. You don’t have one -> We can recommend a couple of designers).
- minimum 5 lines about your project (synopsis)
- a biography of the director or the artist.
- at least 2 pictures from the film with no watermarking.
- a trailer will be used. Your trailer must be on YouTube OR any other platform so we can embed it to our website and to our press releases. If you have no trailer: we can recommend several editors.

If an element goes missing: contact us.

Your Festhome profile must NOT include
- the type of work next to the title of your film.
Examples : “ASTONISHING CLIFF EDGE -Music Video-“ is wrong.
“THE LIFE OF JAMES I a short film by Benny Lugosi” is wrong.

The names, title, country and all elements you fill your Festhome profile with will be used if you get selected to the festival. Fill your profile fully and careful.

ALL communications are sent to the email address you provide. The festival is not responsible for any lost communication whatsoever.

Your Festhome profile must provide a direct access to your work (video, film, photo) at all times. If your film or video disappears from your profile, your submission may be set to incomplete or even disqualified, if the incident happens after the official selection.

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.

Screenings at movie theaters like the Grand Rex require a DCP. We offer very accessible DCP services via our Paris studio, ask us.
Screenings at other venues require a HD digital file, sent by WeTransfer, following these specifications : .mp4, H264. Films below 5 minutes : less than 500MO. Films 5 to 10 minutes : less than 1G. Films 10 to 30 minutes : less than 2G. Feature films : less than 5G.
NO .mov will be used.

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. Example : the movies CONTACT and AVE MARIANNE in 2018 were disqualified for not providing the files and DCPs.

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.

The festival management alone validates the past and present Alumni Members. For more on this, please check our website.

Over the years, we dealt with some disqualification cases and some rare cases of plagiarism.

If your film raises 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.

Once the decision of the festival is made on a case, it is definitive. Our decisions are made and remain public.

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 do not ship trophies.

The festival does NOT take care of travel nor accommodation expenses. We provide with a list of serious addresses.

Award winners are responsible for picking up (or a representative) trophies or covering the shipping costs if delivered.

We may announce the first nominees before the notification date. This does not mean the selection is complete, this means we may make a first wave of selection to facilitate attendance.

When you receive the first platform update as a selected submission, that means you are selected, and you get an Official Selection Laurel. The selection does not grant a screening in every case, please check our website.

We cannot give each submitter a personal answer regarding their selection.

The selected talents receive an email with a link to the laurel center and all information about the festival.

If you're not selected, your movie status will be updated on Festhome.

Accepted scripts are un-produced and produced, if your film is of 2017, 2018 or 2019. If your film is produced, you have to send us the script.

When you submit a score or a soundtrack, we judge the music, not the film, this is why we request music only.

You must then submit with a single .mp3 file within. No other format is accepted.

If your score or soundtrack includes more than one track, please have all the songs / tracks rendered in the same single final bounce as a .mp3 file.
If you submit to score and/or soundtrack with a movie : you will not be considered to this category.

If you want to submit your film as Best Film and the score of your film as Best Score, you must submit two times, with two different profiles.

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.

LENGTHS including credits.
- shorts > 30 minutes max, recommended under 15 minutes
- features > 105 minutes max, recommended 80-90 minutes
- music videos > 10 minutes max, recommended is the usual 3-4 minutes
- documentaries > under 15 minutes for short docs, under 85 minutes for feature documentaries.
- 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, web-series, documentary, animation, student, music video, experimental...



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