Excuse My French


01 Feb 2018
Call for entries

23 Mar 2018
Early deadline

23 Apr 2018
Standard deadline

23 May 2018
Late deadline

07 Jun 2018
Extended deadline



19 rue Bachelet,  75018, Paris, Ile de France, France

Festival description
Short Films

Festival requirements
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2014
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
French English
French English
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Short films of any genre and format up to 30 minutes are accepted.

All films must be French spoken or have English subtitles.

The production year shouldn’t be earlier than 2014.

Festival start: 25 June 2018      Festival end: 25 June 2018

Excuse My French is a festival exclusively dedicated to independent short films screenings. The festival aims to bring to Paris several films loved all around the world, but very few times (sometimes never!) screened in our great city.

Each edition, we work hard to make one of the best movies line up in French festivals!
- screening in an historical venue
- a full audience event
- DCP screening to provide the best quality experience to our audience
- a teaser for all the movies in premiere (https://youtu.be/dhlWNLZDphI)
- IMDB certified awards
- a media partners to cover the event
- an international jury, lead by world famous artist Laura Satana
- interview and original certificate for award winners (http://excusemyfrench-festival.com/releases/henningsson/)
- Individual feedback for all the movies after the screening
- a damn cool experience!

Excuse My French loves all genres of independent cinema: unique, intriguing, imaginative, stylised, explicit or just different from what we are used to watch…

Each film is seen and rated by a committee of three persons, including Excuse My French Festival organizers: Magali Souart and Fabio Soares.
All the movies are seen by the committee, there is no “pass by” accepted.
Members of the committee can’t be involved in any way, in movies taking part of the official selection.

The jury is composed by professionals from TV & Cinema, the list and CV of EMF Jury are available on our website.
The jury takes part to the screening in Paris and decide about the awards, except the audience award, given by the audience.
Excuse My French Festival organizers do not take part to the jury and respect their final decisions.

The mythical movie theatre “Studio des Ursulines” will host Excuse My French Film Festival, which third edition will happen in June 25th 2018.

Awards are IMDB eligible.
Best Movie / Best Director / Best Actress / Best Actor / Best Screenplay / Best original Score are chosen by the Jury. A Special award will be given by the Audience.
Winners will receive the original certificat by mail, an interview will be published.

- Best Film
- Best Actor
- Best Actress
- Best Director
- Best Screenplay
- Best original Score

And a Special award by the Audience.
During the deliberation, a special mention might be approved .

Short films of any genre and format up to 30 minutes are accepted

All films must be French spoken or have English subtitles

The production year shouldn’t be earlier than 2014

There is no premiere requirement.



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