Demetera bio

Short films fertile ground

Demetera International Festival is a young, bold, and independent event in the short film world. Since 2019 we gather filmmakers from all over the world and celebrate culture and art. Our goal is to promote a wide variety of styles to cinema fans and fellow international filmmakers and to establish a strong network for filmmakers, producers, and marketing professionals.

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Join us for our 2023 edition

What We Do

Demetera: a unique festival

Focusing on artistic excellence, Demetera serves as an experimental creative centre: from music video, to video games, passing through narrative, experimental, documentary, animated and new media; we provide unmatched professional opportunities for cutting edge artists and audiences in Paris, the cinema capital of the world.

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Artistic excellence

Focusing on artistic excellence, Demetera serves as an experimental creative centre.

Open & inclusive

Our objective is to create bridges between different backgrounds and stories.

Ground breaking

Demetera has a rich history of discovering ground-breaking short films directors and artists.

Technology driven

Our 2023 edition will be a unique hybrid event leveraging our gamification knowledge.

Our story

How we got there

  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
  • 2022
  • 2023
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First edition

November 2019

For our first year, Demetera International Short Film Festival took place at Les Grands Voisins in Paris – one of the most vibrant cultural venues at the time.

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Second edition

March 2020

For our second edition, we took our festival online, due to the pandemic. During this one week of live content, we recieved around 12000 unique views on our official selected films.

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Third edition

March 2021

Following the success of our second edition, we continued to hold our festival online - the pandemic still being present. We received around 1000 submissions, and totalized 20000 unique views during our one week event.

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Fourth edition

March 2022

Our fourth edition took place at the emblematic cinema Christine Paris Cinema Club, open since 1973 in the heart of Paris. 27 films were projected over two evenings.

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Fifth edition

March 2023

This will be our most groundbraking edition. Join us, in our metaverse for a unique experience.

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Our jury

Our 2022 Jury

Our jury was selected through a thorough process and met criteria like how their maturity in their careers, their connexions, and their boldness in their work.

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View our latest winners!

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A Close Shave

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
  • Michele Aboud
  • Demetera 2022
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And Then, The Silence

BEST NARRATIVE SHORT
  • Lucas Trochet
  • Demetera 2022
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Benz Dealer

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
  • Sebastian Pańczyk
  • Demetera 2022
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Graindelavoix: Saint Anthony's Fire

BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT
  • Sebastian Panczyk
  • Demetera 2022
Film Makers

Meet The Team

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Interview with Lais

Laís was awarded best Experimental Short 2020! Learn more about her work and future projects!

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Interview with Henna

Henna won the Prix du Jury in 2021. Discover her work and advice!

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Interview with Andrea

Andrea was officially selected for her short World of Forms. Discover her work and advice!.

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