Demetera International Film Festival is an annual event dedicated to independent filmmakers and artists from all over the world, celebrating culture and art.
Our festival’s aim is to provide a place for filmmakers and artists who don’t necessarily have a large budget but interesting stories to share. We are eager to promote a wide variety of genres and styles to cinema fans and fellow international filmmakers and to establish a strong network for indie filmmakers, producers, and marketing professionals.
Demetera is dedicated to independent filmmakers and artists from around the world, celebrating culture and art, thanks to our network and events.
We believe in committed, audacious and innovative cinema: works that stand out, by their originality of scenario or techniques and technologies used.
We believe that art and beauty have no boundaries. Cinema must not be confined to a given territory, and artists and directors must seek international recognition.
The name of our festival is inspired by the greek goddess Demeter of agriculture and, the harvest of cultivated and fertile land. Demetera is thus a symbol of fertility and sustainability.
We are proud of Paris history and cultural dynamism. Our logo and visual identity are inspired by this cultural strength, hence the reference to Notre Dame rose window.
All our team members are passionate about cinema – and we all believe that tomorrow’s most creative artists will start their journey with short movies, probably the most experimental and enriching medium.
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.Learn More
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.Learn More