Our 2023 edition will take place at Christine 21, one of the most vibrant cultural venues in Paris, on March 29-30
Selected short films will be screened, winners will be awarded prizes and more. We have the following categories: Narrative Short, Experimental Short, Animated Short, Documentary Short, Music Video, VR Short and New Media.
The Narrative Short category is for fictional films shorter than 25 minutes.
The Documentary Short category is for non-fiction films shorter than 30 minutes.
The Animated Short category is for films shorter than 25 minutes that feature primarily animated content or stop-motion animation.
The Experimental Short category is for non fictional films shorter than 25 minutes.
Video clips, or video where music is a major part of the work.
This category is dedicated to 3D animation and NFT. The animation should last less than 1min.
The Maximal duration for all our short films is 25 minutes, except documentaries which are maximum 30 minutes.
Entry fees are non-refundable.
If the original language of any dialogue or text featured in the film is not English or French, the preview and screening copy must be subtitled in English, unless this is at variance with the filmmaker’s intention.
DCP capability is limited and dependent on the screening venue and the Demetera International Film Festival cannot guarantee that any film will play in a DCP-capable theater. Please be prepared to have an alternate print format available. If approved for DCP, you must provide a backup format (such as Blu-ray or a digital file).
Extremist or propaganda content from religious or political organizations.
Films made before 2019 are not accepted.
Films with a poor production standard (bad sound, lack of subtitles/captions for non-English films, or video resolution less than 1080p HD) will not be accepted.