Indie Film Festival in Paris, Excuse My French is dedicated to international short films screenings. The festival aims to bring to Paris films loved all around the world or brand new in our great city.

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

Screening at Studio des Ursulines, in the core of Paris, we create our own DCP to provide the best quality experience to our audience.

Submit your film


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.



  • FormatShort films of any genre and format up to 30 minutes are accepted
  • LanguageAll films must be French or english spoken. All films submitted in a language other than English must be subtitled in English
  • Production yearThe production year shouldn’t be earlier than 2014
  • PremiereThere is no premiere requirement.


Special thank to EMF's team