About

WELCOME TO THE PAMA, PARIS ART & MOVIE AWARDS

The Paris Art and Movie Awards (PAMA) is the leading international film festival event in Paris, France. 

The festival celebrated 10 years in 2020. 

We present a selection of high-end films from all over the world in high-end venues all over Paris. We are looking for films creating emotions, made by passionate filmmakers. 

Over the years our line up included: 

  • Academy Award Winner Sam Rockwell, 
  • Academy Award nominee Sharon Stone, 
  • Cesar Award winners Vladimir Cosma, 
  • Cannes winner Kirsten Dunst, 
  • Golden Globe winners Robin Wright and Gerard Depardieu, 
  • Emmy Award nominees Freddy Rodriguez and David Michael Frank,
  • Saturn Award nominee Andrew J. West, 
  • Gold Swan winner Laetitïa Casta, 
  • Luchon winner Hugo Becker…

Fils we selected and screened ended up winning Oscars and more:

  • Game Changer won an OSCAR, his director Aviv Mano then worked on Disney’s COCO and TOY STORY 4 (2018),
  • The Wishgranter, won an OSCAR, an EMMY AWARD, and a BAFTA (2016),
  • Curpigeon got selected to TRIBECA, won the AMAZON VIDEO DIRECT Film Festival Stars (2016),
  • Sgt Stubby, an unlikely hero, got a distribution deal at PARAMOUNT (2018),
  • Mystery Skulls – Endlessly has over 1.3M views on YouTube (2018)…

The PAMA was ranked festival not to miss by The Culture Trip Magazine. It is listed in the TOP 100 best reviewed film festivals in the world by the leading platform FilmFreeway. 

We support independent artists. Our program mixes upcoming and rising talents with established names such as: William Baldwin, Laetitia Casta, Kellan Lutz, Kirsten Dunst, James Morrison, Torrey DeVitto, Charlie Winston, Kristanna Loken, Mark Dacascos… 

We accept short and long form projects, in a wide range of categories. We close each year festival by a signature award ceremony, giving away trophies, certificates, and sponsored gifts to films, filmmakers, cast and crew members.

Our primary goal is to help independent filmmakers. Check our Mission Statement.

We keep supporting and promoting winners and nominees long after their nomination or their win : we follow you on Facebook and Instagram, we share your work… We also have a policy of inviting former winners to become Judges, and former nominees to walk on stage to give away awards to their fellow filmmakers.

We are a human scale festival, not a faceless big machine. We have partnerships with medias, established companies, and the screening always take place in grand historic venues in Paris.

We are proud to work, since our inception, with established Charities that make a real difference on the field, wether it’s La Voix de l’Enfant, the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge, the American Legion, Team Rubicon, l’Institut Pasteur. We also support the #metoo movement and Time’s Up.

Our main office is in Paris, with branches in Los Angeles California, Nashville Tennessee, Santa Fe New Mexico.