Winter Session 2023-2024


Dear Filmmakers,

This Winter Session 23-24 marks already 2 years since the program was launched.

All-together, the Sessions welcomed over 80 new filmmakers to the network.

The select winners of the PAMA Winter Session 2023-2024 are as below.


All winners and finalists listed below are invited to participate in the exclusive discussion session with Director SHANE STANLEY on March 5.

Now accepting entries for the SPRING SESSION.


Animated Short FilmGUOKaleb MuUSWINNER
Feature DocumentaryMoveMe South AfricaBriana Evigan, Maynard KraakSouth AfricaWINNER ex-aequo
Feature DocumentaryThe Katinas – Love God / Love PeopleMichael EverettUSWINNER ex-aequo
Short DocumentaryThe repose of the 30,000 soulsSolji YoonKoreaWINNER
Feature FilmLa Pura VidaDylan VerrechiaMexicoWINNER
Music VideoMountain Eyes – LuminescenceAna KrstajicSerbiaWINNER
Music VideoGoodwillSasha NeedmorCzech RepublicFINALIST ex-aequo
Music VideoDon’t Wanna Love YouDiego AnteRomaniaFINALIST ex-aequo
Feature ScriptNot a Love StoryBrian LutesCanadaWINNER
Short ScriptMssing CellEric JanvierCanadaWINNER
Short ScriptThe ClockPremton KryeziuKosovoFINALIST
Short FilmForever KhaildYousef SalhiPalestineFINALIST
Student FilmCross desiresMonca FlingstoneUSAWINNER


The Paris Art and Movie Awards network exists since 2011. We are constantly working on building and expanding our international network and platform, for the filmmakers to use all year long.


2011 * Creation of the PAMA

2017 * Creation of the HAMA – Hollywood Art and Movie Awards. Its mission: build a bridge between Paris and Los Angeles, expand the international network profiting independent filmmakers.

2019 * Creation of the Yucca Valley Film Festival, for the Town of Yucca Valley, California. Mission: bring international talents to the Mojave Desert.

2020 * Creation of the SPOTLIGHT show. Its mission: offer a dedicated streaming show for filmmakers and artists to discuss their craft and creative path.

2021 * Creation of the Pama Sessions. Its mission: develop screening, networking and promotion avenues for international independent filmmakers members the network and more. The first one took place during Winter 2021.

Accepting entries now.


Since we created the PAMA in 2011, what a ride it’s been!

There is more and more opportunities for filmmakers, but at the same time it seems challenging to know where to start, what doors to knock at. We’ve been building our network for 11 years, and every new venture we launch has a specific role to play.

The HAMA‘s role was to create a direct connection between Los Angeles and Paris. We’ve seen numerous filmmakers benefiting from it, and we’ll celebrate 5 years in January.

Our expertise has been recognized in California and we created the YVFF, a local event that already welcomed William Baldwin, and movies starring Iggy Pop and Jason Momoa.

in 2020 we launched our own streaming show: SPOTLIGHT. It offers 21 episodes in English, French and Spanish.


This year, more than ever, we listened to the filmmakers attending our events, and it became extremely clear that in today’s world, screenings themselves are not the main item independent creators are expecting from a film festival. We, creators, need is a solid platform to talk about the movies we’ve made, and scripts we’ve written.

This is what the Winter Session is a safe space to show, share and promote your work, with a heavy focus on networking, to connect with fellow filmmakers and go straight to the point.

Matt Beurois

In 2021 at the PAMA, every panel came with a networking session. Documentary filmmakers had the chance to chat with their peers. Animators could ask question to their fellow animators. Directors had a panel for each category, and on top of that, an international roundtable with Alex Proyas (Sitges winner & Cannes, Academy of Science Fiction,  Filmquest nominee), and a French roundtable to discuss the state of cinema in 2021.

These dozens of networking opportunities met with a tremendous success, and they are the place where things can change. You sure learn, you easily connect, you must network.

The Winter Sessions are about that. Show the film > Discuss it > Meet your peers on a direct level.

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