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PAMA Non classé 08/17/2021


You have been invited for an interview, a talk, a QnA, a networking session or any other digital event produced by the PAMA. Here is a very simple how to join online.


  • No download needed
  • Just click on the link, fill in your name, and validate
  • The link works with most browsers (Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome)
  • The link works with most smartphones. If you use your phone, place it horizontally.
  • Dress code is casual.


The date and time have been set. You received a “Confirmation” email from the PAMA or a direct email from Matt with a link to read this page.

You received a link like this one:

Every link is unique and exists just for the time needed.

The link works with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera… But NOT with Safari.

The link runs through the STREAMYARD app. It does not require download, no password either.

TEST RUN (by yourself)– Try to connect right now with the link you received: a message will show if it doesn’t work.- If you see the screen with a golden background (see below): you are OK, everything works.

– If you don’t see it: make sure you scroll down and enter your name, then click “enter studio”. You should see the background then.


Please join the studio 5 minutes before time for a SOUND CHECK.

Please wear earbuds or a headset for sound quality.

Turn OFF any external speaker you have. Only use your device’s built-in speakers or earbuds.

Please stay in a calm, quiet environment during the interview. 

No music of any kind in the background.

No green screen, no digitally added background.

If there is a window where you are, face the window so the light is on you.

Most of our content will be pre-taped this year. So unless it has been made clear, this is not live, this is not streaming. The content will be lightly edited and pushed online later to promote your film / your block.

But once it is started, there is not stopping. The taping will be one take, just like if it was live conditions


When entering the studio, the app will ask for your name. Enter First + Last Name OR your instagram handle. Example: Matt Beurois OR @mattbeurois > Then validate to actually enter the studio. Matt or the taping director will welcome you a very short moment after you enter the studio.

When entering the studio, the app will ask for your name. Enter First + Last Name OR your instagram handle, followed by the title of your film.

Example: Matt Beurois | The Barn OR @mattbeurois | The Barn

Then validate to actually enter the studio. Matt or the taping director will welcome you a very short moment just after you enter the studio.


You may be booked to tape a promo. What is a promo? It is a 10-15 seconds video to introduce / promote your film.

If such, the director of the show will guide you for either: one vertical take and one horizontal take, or just one of them, depending on what the festival needs. It is mostly designed for TikTok and Instagram vertical formats. We will tag you the best we can every time.

Help us by adding your Instagram page in your FilmFreeway profile!-)

What to say? You can pretty much say what you want to promote your film.

Example 1: “Hi my name is Eric Swinderman, I directed THE ENORMITY OF LIFE that is having its European Premiere at the Paris Art and Movie Awards, this movie has been made with lots of heart and I believe will bring you some joy, let me know what you think!

Example 2: “Hello, I am Sara Nasica, I am the producer and director of THE BUTTERFLY, and the films screens at the PAMA this year! It is a lovely adventure of two teenagers, a coming of age story in less than 20 minutes, we shot it all in my hometown, Come see it!”

It can be this short, it can be a little longer. The general idea is to give one or two bullet points for the audience to come and watch your film.

You will be directed every step of the way, on the moment.


If it happens you get disconnected or your image or sound freezes during the talk.

If such happens, the show will go on, and this shall happen:

  • the director or moderator will remove you from the talk. you will remain backstage a very short moment, then when your image or sound comes back, you will be pushed back on screen. The moderator will geet back to you as if nothing happened.

If this does not work:

  • Remove yourself from the show. Disconnect from Streamyard.
  • Check your connection, adjust what you can (microphone, camera, ask anyone else using the network to remove themselves from the broadband)
  • Click back on your original link, enter your name again > you will arrive “backstage”. The moderator or director will see you, and will push you back on screen at a favorable moment.

INFO: there is a private chat option within Streamyard. Look on the right side of your screen: you can send a message to the PAMA team to keep us up to date in real time.


If you need assistance or wish/need to test your setup ahead of time, just let us know by email.

Best Posters 2019

PAMA Non classé 08/14/2019

Best Posters 2019

New category 2019, in competition.

Below the 6 posters in official competition for Best Poster 2019. This is a new category, along with Best Trailer, to support, encourage and emphasize the very importance of key marketing elements in order to distribute, sell, show your movies around.

Presse 2018

PAMA Interviews 06/29/2018







PAMA 2018 Movies 06/15/2018

INGENIUM / Feature film


Directed by Steffen Hacker

Produced by Eric Sonnenburg and  Steffen Hacker


Esther Maaß as “Felicitas”
Judith Hoersch as “Natascha”
Adrian Topol as “Titus”


The movie is listed 4 times in competition for the 2018 PAMA for :
– Best Feature Film
– Best Director
– Best Actress
– Best Editor

PITCH : As Felicitas’ life is turned upside down she doesn’t know if her nightmares are taking over or if something bigger is trying to control her – and the only way to find out the truth is her best friend Natascha who is locked up in an asylum.

Festival’s appreciation :

“INGENIUM is an intense run with elements and twists of a thriller and surprises beyond that.”


This is the incredible directorial debut of director-producer Steffen Hacker.




Director Statement

“Getting exposure and an audience after so many years of work went into one film means the world to me being a first time filmmaker – I´d finally love to see how people react, if the film entertains, gives them the thrill we all love to get in cinema. So thank you for providing us Indie filmmakers that possibility to show our work to the people that love movies beyond mainstream.

Director Biography – Steffen Hacker

Studied visual effects at the renowned Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in Germany and teamed up with former classmate Alexander Kiesl, CEO of unexpected GmbH in Stuttgart, to found the commercial directing duo “Alex & Steffen” in 2005.

His first self-financed Indie feature film as director, “Ingenium”, was finished in 2018.


Parallel Lines

PAMA Non classé 06/12/2018

PARALLEL LINES / Documentary


Directed by Allison Walsh

Produced by Melanie Walsh and Margaret LeJeune


Aurore Tarango
Olga Perez
Chuck Foss


The movie is listed in competition for the 2018 PAMA for :
– Best Documentary

PITCH : Parallel Lines tells the stories of Olga Perez, a formerly undocumented maid, and Chuck Foss, a former U.S. border patrol agent, who respectively live in the border towns of Juarez, Mexico, and El Paso, Texas, and whose occupational histories would seem to put them at odds. But the stories Olga and Chuck share reveal a much more complex relationship between those who police the border and those who cross it, which also includes compassion, respect, and a shared daily existence.



Director Biography – Allison Walsh

Allison Walsh is an artist and emerging documentary filmmaker. She combines her art disciplines to bring new life to the documentary stories she encounters. Walsh has a BFA in Painting and a BA in Spanish from Bradley University. Parallel Lines is Walsh’s first film, beginning in January 2017.

The Dark of Night

PAMA 2018 Movies 06/11/2018

THE DARK OF NIGHT / Short film


Directed by Robin Wright

Produced by Robin Wright, Nini Le Huynh, Michael Witt, Sharif Salama and Cassandra McCarthy


Leslie Bibb as “Madeline”
Sam Rockwell as “Officer Witt”
Michael Godere as “Douglas Young”
Callie Thorne as “Bernice”
Nini Le Hyynh as “Li”


The movie is listed 3 times in competition for the 2018 PAMA for :
– Best International short film
– Best Actor
– Best Actress

PITCH : One dark and stormy night, a woman on her way to Chicago for a job interview seeks refuge in an isolated diner where nothing – and no one – are who they seem.




The Dark of Night Press Kit


Director Biography – Robin Wright

Robin Gayle Wright is an American actress and director. She is the recipient of seven Primetime Emmy Award nominations and has earned a Golden Globe Award and a Satellite Award for her work in television.






Off Limits

PAMA 2018 Movies 06/11/2018

OFF LIMITS/ Dance film


Directed by Severine Reisp

Produced by Severine Reisp


Camila Schaefer
Victor Wisehart



The movie is listed in competition for the 2018 PAMA for :
– Best Dance

PITCH : Off Limits is a short dance film about the power dynamics in a relationship. It depicts the seduction of a young woman and the passion in a relationship. It is an excerpt of the director´s longer dance film “Giselle”.







Director Statement

“I believe that dance can sometimes say more than words concerning emotions and political topics and that a narrative dance film can merge new choreography, music and current social issues.
Encouraging women is also important to me and as a director I felt empowered to let my own visions come to life.
Before enrolling in college I was a professional ballet dancer with State Street Ballet and Joffrey Ballet in New York. Hence, I see directing as choreography on the screen.

Director Biography – Severine Reisp

Severine Reisp was born in Bielefeld, Germany in 1994. At the age of 16 she received a scholarship to attend a boarding school in England where she was able to combine her academic studies with a high level of dance training. She speaks German, English and French fluently. During her teenage years she received scholarships to attend ballet summer intensives at Joffrey Ballet School, Rosella Hightower in Cannes, Northern Ballet School in the UK, Festival Ballet in Santa Barbara, California and Scuola Danza Hamlyn in Florence. After graduating from secondary school in England with honours in five A-levels, she was accepted at Warwick Business School in the UK but she decided to continue with dancing first and deferred her place to college. She was invited to become a trainee with Joffrey Ballet School in New York and later with State Street Ballet in Santa Barbara, California. To further combine her academic interests with dance, she eventually decided to enrol at Sarah Lawrence College at which she received the presidential scholarship. She moved back to New York and at Sarah Lawrence, she has been able to combine her interests in theatre, film and dance. She was able to make her own visions come to life and to collaborate with many talented dancers, filmmakers, actors , composers and cinematographers in New York.

Formation au financement participatif

PAMA 2018 Program 06/10/2018


Nous offrons grâce à notre partenaire Proarti une formation gratuite pour 15 filmmakers au financement participatif.

Financement participatif : vos outils, vos options. 🇫🇷 (in French only)


Vendredi 22 juin 2018

NOUVEAU LIEU : Carreau du Temple -> L’entrée s’effectue par la réception située au 2, rue Perrée dans le 3e arrondissement (Métro Temple ou République).

NOUVEL HORAIRE : de 10h à Midi.

Places limitées à 15, sur réservation uniquement : nous contacter. Les 15 premiers emails seront validés. Une liste d’attente sera mise en place si davantage de demandes arrivent.


Crowdfunding et mécénat participatif : les clés d’une collecte réussie

Le crowdfunding est aujourd’hui une ressource de financement de plus en plus importante pour les projets audiovisuels.

Cependant, réussir une collecte auprès de son réseau nécessite de bien préparer sa démarche en se posant les bonnes questions : Quand se lancer ? Quel montant demander ? Quelle stratégie de communication adopter ? Quelles contreparties proposer ?

L’équipe de touscoprod by proarti  répondra à ces questions et présentera les modalités du dispositif de mécénat participatif, mécanisme permettant aux donateurs de bénéficier de réductions fiscales qui a pour effet de doubler le montant moyen des dons sur les collectes.


/ proarti en quelques mots

En juin 2013, le fonds de dotation proarti a lancé avec 5 partenaires artistiques la plateforme, première plateforme de mécénat participatif dédiée à la création artistique et de la découverte culturelle.
Ce projet à la croisée de l’innovation sociale et de la création artistique a été soutenu pour son lancement par le Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication dans le cadre de l’appel à projets 2012 services numériques culturels innovants.
Acteur reconnu de la finance participative, se distingue aujourd’hui par sa forme juridique : un fonds de dotation autorisé à recourir à la générosité du public créé en 2009, partenaire d’une SAS (proarti.2) qui lui développe des services innovants. De ce fait, proarti allie à la fois :

√ une démarche de start up, pour le côté web,
√ un engagement dans le champ de l’économie sociale et solidaire, le fonds de dotation qui opère la plateforme web étant un acteur d’intérêt général autorisé à recourir à la générosité du public
√ une approche résolument professionnelle grâce à la qualité de son expertise dans le champ culturel et tout particulièrement sur le spectacle vivant.




La Chambre Noire (The Dark Room)

PAMA 2018 Movies 06/09/2018

Under construction.


Directed by Morgane Segaert



Lisa Segaert as “Cassandre”
Julia Leblanc Lacoste as “George”
Julia Leblanc Lacoste as “Marie”
Mathieu Lecat as “Père/Créature”
Sophie Belvisi as “Hélène”
Jan François Feydière as “Le Docteur”


The movie is listed 3 times in competition for the 2018 PAMA for :
– Best Student Film
– Best Director
– Best Director of Photography

PITCH : France, 1910. As her mother suffers from a mysterious illness that she intends to hide, the young Cassandre feels a growing presence in her home … What shadow hides in the silence of the dark room?

Festival’s appreciation :

“Imagine the Downton Abbey’s atmosphere and period piece meeting a dark and shadow haunting Nosferatu. No need for a lot of words, this film is a mastered piece of directing what’s on and off screen.”


Serial winner in many festivals, THE DARK ROOM shows the French talent when it comes to genre films, even short forms.




Director Biography – Morgane Segaert

Morgane Segaert is a young director from Lyon who is passionate by history movies. After three years in a cinema school, she presents you today her first short fiction. Through The Dark room, she transports you in her dark and atypical universe, inspired by a strong moment of her personnal life.