Winter Session 2021


The select winners of the inaugural PAMA Session (Winter 2021) are as follow.

Pelayo de LarioJACKFeature FilmUK
Peter MarvuRhove – JungleMusic VideoItaly
Jaik Andino2nd dateFeature ScriptUS

In this crazy, Super Bad style comedy, we follow the adventures of Charlie in the search for true love, helped by the advice of his heavily dysfunctional friends. When Charlie meets Barbie Le Fleur, a Canadian transfer student, Jack will do everything in his power to guide his friend in his quest to enchant his dream girl.


Pelayo De Lario is a very young British theatre and film director, as well as a video and performance artist, with previous experience as an actor. He spent his formative years in Barcelona, Amsterdam, and London, where he studied Film Studies at Queen Mary University. After a few short films, he co-wrote and directed “JACK” during the confinement in 11 days and is currently in the pre-production of his second feature “Tales of Babylon”, for 2022.

Two hopeless romantics are searching for love in their 30’s. Despite having been best friends their whole lives, Jaik and Wyatt are still struggling with being with and without each other. After their group date colossal failure, Jaik and Wyatt realize they need professional help. A Matchmaker, Callie, and her Native American social media expert, Maeve, set Jaik and Wyatt on a zany quest that will test their bravery (and friendship). 


Jaik Andino is a producer, writer, actor. A dreamer who wears his heart on his sleeve, Jaik is an alumni of the prestigious Acting Lab program at Second City in Chicago where he began his acting career after 18 years as a global consultant advising C-level executives. Inspired by his experience in corporate America and growing up as a minority in America, his comedic storytelling draws directly from living a transient life across the U.S. and overseas to the absurdities found in boardrooms everywhere. 


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.

The Winter Session is our 2021 launch, for all active and motivated filmmakers.

See Mission Statement, history and program below.


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 Winter Session. Its mission: develop screening, networking and promotion avenues for international independent filmmakers members the network and more.

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.

Last year we launched our own streaming show: SPOTLIGHT. The first season listed 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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