Winter Session 2022-2023

~ WINTER SESSION 2022-2023 ~

It’s been a minute!

A year ago we launched the PAMA SESSIONS. After a full year, 4 seasons and 4 editions, we are now reaching the 2nd Winter Session.

We’ve been receiving submissions from international filmmakers looking to benefit from the prestige of the PAMA, without the hassle of waiting a full year and the next annual edition.

So far, that initiative welcomed 50+ new filmmakers to the network.

The select winners of the PAMA Winter Session 2022-2023 are as follow.

Accepting entries now for the SPRING SESSION.

Feature FilmBLACK MOONTonatiuh GarcíaMexicoWINNER
Short FilmDelicateEmilien JuradoFranceWINNER
Student Short FilmWhite RosesSimone EllulMaltaWINNER
Animated Short FilmInnermostMaing CaochongChinaWINNER
Feature DocumentaryThe Day I Met HistoryTracy MonsantoCANADAWINNER
Short DocumentaryThe Lemonade StandMary MadisonUSWINNER
Music VideoHaHaHaHa (Don’t you just know it)Max KsjondaUkraineWINNER
Music VideoLungs (feat. Drowsy) Savvas ChristouCyprusOFFICIAL SELECTION
Music VideoGood eveningAlexey Belkin, Vsevolod AlekhinRussian FedOFFICIAL SELECTION
Feature ScriptHike to DeathKurt AngeloUSWINNER
Short ScriptOrange juiceCamila MoralesUSWINNER


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 Sessions lanched in 2021, servicing active and motivated filmmakers.


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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