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THE 8TH ANNUAL PARAGON FILM FESTIVAL

SEPTEMBER 23rd-24th, 2022

THE PARAGON FILM FESTIVAL

the 8th Edition

Los Angeles, CA, US
SEPTEMBER 23rd-24th, 2022

A live-online film festival focused on independent films of any duration.
We accept all genres (Fiction, Experimental, Documentary, Music/Dance Clips, Animation, Web Series) and all themes.

Submitting your film to the festival, you receive:

1. Reach an engaged fan audience from 158 countries. 
2. Unique live-online screening format: safety, easy, cheap. 
3. Get instant feedback from the audience and market pros directly at the festival 
4. Film promotion on social media and among the festival fan audience. 
5. Festival Awards, Certificates, cash prizes to the award-winning films. Including Audience Award and Fan Award. 
6. Further distribution opportunities. Selected films may be presented to TV channels, streaming and exhibiting companies, and other market professionals. 

ENGAGED FAN AUDIENCE

Since independent filmmakers cannot afford high budgets for Hollywood stars, special effects, script doctors, and Worldwide promotion, the genre fan audience becomes highly important for them.
We gather the Worldwide audiences and categorize them by their preferences. And then suggest thematic festivals and films that they are certain to enjoy.
So we connect films and fan audiences at the event.

ACCESS FROM ANYWHERE

Nowadays, it is very important to provide prompt contact between the movie and its audience. it must be done fast, low-cost, and safely.
Our festival has a unique live-online screening format.
This format allows screening films live while sitting at home on the sofa.
Spectators are watching the film all at once, and give immediate feedback.
Audiences, market professionals, and filmmakers can interact live online and get the most out of the festival directly from their homes.
It's safe, so it's very important these days.
It's much cheaper and more effective than traveling.

ONLINE FILM MARKET

We collaborate with international TV channels, streaming & exhibition companies, attending our festivals and looking for independent films. If you have available rights, mention it submitting your film to any of our film festivals to present your movie to the potential buyers.

CERTIFICATIONS & AWARDS

All the selected films receive laurels.
The award-winning filmmakers receive the award signs, certificates, and laurels.
All the selected and awarded filmmakers receive cash prizes which they can withdraw to their PayPal accounts. Attendees can get rewards for active attendance and feedback (Learn more about the unique bonus system here).

BONUS (REWARDS) & AFFILIATE PROGRAM

We have a bonus system.
We add bonuses according to your activity no matter whether you are a filmmaker or a spectator.
We also have a referral program.
If you invite a customer, a share of his/her purchases will be added to your balance at all times.

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WHAT DO YOU RECEIVE BY SUBMITTING YOUR FILM:

SCREENINGS
Live Online Screening Room with up to 1500 e-seats, you can comfortably, quickly, and cheaply enter online from all over the World.

FAN AUDIENCE
All the selected films screen each according to the schedule, so the attendees watch films together and give instant replies directly in the Room.

INTERACTION
You can introduce your film live and interact with the audience to become closer to your potential fans.

FILM MARKET
E-meet the market pros directly at the event to get further opportunities for content buyers, streaming services, theatrical exhibition, co-production, etc.

PROMOTION
Promote your film as officially selected for the festival to thousands of potential fans.

WHAT ELSE?

SECURITY: The broadcast is conducted through Adobe Connect channels, the reliability of which has been verified by many customers, including the US Defense Department.

RELIABILITY: No event has been delayed or canceled since 2016, even in COVID.

CHEAP: You do not have to travel to attend the event. Just follow the link we’ll send you to enter the screening room.

ENJOY A UNIQUE ATMOSPHERE DURING THE EVENT. FRIENDSHIP AND POSITIVE FEELINGS ONLY! :)

FESTIVAL DETAILS:

Any duration. Your fIlm must have been completed on or after January 01st, 2015
Your film must be in English or have English subtitles.
Please note that you permit us to publish film images, posters, trailers, and parts of the film (no longer than 1 min) on the festival websites and social media for the promotional proposals.

SUBMISSION CATEGORIES:
KEY DATES:
THE LAST DEADLINE:
Best Feature Film (51 minutes and longer)
Best Short Film (50 minutes and shorter)
Best Documentary
Best Animation
Best Experimental Film
Best Web Series
Best Music Video
Best Director
AUGUST 20th, 2022
THE NOTIFICATION DATE:
SEPTEMBER 14th, 2022
THE EVENT DATES:
SEPTEMBER 23rd-24th, 2022

PRESELECTED FILMS 2022

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OUR ATTENDEES SAY

Thank you very much again, I have no words to express so much appreciation that we were sorely lacking here in Spain with this type of independent productions. We hardly receive aid from our governments and these festivals like yours make us achieve our dreams.

MIGUEL ÁNGEL CARRIÓN, Director (Alone / Solo)

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I am immensely grateful for the work that you, Andrew and his team do.
Providing a link between filmmakers and audience is priceless.
Winning the award is a joy, but making a film and presenting it is a much greater joy and I'm always flattered to be able to compete, especially with fantastic filmmakers.
Thank you very much for your existence and who knows, at the next festival, we will take an award.
Thanks for the bonuses.

Cleiton Cafeu, Director (Pig's Rock and Roll)

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It is always a pleasure to participate in your platform at each one of its festivals!!!
Congratulations to the winners and to you for taking such great care of every detail and taking care of the participants so much!! Hugs!!!

FCO JAVIER MEDINA GONZALEZ, Director (Invisibles)

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Thank you a lot for this beautiful screening and all the production of this event ! I spend a nice evening watching wonderful movies.

Yann Corbon

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 WINNERS

Award
Poster
Title Original
Title English
Director Name
Director
WINNERS 2021
the 7th edition
BEST FEATURE FILM
TRIP TO THE TAX PARADISE
TRIP TO THE TAX PARADISE
Antonio Bellido Marin
BEST SHORT FILM
SEBASTIENNE
SEBASTIENNE
José Alberto Andrés Lacasta
BEST ANIMATION
BEING A DOG
BEING A DOG
Felix Swahn
BEST ROMANTIC ANIMATION
REFLECTING
REFLECTING
Silvester Zwaneveld
BEST ART FILM
LE CANTIQUE DES CANTIQUES
THE SONG OF SONGS
André Goldberg
BEST STUDENT FILM
BADLUCK
BAD LUCK
Capelle Corentin
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