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THE 7TH ANNUAL PARAGON FILM FESTIVAL

NEXT EDITION COMING SOON
SEPTEMBER 24th-25th, 2021
Los Angeles, CA, US

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.

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.

We provide filmmakers with a cheap and easy way to their film fans.

WINNERS 2021

International Title
Original Title
Director
Country
Year
DEARLY DEPARTED
DEARLY DEPARTED
Sebastian Ibanez
United States
2021
THE SONG OF SONGS
LE CANTIQUE DES CANTIQUES
André Goldberg
Belgium
2020
TRIP TO THE TAX PARADISE
TRIP TO THE TAX PARADISE
Antonio Bellido Marin
Spain
2021
LAS AMÉRICAS ‘84
LAS AMÉRICAS ‘84
Marcos Gualda
Spain
2021
REFLECTING
REFLECTING
Silvester Zwaneveld
Netherlands
2021
SEBASTIENNE
SEBASTIENNE
José Alberto Andrés Lacasta
Spain
2021
ALONE
SOLO
Miguel Ángel Carrión
Spain
2020
BAD LUCK
BADLUCK
Capelle Corentin
Belgium
2020
BEING A DOG
BEING A DOG
Felix Swahn
Sweden
2021
DEJA VU
DEJA VU
Artur Matveev
Russia
2021

WHAT WILL YOU RECEIVE?

Promote your film to genre fans. Selected films are promoting amongst the site members and social media followers.

 

We screen films in a private Live-Online Screening Room having up to 1500 online seats which you can comfortably attend online from all over the Globe. Learn more

 

No event has been delayed or canceled since 2016, even in the pandemia period!

 

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

 

Directors can introduce their films live online to the audience. 

Direct live online communication with the event attendees. 

 

Attendees vote for their favorite films determining the Audience Award-Winning Film

 

Attendees can donate to filmmakers during the event.

 

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

 

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

 

All the selected films receive laurels, the award-winning filmmakers receive the award signs, certificates, and laurels from the festival. 

 

Unique bonus systems and sales&distribution opportunities are available to the attendees and filmmakers. 

 

Enjoy a unique atmosphere during the event. Friendship and positive feelings only!

NEXT EDITION COMING SOON
SUBMISSION CATEGORIES:
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
THE LAST DEADLINE:
SEPTEMBER 7th, 2021
THE NOTIFICATION DATE:
SEPTEMBER 15th, 2021
THE EVENT DATES:
SEPTEMBER 24th-25th, 2021

SUBMISSION DETAILS:

The festival accepts all kinds of independent films according to the submission categories.

The festival does not give fee waivers.

The festival does not give refunds.

The film submission fee does not guarantee acceptance and no refund will be provided if your film is not selected.

If you wish to be eligible for multiple awards you have to submit to several categories.

All projects must be in English or have English subtitles.

The festival is not responsible for any copyright infringement of your material.

You give the festival permission to publish your images, posters, trailers, and parts of your film (no longer than 1 min) on the Festival’s website and/or social media pages for the promotional proposals.

All projects must have been completed on or after January 01st, 2015.

All projects must have cleared or licensed copyright materials

We are not held responsible for the content of your submissions

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)

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)

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)

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

 

 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
SPECIAL MENTION
DEARLY DEPARTED
DEARLY DEPARTED
Sebastian Ibanez
BEST DIRECTOR
SOLO
ALONE
Miguel Ángel Carrión
AUDIENCE AWARD
DEJA VU
DEJA VU
Artur Matveev
FAN AWARD FACEBOOK
LAS AMÉRICAS ‘84
LAS AMÉRICAS ‘84
Marcos Gualda
FAN AWARD INSTAGRAM
BADLUCK
BAD LUCK
Capelle Corentin
INDIE AUDIENCE AWARD
LAS AMÉRICAS ‘84
LAS AMÉRICAS ‘84
Marcos Gualda
BEST MAKING-OF VIDEO
SOLO
ALONE
Miguel Ángel Carrión
BEST LIVE INTRODUCTION
BADLUCK
BAD LUCK
Capelle Corentin
BEST REVIEWER
Anna Bergeron
WINNERS 2020
the 6th edition
BEST FICTION FILM
RED BAY
RED BAY
Jose Antonio Cortés Amunarriz
BEST SHORT FILM
SIN MAPA
WITHOUT A MAP
Nacho Ros Bernal
BEST FAMILY DOCUMENTARY
NACHTS KOMMEN DIE BILDER
THE PICTURES COME AT NIGHT
Ulrike Korbach
BEST ART EXPERIMENTAL FILM
COLLAGE 25
COLLAGE 25
Luis Carlos Rodriguez
BEST ART DOCUMENTARY
MAN RAY ET LES ÉQUATIONS SHAKESPEARIENNES
MAN RAY AND THE SHAKESPEARIAN EQUATIONS
Quentin Lazzarotto
BEST COMEDY
LE GÉANT VERT
THE GREEN GIANT
Yann Corbon
BEST THRILLER
DESCENSO
DECLINE
Jose Leon Rodriguez
SPECIAL MENTION
BACK WHERE WE STARTED FROM
BACK WHERE WE STARTED FROM
Khadejah Miller
SPECIAL MENTION
ABSENCE
ABSENCE
Diego Funes
AUDIENCE AWARD
SIN MAPA
WITHOUT A MAP
Nacho Ros Bernal
FAN AWARD
TRIBUTE TO JOKER
TRIBUTE TO JOKER
Markos Sotiris Muehlschlegel-Triantafyllou
INDIE AUDIENCE AWARD
BEREZU
BEREZU (HEATHER)
Néstor Del Barco
WINNERS 2019
the 5th edition
BEST SHORT FILM
M. HUGO
MR. HUGO
François Le Guen
BEST ANIMATION
ORAÇÃO À TERRA
PRAYER TO THE EARTH
Cleiton Cafeu
BEST EXPERIMENTAL
L'ORIGINE DE LA FIN DU MONDE
THE ORIGIN OF THE END OF THE WORLD
Julien Guiol
BEST CAMERA
LA ROSA ÉS MORTA
THE ROSE IS DEATH
Daniel Giménez
SPECIAL MENTION
WAKA HUIA
WAKA HUIA
Laurent Leprince
SPECIAL MENTION
4'9
4'9
Nacho Ros
AUDIENCE AWARD
4'9
4'9
Nacho Ros
FAN AWARD
ORAÇÃO À TERRA
PRAYER TO THE EARTH
Cleiton Cafeu
WINNERS 2018
the 4th edition
BEST FICTION FILM
THE GOOD BOY
THE GOOD BOY
A. L. Lee
BEST SHORT FILM
SUR SES ÉPAULES
ON HIS SHOULDERS
Florian Kuenemann
BEST ANIMATION
CUERDAS
STRINGS
Pedro Solis Garcia
BEST DOCUMENTARY
ESCAPE TO COSTA RICA - JUNGLE STORY
ESCAPE TO COSTA RICA - JUNGLE STORY
Libor Spacek
BEST MUSIC VIDEO
UNBOTHERED - OMAR APOLLO
UNBOTHERED - OMAR APOLLO
Kevin Lombardo
BEST ART FILM
NOSHTITE NA EDIN SAMOTEN VESTONOSEC
THE NIGHTS OF A LONELY MESSENGER
Andrey Koulev
BEST WEBISODE
AKILA
AKILA
Hervé Faula
BEST ACTRESS
DÉSIR PASTEL
PASTEL DESIRE
Mathieu Rivolier
SPECIAL MENTION
LA VOIX DU PÈRE
ROCK'N'ROLL WILL NEVER DIE
Colas Rifkiss
AUDIENCE AWARD
WEISST DU, WAS ICH MIR WUENSCHE?
YOU KNOW WHAT I WISH FOR
Irina Arms
FAN AWARD
¡VIVA KINO!
¡VIVA KINO!
Lia Beltrami Giovanazzi
WINNERS 2017
the 3rd edition
BEST DRAMATIC FICTION
LE GARAGISTE
ADRIEN
Renée Beaulieu
BEST SHORT FILM
NON TOCCATE QUESTA CASA
THE ANGRY MEN
Americo Melchionda
BEST HISTORICAL FILM
LORDEMANI
LORDEMANI
Oscar Brais Revalderia Prieto
BEST DOCUMENTARY
THE DYING KING
THE DYING KING
Andreas Knuffmann
BEST MUSIC / DANCE FILM
BLACK AND TAN FANTASY / RÉPÉTITION
BLACK AND TAN FANTASY / RÉPÉTITION
Mario Cote
BEST STUDENT FILM
Viens voler chez les fous
Come fly with the loonies
Samuel Berner
AUDIENCE AWARD
CHANSON À PART
SONG SOTTO VOCE
Pierre Bessette
WINNERS 2016
the 2nd edition
BEST FEATURE FILM
ESCAPES
ESCAPES
Mercedes Gaspar Salvo
BEST FEATURE XXL FILM
CTRL ALT DELETE
CTRL ALT DELETE
James B.Cox
BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM
GALAPAGOS, THE ENCHANTED ISLANDS
GALAPAGOS, THE ENCHANTED ISLANDS
Yves Lanceau
BEST CARTOON
THE BANDIT CUCARACHA
THE BANDIT CUCARACHA
Juan Alonso Belarra, Hector Pisa Tramulla
BEST WEBISODE
DUDUK GALLA
DUDUK GALLA
Anna Gopri
BEST SHORT FILM
STELLE
STELLE
Yann Renzi
BEST STUDENT FILM
THE LETTER
THE LETTER
Yifan Xiao
BEST SCREENPLAY
MAGIC BOX
MAGIC BOX
Alex Orlov
WINNERS 2015
the 1st edition
BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM
APOTHEKE - THE BRIDGE BAND
APOTHEKE - THE BRIDGE BAND
Piotr Onopa
BEST WEB SERIES
NAMASTE BITCHES
NAMASTE BITCHES
Scott Paulin
BEST SHORT FILM
WAITING FOR DAWN
WAITING FOR DAWN
Richard Cousins
BEST STUDENT FILM
BOARDING THE ARK
BOARDING THE ARK
Joshua Faust
BEST FEATURE XXL FILM
3 DAYS
3 DAYS
Julian Beltran
BEST SCREENPLAY
FOR SARAH'S LOVE
FOR SARAH'S LOVE
Kofman Frédéric
AUDIENCE AWARD
IT'S IN THE STREETS
IT'S IN THE STREETS
Henry Todd
AUDIENCE AWARD
Traces Of Life
Traces Of Life
Marjan Radanovich
 
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