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French Riviera Film Festival


May 2023, Cannes, France 

The annual French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) recognizes and celebrates short-form content created for film, television, Web and all digital platforms. In the glamorous South of France setting, FRFF invites filmmakers from around the globe to participate in the two-day festival that includes screenings, awards ceremony, and closing gala party. FRFF will place the spotlight on the best short-form filmed content during the time period of the annual Festival de Cannes. A prestigious jury panel will select Best Drama Short, Best Comedy Short, Best Documentary Short, Best Animation Short, Best Experimental Short, Best Lifestyle Short, Best Fashion Short, Best Music Video, Best Activism Short, Best Female Filmmaker Award, Best Director Award, Best Actor Award, Best Actress Award, and Industry Excellence Award. Attendees and participants will include filmmakers, industry executives, celebrities, media, and influencers.


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French Riviera Film Festival Partners with Entertainment Oxygen for 2024 Festival

Entertainment Oxygen's Apple TungFong French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF), celebrating short film and short-form content, has partnered with innovative film festival streaming platform Entertainment Oxygen for its sixth edition. Once again, FRFF will be held live and in person on the Riviera, during the time period of the Festival de Cannes. The in-person portion will be held at the Eden Hotel and Resort in Cannes, France on May 17 and 18, 2024. The one-stop shop for...

Anurag Kashyap Presented with Industry Excellence Award at 2023 French Riviera Film Festival, During Festival de Cannes

  Anurag Kashyap, Rehna Azim, Nicole Goesseringer Muj Photo Credit: Erick Seban-Meyer     At the VIP closing awards reception of the 2023 French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) (www.frenchrivierafilmfestival.com), held at Eden Hotel & Spa in Cannes, France on May 20th, award-winning filmmaker Anurag Kashyap was presented with the 2023 Industry Excellence Award by awards editor, Movie Marker Magazine, Rehna Azim and FRFF co-foun...

Spotlight: French Riviera Film Festival Opening Ceremony 2023

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French Riviera Film Festival is proud to unveil the first sizzle reel from its VIP opening  reception, held at at Bel-Air Fine Art Gallery,  in Cannes. Nigel Daly, Officer of the Order of the British Empire, and writer-filmmaker Louise Salter were presented with the 2023 Industry Excellence Award, and Armenian American actress/filmmaker/entrepreneur Diana Madison was awarded with the Rising Star prize.   Bel-Air Fine Art (belairfin...

French Riviera Film Festival Announces 2023 Winning Shorts and Specialty Awards

The fifth annual French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF), held on May 19 and 20, 2023 in Cannes, France,  has revealed the winning shorts of the 2023 competition, the announcement was made today by festival co-founders Gotham Chandna and Nicole Goesseringer Muj. Official 2023 FRFF Festival Trailer:  https://youtu.be/AtK-7Y0zYMI     First launched in 2019, FRFF recognizes and celebrates...

French Riviera Film Festival Announces 2023 Finalist Shorts and Unveils Official Festival Trailer

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French Riviera Film Festival Announces 2023 Finalist Shorts and Unveils Official Festival Trailer   Festival to Feature Two Days of Screenings on May 19 and 20 at Eden Hotel & Spa in Cannes, Online Screenings on Sparq, Sixth Annual Global Entertainment Showcase and VIP  Receptions     Cannes, France,  May 2, 2023 - Scheduled from May 19-20, 2023, the fifth annual Fren...

Submissions for 5th Annual French Riviera Film Festival, A Celebration of Short Films, Close on April 11, 2023

The Final Submission Deadline for The 5th Annual French Riviera Film Festival will close on April 11, 2023 Submit now on Film Freeway by April 11, 2023 at: https://filmfreeway.com/frenchrivierafilmfestival The fifth installment of the festival will take place once again at the Eden Hotel & Spa in Cannes, France during the time of the Festival de Cannes on May 19 and 20, 2023. The annual festival celebrates short film and short-form content from around the globe and features the...

5th Annual “Production Without Borders” Showcase – A Global Success, featuring Cannes Jury Prize Winning Producer Eileen Tasca

On the afternoon of November 6, 2002,  Gotham Chandna, founder, Cloud 21 International (www.cloud21.com) and Nicole Goesseringer Muj, founder, Kultura PR International (www.kulturapr.com) presented the fifth annual Production Without Borders Showcase, a special event held each year during the American Film Market. The by-invitation-only, hourlong panel, held at Threshold Entertainment Studios in Santa Monica, featured a lively discussion, moderated by&n...

FRFF Industry Excellence Award Winner Sue Vicory Launches Global Song Competition “One Song”

Award-winning filmmaker, founder of Heartland Films, https://suevicory.com and My Power of One Sue Vicory has launched a global song writing competition titled “One Song.” Songwriters are invited to submit their original songs on the theme of ‘global humanity and the power of one’ through December 31st 2022 at https://suevicory.com/onesong. “After 20 years of producing and directing films which host original music, I decided to comb...

Fourth Annual French Riviera Film Festival Unveils 2022 Award Winners

Held from May 20 – 21, 2022 at Eden Hotel & Spa in Cannes, France, the fourth annual French Riviera FilmFestival, celebrating short film and short-form content from around the globe, has unveiled the award-winning shorts of the 2022 competition. The announcement was made today by festival co-founders Gotham Chandna and Nicole Goesseringer Muj. Nicole Goesseringer Muj, Juan Garrafa, Eduardo Cuervo Mora (N.O.R.A.) The 2022 Winners are: DRAMA (Tie) Phase D...

International Artistic Excellence Honored at 2022 French Riviera Film Festival

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International Artistic Excellence Honored at Fourth Annual French Riviera Film Festival with Indian Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui Receiving Industry Excellence Award   Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski and Industry Excellence Awards to Danish Filmmakers Martin Strange-Hansen and Kim Magnusson;  Turkish actor Cansel Elçin and Italian actress Arianna Veronesi recognized for acting   Gilles Marini, Nicole Goesseringer Mu...

Arianna Veronesi’s Glaistig to Have Cannes Short Film Corner Premiere on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 1:30 PM in Palias H

Actress/Writer/Producer Arianna Veronesi’s Glaistig to Have Cannes Short Film Corner Premiere on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 1:30 PM in Palias H Veronesi Named Best Actress at French Riviera Film Festival on May 21st Photo by Erick Seban-Meyer On the heels of winning the Best Actress Award at the fourth annual French Riviera Film Festival, Italian actress/writer/producer/dancer Arianna Veronesi will present her award-winning short Glaistig, as part of the Cannes Short Film Corner at a s...

French Riviera Film Festival Announces 2022 Finalist Shorts and Unveils Official Festival Trailer

  Festival to Feature Two Days of Screenings on May 20 and 21 at Eden Hotel & Spa in Cannes, Online Screenings on SPARQ, Fifth Annual Global Entertainment Showcase and VIP Awards Receptions       Scheduled from May 20-21, 2022, the fourth annual French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF), celebrating short film and short-form content from around the globe, is pleased to announce the finalist shorts of the 2022 competition, the ...

LAST CALL FOR ENTRIES: French Riviera Film Festival 2022 - Final Deadline April 13, 2022

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Jonathan Baker's Oscar Soirée Evokes Old Hollywood Glamour

Mike Burns and Jonathan Baker On March 27, 2022, producer/director Jonathan Baker hosted an exclusive Oscar viewing party at his Beverly Hills home, Baker Manor, the former residence of Warren Beatty and Annette Bening. The glamourous event was presented by Baker, in collaboration with French Riviera Film Festival founders Nicole Muj and Gotham Chandna. Celebrities and industry executives in attendance included Mike Burns, Larry Kasanoff (Mortal Kombat), Caroline Lagerfelt...

HFPA Journatlist, Kyiv Native Lena Basse in Europe to Help Ukraine

  Kyiv native Lena Basse is a HFPA Journalist who lives in Los Angeles. She dropped everything to go to Germany to help the people of Ukraine. This is her PSA. French Riviera Film Festival, in collaboration with Kvartal Concert UA, has launched a PSA Campaign in support of Ukraine. Lena Basse joins award-winning actor Eric Roberts and other festival partners in the multiple spot campaign. Music by Keaton Simons. Additional spots featuring festival partners will be released throughout the...

FRFF Launches “I Stand for Ukraine” PSA Campaign Featuring Eric Roberts and Festival Partners

French Riviera Film Festival in collaboration with Kvartal Concert, UA has launched a PSA Campaign in support of Ukraine. The first spot features a poignant message from festival partner, award-winning actor Eric Roberts, with music by Keaton Simons. Additional spots featuring festival partners will be released throughout the week.   "We're so grateful to our festival partners for joining us to support Ukraine," comments FRFF co-founder Nicole Muj. &qu...

French Riviera Film Festival Unveils Official Poster Art for 2022 by NY-based Artist Cindy Shaoul

French Riviera Film Festival Poster Art for 2022 features the Original Artwork “Girl On The French Riviera” by NY-based Artist Cindy Shaoul     The fourth annual French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) is pleased to unveil the fest’s 2022 official poster, featuring an original work of art  titled “Girl On The French Riviera,” created exclusively for the festival by New York City-based, impressionistic/abstract artist Cin...

French Riviera Film Festival Partners with SPARQ for 2022 Hybrid Global Event

    The fourth annual French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) that celebrates short film and short-form content will once again be held live and in person on the Riviera, during the time period of the Festival de Cannes, the announcement was made today by FRFF founders Nicole Muj and Gotham Chandna.  FRFF 2022 will be held at the Eden Hotel and Resort in Cannes, France on May 20 and 21, 2022. Filmfestivals.com returning as media partner. ...

Early Bird Deadline Quickly Approaching: French Riviera Film Festival Celebrating Short Films!

Friends, the Early Bird Deadline for the 4th Annual French Riviera Film Festival is December 18th, so please don't miss out. We recently added a new Activism Category.  Please submit your short films to: https://filmfreeway.com/frenchrivierafilmfestival USE CODE: FRFFNEWS for an additional 25% off discount on submission fees. The fourth annual French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) will recognize and celebrate short-form content created for film, television, Web and all digital p...

FRFF Industry Excellence Award Winner Eric Roberts To Hold NY Premiere of 'The Elevator'

The East Coast premiere of "The Elevator" starring Oscar-nominated actor Eric Roberts will have is NY premiere on November 17 at the Angelika Film Center (18 West Houston St. New York, NY  10012) in New York City. The film is also available now on Amazon. Earlier this year, Roberts received the Industry Excellence Award at the third annual French Riviera Film Festival. Directors Jack Cook and Mukesh Modi bring to life a dramatic true story about one fami...

FRFF Winner Christina Rose to hold Special Screening & Reception for new Docu-Series WONDER WOMEN at MIPCOM 2021

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Attention TV Industry & Media Professionals Attending MIPCOM   Christina Rose, founder MirrorWater Entertainment, is pleased to invite you to a special screening of A Woman's New World about female orchestra conductor Tianyi Lu, an episode of her new docu-series WONDER WOMEN (6 x 50 min). The screening will be followed by a cocktail reception. Please join us to meet Christina and learn about her new s...

FRFF Celebrates George Chakiris, Caroline Lagerfelt and Eric Roberts at Exclusive Beverly Hills Soirée | 2022 Submissions Open!

The third annual French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) culminated on Bastille Day, July 14, 2021, with an intimate yet ultra-glamorous awards soirée at The Beverly Hills Hotel. At the exclusive reception at Bar Nineteen12, a special Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Oscar-winning actor George Chakiris and Industry Excellence Awards were given to actors Caroline Lagerfelt and Eric Roberts.     Sizzle Reel: https://www.youtube....

Entertainment Industry Entrepreneur Ali M. Aksu On Disrupting The Film Business

International producer, director and entrepreneur, Ali M. Aksu is the executive producer of several groundbreaking projects, including the first-ever Hollywood feature film to cast digital media talent that was distributed by Universal Studios. In 2020, he founded FilmCapital.io, a community focused Hollywood crowdfunding platform, and most recently, Auteur Academy, an educational platform to empower independent filmmakers. Aksu is the Southern California Young Professionals Ambassador...

French Riviera Film Festival 2021 Awards Ceremony - Winners announced

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                  The winners are in ...CONGRATULATIONS! Thank you to our special award recipients George Chakiris, Caroline Lagerfelt and Eric Roberts, and our filmmaker winners in attendance, Anna Fishbeyn and Colin Costello. Thank you to Eugenia Kuzmina for presen...

Fourth Annual “Global Entertainment Showcase 2021” Held During Cannes Spotlights the International Film Scene

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Fourth Annual “Global Entertainment Showcase 2021” Held During Festival de Cannes Spotlights the International Film Scene   Panel Featured Auteur Academy Founder Ali M. Aksu, Filmmakers Anna Fishbeyn and Eva Lanska, Filmmaker/ Producer Bertrand Normand, and German American producer Christina Rose; Moderated by Awards Writer, Moviemarker Magazine, Rehna Azim     On July 11, 2021 at 10 am PST (7 pm CET/France), Cloud 21 Inte...

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