Scheduled from July 10-14, 2021, the third annual French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) has announced the finalist shorts of the 2021 competition, the announcement was made today by festival co-founders Gotham Chandna and Nicole Goesseringer Muj.
The French film festival that celebrates short film and short-form content from around the globe will feature the works of filmmakers from more than 20 countries.
“Even though we were faced with an over yearlong pandemic, we’re delighted with the high quality of submissions we have received this year,” comments Chandna. “We look forward to sharing the amazing work by our finalists at our virtual film festival that will debut on July 12 and 13 on It’s A Short.”
As part of the program during the 2021 Festival de Cannes, the French Riviera Film Festival will also feature the fourth annual Global Entertainment Showcase to kick off the virtual festival on July 10. The showcase, usually held live in the International Village at the Palais des Festival in Cannes, will also be held online this year.
The festival will culminate on Bastille Day, July 14th with a special online awards ceremony to air on It’s A Short to feature live and pre-recorded segments, celebrity hosts and guests, musical performances, and some surprises.
Special Lifetime Achievement and Industry Excellence Awards will be presented in person at an exclusive reception at the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel. Additional details to be provided shortly:
Link to 2019 Awards Ceremony at the Eden Hotel in Cannes, France:
“While the Festival de Cannes has decided to go on this year, we have opted to hold our festival online again,” adds Goesseringer Muj. “We look forward to returning to Cannes in May 2022 to hold our festival live at The Eden Hotel on Rue d’Antibes, as well as virtually for those who can’t make it to the Riviera.”
The full list of French Riviera finalists in the categories of Drama, Comedy, Documentary, Sci-Fi/Horror, Animation, Experimental, Music Video and Fashion is available here.
Reel 360 will give full coverage to the French Riviera Film Festival. Stay tuned.