The second annual French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) will recognize and celebrate 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 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.

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 Sci-Fi/Horror Short
Best Director Award
Best Actor Award
Best Actress Award
Industry Excellence Award

– Submissions are accepted through FilmFreeway.
– Entry fees are non-refundable.
– Applicant can submit more than one film to the festival.
– Each submission requires an entry fee.
– Content submitter must be 16 years of age or older.
– Submissions must be the intellectual property of the submitter, and/or their team. No proxy submissions.
– All short films are eligible to submit with production dates from May 1, 2018 forward.
– Content cannot exceed 40 minutes in length.
– Please choose the genre that best represents your series even if your series can be classified under more than one category.
– Duplicate submissions under a different category are allowed, but a separate submission form and payment must be made.
– Entries that are not in English must have English subtitles.
– By submitting to FRFF, you confirm that you hold the rights to (or are authorized to use) any and all audio and video in your short film.
– FRFF will not be held responsible for any claims stemming from the failure of the creator/submitter to properly obtain the rights to material submit and/or screened.
– All decisions made by FRFF are final.
– By participating in the FRFF, each participant agrees to hold FRFF and its employees, directors and representatives harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind in connection with the event or resulting from acceptance, possession or use of any prize.
– Entrant grants FRFF the right to use the name, logo, and content of content for awards presentations, highlight reels and promotional material.
– FRFF reserves the right to amend guidelines, selection criteria, awards, screening, and activities if necessary.

Overall Rating
  • The extra-ordinary French Riviera Film Festival!! The two-day festival is held during the annual Festival de Cannes. The founders, Nicole Muj and Gotham Chandna organized an impeccable event. They brought together a very prestigious jury panel and an outstanding selection of powerful short films. The event not only included screenings and an awards ceremony but a fabulous closing gala party with award winning directors, actors and VIPs from all over the world.

    The followup on social media and in the press is instant and very effective. It was an honor to be part of the festival and I can't thank them enough for how much it launched the success of my film.

    It may be the past experience the founders have at previous festivals in Cannes and Sundance that made it possible for them to create an atmosphere for the festival that matched the excitement of the Festival de Cannes. I met industry professionals over breakfast and other red carpet film makers. Connections with creatives I could not have made if it weren’t for being at FRFF.

    July 2019
  • Great and lovely experience, fantastic job, i hope to return with my next project for repeat the experience with them. There are opportunities for conexions with anothers filmmakers and promotion!

    June 2019
  • Amir Zargara

    truly a great experience, i actualyl got a chance to go down there and loved meeting the festival organizers and all the other filmmakers, will def participate again

    much love
    -amir :)

    June 2019
  • Thank you for believing in my work and selecting my animation as a finalist. Shame I could not make it to the screening. Would have loved to as it looked like great fun. All the best with future Festivals! Fabrizio

    May 2019
  • Sally Steele

    (I have attended the festival, as festival agent for Raised on Rock) and enjoyed the festa LOT. very classy networking reception at Eden Hotel, great screening room, and nice reception arera for the cocktail which followed the awards ceremony. Our film was a semi finamlist almost made it in the happy few.... bruno chatelin

    May 2019