The third 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, Industry Excellence Award, and Lifetime Achievement Awards . 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
Lifetime Achievement 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, 2019 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
  • Michele Ann Einert

    If you have made a short film, submit to this festival.

    September 2020
  • Even during a challenging year (understatement) that COVID-19 has given all of us, Nicole Muj and Gotham Chandra found a way to really feature and coddle filmmakers and their films this year. Were there some technical hiccups? Of course but that is to be expected when all of a sudden being forced to go virtual. But the FRFF was top notch and they showed over and over how much they care about independent filmmakers and their projects. I hope to enter something else next year and hope to visit Cannes with them. Thank you!

    September 2020
  • Carissa Gallo

    French Riviera Film Festival is a top notch festival! Nicole Muj and Gotham Chanda communicate regularly with filmmakers and make great effort to promote the films included in their festival. They take the time to put together a festival trailer of films included in the festival which we were able to share on social media to help promote the event. This festival is worth every penny of the submission fee. The films are amazing and they went all out with the awards ceremony. It was streamed (due to COVID) from the Beverly Hills Hotel and included lovely musical performances. We are honored to have our pilot, "Oddly Popular" win the comedy category in this festival. We will definitely be submitting our next project to this festival!

    August 2020
  • The French Riviera Film Festival Is Truly Amazing! I Was So Happy That My Music Video Was Selected As A Semi-Finalist! They Are Wonderful In So Many Ways!

    January 2020
  • 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