The sixth 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, Best Activism Short, Best Micro Short 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 Activism Short
Best Micro Short (1 minute - 10 minutes)
Best Director Award
Best Actor Award
Best Actress Award
Best Student Film
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, 2022 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
  • Wil Allen

    The French Riviera Film Festival was a delight. The screening venue was cute and friendly. The inception was a delight, at a nearby gallery where the art was amazing and the layout perfect for the event.

    May 2023
  • Nancy O'Brien

    Overall, my entire experience with the FRFF was very positive. If I could give them ten stars out of five, I would. I plan on entering more films in the near future and I hope to attend in person next year. I was especially blow away by how well they professionally put together their, trailer, poster and website. The entire cast and crew of "HAIRBALL", was honored to be included in the trailer with all the other amazing projects. We are grateful for becoming a finalist in the FRFF. Congratulations to all the finalists and winners! It's truly an honor. Nancy O'Brien

    May 2023
  • Thank you so much for being a finalist in your wonderful festival!!!!

    May 2023
  • Shaun Rylee

    Merci d'avoir choisi notre film pour votre festival. Nous sommes honorés que "You Don't Deserve This" ait été choisi comme finaliste dans la catégorie Film expérimental. Si le renouvellement de mon passeport était arrivé plus tôt, j'aurais été dans le premier avion pour assister à tous les événements incroyables ! L'affiche du festival de cette année était également magnifique et j'en ai maintenant une copie encadrée sur mon mur. Excellentes mises à jour de communication et graphiques de médias sociaux.

    May 2023
  • Fantastic festival, Great communication and promotion of film and its artists... I only wish I could have attended. Have a great year till 2023.

    July 2022