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French Riviera Film Festival To Present 2019 Winning and Finalist Shorts Online from March 27th to April 30th 

In celebration of short film and short-form content from around the globe, French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) will present select winning and finalist shorts from its 2019 competition online from March 27th through April 30th, 2020. 

Each day a new film will be uploaded at www.frenchrivierafilmfestival.com 

“During this trying time in all of our lives, we wanted to share these high-quality artistic works by the winners and finalists from the inaugural year of our festival,” said festival co-founder Nicole Goesseringer Muj. 

“Film lovers who could not attend the festival in Cannes last year can now watch and enjoy the works by some of today’s most talented international filmmakers, all from the comfort of their own homes,” adds co-founder Gotham Chandna. 

2019 FRFF Preview: 



FRFF 2019 winners:

DramaTattoo: A young Iranian woman only wants to renew her driver’s license, but when the officials noticed a scar on her wrist and her tattoo, they begin looking at her with suspicion.  2019 Berlinale Crystal Bear Winner.  (Director: Farhad Delaram, Country: Iran)  

ComedyMis’TIC: A loving father, his devoted daughter, and his troublesome ‘tic.’ A comedy about misunderstandings and a wonderful heart-warming father/daughter relationship.  (Director: Eric Rino, Country: Austria) 

Sci-Fi/HorrorThe Desolation Prize: A gothic horror story that draws its inspiration from old Hammer Films and the works of Val Lewton, Robert Wise, and Jack Layton, combining them all into a sort of John Carpenter aesthetic.  (Director: Shane Day, Country: Canada) 

AnimationThe Tree of Lost Souls: An introverted 11-year-old girl uses her imagination as a refuge from a world that has been falling apart around her.  (Director: Laura Zamora, Country: Spain) 

DocumentaryA Grand Journey: Kira, who was born with a disability, embarks on a unique but incredibly relatable journey to climb the iconic Grand Teton. (Director: Amon Barker, Country: USA) 

ExperimentalFictional Characters: Hans is just starting to discover the world. Gretel is a teen, feeling rage about everything.  Everyone is in love with the Witch searching for their “virtual I” and trigger for transformation.  (Director: Ivana Noa, Country: Belgium) 

Music VideoRed Lion: A numinous Red Lion illuminates the path the warrior goddess Metallia must take to align her fragmented selves and restore an ever-present multidimensional vision long lost to humanity.  (Director: Olivia Hadjiioannou, Country: Greece) 

FashionLevi’s Film: Film about the iconic Levi brand.  (Director: Ali Murtaza, Country: USA) 

LifestyleBe Your Own Kind: A young man meets a woman with an abusive past, and they fall in love at first sight.  (Directors: Amir Zargara, Christian Lat, Country: Canada) 

Best Actress: Behdokht Valian, Tattoo (Iran)

Best Actor: Vincent De Paul, Maddy Boy (USA)/Gwyr: Reflections (UK)

Best Director: Bertrand Normand, The Photographer (France)

Special Industry Award: Bruno Chatelin, Founder, filmfestivals.com 

First launched last year during the time of the Cannes Film Festival in 2019, the exclusive, intimate French Riviera Film Festival recognizes and celebrates short-form content created for film, television, Web, and all digital platforms.

FRFF invites filmmakers from around the world to participate in the two-day, by invitation only event that includes screenings, gala receptions, and a closing awards ceremony.  Attendees and participants include filmmakers, industry executives, celebrities, media, and influencers.  

FRFF’s prestigious jury selects Best Drama Short, Best Comedy Short, Best Documentary Short, Best Animation Short, Best Experimental Short, Best Sci-Fi/Horror Short, Best Music Video, Best Lifestyle Content, Best Fashion Content, Best Director Award, Best Actor Award, and Best Actress Award as well as a Special Industry Award. 

A special highlight of the 2019 event included an out-of-competition screening of the Oscar-winning short Skin, in association with Salaud Morisset. 

Filmmakers and content creators can submit their films for the 2020 festival at a 20% discount, using code FRFF20A through April 30th, 2020 at: 


Festival media partners include Azure Azure, Cinémoi USA, Close Up Culture, Destination Luxury, Indie Entertainment Magazine, Informer Media, Gothamology, The Hype Magazine, and Marie Westwood Magazine. 

Event sponsors include Bel-Air Fine Art, Chateau de Berne, filmfestivals.com, The Good Gin, NutriVista, S Bar Brentwood, and Weed Cellars. 

*please note, dates are tentative, due to the ongoing health crisis.

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