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Indian Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui Receives Special Industry Excellence Award at the VIP Opening Reception of the Fourth Annual French Riviera Film Festival

Gilles Marini, Nicole Goesseringer Muj, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vincent De Paul

By: Dr. Laura Wilhelm

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Indian actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui received a Special Industry Excellence Award at the VIP opening reception of the fourth annual French Riviera Film Festival held at 3 p.m. on May 20th, 2022 at the Bel-Air Fine Art Gallery.  The award was presented by Emmy-winning actor Vincent De Paul.

Well known for his work in movies like Manto, Raman Raghav, Gangs of Wasseypur (Duology), Lunchbox, and TV series like Sacred Games and McMafia, Siddiqui graced the Cannes red carpet earlier this week as a part of the Indian government’s initiative to celebrate India’s diversity in the arts.  This week it was announced that he would play the lead in the new film Laxman Lopez by director Roberto Girault, making him one of the first lead protagonists of Indian origin cast in a Hollywood film.

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EO producer Eileen Tasca, Nicole Goesseringer Muj

A special Lifetime Achievement Award was also given to Polish director Jerzy Skolimowksi.  The award was accepted by EO  executive producer Eileen Tasca. All other FRFF awards will be presented on May 21st at the official closing ceremony.

In attendance at the opening reception were Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vincent De Paul, Gilles Marini, Cansel Elçin, Eileen Tasca, Michael Hillberg, Eva Lanska, Wendy Morgan, Erika Stasiuleviciute, FRFF founder Nicole Goesseringer Muj, FRFF finalists, and many others.

Gilles Marini, Nicole Goesseringer Muj, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vincent De Paul

Official 2022 FRFF Festival Trailer: FRFF 2022 Official Trailer – YouTube

Festival screenings are held live over the course of two days from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Eden Hotel & Spa (133 rue d’Antibes), with special ‘by invitation only’ receptions and awards events after each day’s screenings hosted at the Bel-Air Fine Art Gallery and Eden Hotel.

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FRFF will also present an out-of-competition screening of the Oscar-nominated short On My Mind (Denmark) and the festival premiere of Down From The Clouds (Turkey).

FRFF is produced by Cloud 21 PR International and Kultura PR International.

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Photos/Videos courtesy of FRFF