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The Third Annual French Riviera Film Festival Celebrates George Chakiris, Caroline Lagerfelt and Eric Roberts and Bastille Day at Glamorous Soirée in Beverly Hills

Submissions Now Open For 2022 on Film Freeway

Los Angeles, July 31, 2021 – The third annual French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) culminated on Bastille Day, July 14, 2021, with an intimate yet ultra-glamorous awards soirée at The Beverly Hills Hotel.

At the exclusive reception at Bar Nineteen12, a special Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Oscar-winning actor George Chakiris and Industry Excellence Awards were given to actors Caroline Lagerfelt and Eric Roberts.

Sizzle Reel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3NfHkaOJQw

Link to Full Video:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtThcF3YTnQ&t=12s

The 2021 FRFF Winners were announced earlier in the day at a special online awards ceremony that aired on It’s A Short. The awards, hosted by Jezlan Moyet, featured performances by DJ Gotta, Medi eM & Dustin Quick and Grammy-winning artist Paulina Aguirre.

Watch the entire virtual awards ceremony at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxGdIzURAzU&t=637s

Each year, FRFF celebrates short film and short-form content from around the globe, featuring the works of filmmakers from more than 20 countries. This year, the finalists were screened on July 12 and 13 on ItsAShort.com.

The 2021 award recipients are: https://frenchrivierafilmfestival.com/winners-2021/

Link to 2021 FRFF official trailer:   https://youtu.be/tI752kwkMQs

Event partners include Beverly Hills HotelBel-Air Fine ArtBijoux MacaronsChateau de Berne, and filmfestivals.com.  Gift bag partners include AMPower Energy Bars,  For All skincare, incann CBD, Kitchen Crafted spice blends, Lunalis CosmeticsMy Bougie BottleNo Fade Fresh temporary hair color, SLIMXLIFT organic slimming cream, and You Squared journals.

Next year, the festival will follow the Festival de Cannes’ lead and hold the event once again, in person, in May 2022 in the South of France. Submissions for 2022 are now open on Film Freeway:  https://filmfreeway.com/FrenchRivieraFilmFestival

FRFF also held the fourth annual “Global Entertainment Showcase” to kick off the festival, on July 11. The showcase, usually held live in the International Village at the Palais des Festival in Cannes, was held online this year.

Watch event highlights : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWENu-w7-q4

Entire event : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mL8ONOkPmy0&t=3831s

First launched in 2019 during the time period of the Festival de Cannes, FRFF recognizes and celebrates short-form content created for film, television, web and all digital platforms. Each year, FRFF invites filmmakers from around the world to participate in the by invitation only event that includes screenings, panels, gala receptions and a closing awards ceremony. Attendees and participants include filmmakers, industry executives, celebrities, media and influencers.

Cloud 21 PR International and Kultura PR International have produced numerous industry special events, including the annual “Global Entertainment Showcase” in partnership with ROSKINO during the Cannes Film Festival and Marché du Film, the annual “Production Without Borders” event during AFM, the annual Indie Entertainment Showcase in Park City, Utah, and “A Salute to Akira Kurosawa” with China’s Jinke Entertainment in Cannes in 2017, plus many others. Most recently, they produced the very successful virtual “3rd Annual Global Entertainment Showcase” held during the online Marché du Film.  The companies have co-produced events and worked with top entertainment and technology brands, including Cinando, Creative Coalition, Davines North America, E! Entertainment Television, ECU Film Festival, Eurocinema, Euromed, FlixSnip, Maverick Entertainment, Metan Global Entertainment Group, Oculus, Sony Interactive, Vesilind, 8K Miles Media Group, FanVestor, plus many others.

Photos/Videos Courtesy of FRFF.  Official Photos by Eric Minh Swenson.

Photos: Caroline Lagerfelt; FRFF Co-founder Nicole Muj & George Chakiris; Eric and Eliza Roberts