French Riviera Film Festival 2021 To Honor Oscar-Winning Actor
George Chakiris with Lifetime Achievement Award at Exclusive Reception at
The Beverly Hills Hotel
Award-winning Actors Caroline Lagerfelt and Eric Roberts to Receive 2021 Industry Excellence Awards
The third annual French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF), will present a special Lifetime Achievement Award to Oscar-winning actor George Chakiris and Industry Excellence Awards to Caroline Lagerfelt and Eric Roberts, at an exclusive ceremony on July 14 at the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel, the announcement was made today by festival founders Gotham Chandna and Nicole Goesseringer Muj.
Festival organizers comment, “We’re truly honored to spotlight such world-class talent as our 2021 special award recipients. George Chakiris, Caroline Lagerfelt and Eric Roberts are truly an inspiration to young filmmakers and actors in the industry, and we’re delighted to honor their outstanding achievements.”
Scheduled from July 11-14, 2021, FRFF, to be held virtually this year on It’s A Short, celebrates short film and short-form content from around the globe will feature the works of filmmakers from more than 20 countries. For information on festival passes and some free events, please visit: https://itsashort.com/frff
As part of the program during the 2021 Festival de Cannes, FRFF will also feature the fourth annual Global Entertainment Showcase to kick off the virtual festival on July 11 at 10 am PST/ 7 pm CET. The showcase, usually held live in the International Village at the Palais des Festival in Cannes, will be held online this year.
Register for the complimentary online event at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4th-annual-global-entertainment-showcase-registration-161339632183
The festival will culminate on Bastille Day, July 14 with a special online awards ceremony to air (complimentary event) on It’s A Short hosted by Jezlan Moyet and featuring performances by Grammy-winning artist Paulina Aguirre, DJ Gotta, The Lombard Twins, Medi eM & Dustin Quick, and some surprises.
Event partners include Beverly Hills Hotel, Bel-Air Fine Art, Bijoux Macarons, Chateau de Berne, and filmfestivals.com. Gift bag partners include AMPower Energy Bars, For All skincare, incann CBD, Kitchen Crafted spice blends, Lunalis Cosmetics, My Bougie Bottle, No Fade Fresh temporary hair color, SLIMXLIFT organic slimming cream, and You Squared journals.
FRFF’s Advisory Board includes international actress and human rights activist Yasmine Al Massri; Michael Benoraya, founder, International Film Trust; Bruno Chatelin, COO, filmfestivals.com (also on festival jury), Emmy Award-winning actor Vincent De Paul; Larry Namer, president/CEO, Metan Global Entertainment Group, Ana B. Remos, vice president, editorial director & founder, azureazure.com (also on festival jury), Dr. Laura Wilhelm, founder/principal, LauraWil Intercultural (also on festival jury), and Daphna Edwards Ziman, president, Cinémoi USA. Jury members include Rehna Azim, awards editor, Movie Marker; Lena Basse, journalist, Hollywood Foreign Press Association; Claude Brickell, filmmaker, screenwriter and educator; Anna Marie de la Fuente; Giovanni Menicocci, editor, Daily Bloid/Mauxa.com; James Prestige, publisher, Close-Up Culture; Eileen Tasca, managing director, Alien Films & Task Films; and Sue Vicory, founder, Heartland Films and womendocumentaryfilmmakers.com.
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.