FRFF Poster via Cindy Shaoul for use by 360 Magazine

FRFF Poster

The fourth annual French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) is pleased to unveil the fest’s 2022 official poster, featuring an original work of art, titled “Girl On The French Riviera,” created exclusively for the festival by New York City-based, impressionistic/abstract artist Cindy Shaoul. The announcement was made by festival co-founders Gotham Chandna and Nicole Goesseringer Muj.

“When we discussed options for our 2022 official poster, we wanted to make it extra special, since we plan to be back in Cannes once again,” comments Muj. “We first discovered the art of Cindy Shaoul in 2021 and felt it was perfectly matched to our creative vision for the festival.  So, we decided to approach Cindy and asked her if she might like to create an original artwork for our festival. We were thrilled when she agreed!” 

“I wanted to create a painting that would exemplify relaxed living on the Riviera—a story in one image. What every person dreams of while thinking of this majestic destination. Mysterious, yet captivating, while the lights flicker in the distance. We can only imagine who she is, where she has come from, and where she is going,” comments Shaoul.  

The fourth installment of the festival will take place once again at the Eden Hotel and Resort in Cannes, France during the time of the Festival de Cannes in May 2022. The annual festival celebrates short film and short-form content from around the globe and features the works of filmmakers from more than 20 countries in the categories of drama, comedy, documentary, sci-fi/horror, animation, experimental, music video, lifestyle, and fashion, as well as new categories for 2022, micro short and activism. 

“We are excited to hold the 2022 hybrid festival in Cannes again, live from the Eden Hotel, as well as virtually for those who can’t make in-person,” says Chandna. “In addition to showcasing the poster, our plan is to display Cindy’s original painting ‘Girl On The French Riviera’ at our festival receptions.”

Due to the continued uncertainty surrounding public events due to the pandemic, the festival was held virtually in 2020 and 2021 and held intimate, live awards ceremonies each year at The Beverly Hills Hotel. The 2022 edition is planned to be a hybrid event, with finalist films being available to view worldwide via the Sparq platform, the festival’s official streaming partner.   

To kick off the festival, FRFF will also feature the fifth annual Global Entertainment Showcase, scheduled for May 22, 2022, at the International Village at the Palais des Festival in Cannes. More details will be announced soon. 

Event partners include Beverly Hills Hotel, Bel-Air Fine ArtChateau de Berne,, The Good Gin, and Sparq. Additional partners will be announced soon.

The next submission deadline on Film Freeway is February 13, 2022. 

Click HERE for a link to the 2019 Awards Ceremony, held at the Eden Hotel in Cannes, France.

FRFF’s Advisory Board includes international actress and human rights activist Yasmine Al Massri; Michael Benoraya, the founder, International Film Trust; Bruno Chatelin, COO, (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 (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; renowned actress Wendy Morgan; James Prestige, publisher, Close-Up Culture; Eileen Tasca, managing director, Alien Films & Task Films; and Sue Vicory, founder, Heartland Films and Women Documentary Film Makers.

First launched in 2019 during the time period of the Cannes Film Festival, 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 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. 

About Cindy Shaoul 

Inspired by whimsey and purity of the feminine form, New York-based artist Cindy Shaoul is known for her Impressionistic and abstract style. She is best recognized for her series Brides, Dripping Dots, and Hearts, as well as her “Plein-Air” street scenes of quintessential New York locations. Shaoul’s works can be found in hundreds of private and corporate collections worldwide.

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