1st annual Nice International Art Expo

Nice Art Expo 2021 c. TLP GroupNice is preparing for its first large-scale contemporary art fair in years. The Nice Art Expo 2021 International Exhibition is scheduled to take place in early April. But what seems like a corporate-sized event was actually started by a young, local artist. Read more

Cannes: Sean Connery to ring in the New Year

bâche Sean Connery façade Palais (c) Mairie de Cannes (1)

For the city of Cannes, it is more important than ever that the new year brings with it the hope of a return to joy and culture. To symbolise this passage, David Lisnard, mayor of Cannes, chose to display the mischievous and seductive face of the great Sean Connery on the symbolic cap of the Palais des Festivals et Congrès.Read more

OVNi video art festival transforms for 2020

OVNi Festival

OVNi, or Objective Video Nice, is an experimental video art festival that explores multiple forms of video art. Each year, it takes place in multiple venues across Nice with a general mood that questions concepts of the self, in unusual and unexpected places such as hotel rooms, private properties and libraries. But 2020 looked like it would cancel it completely until artists used their creativity to innovate a solution. Head to Nice this weekend to see "OVNi: Open the Window".Read more

Open art weekend in Nice

ON ART NICEThe collective of contemporary art galleries in Nice are back at it with another edition of On Art. After this summer’s Nocturne series, the popularity of this multi-gallery, multi-exhibition evening grew to a regular – interrupted, of course, by that nasty virus.Read more

Filming in the Côte d'Azur: what to watch

Elsi Sloan in “A Girl’s Room” by Adastra Films

Currently, Paris is the number one city for filming locations in France but when deciphering between interior and exterior shots, the Côte d'Azur takes first place for exterior filming locations. Is there any wonder why? On 30 September, the Film Commission of the Côte d'Azur held a press conference on the current status of the region’s cinematographic and audiovisual activities for 2019 and 2020. The figures are promising and it has certainly helped fill-in the revenue gap from the current health crisis.Read more

17th PanAfrican Film Festival of Cannes

FIFP 2020From 23 to 28 October, Cannes hosts the 17th annual Festival International du Film Panafrican de Cannes. The FIFP was created in 2004 by Basile Ngangue Ebelle as a means to spread awareness on the richness of contemporary PanAfrican cinema and also as an ambassador of human values in the film industry.Read more

Austrian artist Golif exhibits in Nice

Golif in NiceThis Friday, 16 October, don’t miss the opportunity to meet the visiting street artist, Golif at Galerie Le Container in Nice. Famous in Vienna, Golif doesn’t usually work on the small scale – rather, his ‘canvas’ tends to be the sides of several storey buildings! But for this special exhibition in Nice, the young artist has scaled down to portable sized pieces, small enough for us to bring one home.Read more

The Cannes Film Festival returns to the Croisette!

Special Cannes 2020 @Festival de CannesThis has been a bleak year for most, but especially for the event and hospitality industry, something the city of Cannes relies so heavily upon. Among the first cancellations of this crisis was the hallowed Festival de Cannes, the world-famous Film festival that swells the small city with tens of thousands of visitors, many of them the top stars of the world. Now, a new "Special Cannes 2020" is coming to the Croisette!Read more

Canneseries Season 3 is on!

CANNESERIES Season 3

As the pandemic changes the landscape of many festivals around the globe this year, Canneseries is one that has resisted, postponing to October. After the recent press-conference confirming its existence, we can happily look forward to seeing the festive pink carpet lining the Croisette from 9 - 14 October. Read more

Nice European short film festival

Poster2020 has witnessed the Cannes Film Festival's cancellation, which hasn't transpired since the Second World War. Nonetheless, other cinematographic events persevered through the health crisis, such as the upcoming Nice European short film festival: "Un festival c'est trop court!" This celebration of cinematographic art will start in the open-air on 9 October, in the Promenade des Arts and end on 16 October. Four competitions will be happening in anticipation of 12 prizes. Other activities, such as various thematic programs, masterclasses and round table meetings, will also occur.Read more

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