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

Europe’s Heritage Days offer free entry to museums and cultural sites

Matisse Museum c. Ville de NiceThe 37th edition of Europe’s heritage celebrations takes place in mid-September across Europe. In France, the Journées de Patrimoine fall on the 19th and 20th and the 27th in Monaco. On these days most cultural centres, including museums and heritage sites will be open to the public and free of charge. So make a list of places you've been meaning to visit!

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Nocturne #2: Street Art exhibitions like a pub crawl in Nice

Street artist Kenor

Spray paint, markers, stickers… street art is becoming more and more recognised as an art. Though the tools and ideas are very similar to graffiti, street art has a different intent. It's about publicly questioning society and provoking a reaction beyond its creation's aesthetic nature. Streets and buildings, which these artists use as canvases, separate these artists from others who use more traditional methods.
Thanks to a few contemporary galleries, this genre has a new home in the antique district of Nice. With Nocturne #2, these galleries have brought together multiple exhibitions and will host a joint vernissage on 18 Sept. It’s almost like a pub crawl – with art!Read more

Photographic exhibition on identity in Nice

Marie Genin - "A Corps"Until September 13, a photographic exhibition by Marie Genin will be happening in the Lou Babazouk art gallery. Centred on questions of identity, representation, and the human body, the title of this exhibition is “A Corps,” which means “a body” in French. The outcome of this exhibition is aimed at making people reflect on the place of the body in space. Situated in one of the Old Nice’s most dynamic districts, the gallery often showcases the work of local personalities, professionals, and amateurs. Their policy has been to give a voice to artists of all talents since August 2019, promoting art and culture in the city.Read more

Initial cover for Le Lotus Bleu album

Moulinsart, Hergé Le Lotus Bleu (1936)Many people will have read The Adventures of Tintin comic series by the Belgian cartoonist, Georges Rémi. Famous during his lifetime, the artist is more commonly known as Hergé. He would have been pleased to know that his initial cover for the album Le Lotus Bleu would be estimated at 2 to 3 M euros. The artwork will be exhibited in Artcurial’s gallery in Monaco until September 11th, in Brussels from September 22nd to October 2nd and in Paris on November 19th and 20th, before being auctioned off on November 21st at Artcurial.Read more

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