Tag: Global Short Film Awards

Singer and Actor Franc D’Ambrosio to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at GSF Awards in Cannes

Award-winning singer and actor Franc D'AmbrosioGlobal Short Film Awards Festival director Andres Aquino is delighted to announce that actor and philanthropist Franc D’Ambrosio (star of Broadway’s Phantom of the Opera, The Godfather III, more) will receive a special Lifetime Achievement award during the GSF Awards Gala at the Intercontinental Carlton, Cannes, France on Saturday May 19, 2018.

Franc D’Ambrosio was selected from some 2,000 candidates for his role as the adult Anthony Corleone in The Godfather III, directed by Francis Ford Coppola. The Academy Award-winning film also starred Al Pacino, Andy Garcia and Diane Keaton among others. The YouTube video of Mr. D’Ambrosio’s musical performance in the film has garnered over 1.6 million views.

In music Franc D’Ambrosio is best known for his impressive portrayal in the title role of the Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award-winning musical, The Phantom Of The Opera. Mr. D’Ambrosio is “The World’s Longest-Running Phantom” with more than 2,600 performances.

His distinguished career also includes an Academy Award-nominated film, an Emmy Award-nominated television show, a four-time Tony-nominated Broadway show, two Grammy considerations and a National Theatre Award nomination. He is a painter and philanthropist.

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Marcello Costa to be Honored at GSF Awards Gala in Cannes for Outstanding Hair and Makeup Design in Fashion and Film

Celebrity Hair and Makeup Artist Marcello CostaBrazilian-born New York-based celebrity hair and makeup artist Marcello Costa will be honored at the Global Short Film Awards Gala on May 19, 2018 at the Intercontinental Carlton Cannes, in Cannes, France.

Marcello Costa’s name and work is associated with many prestigious events including the Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, Tony Awards, Golden Globe Awards and the Cannes Film Festival. His creative work can be seen on many top fashion week runways, from Milan to New York and Paris, as well as at Couture Fashion Week New York. He has worked with major fashion brands including Dolce & Gabanna, Cavalli, Versace, Armani, Tom Ford, Moschino, Victoria’s Secert and Andres Aquino.

In the entertainment world, Mr. Costa has worked with such celebrities as Priyanka Chopra, Stevie Wonder, Angela Basset, Terri McMillan, Oprah Winfrey, Alfred Woodard, Brandy,  Coco, Queen Latifah, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Beyoncé, Alicia Keyes and Mariah Carey. His work has been featured in major publications such as Vogue, Elle, Cosmopolitan, O Magazine, Chinese Femina, Essence Magazine and others.

Marcello Costa’s film and television credits include Shine, Saint Joseph, Other Minds, The Mustard Seeds, The Light Watcher, Ebenezer, White Collar, Orange is the New Black, Jerseylicious, Mob Wives, Running Russell Simmons and more.

“Marcello is a very creative artist always in search of new beauty heights and expressions”, says GSF Awards Festival Director and Founder Andres Aquino.

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Flawless Designs by JAL Fashion at the Cannes GSF Awards Gala and Luxury Fashion Shows

JAL Fashion by Chirawan Lewis at the Cannes GSF Awards Gala and Luxury Fashion ShowsAward-winning designer Chirawan Lewis will present the latest designs for her JAL Fashion label during the Cannes Global Short Film Awards Gala and Luxury Fashion Shows event on May 19, 2018. Part of the third annual edition of the prestigious event, the gala will be held at the iconic Intercontinental Carlton Cannes in Cannes, France.

Chirawan Lewis has been creating exquisite designs for her JAL Fashion label since 2013 . Her latest collection is entitled “Siam International” and features the beauty, tradition and colors of her native Thailand, for which she is known.

“As a young designer I try to create flawless pieces that can be worn for special and important occasions,” says Ms. Lewis.

JAL  Fashion designs have been featured in prominent TV programs, Thai publications and on social media. JAL received an ASEAN AWARD in 2015 and the New Award in 2016. JAL’s clientele includes Miss Thailand, Thai movie stars, celebrities and many business leaders in Thailand and England.

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Pure Elegance by Parna Ghose at the Cannes GSF Awards Gala and Luxury Fashion Shows

Pure Elegance by Parna Ghose fashion show at Cannes Global Short Film Awards Gala and Luxury Fashion ShowsFashion designer Parna Ghose will present the latest designs for her Pure Elegance label during the Cannes Global Short Film Awards Gala and Luxury Fashion Shows on Saturday May 19, 2018. Part of the third annual edition of the prestigious event, the gala will be held at the iconic Intercontinental Carlton Cannes in Cannes, France, on the glamorous French Riviera.

Pure Elegance makes exquisite ethnic couture and ready-to-wear western designs for fashion-conscious women worldwide. The hallmarks of its haute couture style are its original designs, flawless craftsmanship and innovative styling that bring out the individuality and exuberance of the wearer through unique, unforgettable pieces. Pure Elegance takes pride in promoting fashion that is tasteful, contemporary and practical and has helped thousands of modern, successful women make statements about their individuality through style and fashion.

Since its inception, Pure Elegance has enjoyed a huge loyal fan following and today it is the fastest growing South-Asian fashion brand in the USA. Pure Elegance is one of a few South-Asian fashion brands from the USA to be invited to show at major international fashion events such as Couture Fashion Week New York, Dubai Fashion Week and Vancouver Fashion Week. Pure Elegance promoted “India-inspired’” fashion at these international platforms and received huge positive feedback from national media and fashion audiences worldwide. Today Pure Elegance is well on its way to becoming a household name for its ethnic-inspired contemporary fashion in the USA and worldwide.

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Flawless Designs by JAL Fashion at the Cannes GSF Awards Gala and Luxury Fashion Shows

[sg_popup id=”18″ event=”onload”][/sg_popup]JAL Fashion by Chirawan Lewis fashion show at Cannes Global Short Film Awards Gala and Luxury Fashion ShowsAward-winning designer Chirawan Lewis will present the latest designs for her JAL Fashion label during the Cannes Global Short Film Awards Gala and Luxury Fashion Shows event on May 19, 2018. Part of the third annual edition of the prestigious event, the gala will be held at the iconic Intercontinental Carlton Cannes in Cannes, France.

Chirawan Lewis has been creating exquisite designs for her JAL Fashion label since 2013 . Her latest collection is entitled “Siam International” and features the beauty, tradition and colors of her native Thailand, for which she is known.

“As a young designer I try to create flawless pieces that can be worn for special and important occasions,” says Ms. Lewis.

JAL Fashion designs have been featured in prominent TV programs, Thai publications and on social media. JAL received an ASEAN AWARD in 2015 and the New Award in 2016. JAL’s clientele includes Miss Thailand, Thai movie stars, celebrities and many business leaders in Thailand and England.

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Soprano Valeria Florencio at the Cannes Fashion and Global Short Film Awards Gala

Soprano Valeria FlorencioWorld-renowned French soprano Valeria Florencio will perform at the upcoming Cannes Fashion and Global Short Film Awards Gala in Cannes, France. The event will be held on Saturday May 20, 2017 at the iconic Intercontinental Carlton Cannes.

Valeria Florencio studied voice and theater with a number of great masters of lyrical art, including Lauren Nubbar at the famed Juilliard School in New York. Her critically acclaimed performances have included concerts and recitals at concert halls and theaters in France and abroad including Halle aux grains, Capitole, Zénith de Toulouse, Rhine Opera House, theaters of Marrakech, Rabat and Casablanca accompanied by the Moroccan Philharmonic, and numerous prestigious international festivals and TV programs. She has appeared with such luminaries as conductors Yehudi Menuhin, Alberto Zedda, Valery Gergiev as well as theatrical director Georges Lavaudant, and has also performed for Monaco’s royal family. In addition to her performing schedule, Ms. Florencio is also a music therapist and a UN Ambassador for the NGO Martial Art Academy based in France.

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Angelique Monet Set to Perform at Cannes Fashion and Global Short Film Awards Gala

Princess Angelique Monet at Cannes Fashion and Global Short Film Awards GalaPrincess Angelique Monet is one of the world-class entertainers scheduled to perform at the upcoming Cannes Fashion and Global Short Film Awards Gala. The event will be held on Saturday May 20, 2017 at the iconic Intercontinental Carlton Cannes in Cannes, France. She will be performing with Dr. Raghunath Manet, the renowned classical Indian musician and dancer, and Chevalier Award recipient.

Princess Angelique Monet is an American multi-media talent, former Ms. Black South Carolina USA and the owner and CEO of Greta Joanne Entertainment. She is also a stage actress and ventriloquist. In 2001 she appeared Off-Broadway on Theater Row with her one-woman show Multiple Me written by Edgar Chisholm. In November 2017 she will return to Off-Broadway with the opening of a Vaudeville thematic production. She is recognized for her role in changing modern day ventriloquism in A History of Modern Day Ventriloquism. Angelique Monet is also a singer, pianist and composer who has an album on iTunes entitled Not Wasting Time, as well as a film producer, writer and director. She made her directorial debut with the short film BitterSweet, which screened at the Cannes International Film Festival Short Film Corner (SFC) in 2005. Her feature film, Deceptive, premiered at the Marche du Film during the Cannes International Film Festival Festival in 2010. She had a theatrical release through her own releasing company at Big Cinema in New York City.

Angelique Monet has a five octave vocal range, multiple ventriloquist figures and voices, and has opened for prominent entertainers including Sinbad, Brian McKnight, and more. She performs in multiple genres including Jazz, R&B, Classical, Pop, Electronica, New Age, and World Music.

As a public speaker, Angelique Monet has addressed the African Union Headquarters in New York City, the United Nations, and numerous schools, universities, and churches. She has appeared on panels with diplomats, celebrities, politicians, and humanitarians. Her themes include world peace relations, indigenous preservation, self esteem, women’s empowerment, and her own experience with autism when, unable to speak, she was able to use music to open her mind, and the ancient art of ventriloquism to find her voice.  Princess Monet is also the recipient of numerous humanitarian accolades including the Global Icon Ladies Award, Afrique 360 Humanitarian and Contribution to Arts award. Princess Angelique Monet is a Knight of the Order of Sylvester and a Dame in the OSJ Order of Malta, and the Masonic-affiliated ladies auxiliary groups the Order of the Amaranth and the Order of the Eastern Star.

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Designer Tjasa Skapin To Show Sophisticated Creations in Cannes

Tjasa Skapin fashion show at the Cannes Fashion and Global Short Film AwardsSlovenian couture fashion designer Tjaša Škapin will present her latest creations during the Cannes Fashion and Global Short Film Awards. The fashion show will be held at 8:00 pm on Saturday May 20, 2017 in the Grand Salon at the InterContinental Carlton Cannes in Cannes, France.

Tjaša Škapin creates unique clothing under the Tjaša Škapin Atelje and Tjaša Škapin Couture brands. Tjaša finds inspiration for her creations in nature, architecture and relationships. Her passion is ignited by the magnificence of art, which is reflected in her haute couture collections. The distinctive designs bring together a fusion of history and modernity with a dash of glamour and femininity. All pieces are made of natural materials of the finest quality.

The woman who wears Tjasa Skapin’s creations is sophisticated, elegant and expressive, with refined taste. She is gracious and knows what she wants.

Tjaša Škapin has shown her designs at prestigious events in Slovenia and Italy, and exhibits her creations in a number of Slovenian castles and show rooms. She works with fashion designers and celebrities from Slovenia, Italy and Croatia.

Collezioni Haute Couture and Collezioni Donna is media partner for the Cannes Fashion and Global Short Film Awards.

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Artist Kevin Berlin’s New York Top Hats to Shine at GSF Awards Gala in Cannes

Kevin Berlin New York Top Hats to be shown with the Andres Aquino collection at the GSF Awards gala in Cannes, France.Internationally renowned artist Kevin Berlin will show original, artist-designed luxury top hats during the Global Short Film Awards Gala in Cannes, France. Several hats will be worn by models as part of the Andres Aquino couture fashion show at the event on Saturday May 21, 2016 at the Intercontinental Carlton Cannes. The gala evening program will include a red carpet, fashion shows, awards presentations, world-class entertainment and auction. Tickets are available online.

Part of Kevin Berlin New York’s “Classic” Top Hat collection, these contemporary Top Hats are ‘unisex,’ perfect for both men and women and for ‘everyday’ wear. The handmade creations are of the world’s finest quality and come in three heights: X, XX and XXX. The North American launch will take place in New York in July 2016.

"Large Cup of Coffee" a print by artist Kevin Berlin will be audtioned at the GSF Awards Gala in Cannes, France.
“Large Cup of Coffee” by artist Kevin Berlin.

Kevin Berlin’s art is found in the collections of Kim Basinger, Luciano Pavarotti, Quincy Jones, Bill and Hillary Clinton, President George W. Bush, and Ron Rice founder of Havana Sun, among many other prominent art collectors. Mr. Berlin has been featured in The New York Times Magazine, Shanghai Daily, Tokyo Television, BBC Radio and over 40 television stations across the United States. Mr. Berlin was honored by President Reagan at The White House, and his recent solo exhibitions include New York, Miami and London.

In addition to the presentation of his beautiful top hats at the Cannes event, Mr. Berlin will also offer one of his original, signed, silk screen prints for auction. “Large Cup of Coffee” is almost five feet tall and features the New York skyline, the Empire State Building and New York’s famous ‘We Are Happy To Serve You’ coffee cup. Even if you are not a New Yorker you probably recognize this cup from movies and television shows including Brooklyn 99, Nurse Jackie, Men in Black, Mr. Robot and many others. The print retails for $10,000. A portion of the auction proceeds will be donated to charity.

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Eric Abidal To Attend Global Short Film Awards Gala in Cannes

Footballer Eric Abidal to attend the Global Short Film Awards gala in Cannes, FranceIn partnership with Karmaloog, the upcoming Global Short Film Awards gala to be held in Cannes, France will include a luxury auction with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Eric Abidal Foundation. The festive event will be held on Saturday May 21, 2016 at the Intercontinental Carlton Cannes. It will include a red carpet, fashion shows, awards presentations, world-class entertainment and auction. Tickets are available online.

Eric Abidal is expected to attend the event as a special guest. He is a renowned footballer who played for Lyon and Barcelona during his stellar career, part of the teams that won 21 major titles including two Champions League trophies. He also represented his native France in two World Cup competitions. The Eric Abidal Foundation, based in Barcelona, strives to improve lives, especially for people suffering from cancer or at risk of social exclusion, and has a special focus on sports and football activities. It was started by Mr. Abidal and his wife Hayat after his own experience with liver cancer.

With many celebrity clients from all over the world, Karmaloog is famous for providing customers with the ultimate luxury experience. For example a delivery with a private jet and a butler. All Karmaloog items are unique and designed to break boundaries and exceed limitation.

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