Award-winning screenwriter, writer and journalist Anna Rita Santoro has been recognized by the 2020 Global Short Film Awards for her outstanding new book about the life and career of legendary Italian filmmaker, screenwriter and director Federico Fellini. Ms. Santoro’s latest book, Fellini: Dreams and Reality – A Psychographic Profile, is a special edition to be released on the 100th anniversary of Fellini’s birth, and covers his life, films and dreams. In Ms. Santoro’s unique style and approach to her subjects, she also delves into Fellini’s visionary film scripts, which were very much ahead of his time, and widely acclaimed as some of the most brilliant works in cinema. The 2020 Global Short Film Awards are honoring Anna Rita Santoro as Outstanding Screenwriter, Writer & Journalist. In 2019 she received an award at the Global Short Film Awards Gala in Cannes, France for her book on former Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro. Visit Anna Rita Santoro on Facebook.
Renowned fashion designer Sarene Fu will present her latest inspired creations during the Cannes Global Short Film Awards Gala and Luxury Fashion Shows on May 25, 2019. Part of the fourth annual edition of the prestigious event, the gala will be held at the iconic Intercontinental Carlton Cannes in Cannes, France.
Sarene Fu is a Taiwan-based wedding gown designer. In 2010 she founded her own exclusive bridal boutique to present her own collection called Emma Bridal Design, catering to her discerning clientele’s taste for extraordinary and modern bridal gowns. The Emma Bridal brand has been embraced by fashion forward brides all over Asia.
In 2018 Sarene Fu launched a new chapter in her career with ready-to-wear designs, expanding beyond bridal wear. Hence, a new signature brand, “Sarene Fu,” was created to reintroduce herself. The first dress collection was created with specialty fabrics, exquisite décor and unique inspiration. She possesses a true talent to express her visions through fashion design, exploring colors that resample harmony in discord, using fabrics with traditional Chinese elements. Ms. Fu strives to make the wearers of her designs feel flattered and classy.
Sarene Fu has presented her exquisite designs at prestigious fashion events around the world including New York Fashion Week and Malaysia Fashion Week.
Kapriva Couture will present selections from its latest couture gown collection during the Cannes Global Short Film Awards Gala and Luxury Fashion Shows on May 25, 2019. Part of the fourth annual edition of the prestigious event, the gala will be held at the iconic Intercontinental Carlton Cannes in Cannes, France.
The Kapriva Brand is about edgy, sophisticated, risqué and elegant creations inspired by art and design from all over the world. Their exclusive luxury designer clothing is made and designed in the UK, using the finest materials sourced worldwide. Each piece is designed with inspiration from art and design from global genres, using a combination of unique embellishments and custom-designed hand embroidery, as well as Swarovski element crystals and pearls. Kapriva has a couture range, providing exclusive one-of-a-kind pieces, as well as limited edition collections. Kapriva also offers a couture design service, for those who want a unique piece, made and designed for them. Kapriva has designed bespoke pieces for various events and occasions for individual clients and stage shows and musicians in Los Angeles, including famed burlesque entertainer Vixen DeVille.
Innovative fashion brand George + Ginger will present a selection of its most recent designs during the Cannes Global Short Film Awards Gala and Luxury Fashion Shows event on May 25, 2019. Part of the fourth annual edition of the prestigious event, the gala will be held at the iconic Intercontinental Carlton Cannes in Cannes, France.
Kristi Fitzpatrick started George + Ginger Pattern Co. in 2015, based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. With a degree in Drafting and Design, she began drafting PDF sewing patterns and marketing them worldwide. She shares her passion for design with her customers and engages with them daily. The brand is active on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Reddit.
Along with designing patterns, Kristi works closely with fabric designers and promotes custom lines. As her custom designs evolved, she expanded the George + Ginger label and became involved with Fashion Week shows in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and London. Her designs feature fitted garments, complimented by draped, flowy fabrics. She focuses on designs that are conceivable on all body types and sizes.
Top Malaysian fashion brand The MOD House will present a selection of its most recent designs during the Cannes Global Short Film Awards Gala and Luxury Fashion Shows event on May 25, 2019. Part of the fourth annual edition of the prestigious event, the gala will be held at the iconic Intercontinental Carlton Cannes in Cannes, France.
Launched in 1996, The MOD House brand has grown from a distribution house to retail outlets all across Malaysia. Realizing that trends are moving towards customization and online retail, the company has consolidated and is now focusing on its online retail presence.
The creative force behind The MOD House is designer Ho Kok Loong. The brand shows multiple collections annually on prestigious runways all around the world, and consistently works with other designers to come up with the latest designs.
Fashion designer Grace Moon will present a selection of her latest creations during the Cannes Global Short Film Awards Gala and Luxury Fashion Shows event on May 25, 2019. Part of the fourth annual edition of the prestigious event, the gala will be held at the iconic Intercontinental Carlton Cannes in Cannes, France.
Grace Moon is a fashion designer and CEO of JM Inspired Design Corporation, a design consulting and brand marketing company. Throughout her 30+ years of experience in the fashion industry, Ms. Moon has worked with companies like Guess as a designer and developer, Papaya as an accessory designer, Foreign Exchange as a head merchandiser/buyer, and Moon Collection as head high-end line designer.
Grace Moon has presented her own signature brand designs at Fashion Weeks in New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. She recently collaborated with the Korean high-end jewelry brand, Amore de Helen, to design and launch a fine jewelry line called Golden Cats Collection. The line is designed and made in the USA to be marketed and sold in Korea.
Ms. Moon served as a judge for the 2016 Miss Korea Pageant for its historic 60th anniversary event. She was also invited to judge the 2017 Miss Korea Pageant and designed the one-piece dresses and the highlight evening dresses for the pageant. Ms. Moon is currently designing in Hollywood, working closely with many famous designers and producers.
The third annual Global Short Film Awards Gala was held on May 19, 2018 at the iconic Intercontinental Carlton Cannes on the glamorous French Riviera. The festive evening included dazzling fashion shows, awards presentations, world-class entertainment, red carpet and a delectable gourmet dinner and champagne reception.
While attending the storied Cannes International Film Festival three years ago, GSF Awards founder and director Andres Aquino identified an opportunity to combine top-notch fashion and entertainment while recognizing exceptional short films in a glitzy upscale event. The international jet-set of royals, VIPs, celebrities, influencers, movers and shakers that descends on Cannes every year has embraced the GSF Awards Gala enthusiastically, quickly making it one of the most “don’t miss” events in Cannes. It also includes the participation of top fashion models, international press and makeup and hair industry leaders.
Andres Aquino, who is also the founder and producer of Couture Fashion Week New York, now entering its 28th consecutive season, also decided to extend the luxurious experience on the Cote d’Azur by adding a viewing party for the Monaco Grand Prix. The private yacht party includes fashion shows while guests enjoy prime viewing of the world-famous Formula One event,
Highlights of the 2018 event:
FASHION SHOWS produced in partnership with Couture Fashion Week New York. Luxurious and impeccable creations by Glamour Hunter by Olga Farafonova (Spain), JAL Fashion by Chirawan Lewis (UK), Pure Elegance by Parna Ghose (USA/India), Larol by Larysa Rabinska (Poland), Lisa Nicole Collection (USA), Waletty (Germany) and Andres Aquino (USA) whose collection was accessorized with exquisite jewelry by Jennifer Reeves (USA). The Rafinity label from Morocco presented its latest designs in collaboration with the beautiful model finalists for the 2018 Miss Film International competition. Top Vietnamese fashion designer Tuyet Le presented her superb designs and also received the 2018 Best Designer Award.
Stunning MODELS from around the world including Mandy Altena (The Netherlands) who was named the 2018 GSF Awards Top Model, as well as a delegation of top models from Mongolia sponsored by the Mongolian National Designer’s Association.
MAKEUP and HAIR by celebrity stylist Marcello Costa who also received a GSF Award for Outstanding Hair and Makeup in Fashion Film.
PERFORMANCES by top entertainers Aurelia Khazan, Valeria Florencio, Dionita Ionita, BING, Jared Hanrahan, Raisandra, Angela Michele Walker, Melissa and Jidel. Broadway legend Franc D’Ambrosio delivered an unforgettable performance, and also received the 2018 Lifetime Achievement award. Renowned French DJ Koceila Chougar kept the event pulsing, and paintings by Anita de Leeuw from The Netherlands provided a beautiful ambience.
AWARDS were presented to the 2018 Global Short Film Awards winners selected from hundreds of outstanding entries from dozens of countries this year by an international panel of judges.
Best Actor: Sasha Feldman, A Date in 2025
Best Actress: Catherine Roberts, Pearl
Best Animated Film: Heavenkid
Best Beauty Film: The Flower of Life
Best Dance Film: Taste of Night
Best Drama: Blind Faith
Best Fashion Film: Pearl
Best Music Film: Taste of Night
Best Romance Film: Till Death Do Us Part
Best Science and Technology Film: Glycotreat: Using Glycans to Cure Cancer
Best Science Fiction Film: A Date in 2025
Best Social Concern Film: MUM
Best Travel Film: City of My Heart
Best Young Talent: Gunn Mihani, MUM
Acting Rising Star: Janel Tanna
Best Director: Liudmila Komrakova, Taste of Night
Best Film: Pearl
Fashion designer participation and sponsorship opportunities are available for May 2019. For more information visit www.GlobalShortFilmAwards.com
Brazilian-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.
Global 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.
Spain-based luxury fashion label Glamour Hunter will present a selection of its latest designs 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.
Glamour Hunter is the definition of high fashion that masters the art of creating luxury dresses. Textured, romantic and incredibly unique, the Glamour Hunter collections celebrate the feminine figure in a sophisticated and elegant way.
With a modern touch, the Victorian inspired gowns will mesmerize the atmosphere. These floor-grazing dresses have intricate detailing and ethereal construction, each with an unmistakably baroque flourish but also with a contemporary twist. Glamour Hunter designs stunning wedding and evening dresses, as well as a pret-a-porter line, all embellished with creativity, precision and sophistication made from high-quality, expensive fabrics and sewn with extreme attention to detail.