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.
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.
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.
The festive evening gala includes:
– Red carpet, champagne and hors d’oeuvres reception, gourmet dinner.
– Selected screenings and awards presentation of winning short films.
– Fashion shows by designers ANDRES AQUINO, PURE ELEGANCE by PARNA GHOSE, JAL FASHION by CHIRAWAN LEWIS, THUYET LE and more.
– Live entertainment, music and dancing. Scheduled performers include: soprano ALEXANDRA HRABOVA, young Romanian singing sensation DOINITA IONITA, award-winning young Romanian singer RAISANDRA, pianist PRINCE IGOR, soprano VALERIA FLORENCIO, tenor DAVID PAEZ, as well as FRANC D’AMBROSIO (Phantom of the Opera, The Godfather III) who will receive a Lifetime Achievement award. Famed European DJ KOCELIA CHOUGAR will also be part of the festivities.
The 2018 Global Short Film Awards winners were chosen by an international panel of judges from a field of hundreds of outstanding submissions from around the world. The winners are:
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
Lifetime Achievement: Franc D’Ambrosio
The Best Director and Best Film award winners will be selected from the winning films above, and will be announced at the Cannes event on May 19, 2018.
So put on your evening gown or tux and get ready to enjoy an exciting evening of film, glamour, style and fun!
Fashion 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.
Award-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.