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, and more.
– Live entertainment, music and dancing. Scheduled performers include: Soprano ALEXANDRA HRABOVA, young Romanian singing sensation DOINITA IONITA, award-winning Romanian singer RAISANDRA, pianist PRINCE IGOR (USA/Russia), 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!