Gina Frias London

Gina Frias London GSF Awards Gala Cannes Fashion Show

Dumebi by Barbara Biosah

Dumebi by Barbara Biosah GSF Awards Gala Cannes Fashion Show

Sarene Fu

Sarene Fu GSF Awards Gala Cannes Fashion Show

GSF Awards Partners with Fashion For Futures and Coleg Gwent

Students will gain valuable experience at the awards gala and fashion show in Cannes, France.

The Global Short Film Awards is pleased to partner with two dynamic student volunteer groups during its 9th annual awards and fashion show gala. The black-tie event will be held on 24 May 2024 at the iconic Carlton Cannes, concurrently with the world-famous Cannes Film Festival. The GSF Awards recognize excellence in short filmmaking, and the 2024 winners represent some outstanding works by filmmakers from around the world.

Participating in this exciting event will be:

1. Fashion for Futures. Under the leadership of CEO Ilyssa Wexler, and Professor at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) in Florence, Italy, this program offers students a unique convergence of economics, backstage training, and business acumen within the fashion industry. This initiative provides a comprehensive understanding of the economic forces shaping the fashion world, equipping students with the tools to navigate and succeed in this competitive landscape. With a focus on real-world applications, Fashion for Futures emphasizes the importance of backstage training, where students gain hands-on experience in the logistical, production, and operational aspects of fashion. This approach prepares students for the complexities of the fashion business world, ensuring they become well-rounded professionals ready to make a significant impact in the fashion industry.

Coleg Gwent and Fashion for Futures

2. Coleg Gwent, Cwmbran, Torfaen, Wales will bring a group of photography students to gain valuable experience as an important part of the Cannes event. As part of the students’ work experience, Coleg Gwent, in partnership with Jera Creative Agency, is providing students the opportunities and works to bridge the gaps between the college and the associates they work with in the fashion and creative industry. The benefit of this experience for the students outweighs any qualification, that industry experience is what gives the students the needed skills to seek future employment or entry into higher education (University). Samuel Warr, Course Lead, AS/A-Level Photography and Cynthia Langeveldt, International Brand Manager, Jera Creative Agency are coordinating this exciting opportunity for the students.

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Dorow Clinic – An Oasis of Beauty in the Heart of Europe

The Global Short Film Awards Gala is pleased to welcome the Dorow Clinic as a key sponsor for its 9th annual event at the iconic Carlton Cannes.

Dorow Clinic

The Global Short Film Awards Gala is pleased to welcome the Dorow Clinic as a key sponsor for its 9th annual event at the iconic Carlton Cannes in Cannes, France. Taking place concurrently with the world-famous Cannes Film Festival, the event will be held on 24 May 2024. Click for tickets to the gala.

The Dorow Clinic is the leading clinic for aesthetic surgery and dentistry located near Zurich and Basel, in the Black Forest area in the south of Germany.

Dr. Andreas Dorow
Dr. Andreas Dorow

Founder Dr. Andreas Dorow has 20 years of experience, and specializes in oral, maxillofacial, and aesthetic surgery. Dr. Dorow’s unique beauty center combines expertise, innovation, and exclusive top quality patient care. With a team of 350 employees and 35 experienced specialists in all fields of aesthetic surgery and dentistry, the clinic offers a comprehensive range of services across all areas – from cosmetic surgeries of the face, body, and breast to the full spectrum of dental medicine, including teeth whitening, veneers and new teeth-in-a-day solutions, as well as eyelid surgery, deep plane facelifting, advanced breast and body enhancements, nose surgery, botox and filler injections, and much more.

Known for caring for numerous celebrities from around the world, as well as from TV and movies, the Dorow Clinic has established itself as a premier destination for every patient’s wish, enabling clients to not only undergo physical transformations, but also to gain new self-confidenc

e and a renewed zest for life.

Welcome to the Dorow Clinic: the new level of aesthetic medicine for your body, your face, and your smile.

Global Short Film Awards Gala Returns to Cannes

The seventh annual Global Short Film Awards Gala will be held at the JW Marriott in Cannes, France on 20 May 2022. Held concurrently with the Cannes Film Festival, the festive black-tie evening features awards presentations, fashion shows, films in 3-D, red carpet, champagne reception, dinner and entertainment. The event includes participation by beautiful fashion models from around the world as well as attendance by VIP guests, film industry professionals and international press.

The Global Short Film Awards Gala, Cannes, France
The Global Short Film Awards Gala, Cannes, France

The 2022 winning films are:

Best 3-D Film: Zero Atmospheres (Italy)
Best Cinematography: Lemo (Bhutan)
Best Comedy Film: Take the Chocolate (U.K.)
Best Dance Film: Blue Delusion (China)
Best Drama Film: Let Life Happen (USA)
Best Environmental, Green & Sustainability Film: Watch the Feet (USA)
Best Mobile Phone Cinema Film: Scavenger (USA)
Best Music Film: Grounded (Australia)
Best Nature Film: The Ravens of Verdugo (USA)
Best Romance Film: Bereaved (Australia)
Best Social Concern Film: Don’t Cry (U.K.)
Best Travel Film: The Majestic Adventures of Ofelia de Souza (Portugal)
Best Visual Effects: Time Will Tell (Taiwan)
Best Actor: David Sandercock, Cinnamon (U.K.)
Best Actress: Nazanin Keyvani, 12 O’Clock (Iran)

Best Director and Best Film will be announced at the GSF Awards Gala.

The emcee for the evening is actress and rising star Erika Stasiuleviciute. Makeup and hair styling for the fashion show will be done by the award-winning Eli Hair Agency team from Italy. Keeping the audience on their feet will be DJ Jennefire.

For 2022, The Global Short Film Awards is pleased to collaborate with Qoobex, Inc. on a special 3-D technology conference series, May 17-20 at the OKKO Hotel in Cannes. Presented by experts in this exciting growing field, topics will include Film Animation, NFTs, Advertising, Real Estate and Tourism, and Gaming Technology. The four-day program will end with the GSF Awards Gala at the JW Marriott. For more information on the 3-D technology conference series, please email [email protected]

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The Global Short Film Awards Festival was founded by New York-based producer, designer and entrepreneur Andres Aquino.

Acclaimed Soprano Nicola Said Sings at the Global Short Film Awards Cannes Film Festival 2021

Maltese Soprano Nicola Said recently delivered an electrifying performance at the Global Short Film (GSF) Awards Gala during the prestigious international Cannes Film Festival 2021.  The festive gala event was organized by entrepreneur, producer and fashion designer Andres Aquino and held at the luxurious Villa Forbes (Villa Elegance) in Cannes, France.

Soprano Nicola Said and Global Short Film Awards founder and director Andres Aquino
Nicola with Producer, Entrepreneur and Fashion Designer Andres Aquino.

Nicola performed Je Veux Vivre from the French opera Romeo et Juliette by Charles Gounod and Quando Me’n Vo from Puccini’s 1896 opera La Bohème.  Both were specifically chosen to accompany the theme of life and love, and beauty and love. Also performing at the event was world-renowned violinist, Edmond Fokker van Crayestein.  Nicola sang in front of a number of distinguished guests from the entertainment world, including Dr. Olympia Gellini, founder and president of the Family Film Awards, The American World Film Awards, Olympia Awards City Of Lights and member of the GSF Awards jury; Karl Bardosh, New York University associate professor, screenwriter, director, producer, pioneer in the field of mobile phone cinema, and member of the GSF Awards jury; and award-winning actor and producer, Vincent De Paul.

Nicola Said and Emmy Award-winning actor Vincent De Paul.
Nicola Said and Emmy Award-winning actor Vincent De Paul.

Nicola was first introduced to producer and designer Andres Aquino by award-winning Hollywood composer William Camilleri, and then asked to sing at this prestigious event held to coincide with the iconic Cannes Film Festival. “Nicola, you came, you sang and you conquered Cannes, transporting us to a magical and delightful world where you rule with your powerful voice,” said GSF Awards Founder and Director Andres Aquino, adding ” …I am looking forward to seeing you at our next event in New York.”

Soprano Nicola Said with world-renowned violinist Edmond Fokker van Crayestein
Soprano Nicola Said with world-renowned violinist Edmond Fokker van Crayestein

In a nod to her Maltese heritage, Nicola wore a stunning gown generously sponsored by top Maltese designers Charles & Ron, while her travel was supported by the Malta International Airport. Upon her return from Cannes, Nicola said “taking part was an amazing experience. I met fantastic people in the entertainment industry and have just been invited to sing at Couture Fashion Week New York!”

Nicola is the Malta Airport Foundation Ambassador and a Joseph Calleja BOV Foundation Scholar. She has been supported by the DrakeCalleja Trust, Janatha Stubbs Foundation, and the Ian Tomlin Scholarship. She is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama Opera Course, for which she was granted a full scholarship.

Nicola, who is represented by The Music Partnership, has given recitals for HRH The Earl of Wessex at an event presented by the Duke of Edinburgh, at St. James’s Palace and Kensington Palace in the UK. She won Second Prize in the Strauss Competition at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and First Prize and Audience Prize for the Fulham Opera Robert Presley Memorial 2017.

Aside from Malta and the UK, Nicola has performed internationally, including in France, Italy, USA, Cyprus, Germany, China, Poland, Hungary and other countries. She is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Malta.

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‘Matty Boy’ Named Best Drama Comedy at Global Short Film Awards

The delightful short film Matty Boy was named the Best Drama Comedy Film at the 2021 Global Short Film Awards. The announcement was made by the GSF Awards founder and director Andres Aquino during the prestigious event’s 6th annual awards gala in Cannes, France.

“Matty Boy” named Best Drama Comedy Film at the 2021 Global Short Film Awards in Cannes, France.

Matty Boy has won 134 awards to date at international film festivals including Rome International Movie Awards, Oniros Film Awards, Hollywood Gold Awards, Across The Globe Film Festival, New York Movie Awards, Cult Valley Global Cinefest, Wales Film Festival, Onyko Film Awards, Istanbul Film Awards, New York Cinematography Awards, Cooper Awards, French Riviera Film Festival, Gona Film Awards, Los Angeles Film Awards, and more.

Matty Boy is about a highly suggestible man who mistakenly marries a second wife, thinking that his first wife is about to die. But he then realizes that his first wife has been given a misdiagnosis and his second wife doesn’t want to leave. He then has to face the consequences of having two wives on a journey which takes him on a twisting and turning comic roller coaster of a ride beyond anything he could have ever imagined.

Matty Boy was co-written and directed by Dr. Shahid Kamal (Cinnamon, Take the Chocolate) and co-written and produced by Dr. Samir Srivastava from the UK, and stars double Emmy award-winning actor Vincent De Paul (Poseidon, Hitch, Hairspray).

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Rising Star Sia to Be Featured at the Global Short Film Awards Gala in Cannes

Rising Star Sia to Be Featured at the Global Short Film Awards Gala in Cannes

Sia is a young aspiring dancer, actress and model with a brilliant future ahead of her. Sia will appear in the Global Short Film Awards Gala in Cannes, France on 12 July 2021 as a model for fashion designer Andres Aquino. She will also be seen on the world-famous red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival. Sia is looking forward to the tremendous opportunity in participating in these exciting events in Cannes.

Currently a high school sophomore in the USA, Sia is the daughter of immigrant parents; her dad is an IT professional and her mom is a photographer and social worker. Sia has a keen interest in fashion, acting and dance, and has participated in various pageants, competitions and acting workshops in both the USA and India. She is currently studying kathak (Indian classical dance), and is fluent in English, Gujrati and Hindi. Sia is vice president of her high school fashion club, and participates in various cultural, academic, social and volunteer services.

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Latest Film from Designer and Humanitarian Anjali Phougat Calls for Kindness and Inclusivity

Fashion designer and humanitarian Anjali Phougat’s latest short film is all about kindness and inclusivity of every kind of person. Inclusion Through Unity is conceptualized by Anjali and Natasha-Vincent Gay.  The 2021 Global Short Film Awards has named the film Best Short Shot, and it will be screened during the GSF Awards Gala in Cannes, France on 12 July 2021. Tickets to the gala are available at

Inclusion Through Unity

“As a founder of fashion house Designerdreamcollection, I enjoy being creative and my brand supports inclusion,” says Anjali. “I also want to make short films about how we can change the world through unity, kindness and inclusivity.” For the film, Anjali collaborated with Natasha Vincent-Gay, a highly creative influencer and published gender fluid model. Other key members of the film project are Alex Rogers (direction and cinematography), Caroline O’Brien (photography and choreography) with makeup and hair by Arunita Ghosh, Imani and Lina lelli. The film stars Reshá Sukoshi, Clare Winkler, Natasha-Vincent Gay, Mounika Siriguppi (Miss South Asia World 2020), and Anjali herself. Anjali also designed the jewelry used in the film, as well as a gown for Mounika.

Inclusion Through Unity gives a message to celebrate every culture with love and support. It also promotes gender equality, inclusion and diversity.

Anjali was not nervous facing the camera, in fact she is quite comfortable. “Being a fashion designer and chat show host, I have lots of experience performing in front of the camera. The first time I faced the camera was at the age of 16 for various fashion shows and I also did fashion shoots for multiple big brands,” she adds with a smile. As a designer, show has shown her luxury fashion and jewelry designs at prestigious events including Couture Fashion Week New York.

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