At the CINÉMOI ‚STARS UNITED FOR GOOD‘ HAUTE COUTURE GALA, which took place during the 72nd Cannes Festival, the top stars of film, fashion and music met – together with Daphna Edwards Ziman, President of the Cinémoi Network, and Rod Sherwood, Co-Chairman/CEO. The annual charity dinner gala benefitting Children Uniting Nations organization, was held in the glamorous setting of The Members Lounge at Plage 45, The Grand Hotel Beach on the shore of Cannes.
This elegant and impressive evening was hosted by President Daphna Edwards Ziman and the charming Emmy winner Vincent De Paul. Guests were entertained with performances by Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross, British music icon Paul Oakenfold, Emmanuel Kelly, DJ Nickie Cartel, Joel Rothwell, guitarist Medi EM and Wendy Starland.
President Daphna Edwards Ziman expressed her pleasure that the CINÉMOI’STARS UNITED FOR GOOD‘ HAUTE COUTURE GALA took place again at the renowned Cannes Film Festival. „By sharing a love for film and fashion, CINÉMOI brings people together to support the life-changing work of Children Uniting Nations and enjoy a unique evening of entertainment. She also spoke about the global problem of the shameful crime of human trafficking.
A touching moment was Emmanuel Kelly’s performance. Emmanuel and his brother Ahmed were born with severely underdeveloped limbs due to chemical warfare in war ravaged Iraq, were abandoned as babies. Activist Moira Kelly rescued them from an orphanage and brought them to Australia for life-changing medical treatment. Emmanuel’s dream came true when he performed „Imagine“ on „The X Factor“ in 2011. His performance impressed and inspired audiences, attracted international attention and attracted the attention of Chris Martin of Coldplay.
Guests at the CINÉMOI ‚STARS UNITED FOR GOOD‘ HAUTE COUTURE GALA were also presented with the latest collections by some of the ‚hottest‘ designers: Jérome Blin, Antonio Ortega, Atelier Mimii, Damané from France and Gert-Johan Coetzee from South Africa and Ali Karoui from Tunisia.
The proceeds of the evening were used to support the Los Angeles-based non-profit Children Uniting Nations, which was created to protect children who have no voice and whose lives are being abused or lost due to insecurities beyond their control.
Silent auction items included luxury watches by Craig Shelly of Beverly Hills and fine handbags by Porosus Switzerland. Event partners included French Riviera Film Festival, celebrating excellence in short film in its inaugural year, and the soon to be released UK/India co-production “Jungle Cry,” starring top Indian actor Abhay Deol and actress Emily Shah, who was in attendance.
Also The Good Gin, which was presented in spring by the Austrian Susanne Baumann-Cox for the first time and now also in Cannes, inspired the guests.
Other celebrities who supported this wonderful evening were Beverly Todd, Dustin Quick, star of the new film Jungle Cry Emily Shah, Eugenia Kuzmina, Lady Victoria Hervey, Mafalda, Radha Mitchell and H.E. Zulfiquar Ghadiyali & Mubarakka Lokhandwala Ghadiyali.
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Daphna Edwards Ziman, president of Cinémoi, North America: “We see Cinémoi as a home for excellent programming – a magnetic destination for quality-seeking audiences, on our channel and our website (www.CinemoiUS.com or Cinemoi.tv). Our mission is to provide a window to a world of curated films, romantic and sensual adventures, and elegant and exclusive world events.” Daphna Edwards Ziman is a diversely experienced music label founder, film and television executive, and New York Times best-selling author.
„We offer high-quality entertainment with unparalleled style for a breadth of American viewers – those who fondly remember the Golden Age of Hollywood, and contemporary audiences as well,” stated Rod Sherwood, Cinémoi Chairman and CEO, and formerly Westwood One Chief and DIRECTV executive.
Cinémoi viewers enjoy daily afternoon and evening films, mainly in English. Cinémoi also broadcasts ‚Stars of the Silver Screen‘, a one-hour series of exclusive interviews with top actors and filmmakers. A highlight of the Cinémoi weekend programme is the exclusive broadcast of the Jonathan Ross Show on Saturday evening with the internationally acclaimed host and a guest list of talents from David Beckham to Sandra Bullock, from Eminem to Gordon Ramsay, from Justin Timberlake to Oprah Winfrey.
Photo: CINÉMOI ‚STARS UNITED FOR GOOD‘ HAUTE COUTURE GALA: Daphna Edwards – President of the Cinémoi Network, actor Vincent de Paul, Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for Cinemoi)