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Twenty-Five Women Have Come Together as Honorary Chairs of amfAR’s Cannes Gala to Celebrate 25-Year Legacy of Raising Funds for AIDS Research
STING AND SHAGGY TO PERFORM
Presented by Bold Films and Chopard
New York, NY, May 7, 2018— Alessandra Ambrosio, Poppy Delevigne, Linda Evangelista, Silvia Fendi, Aileen Getty, Kate Hudson, Scarlett Johansson, Milla Jovovich, Heidi Klum, Daphna Krim, Karolina Kurkova, Sienna Miller, Angela Missoni, Mary Parent, Katy Perry, Natasha Poly, Aishwarya Rai, Vanessa Redgrave, Joely Richardson, Carine Roitfeld, Caroline Scheufele, Irina Shayk, Lara Stone, Donatella Versace, and Michelle Yeoh are the Honorary Chairs of the 25th edition of amfAR’s world-renowned amfAR Gala Cannes event, to be held on Thursday, May 17, 2018, during the Cannes Film Festival. Event Chairs include Len Blavatnik, Milutin Gatsby, Michel Litvak, Alexandre Ricard, and William H. Roedy.
The annual star-studded event is one of the world’s most successful benefits and is the most coveted ticket during the Cannes International Film Festival. Held at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France, this glamorous and unpredictable gala will include special musical performances by iconic Grammy-winning musicians Sting and Shaggy who recently released a new, collaborative album entitled 44/876, and other surprise musical guests soon to be announced. The event always includes a parade of prominent appearances, as many of the celebrity guests help with the event’s exciting live auction of exclusive items and experiences.
Longtime amfAR supporter Carine Roitfeld will once again curate a fashion show of one-of-a-kind looks from a who’s who of the world’s most celebrated fashion designers. Forty of the world’s top models will participate in the spectacular And Woman Created All / Et La Femme Créa Tout runway presentation.
Bold Films and Chopard are the Presenting Sponsors of the amfAR Gala Cannes. Pernod Ricard is the event’s Signature Sponsor. Delta Air Lines is the Official Airline of amfAR.
After the amfAR Gala Cannes dinner, guests will be invited to the exclusive After Party.
amfAR's annual amfAR Gala Cannes events have been important and successful fundraising events for the Foundation for over two decades, generating more than $210 million for amfAR’s life-saving research programs and keeping the fight against AIDS in the global media spotlight. amfAR continues to fund HIV/AIDS researchers worldwide, and works to translate their research into effective policy, prevention, and treatment education programs around the globe. amfAR’s Countdown to a Cure for AIDS initiative is aimed at developing the scientific basis for a cure by the end of 2020. Launched in 2014, the Countdown is designed to intensify amfAR’s cure-focused research efforts through strategic investments of $100 million. The cornerstone of the Countdown is the amfAR Institute for HIV Cure Research, an innovative collaborative enterprise based at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).
Past events have been chaired by amfAR’s late Founding International Chairman Dame Elizabeth Taylor, who hosted the first amfAR Gala Cannes in 1993, President Bill Clinton, George Clooney, Matt Damon, Robert De Niro, Sir Elton John, and Madonna, among many others.
The amfAR Gala Cannes event is produced by Andy Boose/AAB Productions.
Official Hashtag of the event: #amfarcannes #BeEpic
For more information, visit http://www.amfar.org/25th-amfAR-Gala-Cannes/
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, is one of the world’s leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to the support of AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment education, and advocacy. Since 1985, amfAR has invested more than $517 million in its programs and has awarded more than 3,300 grants to research teams worldwide.
About Bold Films:
Bold Films, founded in 2004 by Michel Litvak and Gary Michael Walters, is an independent multimedia production and finance company dedicated to providing an artistic haven for creative talent. Bold Films' mission is to produce original feature films and television series, which have worldwide commercial appeal and outstanding production values. Bold Films has financed and produced Academy Award-nominated films, including Dan Gilroy's "Nightcrawler," starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Riz Ahmed, Rene Russo and Bill Paxton; Damien Chazelle's "Whiplash," starring Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons; and Nicolas Winding Refn's "Drive" starring Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, and Oscar Isaacs. Bold is currently in post-production on Brady Corbet's "Vox Lux," starring Natalie Portman and Jude Law. Bold's next release is Wash Westmoreland’s “Colette” starring Keira Knightley scheduled for a September 21st release through 30 West/Bleecker Street. Previous releases include "The Neon Demon," "Bobby," "Legion" and "No Escape.”
Since 1860, Maison Chopard has been creating watch and jewellery models brimming with contemporary charm while blending ancestral skills with cutting-edge technologies. Run by the Scheufele family since 1963, Chopard employs over 2,000 people worldwide and is headquartered in Geneva. Independent and highly integrated, the Maison controls the entire process from design to distribution through 1,200 points of sale and more than 160 dedicated boutiques, maintaining a strong emphasis on in-house training. Chopard’s iconic collections include Happy Diamonds, Happy Sport and Mille Miglia, its Haute Horlogerie collection is L.U.C and its high jewellery creations include the Red Carpet Collection, the Green Carpet Collection and the exceptional Garden of Kalahari Collection. Chopard is a partner of the Cannes Film Festival and the Mille Miglia and Grand Prix de Monaco Historique racing events. Chopard is the official timing partner of Porsche Motorsport. In 2013 Chopard launched The Journey to Sustainable Luxury: a dedication to source from businesses that are committed to responsible, ethical, social and environmental practices. The Maison recently announced its commitment to use 100% ethical gold for its watch and jewellery products as of July 2018.