Red Sea International Film Festival Sponsors the Second Edition of the Winter Gala Event LuisaViaRoma for UNICEF

الاثنين - 02 يناير 2023

Mon - 02 Jan 2023

The second edition of the Winter Gala Event LuisaViaRoma for UNICEF was held at Emeraude St Barth.

The night featured a cocktail reception, a gala dinner, and a live auction of exclusive items, artwork, and experiences conducted by Simon De Pury.

International celebrities, philanthropists, and notable guests from all over the world attended the event.

The event boasted unforgettable highlights, including a special performance by writer, producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Lenny Kravitz, who has won four consecutive Grammy Awards, and Drake, a multi-award-winning performer who is the first artist in history to earn 100 top 20 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 and the all-time record-breaker for most top 5 hits among all artists in Hot 100 history — surpassing the Beatles (30).

International celebrities, philanthropists, and notable guests from all over the world attended the night and helped raise more than 3 million Euros through the auction to support UNICEF’s work in providing care and protection to vulnerable children across the globe.

The event was hosted by Luisa Panconesi, President of LuisaViaRoma’s Comitato Evento, Paolo Rozera, Unicef Italia Executive Director and Tommaso Chiabra Event Fundraising Chairman UNICEF Italia, together with the generous support of the event's founding partner, the Red Sea International Film Festival.

The attendance of notable guests made the evening even more special, amongst them: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Naomi Watts and Billy Crudup, Luke Evans, Edward Enninful Obe, Rita Ora, Karolina Kurkova, Maxwell, Kygo, Liya Kebede, Kiernan Shipka, Taika Waititi, Remo Ruffini, Georgia Palmer, Chase Hudson, Nabilla Vergara, Jordan Barrett, Rachel Zoe, Amalie Gassmann, Sveva Alviti, Bob Sinclair e Frida Aasen.

The night continued with a live auction with a variety of art pieces and one-of-a-kind luxury items and experiences, many of which were introduced by the celebrities in the room. Highlights of the auction included a software-based artwork by Refik Anadol, AI Data Sculpture A, which is the largest neurotherapeutic AI data sculpture, and the first artwork ever produced using human brain data, as well as Steve McQueen’sown 1961 Formula junior race car, the Ares customized Land Rover Cabriolet and BMW Scrambler motorcycle with trailer, and a unique experience under the Northern lights of the Arctic with polar explorer Johan Ernst Nilson.

“It is a great source of pride for us at the Red Sea Film Foundation to have supported LuisaViaRoma in its Gala in favor of UNICEF. We are thrilled to have helped raise funds for UNICEF at the winter Gala in Saint-Barth. We applaud the fantastic work UNICEF has been doing, and hope we can keep raising funds, together with LuisaViaRoma, that advocate for the protection of children's rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential.” Mohammed Al Turki, CEO of Red Sea Film Foundation.

“The collaboration between LuisaViaRoma and UNICEF throughout these five years proved that coming together for solidarity really makes a difference in the life of many children around the world. There is no future without children and your generosity will help UNICEF’s vital work to provide care and protection to the most vulnerable ones around the world.” - Luisa Panconesi - President of the Comitato Evento St. Barth Gala per Unicef 2022

The LuisaViaRoma Gala for UNICEF in St Barth provides an opportunity for those gathered in playing their part towards helping children and the communities where the needs are most urgent. I would like to extend my thanks to LuisaViaRoma and the Panconesi family for their sustained support in making this event possible. Thank you for joining us in making a difference for children, in need, around the world” - Paolo Rozera, UNICEF Italia executive director.

“I feel grateful to be inspired every day by UNICEF’s mission and to have participated in such an outstanding event that drives advocacy and fundraising for children worldwide. Every child deserves to be protected, and live a healthy and safe life. This extraordinary Gala keeps representing a concrete impact on thousands of children’s lives and I am deeply thankful to everybody who worked tirelessly to make it happen and to all of our guests for their remarkable generosity in supporting this vital cause.” - Tommaso Chiabra, UNICEF Italia Event Fundraising Chairman.