Thesp to be feted at Berlin fest charity gala
COLOGNE, Germany — Cinema for Peace, the charity gala to be held Feb. 13 at the Berlin Konzerthaus during the Berlin Film Festival, will honor actress Sharon Stone with its inaugural Cinema for Peace Award for Social Responsibility.
Stone will receive the award for her many humanitarian activities, including her fundraising and campaigning for AIDS research.
For the first time, Cinema for Peace also will present an award to the film from 2005 that best exemplifies the association’s ideals of “social engagement for more peace, tolerance and humanity in the world.”
The proceeds from this year’s gala will go to UNICEF and the American Foundation for AIDS Research.
Cinema for Peace also will host a special screenings of “Shooting Dogs,” Michael Caton-Jones’ film on the Rwandan genocide, and “All the Invisible Children,” a film co-produced by UNICEF that features short movies with child protagonists by directors such as Emir Kusturica, John Woo, Spike Lee and Ridley Scott.