Greenwich International Film Festival is proud to announce the 2023 Changemaker Honorees: EGOT winner John Legend, Emmy and Tony winner Mike Jackson, and Emmy winner Ty Stiklorius, producers and founders of the production company Get Lifted Film Co. The Changemaker Gala will take place on Thursday, November 9, 2023 at L’Escale in Greenwich, CT.

This year’s event will feature an awards presentation by Actor Jay Ellis, a Q&A with MSNBC Anchor Katy Tur and Honorees John Legend, Ty Stiklorius and Mike Jackson, and special performances by Tony Award-winning Singer Adrienne Warren and CMA Award Nominated Band, The War & Treaty. The gala will benefit Hill-Freedman World Academy, a public high school in Philadelphia, PA that proudly serves over 95% black and brown students with a variety of backgrounds, talents, and needs. GIFF’s Changemaker Award honors artists who have used their public platform and the power of film to further positive social change.

Past honorees include Lin-Manuel Miranda, Eva Longoria Baston, Ashley Judd, Renée Zellweger, Christy Turlington Burns, Gretchen Carlson, Freida Pinto, Trudie Styler, Abigail Breslin, Harry Belafonte and Mia Farrow.  Click here to purchase a pass to attend.

Past Honorees

Lin-Manuel Miranda 

Eva Longoria Baston

Ashley Judd

Renée Zellweger

Christy Turlington Burns

Freida Pinto

Trudie Styler

Harry Belafonte

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