#GIFF2016: Changemaker Honoree Gala Highlights

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On June 10th, the Greenwich International Film Festival was extremely honored to host the Second Annual Changemaker Honoree Gala. This year, we were honored to present Freida Pinto and Trudie Styler with the Changemaker Award, as well as a Rising Changemaker Award to Abigail Breslin.

Thank you to our sponsors for the evening: Betteridge, Coldwell Banker Previews, Getty Images, Richards, Moet & Chandon, On The Marc Events, Sebass Events & Entertainment, Treat House and GIFFT Wine.

Below are some of the highlights from the night. Thank you to everyone who participated in the event and made the gorgeous evening possible.

GREENWICH, CT - JUNE 10: General atmosphere at the 2016 Greenwich International Film Festival - Day 2 on June 10, 2016 in Greenwich, Connecticut. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images for GIFF)
Photo Credit: Photo by Mark Sagliocco/ Getty Images for GIFF

The gorgeous Changemaker Honoree Gala window at Richards. Thank you to the amazing team at Richards for making our Gala so successful!

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Photo Credit: Photo by Noam Galai / Getty Images for GIFF

Guests mingling before the start of the Changemaker Honoree Gala at Richards.

2016 Greenwich International Film Festival - Day 2
Photo Credit: Photo by Noam Galai / Getty Images for GIFF

Blessing Offor performing for guests at the Changemaker Honoree Gala at Richards, sporting a gorgeous tuxedo jacket courtesy of Richards.

2016 Greenwich International Film Festival - Day 2
Photo Credit: Photo by Mark Sagliocco/ Getty Images for GIFF

The Changemaker Honorees, Trudie Styler and Freida Pinto, pose with our Rising Changemaker Abigail Breslin at Richards.

GREENWICH, CT - JUNE 10: Honoree/Actress Freida Pinto attend the 2016 Greenwich International Film Festival - Day 2 on June 10, 2016 in Greenwich, Connecticut. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images for GIFF)
Photo Credit: Photo by Mark Sagliocco/ Getty Images for GIFF

Freida Pinto talking to a WhoSay reporter about her work with Girl Rising at the Changemaker Honoree Gala.

2016 Greenwich International Film Festival - Day 2
Photo Credit: Photo by Noam Galai / Getty Images for GIFF

Abigail Breslin posing with the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence banner at our Changemaker Honoree Gala with GIFF Founder Wendy Stapleton Reyes and COO Ginger McLaughlin Stickel.

2016 Greenwich International Film Festival - Day 2
Photo Credit: Photo by Mark Sagliocco/ Getty Images for GIFF

2016 Greenwich International Film Festival - Day 2
Photo Credit: Photo by Noam Galai/ Getty Images for GIFF

The fabulous interior of Richards designed by our incredible Festival Producer Sebass Dostmann and his team at Sebass Events & Entertainment. Special thank you to team at OnTheMarc Events for catering the event.

2016 Greenwich International Film Festival - Day 2
Photo Credit: Photo by Noam Galai / Getty Images for GIFF

Kathie Lee Gifford introducing the Rising Changemaker, Abigail Breslin, for her support of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence at the Changemaker Honoree Gala at Richards.

2016 Greenwich International Film Festival - Day 2
Photo Credit: Photo by Mark Sagliocco/ Getty Images for GIFF

Senator Richard Blumenthal making a guest appearance at the Changemaker Honoree Gala at Richards.

2016 Greenwich International Film Festival - Day 2
Photo Credit: Photo by Noam Galai / Getty Images for GIFF

Trudie Styler discussing her continuous work with her foundation the Rainforest Fund.

2016 Greenwich International Film Festival - Day 2
Photo Credit: Photo by Noam Galai / Getty Images for GIFF

Abigail Breslin watching Trudie Styler receive her Changemaker Honoree Award at Richards.

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A huge thank you to our sponsor, Moet & Chandon, for designing our gorgeous Changemaker Honoree Awards.

2016 Greenwich International Film Festival - Day 2
Photo Credit: Photo by Noam Galai / Getty Images for GIFF

Freida Pinto posing with the Moët & Chandon USA Changemaker Award, after recieving it for her work with Girl Rising.

2016 Greenwich International Film Festival - Day 2
Photo Credit: Photo by Noam Galai / Getty Images for GIFF

A close-up of the Moët & Chandon USA Changemaker Honoree Awards.

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The Treat House desserts from the Changemaker Honoree Gala, featuring the GIFF logo, as well as the logos for our charity partners: The Rainforest Fund, NCADV, and Girl Rising. Thank you so much to Treat House for providing these gorgeous desserts for the evening. To learn more or place an order, visit their website at www.treathouse.com.

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Thank you so much to our sponsors for the evening:

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MOET

TREATHOUSE

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ONTHEMARC

RICHARDS

SEBASS

To see a full list of our 2016 Festival Sponsors, please visit our website at www.greenwichfilm.org.

About the author

Lindsey Hascher has spent her whole life in Fairfield County. After spending 8 years at Convent of the Sacred Heart on King Street, Greenwich has been her home away from home. She is currently a senior at Quinnipiac University studying Mass Communications with a minor in Computer Science and Digital Media. After volunteering for the inaugural festival in 2015, she wanted to get more involved with the year-long process surrounding the festival. In her spare time, she works part-time at SoulCycle Greenwich and tries to see as many films as possible.

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