The China Beijing Film Festival awards Best Documentary Producer Award to David Serero
The China Beijing Film Festival awards Best Documentary Producer Award to David Serero for "The United States of Elie Tahari"
"The United States of Fashion Designer Elie Tahari" is the first feature documentary directed and produced by David Serero. He has already received the award for "Best Director on a Documentary" by the Berlin Indie Film Festival, Honorable Mention at the London International Film Festival and at the Robinson Film Awards, Award of Merit at IMPACT Docs Awards, four awards at the Cinema of the World, including Best Feature Documentary and Best Director and, Best Producer Award at the Eastern Europe Movie Awards. He also won the Best Fashion Documentary at the London Fashion Film Festival. In addition, he was selected in dozens of film festivals across the world.
Fashion Designer and Mogul Elie Tahari has lived the American Dream for more than 50 years. He came to New York in 1971, from Israel, with less than $100 in his pocket, slept on benches in Central Park, and went on to build a billion-dollar fashion empire. There are thousands of fashion companies worldwide, but only three have lasted for more than 45 years globally and are still run by their founders: Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, and Elie Tahari.
Due to film festivals not opening until 2022, the movie is brought directly to audiences. The film is available for rental on vimeo.com/ondemand/elietahari for 30 days only. Afterward, the film will be reserved for the film festival circuit for at least another season. "I want Elie Tahari's life to travel in everyone's heart," said director-producer David Serero.
The China Beijing Film Festival is a charitable non-profit organization whose mission is to foster and promote the art and science of film through education and intercultural awareness.
The China Beijing Film Festival is dedicated to promoting a world of enlightenment, knowledge, and tolerance. As an art form, we believe that film has the power to bridge culture and illuminate the universality of human experience. Therefore, the China Beijing Film Festival zealously pursues its artistic and public service goals; Enrich, educate, entertain, initiate cultural dialogue and celebrate the excellence of cinema in any language. Our primary goals include promoting the film to an expanding audience as a powerful medium for stimulating creativity, encouraging introspection, and forcing exploration. In addition, the association aims to play a leading role in providing a broad forum for multicultural exchanges in Beijing and other regions.
Every year from December 20 to 22, Beijing is an economic city and a movie city. The 3-day event was packed with seminars, film screenings, financing talks, director Q&A sessions, and more for the love of film. The Beijing Film Festival is a young film festival, which is reflected in the number of years of operation and the concept of holding the film festival.BJFF prides itself on championing the most exciting new voices in international cinema, offering a diverse range of programming and fostering inspirational dialogue. Finalists will receive an e-Cert and Laurel from the festival. And the film festival will recommend the shortlisted films to more prominent film festivals in China and have the chance to win awards in other film festivals in China! The Beijing Film Festival accepts and supports movies and people of all types. Whether you are a film producer or a film enthusiast, we hope you join us this year.
David Serero is a critically acclaimed and awards-winner opera singer, actor, director, and producer. He has performed more than 2,500 performances in more than 45 countries, directed and produced nearly 100 theatrical productions, starred in over 100 films and TV series, recorded and produced over 100 albums and, played more than 50 lead and title roles (in several languages) from the opera, theatre, and musical repertoire. In New York, he starred Off-Broadway in iconic roles such as Shylock, Cyrano, Othello, Barabas, Yiddish King Lear, Don Giovanni, Figaro, Romeo, Nabucco, as well as new works such as Napoleon by Kubrick, Queen Esther, Anne Frank a Musical, among others. In his native Paris, he also starred as Don Quixote (Man of La Mancha) and Happy Mac (Beggar's Holiday by Duke Ellington). He entered the prestigious Who's Who America for demonstrating outstanding achievements in the entertainment world and for the betterment of contemporary society. In 2019, he received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, the Morocco Day Distinguished Achievement Award, the Trophy of the Culture of Morocco, and was named among the fifteen most influential Moroccans worldwide by Morocco's airline Royal Air Maroc. David is a member of the Recording Academy and the Television Academy and a voting member of both the Grammys and Emmys. In 2020, David Serero received the UNESCO Award for Diversity in Paris and became an Honorary Member of the United Nations of Arts and Science. In 2021, he won 4 BroadwayWorld Awards for Best Performer of the decade, Best Producer of a Musical of the decade, Best Producer of a Play of the decade, Best Opera singer of the Year. He was awarded the Certificate of Recognition by the Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, for his contribution to the City's dynamic cultural landscape, enriching the vibrant performing arts sector, and uplifted and inspired diverse New Yorkers. www.davidserero.com
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