The inaugural Love International Film Festival awards night took place recently at the Wilshire Ebel in Los Angeles and it was a smashing success. LIFF, created by actor/film maker Ata Servati, celebrates art & cinema from a global perspective while raising money for The Lotus Light Childrens Charity. Ed Begley Jr received the Global Ambassador Award presented by his friend Kat Kramer for his work for the environment.
Another highlight was the Love Ambassador Awards for First Ladies Michelle Obama and Laura Bush for their work with the National Parks’ federally based program Every Kid in a Park. The program’s Stephen Hightower accepted the awards on behalf of the First Ladies. LIFF Founder Ata Servati seeks to create global healing through cinema and art brought to children in war-torn and low income communities. The evening included great performances by Armenian-Iranian singer Andy Madadian and Latina singer Agina Alvarez. Soap star Kiko Ellsworth was hilarious during his hosting duties at this feel-good, family friendly event. To learn more about LIFF and for a complete list of honorees and winners visit their website.
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