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Girls Impact The World Film Festival Red Carpet Event 2016

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts

Carpenter Ctr, 24 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

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Connecther & the Harvard College Social Innovation Collaborative invite you to join us for the Girls Impact the World Film Festival Red Carpet & Awards 2016!

When:  Saturday April 2, 2016

Time:  3:00 to 5:00 PM

Where:  Harvard College, Carpenter Center, Room B-03

Dress:  Smart Casual

Speakers:



Elizabeth Avellan (Producer) is the Co-Owner and Vice President of Troublemaker Studios and President of EYA Productions.  Troublemaker’s first feature was the 2001 hit “Spy Kids.” In addition to producing family and genre films that have collectively grossed over a billion dollars, she has played a primary role in developing Austin, Texas as a thriving film community.

Avellán began her producing career when she co-founded Los Hooligans Productions in 1991 with Robert Rodriguez as the two began their feature film project, “El Mariachi.”   Her next project was co-producing the film’s 1995 sequel “Desperado.” She followed up with co-producing “From Dusk Till Dawn” as well as its successful home entertainment sequels.  She also produced “The Faculty.”

During the past decade, Avellán has produced a dozen films including “Once Upon a Time in Mexico,” “Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams,” “Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over,” “Sin City,” “The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D,” “Grindhouse,” “Shorts,” “Predators,” and “Machete.”




Eloise DeJoria:  Eloise is a presenting sponsor and finalist judge for the Girls Impact the World Film Festival. In addition to being the spokesmodel for Paul Mitchell, Eloise uses her time and talents to help people lead healthy, fulfilled lives. She focuses her efforts on recovery programs, the arts and promoting the rights and well-being of women and girls

Eloise's dedication to leading and promoting healthy living has inspired her to create a feminine and uplifting activewear line. Eloise DeJoria's new brand focuses on premium fabrics and flattering silhouettes that also offer extended sun protection and support. Bright colors and floral prints reflect the natural beauty of her blooming gardens, a constant source of inspiration. Let Love Bloom by starting your commitment to happy and healthy living.



Kamal Ahmad is the Founder of the Asian University for Women.  Based in Bangladesh the University is dedicated exclusively to the education and leadership development of women from throughout the region (www.asian-university.org).  Opened in 2008, the University now has students from 15 countries.  

Kamal also serves as the President & CEO of the Asian University for Women Support Foundation based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and in that capacity spearheads a global effort to mobilize resources for the University.  Nearly $100 million in cash and in-kind contributions have been contributed to AUW.

He is a recipient of a number of awards including United Nations Gold Peace Medal & Citation Scroll, given by the Paul G. Hoffman Awards Fund for “outstandingly significant work in national and international development”; Time magazine College Achievement Award which cited him as “one of 20 most outstanding undergraduates in the nation”; Global Leader for Tomorrow Award from the World Economic Forum; and the John Phillips Award from his alma mater the Phillips Exeter Academy.

He holds a B.A. from Harvard College and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. He is admitted to practice law in the State of New York.



Best known for her role as Rosalie Hale in the TWILIGHT SAGA, Nikki Reed won critical acclaim for her first feature THIRTEEN which she starred in and co-wrote. She just joined the cast of Fox’s popular TV Series SLEEPY HOLLOW in which she’ll play the role of historical figure Betsy Ross.   Last year she shot Vic Armstrong’s THE SUNDAYHORSE with Ving Rhames, Ryan Merriman and William Shatner. She also finished the independent feature SCOUT opposite Ellen Burstyn and Danny Glover. She starred in three films that premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival including MURDER OF A CAT with Greg Kinnear and Blythe Danner, and IN YOUR EYES with Zoe Kazan. Other recent features include SNAP opposite Thomas Dekker and Jake Hoffman, which premiered at South by Southwest, and the comedy BALLS OUT opposite Jake Lacy and SNL’s Kate McKinnon and Beck Bennett. 

Nikki has become quite the fashionista and served on People Magazine’s Stylewatch Style Council for two years. She also designed her first jewelry line Mattlin Era which was sold exclusively through Glamhouse.com and in-store at Seven For All Mankind. She is currently writing a recurring beauty and nutrition column for ELLE.com 


Performance:


Celebrating their 30th anniversary, the Veritones are one of Harvard College’s oldest a cappella groups. Since their founding, they have evolved into a fresh, contemporary group, with arrangements that reinvent a wide range of music, from current pop hits to modern jazz. Known for showcasing individual voices within a bold group sound, the Veritones have been fortunate to perform for celebrities like Josh Groban and Laverne Cox, and tour from New York to Los Angeles to Puerto Rico. In addition, the Veritones are so excited to be competing in the ICCA 2016 Northeast Semifinal on April 17th! Above all, the Veritones are a group of Harvard students brought together by an immense passion for music and a commitment to pushing the bar of a cappella excellence. 

Map of Event Location
Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 3:00 pm –  5:00 pm