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Experience the Splendor of the Monaco Charity Film Festival 2024: Where Cinema Meets Compassion

Prepare to be enchanted by the enchanting charm of Monte Carlo as it sets the stage for the 19th edition of the Monaco Charity Film Festival. Taking place on Monday, May 13th, 2024, amidst the luxurious confines of the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel, this esteemed event promises a day brimming with cinematic brilliance, enlightenment, and above all, compassion.

Vicente-Andres Zaragoza is the esteemed Founder and Chairman of the Monaco Charity Film Festival, bringing with him over 25 years of experience in investment banking and portfolio management. With a focus on optimizing portfolios, hedging strategies, and structuring innovative financial products, Mr. Zaragoza has achieved notable success in the financial realm. However, his passion for philanthropy and his desire to make a positive impact on the lives of underprivileged and abandoned children worldwide led him to establish the Monaco Charity Film Festival.

Vicente Andres Zaragoza

Driven by his deep-rooted commitment to social responsibility, Mr. Zaragoza’s vision for the festival extends beyond traditional charity initiatives. Drawing inspiration from his mother, Pilar Rosello de Zaragoza, whose compassionate spirit and dedication to helping others left a lasting impression, he has dedicated himself to the cause of supporting those in need.


In Mr. Zaragoza’s own words, “The Monaco Charity Film Festival harnesses the power of film celebrities to attract media attention and mobilize crowds. However, my ultimate goal is to bring balance to the world and create meaningful change in society. We are all on a journey through life, and it is my mission to make a positive impact before my journey reaches its conclusion.”

The Monaco Charity Film Festival represents not only Mr. Zaragoza’s philanthropic endeavors but also his passion for filmmaking. With a keen interest in producing, directing, and writing films, Mr. Zaragoza sees the festival as an opportunity to merge his love for cinema with his commitment to social welfare. Through the platform of the festival, he aims to raise awareness, inspire action, and address the societal imbalances that persist in today’s world.

Event Overview:
Over the course of a single day, guests will be treated to a plethora of activities meticulously curated to engage, inspire, and entertain individuals of all ages and walks of life. From the crack of dawn until the moon graces the night sky, attendees will have the opportunity to bask in the magic of cinema while lending their support to noble charitable causes.

Monaco Charity Film Festival
Monaco Charity Film Festival

Key Highlights:
Film Screenings (10:00 am – 18:00 pm): The festival commences with an eclectic lineup of film screenings, featuring the latest offerings from both seasoned veterans and promising newcomers. From gripping dramas to heartwarming comedies, there’s a cinematic gem to satisfy every taste.

Awards Night, Cocktail Dinner, Fashion Show (18:00 pm – 20:00 pm): As twilight descends upon Monte Carlo, the ambiance shifts to one of anticipation and jubilation. The evening’s centerpiece is the prestigious Awards Night, where luminaries from the film industry congregate to celebrate excellence in filmmaking. Following the ceremony, guests are treated to an extravagant cocktail dinner complemented by a spectacular fashion show showcasing designs from esteemed couturiers.

Tribute to Catherine Deneuve:
A cinematic icon of unparalleled stature, Catherine Deneuve is celebrated for her indelible contributions to the silver screen. In homage to her illustrious career, this year’s festival pays homage to Deneuve with a special tribute ceremony. Attendees will have the opportunity to reflect on her cinematic legacy and honor her enduring influence on the world of film.

Behind the Scenes:
Vicente-Andres Zaragoza, the visionary Founder and Chairman of the Monaco Charity Film Festival, brings a wealth of experience garnered from his illustrious career in investment banking and money management spanning over two decades. Inspired by his mother’s unwavering commitment to philanthropy, Zaragoza has channeled his passion for finance and filmmaking into the creation of this esteemed event.

In his own words, Zaragoza articulates, “Celebrities wield immense influence and draw attention. I aim to use this platform to bring balance to the world.” His vision encapsulates the festival’s mission, which seeks to harness the power of the entertainment industry for the betterment of society.

Celebrating Television:
In addition to its cinematic offerings, the festival extends a warm embrace to the realm of television. Studios and platforms converge to showcase their latest offerings, affording attendees an exclusive sneak peek into the future of small-screen entertainment. Fan meet-and-greets, behind-the-scenes tours, and autograph signings provide enthusiasts with the opportunity to forge personal connections with their favorite TV personalities.

As the curtains fall on yet another unforgettable chapter of the Monaco Charity Film Festival, attendees depart with cherished memories that linger long after the final credits roll. More than a celebration of cinematic excellence, the festival serves as a beacon of hope in an often tumultuous world, underscoring the transformative power of compassion and creativity. Join us as we celebrate the magic of cinema and embrace our collective responsibility to effect positive change in society.

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