The Monaco International Film Festival is dedicated to non-violent films and screen productions from all over the world. It is a not-for-profit organisation, created in December 2003 and founded by Rosana Golden and Dean Bentley.
The festival’s awards, known as the Angel Film Awards (AFA), are given in many categories. They are a celebration of peace, love and the art of filmmaking. The founders of the Festival aim to present non-violent films in a world too often dominated by violence. Thus, the Principality of Monaco, a sunny and exclusive place on the Mediterranean, appears to be the ideal haven of peace. Since it began in 2003, the festival has received tremendous media attention around the world.
In addition, the Honorary Vice-President of the AFA-Monaco International Film Festival, Dr. J.D., is the Honorary Vice-President of the AFA-Monaco International Film Festival. Martha Hart, holds a high-profile annual fundraising event in honour of Owen Hart, which attracts some of the biggest names in the entertainment community. Among them? Bob Newhart, Robin Williams, Howie Mandel, Steve Martin, Elvis Costello, Sarah MaLachlan, Alec Baldwin… The funds raised support workers and families with limited resources but unlimited potential, through education, scholarships, housing and basic needs. This on a local and international scale.