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Harry Belafonte Stars At Changemaker Gala At Greenwich Film Festival

Regis Philbin greets honoree Harry Belafonte at the Changemaker Gala at the Greenwich Film Festival.
Regis Philbin greets honoree Harry Belafonte at the Changemaker Gala at the Greenwich Film Festival. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Former co-hosts Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford reteam on the red carpet at the Greenwich International Film Festival.
Former co-hosts Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford reteam on the red carpet at the Greenwich International Film Festival. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
From left: Frank and Kathie Lee Gifford, Regis and Joy Philibin and Hoda Kotb at the GIFF's Changemaker Gala.
From left: Frank and Kathie Lee Gifford, Regis and Joy Philibin and Hoda Kotb at the GIFF's Changemaker Gala. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
From left: Hoda Kotb, Harry Belafonte and wife, Regis Philbin.
From left: Hoda Kotb, Harry Belafonte and wife, Regis Philbin. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford arrive by boat at the GIFF Changemaker Gala.
Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford arrive by boat at the GIFF Changemaker Gala. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Kathie Lee Gifford and Regis Philbin serve as Masters of Ceremonies at the GIFF's Changemaker Gala.
Kathie Lee Gifford and Regis Philbin serve as Masters of Ceremonies at the GIFF's Changemaker Gala. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Nadya Tolokonnikova (left) and Masha Alekhina of Pussy Riot.
Nadya Tolokonnikova (left) and Masha Alekhina of Pussy Riot. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Calum Worthy arrives at the Changemaker Gala.
Calum Worthy arrives at the Changemaker Gala. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Celebs and VIPs pack the l'escale Restaurant & Bar for Saturday night's Changemaker Gala.
Celebs and VIPs pack the l'escale Restaurant & Bar for Saturday night's Changemaker Gala. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Weston Police Commissioner Jess DiPasquale (left) and Joe Lipton, of Weston.
Weston Police Commissioner Jess DiPasquale (left) and Joe Lipton, of Weston. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Edie Kirk (left) and Sara Herbert Galloway at the GIFF's Changemaker Gala, presented by Houlihan Lawrence.
Edie Kirk (left) and Sara Herbert Galloway at the GIFF's Changemaker Gala, presented by Houlihan Lawrence. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Celebrities and VIPs attended the GIFF's Changemaker Gala.
Celebrities and VIPs attended the GIFF's Changemaker Gala. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Celebrities and VIPs attend the GIFF's Changemaker Gala.
Celebrities and VIPs attend the GIFF's Changemaker Gala. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Celebrities and VIPs attend the GIFF's Changemaker Gala.
Celebrities and VIPs attend the GIFF's Changemaker Gala. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Celebrities and VIPs attend the GIFF's Changemaker Gala.
Celebrities and VIPs attend the GIFF's Changemaker Gala. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

GREENWICH, Conn. -- As part of its inaugural festivities, the Greenwich International Film Festival held its Changemaker Honoree Gala on Saturday evening at l'escale Restaurant & Bar, honoring longtime UNICEF goodwill ambassadors Harry Belafonte and Mia Farrow.

The attendees recognized their work to use film and advocacy to create positive social change.

Attendees included UNICEF goodwill ambassadors Harry Belafonte, GIFF board member Jenna Bush Hager, and GIFF founders Carina Crain, Colleen deVeer, and Wendy Stapleton Reyes, as well as COO Ginger Stickel.

Former talk show co-hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Regis Philbin served as masters of ceremonies, and the musical guest was Connell Cruise.

Other celebrities to join in the fun included Kathie Lee's husband, Frank; Regis's wife, Joy; and Hota Kotb, Kathie Lee's current co-host on "Today." The Giffords arrived in style -- by boat.

Weston Police Commissioner Jess DiPasquale and Joe Lipton, of Weston were also part of the crowd (see photo No. 10 above).

Other attendees included Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alekhina of Pussy Riot as well as Kelly Rohrbach, Alan Houston, and many more.

Honoree Mia Farrow was unable to attend the event due to a medical issue, organizers said.

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