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GIFF Announces Their Changemaker Awards Featuring Lin Manuel- Miranda as this year's honoree

Suzanne Rothberg

Greenwich International Film Festival will host their annual Changemaker Awards Gala with honoree Lin Manuel-Miranda and Master of Ceremonies Jenna Bush-Hager on May 25

The 2022 Greenwich International Film Festival (GIFF) kicks off the season with this year's festival and proudly honors their Changemaker honoree Lin Manuel-Miranda creator and star of the famous Broadway musical, 'Hamilton.'
Lin Manuel-MirandaReuters/YouTube

Lin Manuel is an award-winning composer, lyricist, writer, producer, actor, and philanthropist. This year, he is being honored for his work with The Miranda Family Fund at the Hispanic Federation. He recently picked up an Oscar nomination for the composition of his original song. 'We Don't Talk About Bruno,' from Disney's, 'Encanto.' The award will be presented on May 25 at L’Escale in Greenwich, CT. Jenna Bush-Hager will host as Emcee. Changemaker Award honors artists who have used their public platform and the power of film to further positive social change. Past honorees include Eva Longoria Baston, Ashley Judd, Renée Zellweger, Christy Turlington Burns, Freida Pinto, Trudie Styler, Abigail Breslin, Harry Belafonte, and Mia Farrow. Tickets and memberships are available at this link:

Here's a YouTube clip of Lin Manuel-Miranda celebrating his Oscar nomination for Disney's 'Encanto.'

I have covered the Greenwich International Film Festival twice. Once last year virtually and the first time in 2017 in-person pre-pandemic. It's more fun in person so if you can it's advised to experience the film festival first hand in person instead of watching it on a computer.

Here's a link to past film winners. Winners of this year's competition will be posted closer to the festival in May.

This New York Times tweet displayed accolades for Lin Manuel Miranda's 'Encanto' soundtrack.

I haven't seen the movie yet so I won't talk about 'Bruno' or any aspect of the film. Here's another tweet a fan posted on 'Bruno.'

Lin Manuel-Miranda is a very talented New York guy being honored in my backyard in Greenwich, CT! It's like a mini-Hollywood of the East here!

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