Education – Women’s Rights- Refugees
“ Cinematic Art at the service of Humanity “


Created to respond to a humanitarian impulse coming from a society in need of Authenticity and Truth, the Better World Forum aims to be the Voice and Image of tomorrow’s world. Through a series of Films and Documentaries from different countries to defend, promote and support all these actors of the shadow, working on behalf of Culture, Education, Preservation of the Environment and of Expansion of Compassion worldwide.
In 2017, The Better World Forum will be part of some meaningful initiatives.

● A charity Dinner organized by the association United for Cambodian Children at the Pavillon Royal in Paris on October 5th 2017. This event will be held under the support of his Royal Highness Prince Ravichak Norodom while aiming to provide funds to build a school for the Cambodian children.

● Cannes film festival One day Event – May 2018.

● Monaco One day Event mid – 2018.


Created to respond to a humanitarian impulse coming from a society in need of Authenticity and Truth, the Better World Forum aims to be the Voice and Image of tomorrow’s world through a series of Films and Documentaries from different countries to defend, promote and support all these actors of the shadow.



In a world where race towards technological progress and time never ends, a new kind of « humanity » is emerging. In search of references and stability this « Newmanity » draws from its heart and its roots looking for meaning. Still as ‘Holdern’ used to say « there where grows danger also grows what save ».

Social tensions, political frictions and furious competition threatens peace and survival of humanity while doubt and quest feed the engine of transformation. The Better World Forum is born from a simple idea: shown through international work, cultural diversity and evolutionary destiny of humanity. Because when we place Human Being at the center of our thoughts, reality shows that the wishes, needs and values are universal “Live in Peace and Harmony with All”.

In this quest of new paradigms, men with a little more soul, are trying with a fierce determination to move from a blind egocentrism to an informed conscience. It is time to expose these multiple initiatives that gradually resonate and form an interdependent global support network. Selected on the relevance of their economic, social or environmental message, these works offer real solutions for the World. All are the roots of a tree of life offering to mankind its growth and fruits. All contribute to building a Better World…



The Better World Forum is born from the desire to highlight all forms of charitable, artistic expressions, ideas and solidarity actions that make a positive change for the planet.

The Better World Forum engages in a permanent action to increase mankinds conscious while facing the evolution of the planet.

The Better World Forum rewards initiatives targeting sustainable solutions in the social, economic and environmental areas.

The Better World Forum presents and awards a selection of works of all formats with an International jury coming from diverse cultural spheres.

The Better World Forum offers a stage for debates and exchanges between artists, humanitarian professionals, scientists, corporates and general public.

The Better World Forum creates the emergence of concrete proposal and solution for a Better World.

Cannes film Festival 2017

May 21st 2017

Let’s Raise our Voice with One Heart

The Better World Forum will be Honored by the exceptional Presence

Catherine Malandrino (Fashion Designer) and MARY j blige


By Supporting Women’s Causes since many years Mary J Blige knows more than anyone the struggles her sisters have to go through everyday.

« Really, every woman is an example to me, because as women we go throught so much pain. We have to live this perfect life when we are messed up inside. We all go throught trials and tribulations. »
Mary J. Blige

During the evening the BWF will submit the award  of “Personality Best achievement 2017” to Mary J Blidge in order to acknowledge her actions and dedications to Women’s Rights.


The work of Yann Arthus-Bertrand testifies his desire to awaken a collective and responsible conscience.
Through his many testimonies filled with love, happiness, but also with hatred and violence, HUMAN confronts us with the Others and brings us back to our own lives.
Yann Arthus-Bertrand has now embarked on a new challenge with the realization of WOMAN which he will be presenting with Anastasia Mikova during the evening.

« We must focus on what we have left and not what we lost »
Yann Arthus Bertrand

On Saturday May the 13 Yann Arthus Bertrand will inaugurate The Good Planet Foundation, at the Domaine de Longchamp, 1st place dedicated to ecology and humanism in Paris.
It is a 3.5 hectare site in the middle of the Bois de Boulogne where sharing and living together are highlighted through playful installations on ecology as well as rich artistic programming.


May 21st

8.30PM > Dinner Cocktail
10PM > Awards
Party till late


During the Gala diner our Jury will submit a prestigious BWF prize to the two Awards Winners in both Film & Documentary as well as Personality of the year.

The Better Word Forum Films Fund will support two filmmakers for the development of their next feature film and documentary.

A very Special Union Lite Model Statue will reward the Winners of this Special Cannes Film Festival Edition in the 3 following categories :

Supporting Cambodian Children

Under the Patronage of His Royal Highness Ravichak Norodom

The trials crossed by Kattiamoni Huy during her childhood in Cambodia have naturally designated her as the ideal Ambassador for disadvantaged children in Siem Reap and also President of the NGO United For Cambodian Children’s.

Indeed, the life of this girl from an influential wealthy family has radically changed on April 17, 1975, the day when the Khmer Rouge have taken Phnom Penh and the beginning of a terror regime that has decimated more than three million Cambodians.
Since that day, the life of Kattiamoni Huy has radically changed.

After overcoming the abominable living conditions imposed by the Pol Pot’smen, she managed to escape Vietnam, and join Europe. There, she had to relearn freedom, happiness and forgiveness.

Today more than ever, Kattiamoni Huy has decided to place at the disposal of her NGO, of which she is the Founding President, her ground located in Siem Reap province in order to build a school for the children of her country in need. While offering them access to education and an environment suitable to build a decent future for the next generations.


About the president and founder

Manuel Collas de la Roche
President and Founder

After having produced “Darshan – The Embrace” directed by Jan Kounen and selected out of Competition at Cannes, Manuel Collas de la Roche was the president of the Cinéma Vérité Festival in Monaco, Geneva and Abu Dhabi with the support of Sharon Stone, Susan Sarandon, Jane Fonda, Carole Bouquet, Catherine Deneuve, Queen Noor of Jordan, Jody Williams and Nobel Peace Prize Wangari Maathai. www.cinema-verite.org

Alternatively, Manuel Collas de La Roche has founded “The Better World Forum” who is committed to the development of a dialogue and exchanges between film directors, photographers, writers, authors, academics, scientists and professional humanitarians with an open invitation to the general public, to promote peace throughout the Better world Forum will take place in 2017 in Los Angeles and in different part of the world.

Management Team

Elie Nasri

Gabriella Wright
In Charge of Cultural
& Artistic Projects

Siddharth Batra

3.14 Cannes Contact:
Anne Leroy

B rand Manager

Marek Kasinski

PARTNER: Union Lite

Co-fondateur Délégué Général
Collectif & Programme UNION-LITE

Collectif & Programme UNION-LITE

The UNION-LITE International Collective is very honored to contribute to the Better World Forum and its founder, Manuel Collas De La Roche, by realizing this limited edition of 5 UNION-LITE Model Statues to reward the winners Of this first edition. In your hands, the “Originelle” model representing the union of two humans, without distinction of race, religion, sex and symbolizing the strong values of equality and fraternity, respect and solidarity for a Living- Demanding set.

The “UNION-LITE” program whose message is Embrace Peace and Peace in Light aims to help efforts for Peace and to promote Living-Together.

Its objectives are as follow :

Edify of 5 UNION-LITE statues on emblematic places symbolizing the solidarity of peoples the heads of states and religions to embody Peace and Live Together : The “5S project”

To enter the greatest number of homes and spread the values of benevolence and solidarity through our symbolic objects;

Participate in Peace Education and its values for children through the transfer of profits related to the sales of symbolic objects to NGOs and partners associations.


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Cannes film Festival 2017
May 21st

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