No Red Carpet For Ghanaian Stars At Cannes Film Festival is reliably informed that contrary to earlier reports, some of the winners of the maiden edition of Ghana Movie Awards, who attended the Cannes Film Festival in France as part of their price package, did not get to walk on the red carpet at the festival whiles others were not even recognized as movie stars from Ghana. According to a reliable source who spoke to from France, the Ghanaian stars, who were promised a walk on the red carpet and possible interaction with world renowned film makers and Hollywood stars, ambled around in France like ordinary people, or better still like tourists despite on-line pictures projecting that they were at the Cannes Auditorium and did get to walk on the red carpet. When got in touch with one of the Ghanaian movie stars Juliet Ibrahim, she confirmed that indeed she was in France but added that things did not really go exactly as planned by the organisers of the trip. She also affirmed that the group went through some difficult challenges. �Well, if that is what you heard, then that is true. The problem we are facing now is that people in Ghana think we came to France to attend a red carpet event or something like that, but that is not how it was...It's not as if the Ghanaian stars were treated as celebrities, because Ghana did not present any movie so we could not get to walk on any red carpet. We (Ghanaian actors) were not even that close to the Hollywood movie stars. We weren't noticed...articles were falsely published on the internet that we walked on the red carpet...that is very untrue...We are not even recognized as Ghanaian movie stars on a mission. There wasn't even a Ghanaian movie stand,� Juliet bemoaned. Later, when Juliet Ibrahim was again reached via phone on Peace FM�s �Entertainment Review� programme on Thursday May 19, 2011, she stressed that she could only speak for herself because she had been left alone in France. �At the moment, I can only speak for myself because I am the only one left behind. My other colleagues John Dumelo, Yvonne Nelson, Yvonne Okoro and others have all returned to Ghana, because of similar problems. As for the rest, I can�t really say because right now I am left alone in my hotel, nobody seems to care about what goes on with me...I foot my own hotel bills and I pay for any means of transport by myself�. The Ghanaian contingent to France was led by Ghana Movie Awards founder, Fred Nuamah and also included John Dumelo, Yvonne Nelson, Yvonne Okoro, Majid Michel, Nadia Buari, Juliet Ibrahim, Abdul Sallam of Venus Films Productions, the manager of Golden Tulip Hotel, Nigerian actress, Susan Peters of �Busting Out� fame, actress Nicoletta Samoans who went on her own to cover the festival for her upcoming TV programme, and a host of others.