Liza Minnelli, Sir Peter Ustinov and Christopher Lee are to be the hosts for the third edition of the "Cinema for Peace" gala event which will be held in Berlin's Konzerthaus am Gendarmenmarkt during the Berlinale on Feb 9.

Around 600 guests from the world of entertainment and high society are expected to attend the evening which will include a charity auction and the presentation of the "Diamond Cinema for Peace Award" to a filmmaker whose life's work has promoted the principles of peace, humanity and international understanding.

In a change from the previous galas, the proceeds from this year's event will benefit the American Foundation for Aids Research as well as UNICEF who received Euros 230,000 from the 2003 edition.