The Artivist Collective (www.artivists.org) is pleased to announce the dates for the 7th Annual Artivist Film Festival. This year’s event will take place December 1-4 at the historic Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, screening 45 independent narrative and documentary films from around the globe. The festival concludes with The 2010 Artivist Awards on Saturday, December 4. The festival’s mission is to strengthen the voice of activist artists - "Artivists" - while raising public awareness for social global causes.
Artivist is the first international film festival dedicated to addressing Human Rights, Children's Advocacy, Environmental Preservation, and Animal Rights. The film awards will go to a feature and a short in each of these four categories.
The Artivist Awards also honor those artists whose exemplary work in their community stands out as a shining example of one person's ability to change the world for the better. Past Artivist Award recipients include: Olivia Wilde, Hank Azaria, Ted Danson, Alyssa Milano, Joaquin Phoenix, Matthew McConaughey, Mira Sorvino, James Cromwell, Ed Begley Jr, Tippi Hedren, and Mike Farrell.
The Artivist Awards have also paid tribute to such highly regarded international organizations as Amnesty International, the Humane Society of the United States, Global Green, Greenpeace, Prevent Child Abuse America, and the Child Welfare League of America.
Founded in 2003, the ARTIVIST FILM FESTIVAL has showcased 400+ films representing 60+ Countries, and has produced traveling Film Tours in the USA, U.K, Japan, Mexico, and Portugal, reaching more than 20 Million people with its public relations campaigns. In recognition of the socially conscious platform it provides, Artivist has been endorsed by the United Nation's Department of Public Information.
Many films that premiered at Artivist that have gone on to great acclaim including Academy Award winner Born Into Brothels, Academy Award Nominees Super-Size Me and God Sleeps in Rwanda, Fast Food Nation, Emmanuelle's Gift, Stolen Childhoods, Zeitgeist, Zeitgest Addendum and Trudell.
The slate for the 2010 Artivist Film Festival will be announced soon, bringing even more socially conscious films to the public.
Artivist Founder-President, Diaky Diaz, states: "Raising awareness for the interdependence between Humanity, Animals, and the Environment is the true mission of Artivist. Filmmakers and NGOs from around the world gather at the Artivist Film Festival to support Films that not only inform but inspire positive actions in our global community.”
She adds, “after touring in London and New York earlier this year, we are excited to be back ‘home’ at the beautiful Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, with another wonderful group of international advocate films.”
This year, Artivist proudly welcomes back PETROBRAS as its Official Community Partner. For the past four years Petrobras has supported the efforts and expansion of the Artivist Film Festival. Understanding the interdependence between humanity, animals, and the environment is crucial in our global community. By working with individuals and groups, organizations and companies, we can create long term solutions to our global problems.
Petrobras, a Brazilian company, is the largest funder of Cultural Arts Programs in Brazil. As one of the largest distributors of ethanol fuel in the world, Petrobras has a 30 year history of producing, distributing and using ethanol from sugar cane as fuel for vehicles. The Petrobras Environmental Program is focused on water protection and biodiversity, supporting hundreds of projects that aim to recover water bodies and sources, as well as promoting the rational use of water resources and environmental education. Petrobras is the only energy company that is part of the Global Compact Board of the UNITED NATIONS, committing its corporative government to the 10 principles set forth by the UN. Petrobras is a proud partner of various animal advocacy programs which include endangered sea turtles, the manatees, and various save the whales programs.
ARTIVIST is a 501c3 nonprofit organization endorsed by the United Nations, dozens of NGOs, and the Nobel Prize family. All proceeds benefit the Annual Artivist Film Festival, creating a platform for socially conscious "Artivists" to share their inspirational and informative films with the world.