Artivist Film Festival raising humanity, children’s advocacy, animal advocacy and the preservation of the environment by merging art and activism will hold its 8th film festival this summer in major cities in the United States. We will tour major cities screening film entries including the city of Los Angeles and New York. The winning films are announced and awarded in Los Angeles thru the Artivist Film Festival and Awards. It has been a major event for the past seven years in Hollywood held annually at the historic Egyptian Theater. Past winners include, “ZEITGEIST directed by Peter Joseph, AMERICAN DRUG WAR directed by Kevin Booth, "EMMANUEL’S GIFT" directed by Lisa Lax, "TRUDELL" directed by Heather Rae, "BORN INTO BROTHELS" directed by Ross Kauffman and Zana Briski, “LA MISSION” directed by Peter Bratt, “SUPER SIZE ME” directed by Morgan Spurlock, “THE CORPORATION” directed by Marck Achbar and Jennifer Abbot, “FAST FOOD NATION” directed by Richard Linklater, “GOD SLEEPS IN RWANDA” directed by Kimberlee Acquaro and Stacy Sherman, “STOLEN CHILDHOODS” directed by Len Morris and U. Roberto Romano, ReGENERATION directed by Phillip Montgomery just to name a few who have premiered at Artivist Film Festival.
Filmmakers who are interested to submit their film to the 8th Annual Artivist Film Festival may go to Artivist Filmmaker Submission Page. There are five submission categories:
1. INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS- A film submitted in the International Human Rights category must address the oppression or promotion of human rights of an individual, a community or an entire population.
2. CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY -A film submitted in the Children’s Advocacy category must address the violation or promotion of the human rights of children and youth, whether it is one child or entire communities of children.
3. ENVIRONMENTAL PRESERVATION - A film submitted in the Environmental Preservation category must address the destruction, protection or rehabilitation of the environment.
4. ANIMAL ADVOCACY - A film submitted in the Animal Advocacy category must address the exploitation, abuse, protection or rehabilitation of wild or domestic animals.
5. ARTIVIST SPIRIT - Many issues filmmakers tackle are complex, and the notions of human rights, children’s rights, animal advocacy, and environmental preservation are inherently interdependent. All beings on earth are connected. Artivist Spirit films are films that explore the spiritual and philosophical nature of this interconnectedness.
Artivist has also given honors to Artists and Activists who have made invaluable contribution to promoting our causes, artists like Matthew McConaughey, Joaquin Phoenix, Alyssa Milano, Olivia Wilde, Ted Danson, Mira Sorvino, Ed Begley, Jr., Mike Farell, Hank Azaria, Claes Nobel, James Cromwell, Tippi Hedren and Peter Fonda just to name a few. All winners are awarded in a ceremony at the historic Egyptian Theater in Hollywood attended by the members of the press and Celebrities, Artists and Activists.
Artivist has been endorsed by the Audubon Society, Sierra Club, Global Green, Care, Amnesty International, The Humane Society of the United States, Prevent Child Abuse America, Witness, and many other NGOs as well as by the United Nations’ Department of Public Information.
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