LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 23, 2006 -- The 2006 Artivist Film Festival & Awards is proud to honor celebrity activist-actors Joaquin Phoenix, Daryl Hannah, and Matthew McConaughey for their contributions to environmental, humanitarian, and social causes. This year's Artivist Film Festival and Artivist Awards will take place November 9-12 at the historic Egyptian Theater in the heart of Hollywood. 63 Films from 34 countries around the world will be presented during the four-day event. The festival provides a unique opportunity for international filmmakers to unite and address the importance of art and activism in our global community.
"ARTIVIST" is the first international film festival dedicated to addressing Human Rights, Children's Advocacy, Environmental Preservation, and Animal Rights. Its mission is to strengthen the voice of international activist-artists, or "Artivists," while raising public awareness for social global causes.
Since its inception in 2004, the Artivist Film Festival has showcased more than 150 films from 34 countries, including the Los Angeles Premieres for OSCAR winner "Born Into Brothels," and the OSCAR-nominated "Super Size Me." The "Artivist Awards" honor the winning Films of the Annual Artivist Film Festival and the work of outstanding activist celebrities. Past honorees include: James Cromwell, Mira Sorvino, Ed Begley Jr., Tippi Hedren, Mike Farrell, and France Nuyen.
This year's Artivist Film Festival highlights a wide range of social, humanitarian and political issues. The festival will also feature such noted activist-artists as
Tom Hanks, Susan Sarandon, Martin Sheen, Viggo Mortensen
, Elton John, Morgan Spurlock, Brett Ratner, Andy Garcia, and many others.
During the past three years, Artivist has reached millions of people with its public relations campaign and has received international recognition. In an exciting new development this year, and in recognition of the valuable socially conscious platform it provides, Artivist is now officially affiliated with the UNITED NATIONS.
ARTIVIST is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. 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.
The 2006 Artivist Film Festival and Artivist Awards offer extensive sponsorship and partnership opportunities. To learn more about these benefits contact President and co-founder Diaky Diaz at: 310-712-1222 or email: mailto:[email protected]
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to view the 2006 ARTIVIST ELECTRONIC PRESS KIT. Or, visit the following link: http://www.artivists.org/files/ARTIVIST-06-EPK.pdf