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8th Artivist Film Fest shines light on social issues pics in Hollywood, on int’l tour

Written by: FFT Webmaster | February 16th, 2011

Hollywood, California – US

In the Spotlight this week is the 8th Annual ARTIVIST FILM FESTIVAL, dedicated to addressing human rights, children’s advocacy, environmental preservation, and animal rights through cinema. With its five-day festival held in the heart of the film industry, followed by a tour in U.S. and international cities, Artivist seeks to spread the word about these important issues and the films that shine a light on them.

The Artivist Film Festival and Awards program’s mission is to strengthen the voice of advocate artists – “Artivists” – while raising public awareness for social global causes. Having premiered FAST FOOD NATION, EMMANUELLE’S GIFT, STOLEN CHILDHOODS, and ZEITGEIST, Artivist has become known as a serious festival serving up strong messages and superior quality. Some examples of Artivist awarded films that have gone on to great acclaim include Academy-Award winning BORN INTO BROTHELS and Academy-Award nominee GOD SLEEPS IN RWANDA.

At the conclusion of the Festival is the Artivist Awards – a gala ceremony complete with a vegan reception with honorees, industry insiders, and celebrity presenters in attendance. Top films from the Festival will tour additional international stops after the main event in Hollywood; past tour locations have included London, Lisbon, Tokyo, Mexico City, Washington, D.C., and New York City.

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The Artivist Film Festival and Artivist Awards are produced by The Artivist Collective, Inc., a charitable organization creating this platform for artists to share their inspirational and informative films with the world.

As an avenue for filmmakers to screen their unique, socially-conscious films to the general public, Artivist works just as hard for the filmmakers and their projects as they do for the causes presented. Filmmakers come together through Artivist to share resources, collaborate, and network with other artists and entertainment industry professionals. This process has also led to funding agreements for future film projects.

If you agree with Morgan Spurlock (SUPER SIZE ME) who opened the first Artivist Film Festival by declaring, “One person with one camera and one idea can change the world,” submit your film to the Artivist Film Festival today!

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