Mira Sorvino and James Cromwell to be Honored at Artivist Film Festival and 2005 Artivist Awards April 19-24

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Mira Sorvino and James Cromwell to be Honored at Artivist Film Festival and 2005 Artivist Awards April 19-24

(PRWEB) December 4, 2004

Mira Sorvino and James Cromwell to be Honored at Artivist Film Festival and 2005 Artivist Awards April 19-24

Second Annual Humanitarian Film Fest Also Pays Tribute To Amnesty International, Greenpeace, Prevent Child Abuse America And Farm Sanctuary.

The Artivist Film Festival, which recognizes socially conscious filmmakers, activist celebrities and charitable organizations, has announced two of the four celebrities that will be honored at Artivist Film Festival 2005 as well as the four worthy charities.

Artivist Film Festival 2005 is set to recognize the outstanding contributions of Mira Sorvino for her work with Amnesty International and international human rights as well as James Cromwell for his tireless efforts dedicated to animal rights and Farm Sanctuary. Two additional celebrities will be announced shortly for their respective work for Greenpeace benefiting environmental preservation and Prevent Child Abuse which fights for ChildrenÂ’s Advocacy. The celebrities and charities will be honored at the 2005 Artivist Awards, an awards gala that will be held on the last night of the festival.

The festival, which will begin on April 19, 2005, will once again take place at the famed Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. Over the course of the six day event, filmmakers from around the world will compete in various categories of film or video including narrative, documentary and short film. Committed to strengthening the advocate voice of activist filmmakers and artists, Artivist Film Festival creates a much needed platform for them to share their work with large audiences. Artivist is now accepting film submissions and will announce the final roster of films that will be in competition in February 2005.

“Activist filmmakers can become a powerful voice for positive change in our global community,” said Artivist Film Festival Founder Diaky Diaz. “Their films address a variety of social issues ranging from international human right and children’s advocacy to environmental preservation and compassion for all sentient beings. Activist films educate, inspire create awareness and ultimately encourage people to contribute to the improvement of our world.”

Artivist team members are also presently securing sponsors for the festival as well as commencing on an aggressive marketing and public relations campaign that will ensure maximum exposure for the charities and film festival as well as for the sponsors. In addition, supporters may become members of the Artivist Patron Circle.

Artivist Film Festival 2005 follows on the highly-successful footsteps of the inaugural Artivist Film Festival that was held last April. The premiere festival attracted over 4,240 people, more than 150 international filmmakers, producers and artists from 14 countries, all of whom participated in the screening of 89 films. Highlights of the last yearÂ’s festival included screenings of such notable films as Super Size Me by director Morgan Spurlock, Uncover The Truth Of The Iraq War by Robert Greenwald and The Corporation from

filmmaker Mark Achbar.

The 2004 Artivist Awards were bestowed upon Ed Begley, Jr. and Greenpeace for environmental preservation, Mike Farrell and Witness for International Human Rights, Tippi Hendren and Humane Society of the United States and France Nuyen and Child Welfare League of America

for childrenÂ’s advocacy.

The Artivist Film Festival is the first festival dedicated to addressing social, global, political, animal rights and environmental issues through film, visual arts and music.

For more information on Artivist Film Festival 2005 or to schedule a time to speak with members of the Executive Board, media should please contact Lauren Lewis at office (818) 990-4771, cell (818) 970-0052, llewispr@aol.com.


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