Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) December 8, 2006
On the Hollywood studio lot of KTLA-TV, actors Cree Summers, Lisa Bonet and comedian Michael Colyer join Elevate Film Festival Director, Mikki Willis to launch the Elevate Film Festival on Friday, Dec. 8, 2006.
As part of the Celebration of Oneness multi media event this weekend, a number of short film and music video makers will be having their own celebration of resourcefulness. At 9:00 AM this Friday on the Hollywood studio lot of KTLA-TV, channel 5, ten professional filmmakers will randomly pick from a hat an inspirational or uplifting topic, in the company of actors Cree Summers, Lisa Bonet and comedian Michael Colyer. Following this televised ceremony, they will then have 48 hours to turn their piece of paper into a music video or short film.
It's all part of the 3rd Annual Elevate Film and Music Festival, which will culminate at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Sunday, December 10th at 5:00 with a screening of all ten entries. The event is taking place within the context of a two-day multimedia weekend event at the same facility called Celebration of Oneness at the Pasadena Convention Center.
"When I heard the tagline for the Elevate Film and Music Festival, 'Lifting consciousness 48 hours at a time,' I couldn't wait to include them in our event," explains Celebration of Oneness producer Colleen Cackowski. Other aspects include keynote addresses by authors John Gray (Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus) and Arianna Huffington ( On Becoming Fearless....in Love, Work and Life), Jack Canfield (Chicken Soup for the Soul Series), a performance by the Agape International Choir, workshops and screenings of films such as The Celestine Prophecy, Raw for 30 Days, One, and an all-new 48 hour Elevate Film Festival, 3 Needles and the new theatrical version of The Secret, each followed by live Q&A's with the filmmakers! Concert series include the Red Nation Band of Friends-Traditional and Contemporary American Indian Music.
Join this creative community for a weekend with some of the 21st Century's greatest visionaries and socially conscious filmmakers and speakers including an Expo Hall featuring booths with sustainable and innovative products designed to enhance the quality of living in the 21st Century.
Admission to the Elevate Film Festival is $15, while the various other tiered tickets for the Oneness event run from $15 to $65. The two-day celebration at the former home of the Emmy's is one of a number produced by the Dragonfly Now Foundation, a non-profit organization headquartered out of Longmont, Colorado.
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