Bringing Socially Conscious Films From Around the Globe, the 6th Annual Artivist Film Festival Prepares for Its 2009 Tour

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Bringing Socially Conscious Films From Around the Globe, the 6th Annual Artivist Film Festival Prepares for Its 2009 Tour. Festival dates and locations are: LONDON, UK: The Shaw Theatre. November 26 - 28, 2009 HOLLYWOOD, USA: Egyptian Theatre. December 1-5, 2009 "ARTIVIST" is the first international film festival dedicated to addressing Human Rights, Children's Advocacy, Environmental Preservation, and Animal Rights. Our mission is to strengthen the voice of advocate artists -- "Artivists" -- while raising public awareness for social global causes. Since its inception in 2003 the Artivist Film Festival has screened more than 300 international advocate films representing 45 countries around the world. The Festival has toured in Hollywood, Washington, D.C., London, Lisbon, Mexico City, and Tokyo. Each year, Artivist reaches millions of people with its public relations campaign. Films premiered at the festival have included Academy Award winner "Born Into Brothels," Academy Award Nominee "Super-Size Me," and the Los Angeles Premieres of "Fast Food Nation," "Emmanuel's Gift," "Zeitgeist," and "Trudell" to name a few. THE ARTIVIST AWARDS honors the winning films of the annual Artivist Film Festival and the work of outstanding advocate celebrities. Previous Honorees have included: Ted Danson, Alyssa Milano, Joaquin Phoenix, Matthew McConaughey, Daryl Hannah, Mira Sorvino, James Cromwell, Ed Begley Jr., Tippi Hedren, and Mike Farrell. The Awards Ceremony takes place at the completion of the Artivist Film Festival at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. Artivist has received public endorsements from various global leaders and organizations including the UNITED NATIONS, AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL, GLOBAL GREEN, and Claes Nobel of the NOBEL PEACE PRIZE family. The Artivist Film Festival represents a unique opportunity for Sponsors. Companies can positively communicate their name, image, products and services to a clearly defined, influential, socially aware and highly receptive audience.

On behalf of the United Nations DPI / NGO Section, responsible for the relationship between the UN and 1,500 affiliated NGOs worldwide, I would like to express my appreciation to ARTIVIST for your dedication in raising public awareness...

The 6th Annual Artivist Film Festival and the 2009 Artivist Awards is in pre-production for its 2009 Tour. Festival dates and locations include: the renowned Shaw Theatre in London, November 26-28, and the historic Egyptian Theater in the heart of Hollywood, December 1-5, 2009.

PR Partners include the prestigious Rogers & Cowan.

Artivist Founder and President, Diaky Diaz, states:
"We are looking forward to another successful year with the Artivist filmmakers and our expanding community. We have received thousands of films and it's inspiring to see the purposeful passion of these filmmakers. Now, perhaps more than ever, we need a reminder of the interdependence between Humanity, Animals, and the Environment. We are grateful to our Sponsors and Supporters for expanding the Artivist mission of awareness, compassion, and positive action in our global community."

"ARTIVIST" is the first international film festival dedicated to addressing Human Rights, Children's Advocacy, Environmental Preservation, and Animal Rights. Our mission is to strengthen the voice of advocate artists -- "Artivists" -- while raising public awareness for social global causes.

Since its inception in 2003 the Artivist Film Festival has screened more than 300 international advocate films representing 45 countries around the world. The Festival has toured in Hollywood, Washington, D.C., London, Lisbon, Mexico City, and Tokyo. Each year, Artivist reaches millions of people with its public relations campaign. Films premiered at the festival have included Academy Award winner "Born Into Brothels," Academy Award Nominee "Super-Size Me," and the Los Angeles Premieres of "Fast Food Nation," "Emmanuel's Gift," "Zeitgeist," and "Trudell" to name a few.

THE ARTIVIST AWARDS honors the winning films of the annual Artivist Film Festival and the work of outstanding advocate celebrities. Previous Honorees have included: Ted Danson, Alyssa Milano, Joaquin Phoenix, Matthew McConaughey, Daryl Hannah, Mira Sorvino, James Cromwell, Ed Begley Jr., Tippi Hedren, and Mike Farrell. The Awards Ceremony takes place at the completion of the Artivist Film Festival at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood.

Artivist has received public endorsements from various global leaders and organizations including the UNITED NATIONS, AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL, GLOBAL GREEN, and Claes Nobel of the NOBEL PEACE PRIZE family.

The Artivist Film Festival represents a unique opportunity for Sponsors. Companies can positively communicate their name, image, products and services to a clearly defined, influential, socially aware and highly receptive audience.

ARTIVIST offers companies and corporations the opportunity to tie nonprofit investment to business strategy. Investing in the 2009 Artivist Film Festival and Artivist Awards helps companies meet their community involvement objectives. By intentionally limiting the number of top tier sponsors, Artivist offers each company maximum opportunities to customize a marketing strategy that specifically meets their needs. To learn more about ARTIVIST'S SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS, contact our President, Diaky Diaz at: Sponsor@artivists.org

ARTIVIST NETWORK LAUNCH
In 60 days the Artivist Film Festival will proudly launch the much anticipated "ARTIVIST NETWORK." The Artivist Network is an Internet based social network of artists, advocates, and progressive thinking individuals. The Network will provide an opportunity for filmmakers to reach an audience of millions internationally with their social message. Geared towards the LOHAS Community, films, products, and services can be purchased directly through the network, benefiting artists, NGOs, and charitable groups.

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Official Community Partners:

For the past two years PETROBRAS has supported the efforts and expansion of the international Artivist Film Festival. Understanding the interdependence between humanity, animals, and the environment is crucial in our global community. By working with individuals and groups, organizations and companies, we can create long term solutions to our global problems.

Petrobras, a Brazilian company, is the largest funder of Cultural Arts Programs in Brazil. As one of the largest distributors of ethanol fuel in the world, Petrobras has a 30 year history of producing, distributing and using ethanol from sugar cane as fuel for vehicles. The Petrobras Environmental Program is focused on water protection and biodiversity, supporting hundreds of projects that aim to recover water bodies and sources, as well as promoting the rational use of water resources and environmental education. Petrobras is the only energy company that is part of the Global Compact Board of the UNITED NATIONS, committing its corporative government to the 10 principles set forth by the UN. Petrobras is a proud Partner of various animal advocacy programs which include endangered sea turtles, the manatees, and various save the whales programs.

MITSUI & CO., LTD. ("Mitsui") is pursuing a wide variety of businesses worldwide, in partnership with the people of the regions in which we do business. Areas covered range from development of resources such as iron and steel raw materials, oil and gas, through to logistics and financial business, and on to personal items such as mobile phone contents, food and fashion items. Although we do business in a broad range of domains and provide a vast array of functions, our basic role remains the same -- providing necessary goods and services to the people who need them.

ANTIL, INC. is the Public Relations Sponsor for Artivist in Japan.
Since 2004, ANTIL STRATEGIC PR & MARKETING has been a progressive leader in strategic public relations and effective marketing, shifting from advertisement based marketing to multifaceted marketing which puts importance on Public Relations.

"On behalf of the United Nations DPI / NGO Section, responsible for the relationship between the UN and 1,500 affiliated NGOs worldwide, I would like to express my appreciation to ARTIVIST for your dedication in raising public awareness..."

UNITED NATIONS -- Juan Carlos Brandt, Chief - Department Of Public Information

To learn more about the International Artivist Organization visit us at: http://www.ARTIVISTS.org

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