New York, NY (PRWEB) December 10, 2010
The 7th Annual Artivist Film Festival will take place in New York City beginning Thursday December 9th with a showing of the highly charged, already sold out film "Madonna of the Mills" and will conclude on Sunday December 12th with the film, "Deep Green" which focuses on how we can realistically stop global warming.
All screenings will take place at the Tribeca Cinemas in lower Manhattan and features free tickets to all films, informational panels with filmmakers and subject matter experts after many of the films, and in the spirit of Artivist, a special reception Saturday evening December 11th from 6:30p-11:30P which will host a special interactive forum to support the Artivist filmmakers and humanitarian NGO's who are invited to bring their materials for distribution/signage in honor of International Human Rights Day (12/10).
Founded in 2003, "Artivist" is the first international film festival and awards ceremony dedicated to raising awareness for Human Rights, Children's Advocacy, Environmental Preservation, and Animal Advocacy. Artivist's mission is to strengthen the voice of socially conscious artists - "Artivists" - while raising public awareness for social global causes. The Festival has showcased 400+ films representing more than 60 countries around the world over the past 7 years and has reached millions of people with its film festivals in Hollywood, London, Tokyo, Mexico City, and Lisbon. In past years the Artivist festival has been recognized for the socially conscious platform it provides by Claes Nobel of the Nobel Prize family; by Senator Barbara Boxer, by the United Nations Department of Public Information; and is sponsored by Petrobras. HUMNEWS will also be featured in a short clip before each film as they launch their that will be featuring Artivist documentaries. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WupKelfV6Q
This year's entries:
1. "Madonna of the Mills" Director: Andy Nibley
2. "Lunch" Director: Avis Richards
3. "Water on the Table" Director: Liz Marshall
4. "The Dahmma Brothers" Director: Jenny Phillips
5. " Eco Boys and Girls" Director: Maria Snyder
6. "The One Wayz" Director: The ONE WAYz
7. "Kids of the Majestic" Director: Dylan Verrechia
8. “Complexo – Universo Paralelo” Director: Miro Patrocono
9. "War Don Don" (War is Over) Director - Rebecca Richman Cohen
10. Skin Trade Director: Shannon Keith
11. Gorillas 98% Human Director: Charles Annenberg Weingarten
12. Africa's Lost Eden Director: James Byrne
Full Schedule, Film Descriptions at http://www.HUMNEWS.com
For Free Tickets: http://artivistfilmfestival-nyc.eventbrite.com/
When: Thursday, December 9th - Sunday, December 12, 2010
Location: Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick Street New York, NY 10013 (at Laight Street, one block below Canal Street).
VIP Reception Saturday, 630P-11:30P ET:
Special Interactive Forum to Support the Artivist Filmmakers and NGO's and their message.
NGO's are invited to bring their materials for distribution/signage.
This year, Artivist proudly welcomes back Petrobras as its Official Community Partner. Since 2007, Petrobras has supported the efforts and growth of the international Artivist Organization. Understanding the interdependence between humanity, animals, and the environment is crucial in our global community. By working with individuals and groups, organizations and corporations, we can create long-term solutions to our global problems.
Petrobras, a Brazilian energy company, has a 30 year history of producing and using ethanol from sugar cane as fuel for vehicles, and is now committed to increasing the production and exports of ethanol. At their new research center, scientists are looking for ways to produce ethanol from farming byproducts, which can increase production without the need for more farming land. Petrobras is the largest funder of Cultural Arts Programs in Brazil, and a partner of hundreds of social projects specially focused on reducing poverty and creating opportunities for children and teenagers living in some of the poorest neighborhoods in Brazil.
As the only company in the oil & gas sector that is part of the Global Compact Board of the United Nations, Petrobras commits its corporate governance to the 10 principles set forth by the UN. In 2010, selected projects received 45 million dollars to help protect endangered species like sea turtles, spinners dolphins and the manatee, as well as initiatives on carbon capture, water protection, biodiversity, and climate change.
Artivist is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. All proceeds benefit the Artivist Film Festival Tours and year-round programs dedicated towards creating platforms for socially conscious "Artivists" to share their inspirational and informative films with the world.
For more information please visit: http://www.ARTIVIST.com
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