The Artivist Film Festival has announced Earth Day, as the official start date for its six-day event to be held April 22-27, 2004, at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. The festival represents a conscious coalition between filmmakers, artists and activists with the intention to serve as a vehicle to raise funds and awareness for this year’s key issues: children’s advocacy, international human rights, animal rights and environmental preservation. Funds raised by the festival will go to the Artivist’s designated charities: Witness, Child Welfare League of America, The Humane Society of the United States and Greenpeace.
Filmmakers from around the world have competed in three categories of film or video – narrative, documentary and short film. The full film selections will be announced soon. The centerpiece films of the festival, which coincide with the key issues are: children’s advocacy – Born into Brothels, international human rights – “Juvies”, animal rights – “Urban Elephant” and environmental preservation – Super Size Me. Other notable films in the festival include: “The Sound that Intoxicates Man”, “Blue Vinyl”, “Ford Transit”, Two Towns of Jasper, “War Photographer”, Persons of Interest, “How to Make a Bird” and “Crucible of War”. Some films that will be presented publicly for the first time in LA or anywhere include “Fatal Fallout”, “We Interrupt This Empire”, “The Ferocious Pit” and The Corporation. In total over 75 films will be shown throughout the festival.
For more info, visit the Artivist Film Festival website.