SOURCE: Artivists Film Festival and Awards

November 08, 2007 11:14 ET

4th Annual Artivist Film Festival and Artivist Awards Announce the Winning Films of this Year's Festival

The Artivist Film Festival, Which Recognizes Socially Conscious Filmmakers, Has Announced the Winning Films That Will Be Honored at the Artivist Awards on November 11th, 2007 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - November 8, 2007) - Artivist Film Festival has announced the winning films for best short and best feature film categories. The categories include Human Rights, Children's Advocacy, Environmental Preservation, Animal Awareness and Artivist Spirit.

The 2007 Artivist Award winners are:

"AMERICAN DRUG WAR" for Best Feature - Human Rights directed by Kevin Booth

"THE WORST JOB IN THE WORLD" for Best Short - Human Rights directed by Jens Pedersen

"GLUE BOYS" for Best Feature - Children's Advocacy directed by Phil Hamer

"GIRL STARS: ANITA THE BEEKEEPER" for Best Short - Children's Advocacy directed by: Vikash Nowlakh

"BEYOND CLOSED DOORS" for Best Feature - Animal Awareness directed by Hugh Dorigo

"SHARKS - STEWARDS OF THE REEF" for Best Short - Animal Awareness directed by Holiday Johnson

"OUT OF BALANCE" for Best Feature - Environmental Preservation directed by Tom Jackson

"ANTHROPOLOGY 101" for Best Short - Environmental Preservation directed by Wayne Brittendon

"ZEITGEIST" Best Feature - Artivist Spirit directed by Peter J.

"THE RICH HAVE THEIR OWN PHOTOGRAPHERS" for Best Short - Artivist Spirit directed by Ezra Bookstein

The films and film makers will be honored on November 11th at the Artivist Awards gala hosted by Persia White ("Girlfriends") along with celebrity presenters from TV and Film. This year's special honorees include Ted Danson, Alyssa Milano and Claes Nobel. Previous Artivist Awards have gone to luminaries such as Daryl Hannah, Matthew McConaughey, Joaquin Phoenix, Mira Sorvino, Ed Begley, Jr., James Cromwell, Tippi Hedren and Mike Farrell.

Artivist Film Festival 2007 follows three highly successful years of previous festivals, having set the stage for great audience attendance and media coverage. The event producers are expecting packed seats for most if not all of the highly anticipated 60 films which will run from November 8th to the 11th . Highlights from previous years included screenings of such notable films as "Fast Food Nation," "Super Size Me," "The Corporation" and "Born into Brothels."

The Official Community Partner for this year's Artivist Film Festival and Awards is Petrobras (www. A Brazilian energy company, Petrobras is an active corporate citizen deeply concerned with environmental preservation and the discovery of alternative energy sources. Brazil is the world's second largest producer of ethanol, and Petrobras is at the forefront of that nation's effort to meet the increasing demands of the global community for biofuels that diminish the emission of the greenhouse gases that cause global warming.

Additional sponsors of this year's Artivist Film Festival and Awards are: Apogee Invent Development (, leading engineers of sophisticated web applications; Environmental Defense (, green campaigners working directly with businesses, governments and communities to find lasting solutions to environmental problems; In Defense of Animals (, advocates for the rights, welfare and habitats of animals; KinderUSA (, a humanitarian organization dedicated to alleviating the suffering of children and their families worldwide; and TimeWarner (, a media and entertainment company that takes pride in putting the public interest first.

The Artivist is also grateful to its press release sponsor: Marketwire for its generous media donation and partnership.

The Artivist Film Festival is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to creating a platform for socially conscious "Artivists" to share their inspirational and informative films with the world.

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