SOURCE: Artivist Film Festival

October 23, 2007 11:00 ET

Actor and Producer James Haven Opens up About His Latest Endeavor: the Artivist Film Festival in the Current November Issue of Marie Claire Magazine

The Handsome, Sometimes Shy Artist-Turned-Activist Shares Some Insight on Living Life With Purpose, Passion -- and Why He's More Than Just Another Pretty Face!

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - October 23, 2007) - James Haven opens up to Marie Claire's Lauren Iannotti about his latest passion: the Artivist Film Festival.

The dashingly handsome older brother of Angelina Jolie: James Haven is making his own mark on the world by supporting filmmakers and activists with a global conscious vision.

In his most recent interview, James talks about focusing in on making a difference by using his celebrity status to help others. He talks candidly about his famous sibling "being the catalyst" for his decision to get started in philanthropy. He also speaks openly about growing up in an abusive household and how that shaped his feelings toward abandoned women and children.

James is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Artivist organization, helping to raise awareness and he is set to help kick-off the Artivist Film Festival on November 8th 2007.

The 4th Annual Artivist Film Festival pays tribute to filmmakers from around the world showcasing some 60 documentary films from 25 countries, recognizing their work in Social Consciousness, Human Rights, Environmental Preservation, Animal Welfare and Child Advocacy.

Among the 2007 celebrity honorees: Ted Danson, Alyssa Milano and Claes Nobel. The film festival, which will begin on November 8, 2007, will take place at the famed Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. Over the course of the 4-day event, filmmakers from around the world will compete in various categories of film or video including narrative, documentary and short film. The festival's mission is to strengthen the voice of international activist artists, referring to them as "Artivist," while raising public awareness for social and global causes.

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

For more information about the Artivist or to schedule an interview with James, please contact J.R. Savet at 805-405-0710, e-mail:

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