SOURCE: Artivist Film Festival and Awards

November 05, 2007 11:40 ET

Ted Danson, Alyssa Milano and Claes Nobel to Be Honored at the 4th Annual Artivist Film Festival and Artivist Awards November 11th, 2007

The Artivist Film Festival, Which Recognizes Socially Conscious Filmmakers, Activists, Celebrities and Charitable Organizations, Has Announced the Three Celebrities That Will Be Honored at Artivist Film Festival 2007

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - November 5, 2007) - Ted Danson, Alyssa Milano and Claes Nobel will be honored at the Artivist Film Festival and Artivist Awards on November 11th, 2007 in Hollywood, California.

The 4th Annual Artivist Film Festival hosted by actress Persia White ("Girlfriends"), 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.

The Artivist Film Festival has selected three celebrated individuals whose contributions to various issues have brought about change and awareness to the global community.

Selected by an esteemed panel and based on outstanding contributions: Ted Danson for his work with American Oceans Campaign (AOC) creating awareness for life-threatening eco-hazards to our oceans and through his call for more government action. Alyssa Milano for her extensive work as a relief ambassador with UNICEF and her plight to raise public awareness for neglected tropical diseases faced by over one billion people world-wide. Finally, Claes Nobel, senior member of the Nobel family for his championship of causes related to environmental stewardship, earth ethics and youth outreach. Additionally, honorees will include various cultural creatives, organizations and documentarians who define the Artivist mission.

The celebrity honorees will be honored on November 11th at the awards gala that will be held on the last night of the festival. 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.

The film festival, which will begin on November 8th, 2007, will once again 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 "Artivists," while raising public awareness for social and global causes.

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. Highlights from previous years included screenings of such notable films as "Fast Food Nation," "Super Size Me," "The Corporation" and "Born into Brothels."

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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