Artists And Activists Converge At Egyptian Theater

Artists And Activists Converge At Egyptian Theater On Earth Day For Six Day Humanitarian Film Festival

WHAT/WHO: Join celebrated activists and noted humanitarians for the first annual "Artivists Film Festival."

STARRING: Donzaleigh Abernathy, Ed Begley Jr., Tippi Hedren, Subhankar Banerjee, Phil Borges, Olly&Suzi and more

WHERE: Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Blvd.
WHEN: April 22-27, 2004 - Forums 6:30 - 8:30pm (except April 25, 4:00 - 6:00pm)
April 27, 2004 - Advocacy Awards 7:00 - 9:00pm
TICKETS:            (310) 712-1222   Artivist VIP Festival Pass - $325

Ed Begley Jr.

Artivist for a week - $210.00 (Student discounts $150.00)
Artivist for a day - $35.00 (Student Discount $25.00)
Forums (includes film screened after forum) - $25
Regular screening admission - $10.00 (Student discount $7.00)

The Artivist Film Festival 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 is a deliberate coalition between filmmakers, artists and activists intended to serve as a vehicle to raise global consciousness and funds for its designated charities.  This year's key issues are children's advocacy, international human rights, animal rights and

Tippi & Timbo

environmental preservation.

Filmmakers from around the world will compete in three categories of film or video - narrative, documentary and short film.  This year's designated charities are The Child Welfare League of America, The Humane Society of the United States, Greenpeace and Witness.   The Artivist Jury Committee will announce its roster of competing films on February 20, 2004.  

Tippi Hedren

The festival will also present awards to prominent actors, artists and activists for outstanding achievement in humanitarian service at The 2004 Artivist Awards, an awards gala held on the last day of the festival. Honorees include to date: Ed Begley, Jr. for advocacy in the field of Ecology; Tippi Hedren for advocacy in Animal Rights (Additional recipients to be announced).

Sidebar events will include a world-renowned fine art and photographic exhibit, forums and discussion groups.  The Artivist Film Festival will occupy both theaters and the grounds of the Egyptian Theatre compound.  Its courtyard and lobby will serve as the Artivist Community Center; an adjacent area is designated as Artivists' View to exhibit paintings and art from around the world.  A café, gift shop, information area and 'jam stand', live bands playing every evening, will be set up in the same general area.
Founder and Executive Producer, Diaky Diaz said:  "Response from the creative community has been overwhelming.  I cannot express how many times I have been told that the concept is long overdue.  People from all walks of life have temporarily put their lives on hold to work on the festival.  The word is already out."  She added, "We are expecting over 10,000 participants over the course of the event."

The Artivist Film Festival is the first festival dedicated to addressing social, global, political, animal rights and environmental issues through Film, Visual Arts & Music.  Our mission is to strengthen the voice of international activist Filmmakers & Artists - Artivists - while raising public awareness and funds for global social causes. For more information:


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