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Founded in 2003, our mission is to raise awareness for international human rights, children’s advocacy, environmental preservation, and the humane treatment of animals through film, music, and community action. What began as a Film Festival and Awards Show 10 years ago evolved into a platform for guiding the public “From Awareness to Positive Action” by connecting our audiences to more than 100 Organizations, where they can actively participate in positive change. In 2012, ARTIVIST became a proud ngo member of the UNITED NATIONS Department of Public Information. Among the 7+ million NGOs operating worldwide, less than 1% are affiliated with the United Nations.

SINCE 2003 ARTIVIST HAS:

- Honored various Celebrity Advocates at the Annual ARTIVIST AWARDS: Joaquin Phoenix, Mathew McConaughey, Peter Fonda, Ted Danson, Mira Sorvino, Maria Bello, Ed Begley Jr., James Cromwell, Alyssa Milano, Olivia Wilde, Kristen Bell, Claes Nobel of the Nobel Prize Family, and more.

- Promoted and collaborated with more than 100 NGOs, (including UNICEF, Amnesty International, Greenpeace, Global Green, Humane Society of the United States, PETA, CARE, Witness, Save the Children, ONE, Rock the Vote, and more).

- Reached more than 50 Million People and has been featured in 150+ Newspapers, Magazines, and Blogs.
Produced events in 5 Countries: USA, UK, Japan, Portugal, and Mexico.

- Screened 400+ international Films, representing over 60 countries, to 35,000+ attendees.