The Artivist Film Festival is the first film festival dedicated to addressing International Human Rights, Children’s Advocacy, Environmental Preservation, and Animal Advocacy. In addition to the artist awards, Artivist also awards a feature and short in each of these four categories. Additionally the Artivist Spirit Award goes to the film that best embodies the overall mission of the festival. The 2010 event was held again at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood from December 1-4, concluding with the Artivist Awards.
The festival’s mission is to strengthen the voice of advocate artists – “Artivists” – while raising public awareness for global causes. The Film Festival that has Brazilian company Petrobras as the presenter sponsor, brought in 2010 “Complexo- Universo Paralelo”, a film by Portuguese director Mario Patrocinio – the Artivist Award winner for the Best Feature in the category Human Rights.