Zeitgeist: Addendum to premiere at the 5th Annual Artivist Film Festival, 2008

5th Annual Artivist Film Festival & Awards Announces Opening Night Film and Overview of Official Program Lineup

ZEITGEIST ADDENDUM – Sequel to the Most-Downloaded Video in Internet History Selected as Opening Night Film; 2008 Festival to Screen 40 Films From 40 Countries

LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwire – September 28, 2008) – The 5th Annual Artivist Film Festival & Awards today announced its opening night film along with an overview of the official 2008 program lineup. Artivist is the first international film festival and awards dedicated to addressing human rights, children’s advocacy, environmental preservation and animal advocacy. It runs from October 2-5 at the historic Egyptian Theatre, in the heart of Hollywood. This year’s festival is hosted by our Community Partner, Petrobras, one of the largest distributors of ethanol fuel in the world…

ZEITGEIST ADDENDUM, the highly-anticipated sequel to Director Peter Joseph’s controversial and eye-opening documentary, ZEITGEIST, has been selected to open this year’s festival. The first ZEITGEIST, released in 2007 on Google Video, made its official World Premiere at last year’s festival and earned the “Artivist Spirit” honors for Best Feature Film at the 2007 ARTIVIST AWARDS. Since then, ZEITGEIST has become an on-line phenomenon as the most downloaded film in Internet history. While the initial film focused on challenging perspectives on religion, The World Trade Center attacks of September 11th, and the formation and function of the Federal Reserve Bank, the follow up will explore several new topics including the potential positive transformation of our global societies.

“Director Peter Joseph demonstrates the ability to take risky subject matter and turn it into a visually, emotionally, and intellectually compelling case for a greater point of view,” states Diaky Diaz. “Millions of people gravitated toward Peter’s first film. We are excited that this year’s Artivist Film Festival will provide a platform to once again, pique the curiosity of millions of viewers and continue the dialogue about topics concerning Americans and citizens worldwide.”

As in past years, the festival will conclude with the ARTIVIST AWARDS on Sunday, October 5th, honoring celebrities and filmmakers for their art and advocacy. The 2008 Artivist Awards honorees will be announced in the coming weeks. Previous honorees include Ted Danson, Alyssa Milano, Claes Nobel, Matthew McConaughey, Joaquin Phoenix, Ed Begley, Jr., Mira Sorvino, and others. This year Artivist will honor the community advocate radio station, KPFK in celebration of their 50th Anniversary…