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INSPIRING CELEBRATION OF HEROES AT THE 6TH ANNUAL MY HERO INTERNATIONAL
Los Angeles, CA - 11/20/10 - The 6th Annual My Hero International Film Festival will
celebrate the best of humanity by honoring the films of students, teachers, activists,
and artists around the world that focus on engendering positive change. The Awards
Ceremony commences Saturday, November 20th, at 3 p.m. in the Ray Stark Family
Theater in USC's George Lucas Building. The festival is hosted by the nonprofit
organization The MY HERO Project. The MY HERO staff will host an anniversary dinner
after the Awards Ceremony, in celebration of the organization's 15 years of engaging,
educating and empowering individuals worldwide to create socially conscious media.
|2010 MY HERO Short Film Festival Invitation|
This year's festival culled together an impressive group of finalists. Highlights
include producer Sean Penn's Love Hate Love, a moving portrait of terrorist victims
reclaiming their lives; the animated short Hummingbird that illustrates a story told
by Nobel Prize winner Wangari Maathai; and This Chair Is Not Me, a stunning portrait
of one man's journey to express himself in the face of daunting odds. As part of MY
HERO's efforts to inspire a global audience, these films and others can now be viewed
on The MY HERO Project website, http://www.myhero.com/2010 .
In addition to screening selected winning films, the Festival Awards Ceremony will
include several inspiring performances and presentations. Internationally renowned
musician Kenji Williams will perform a piece from his Bella Gaia Multi-Media
Symphony. Born on The 4th of July author Ron Kovic will present a special prize in his
name to Fauzia Minallah's Let Them Bloom, the film that best exemplified the spirit
of peace. Kathy Eldon of Creative Visions will also present the Dan Eldon Activist
Award to Jacob & Isaac Seigel-Boettner, for demonstrating the wonderful impact
bicycles can have on the lives of people around the world in Pedal=Sight.
|Jacob Seigel-Boettner and Ian Wexler, winners of the Dan Eldon Activist Award for 'Pedal=Sight'|
Individual Hero Awards are being given to southern California native Jon Rose for his
humanitarian work in Haiti, C-SPAN founder Brian Lamb for bringing a nonpartisan
view of democracy to Americans, and Randall Arauz for his efforts to fight shark
finning in Costa Rica, among others. In addition, teacher Rowena Gerber from Miami
will be honored with MY HERO's Global Educator Award for her Solar Oven Project,
which aims to reconnect children to the environment. With its talented pool of
finalists, acclaimed authors, filmmakers and activists in attendance, The 6th Annual
MY HERO Film Festival promises to be a momentous occasion.
Since 1995, The MY HERO Project has fostered the development of young media
artists by providing a venue to share stories, art and films that celebrate the best
of humanity. The MY HERO web site promotes inter-cultural awareness through an
unparalleled online archive of creative works that address the topic of heroism in
unique and captivating ways (www.myhero.com). MY HERO has garnered acclaim
from political leaders, artists, activists and educators all over the world.
|Ron Kovic and Jeanne Meyers|
For more information about the MY HERO International Film Festival and this exciting
evening to honor our world's heroes, please visit http://myhero.com/filmfestival
Entries are now being accepted for The 7th Annual MY HERO International Film
Festival, which will be held in November of 2011. Filmmakers may submit films
of up to 10 minutes in length in the following categories: Narrative, Animation,
Experimental, Documentary or Excerpt. The deadline to enter is June 1, 2011.
For more information, visit the festival web site at: www.myhero.com/submit .
PLEASE NOTE, SEATING IS LIMITED, SO RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW:
To reserve your free seat for the Awards Ceremony & Screening, please rsvp at
To make a donation to attend the 15th Anniversary Celebration Dinner, please RSVP at