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MY HERO SEEKS SUBMISSIONS FOR
2011 DAN ELDON ACTIVIST AWARD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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MY HERO SEEKS SUBMISSIONS FOR 2011 DAN ELDON ACTIVIST AWARD

Los Angeles, Ca – 7/11/2011 - Artist and activist Dan Eldon was a hero in the truest sense; a photojournalist whose passion was to shed light on stories that needed to be told. In 1993, Eldon was killed by an angry mob while covering the conflict in Somalia for Reuters News Service. He was only 22-years-old. To honor Eldon’s memory and his life’s work, the MY HERO International Film Festival will present the 2011 Dan Eldon Activist Award to a short film that addresses the theme of “activism.”

Kathy Eldon, Dan Eldon’s mother, will present the award at the Screening and Award Ceremony, which takes place Saturday December 3rd at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts.

Kathy Eldon speaks to the 2010 MY HERO Film Festival audience
Kathy Eldon speaks to the 2010 MY HERO Film Festival audience

Kathy Eldon is a journalist, author and humanitarian. She transformed her grief and channeled her energy into creating a foundation that supports activists who, like her son, use media and the arts to call attention to critical needs and humanitarian issues in an effort to bring positive change in the world. Creative Visions Foundation helps artists, writers and filmmakers use their artistic disciplines as vehicles of social change. The author of 17 books, Kathy Eldon also is working on three upcoming series for the Oprah Winfrey Network and her company has teamed up with Julia Roberts’ company to produce a feature film about Dan Eldon.

Submissions are currently being accepted for consideration for the $500.00 Award

http://myhero.com/Eldon

To submit your film, click the following link: http://myhero.com/submit

You may provide a link to your film if it is online. Each finalist will be asked to send in a DVD of his or her film, in full resolution QuickTime format. The deadline to enter is September 1, 2011

For more information about the MY HERO International Film Festival or to reserve your seats for this exciting evening of celebrating the world’s heroes through film, click on the following link: http://myhero.com/filmfestival

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Related Links

The Dan Eldon Activist Award - Find out about past winners and more information about the Dan Eldon Activist Award
Dan Eldon - Visit the Dan Eldon webpage on MY HERO
The Dan Eldon Activist Award (Film) - Watch this short film about the Dan Eldon Activist Award
Dan Eldon - Artist, Activist, Adventurer - Visit Dan Eldon's site to see his accomplishments and what he left behind
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