The 2012 FILManthropy Festival Showcasing Films that Inspire and Raise Awareness to Create a Better World.

When: May 17, 18th & 19th 2012

Where: Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Event Details: Celebrities attended the 2012 FILManthropy Society‘s 3rd annual FILManthropy Festival, Thursday, May 17th — Saturday, May 19th, 2012. This unique event was a canvas for instigating and inspiring change by showcasing films that inspire, educate, raise awareness and motivate, so that audiences may open their minds and their hearts to creating a better world. The FILManthropy Festival encourages patrons to not only watch these inspiring films, but to do something — to work for change. Each filmmaker attaches a charity to his/her film and 100% of the Festival’s net proceeds are distributed between the winning filmmakers’ charities.
The selected films are divided into two categories, Short Films and Feature Films, and are screened Thursday, May 17th through Saturday, May 19th at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica. The Festival ends with the Torch Awards Gala hosted by Brian McFayden (former host of Beauty and the Geek) on the evening of Saturday, May 19th which includes an evening award celebration featuring appetizers, musical guests The Californian, Bandito Royale and The Mid Cities, and a silent auction. The gala also includes last year’s FILManthropist of the Year; actress and human rights advocate Anne Archer, passing on the prestigious FILManthropist of the Year award.
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