Los Angeles, CA, July 08, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- The 2016 Love International Film Festival (LIFF), in conjunction with The Lotus Light Children Charity (TLLCC) and the Every Kid In A Park (EKIP) initiative is set to bestow its highest honor to First Ladies, Michelle Obama and Laura Bush for their many contributions to peace and humanity, including their work as chairwomen of the Every Kid In A park initiative. On July 16th at the iconic Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, the LIFF will honor Mrs. Obama and Mrs. Bush with its Ambassador of Love and Peace Award. The Ambassador of Love and Peace will be awarded yearly to an artist and/or public figure whose lifetime of work embodies the message of promoting love and peace; in addition, one who has shown a true passion for the assistance and betterment of global child welfare. Accepting on the First Ladies behalf will be National Park Foundation board member Stephen L. Hightower.
The LIFF feels that art can be used to inspire, to heal, and to ultimately bring us all closer as human beings; to grow as a unified world, no longer separated by race, religion, gender and economics. The LIFF believes that we can use the art of cinema to teach and remind children that love, peace, and forgiveness are the way to live a more healthy and enlightened life. Mrs. Obama and Mrs. Bush’s lifetime of achievements is the essence of what the LIFF and The Ambassador of Love and Peace represent, and the LIFF is honored to make The First Ladies its first ever recipients.
Additionally, the LIFF will be honoring Actor and Philanthropist Ed Begley Jr., Golden Globe winner Sally Kirkland, and International Star Bai Ling for their many contributions to peace and advocacy. Other celebrities and LIFF Love Ambassadors expected to present at the July 16th closing ceremony include but are not limited to, Andy Vargas, Quinton Aaron, Johnny Messner, Josh Emerson, Jon Voight, Adriano Masciarelli, Luke Goss, Lily Tomlin, Kiko Ellsworth, Andy Dick, Ed Asner, Eric Roberts, Ms. USA 2016, Kat Kramer, and MLB Hall of Fame pitcher Fernando Valenzuela.
The LIFF kicks off on July 8th at the famous Santa Monica eatery Flame International for a private opening ceremony. The festival will continue throughout the week with all day screenings at the iconic Crest Theatre in Westwood, CA; official selections and show times can be viewed at www.loveinternationalchildrenfilmfestival.com. July 16th will bring the festival to a close with an extravagant and celebrity-attended closing ceremony at the historic Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, an afterparty at Bardot-Avalon Hollywood will immediately follow.
Tickets for the festival, opening, and closing ceremony can be purchased at www.loveinternationalchildrenfilmfestival.com.
The LIFF and TLLCC is funded by the highly acclaimed and prize wining spiritual poet Ata Servati. Mr. Servati is also a noted actor and filmmaker.
For more information, please visit www.loveinternationalchildrenfilmfestival.com, or for press credentials, please contact Tva Parks at email@example.com, RSVP's are required.