NEWS & VIEWS
THE 2019 TARSHIS FILM AWARDS CELEBRATE FILM-MAKING ACHIEVEMENT
AT THE 6TH ANNUAL ANIMAL FILM FESTIVAL
Tarshis Film Awards return for 6th Annual Animal Film Festival taing place February 9 & 10 in Grass Valley, California.
The AFF is produced by the Center for Animal Protection & Education (CAPE) a non-profit animal advocacy organization with locations in both Santa Cruz and Grass Valley.
This two-day festival takes place at the Center for the Arts in historic downtown Grass Valley, CA. The event occurs during a weekend in either February or March to entertain and enlighten audiences with independent films, comedies, documentaries, and work by emerging artists.
AMBER AND ADAM TARSHIS HONORED AS 'PHILANTHROPISTS OF THE YEAR'
BY LAST CHANCE FOR ANIMALS
October 17, 2017
This year’s celebration honored five visionaries who share LCA’s mission to eliminate animal exploitation worldwide. Outspoken animal rights activist and philanthropist, Philip Wollen received the Albert Schweitzer Award for his animal welfare work in over 40 countries. Jane Velez-Mitchell, one of America’s most prominent spokespersons for animal rights, received the prestigious Sam Simon Award, named in honor of LCA’s devoted supporter and The Simpsons co-creator, the late Sam Simon. The Activist of the Year award was given to Bryan Monell whose undercover work has exposed animal cruelty across the world. Adam and Amber Tarshis, whose Foundation supports animal cruelty investigations and spay and neuter programs among other worthy initiatives received the Philanthropists of the Year award.
Last Chance for Animals (LCA) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating animal exploitation through education, investigations, legislation, and public awareness campaigns. Since its formation in 1984, LCA has succeeded as one of the nation’s pioneer animal advocacy organizations. LCA’s educational and public outreach programs have empowered others to make positive changes for animals. For more information about Last Chance for Animals, please visit www.lcanimal.org.
CASH AWARDS TOTALING $17,000 ANNOUNCED FOR THE 5TH ANIMAL FILM FESTIVAL
Jan 29, 2018
CAPE’s 5th Animal Film Festival (AFF) in partnership with the Tarshis Foundation has selected 10 films to receive cash awards ranging in amounts from $500 to $3,500. This is the second year in a row that the Tarshis Foundation has bestowed cash prizes for short films of :30 to :90 seconds in length that creatively and convincingly highlight the issues of animals used in food production. In addition to these awards, this year the Tarshis Foundation provided the AFF funds for generous cash awards to the Best Feature, Best Short, and Best Student films.