Free the Bowl(TM) World Premiere 2011 Video Contest Winners to be Announced
Streaming Live at FreeTheBowl.com Feb. 3rd San Rafael, California
SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Marin Institute, the alcohol Industry watchdog, is holding the Free the Bowl World Premiere 2011 to announce the winners of their third annual youth-produced, counter-TV-sports-beer-ad video contest. Videos this year are outstanding, as they are performances or songs.
The event will take place at the Smith Rafael Film Center in San Rafael, California on February 3, 2011. It begins with a reception at 4:00 p.m. (PT). The awards presentation takes place at 5:00 p.m., and will be streamed live at FreeTheBowl.com. This year’s contest received 62 entries from 10 different states (all eligible videos available to preview at FreeTheBowl.com).
Awards presentation, live entertainment, screening and What: streaming of the Free the Bowl(TM) 2011 winning counter-TV-sports-beer-ads. When: Thursday, February 3, 2011, 4-6 p.m. (PT) Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St. San Rafael, CA Where: 94901. Also streaming live at www.FreeTheBowl.com Who: Noah Griffin - Emcee, Marin County Celebrity/Singer Cathy Summa-Wolfe - President, Marin Institute Board of Directors Mark Leno - California State Senator Zoe Elton -Director of Programming, Mill Valley Film Festival Bruce Lee Livingston -Executive Director, CEO, Marin Institute Marc Levine - San Rafael City Councilman Bay Area youth participants and performing artists To honor young activist filmmakers from across the country Why: for producing videos that counter exploitative alcohol ads on TV sports events
- The more alcohol ads kids see, the more likely they are to drink, drink to excess and drink more often
- Estimates indicate as many as 30 million underage youth view more ads for beer than for any other product during the Big Game
- It is well established that teens that begin drinking before age 15 are four times more likely to develop alcohol dependence than those who wait until they are 21
- 10.7 million underage youth drink, 7.2 million binge drink and alcohol related problems from this drinking cost the country $60 billion dollars annually
For more info, interviews with Marin Institute staff Media Availability: and contest winners, please contact Michael Scippa - (415) 548-0492
Contact: Michael Scippa 415-548-0492 Jorge Castillo 213-840-3336
SOURCE Marin Institute