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The Political Film Society is a nonprofit corporation that exists to recognize Hollywood films ability to raise awareness in political matters in the world. Film makers (directors) are the ones who are awarded by this organization. The Political Film Society awards directors as a way of encouraging the industry to make the public audience more aware of the political issues facing their world today. ... This article is about the World, meaning the Earth. ... Generally a director is a person or one of a body of persons appointed to manage the affairs of a government agency, company, corporation, group or project. ...


The Political Film Society was founded in 1986 in Honolulu, HI. It was originally an idea of the Hawai`i Political Studies Association. The headquarters of the society were moved from Honolulu to Hollywood in 1998 after it became a nonprofit organization. 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Honolulu as seen from the International Space Station Honolulu is the largest city and the capital of the U.S. state of Hawai‘i. ... Headquarters denotes the location where most, if not all, of the important functions of an organization are concentrated. ... ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ...


Leaders

Each year, at an annual meeting of members, three persons are elected to serve on the board of directors. The board, in turn, chooses the Chief Executive Officer. Michael Haas, who also serves on the board, has been the CEO of the Political Film Society since its inception. Other board members elected in 1998 are Stanley M. Castillo and Eric Dacumos. A chief executive officer (CEO) or chief executive is the highest-ranking corporate officer or executive officer of a corporation, company, or agency. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ...


Members

Members are selected by the board of directors. Those wanting to become members of the society must contact the society through mail or email to join and after that they usually become members of the society. Members in good standing are allowed to vote each year on the films up for the awards that the society hands out for the winners. Postbox redirects here. ... E-mail, or email, is short for electronic mail and is a method of composing, sending, and receiving messages over electronic communication systems. ...


Awards

The Political Film Society awards movies each year with the Political Film Society Awards. These awards are given out to movies in five categories: Political Film Society Award for Democracy, Political Film Society Award for Exposé, Political Film Society Award for Human Rights, Political Film Society Award for Peace, and the Special Award. The awards are nicknamed The Stanley Awards after Stanley M. Castillo, an original member of the Political Film Society's board of directors who passed away in 1998 due to cancer. It has been suggested that Board of Trustees be merged into this article or section. ... When normal cells are damaged beyond repair, they are eliminated by apoptosis. ...


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