LOS ANGELES – The 12th Annual Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF) will be held on June 6-10 at the landmark Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles.
The five-day Festival celebrates the best of new films from Greek filmmakers worldwide and promotes Greek cinema and cultural exchange while bridging the gap between the filmmakers and Hollywood. This year, a record number, over 175, films were submitted, with subjects ranging from immigration and economy collapse to documentaries about the beauty and history of Greece.
Special “Orpheus Awards” are given to the most outstanding new films in the dramatic, documentary, and short film category. The theme of this year’s Orpheus Awards is “The Academy of Greeks,” paying tribute to Greek artists who have received an Academy Award or Oscar nomination since 1935. All Awards presenters will be female to reflect LAGFF support of the #TimesUp movement.
The Closing Night feature film precedes the star-studded Awards Ceremony which will be followed by a Greek feast under the Hollywood stars at the Egyptian courtyard. The Best Supporting Actor of West Side Story, George Chakiris, will be one of the honorees this year with actress Rita Moreno presenting his Award.
Tentative LAGFF Events Schedule:
June 4 – Soft Opening at UCLA (TBA)
June 6 – Red Carpet Opening Night Film & Gala with a special performance by singer-songwriter Ariana Savalas
June 7 – Film Screenings
June 8 – Film Screenings and Retrospective
June 9 – Film Screenings and Filmmakers Brunch
June 10 – Red Carpet Closing Night Film, Orpheus Awards Ceremony & Gala
LAGFF is a 501 © (3) non-profit organization and open to all filmgoers and patrons of the arts. The full program schedule and tickets are available at www.lagff.org
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