LOS ANGELES – The 14th Annual South East European Film Festival (SEEfest) takes place May 1-8 and explores the theme of cinematic audacity by drawing attention to filmmakers whose works grapple with complex existential, ethical, and historical questions in innovative, and provocative ways.
Tickets are now on sale on Eventbrite for all SEEfest 2019 features, shorts programs, and special events. Screenings will take place in West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Echo Park, and other locations.
Among the films to be screened this year are the following Greek films: making its North American premiere, Chandelier, directed by Antonios Glaros; Fugue, directed by Laura Neri, makes its Los Angeles premiere; Scopophilia, directed by Natalia Lampropoulou and Ilektra Aggeletopoulou, makes its West Coast premiere; Tax Evasion: A Greek National Sport, directed by Kelly Sarri; and Third Kind, directed by Yorgos Zois, also makes its West Coast premiere.
Greece and USA co-productions include Blessings and Vows, directed by Katerina Zacharia, and Icebergs, an animated short film directed by Eirini Vianelli, making its Los Angeles premiere. Zacharia will participate in a Q&A session following the film screening.
By Halves makes its North American premiere at SEEfest this year. The France and Greece co-production is directed by Anastasia Melia Eleftheriou who will participate in a Q&A following the screening on May 5.
The complete schedule of screenings and special events is available online: https://seefilmla.org.
About the South East European Film Festival (SEEfest)
SEEfest presents cinematic and cultural diversity of South East Europe to American audiences and creates cultural connections through films, artistic and social events. It was founded in 2006 by Vera Mijojlić, long-time film critic and cultural entrepreneur. The event brings a large selection of feature, documentary, and short films to the Writers Guild Theater, Laemmle Music Hall, and West Hollywood Council Chambers/ Library campus.
The SEEfest program and activities are supported, in part, by the California Arts Council, a state agency; Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission; and presented with the support of the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division. Special thanks to ELMA for continued support of SEEfest programs.