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The 15th LAGFF Presents New Greek Cinema on Your Screens May 10-30

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The 15th Los Angeles Greek Film Festival takes place May 10-30. Photo: Los Angeles Greek Film Festival

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF) in its 15th celebratory edition is coming soon to your screens. The newest crop of features, documentaries and shorts, curated by the programming team will be available on LAGFF's secure platform May 10-30, accompanied by a host of webinars and live or pre-recorded Q&As. More details will be available soon.

The LAGFF is also honoring exiting Board Members, Dinos Andrianos and Thouly Dosios. In a statement via email, LAGFF said that “we are indebted to exiting longtime LAGFF Board Members, Dinos Andrianos, Los Angeles-based entrepreneur and supporter of the arts, and Thouly Dosios, award-winning filmmaker/photographer. Through their service and selfless dedication, LAGFF was able to maintain organizational integrity and develop its artistic scope and vision. As they are moving on to other endeavors, we wish to extend our sincere and heartfelt gratitude and wishes to them. LAGFF would have not been the same without their influence!”

The LAGFF also introduced their new Board Member, Lia Bozonelis. “We are proud and delighted to welcome Lia Bozonelis as our new Board Member,” LAGFF stated via email. “Lia is a screenwriter, writer and producer based in Los Angeles. Her pandemic thriller feature Safer at Home, which she co-wrote and co-produced for Voltage Pictures during the COVID lockdown, is currently being distributed internationally by Vertical Entertainment. Next up is her psychological thriller feature Ghosted, which she co-wrote and will produce with Meridian Entertainment, as well as her dramedy feature Deep Sea Baby, which is being packaged to shoot in Greece. Lia's romantic comedy feature Eat, Drink & Be Married premiered worldwide in summer of 2019. She also recently sold the romantic comedy feature A Taste of Love to Reel One Entertainment and completed a page-one feature rewrite of the Gen Z comedy Summer Job for Gunpowder & Sky.

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Lia Bozonelis, new Board Member for the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival. Photo: Courtesy of the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival

Lia previously served as Head Writer and Consulting Producer of the feminist sketch comedy series Sorry Not Sorry for Go90, Sony-backed Astronauts Wanted, Complex Networks and DiGa Studios. She also created a four-part web-series Living Your Best Half Life, produced by Cafe.com. Additionally, Lia has developed film and television projects with Momentum TV, Atlas Entertainment and Haven Entertainment, among others, and wrote the female-driven action feature Girl Race under a grant from the Australian government.”

“At the center of Lia's career is her mission to help women rise within the entertainment industry. Lia finds fulfillment as a pro bono mentor and advisor to women, as well as within her cultural community of Greeks and Greek-Americans. She is now ready to serve on the Board of Directors for the LAGFF, where she previously volunteered for over ten years. In addition, and as a member of several women-in-film groups, Lia utilizes her strengths within these organizations to advocate for young, diverse voices to be heard through storytelling. She was recently a recipient of the prestigious 40 Under 40 Award from the Greek America Foundation for her professional and philanthropic contributions.”

The LAGFF also noted the Greek Oscar Nominees, Yorgos Lamprinos for his editing on The Father and Phedon Papamichael for his cinematography on The Trial of the Chicago 7.

The Father stars Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Coleman in an interior portrait of a man who suffers from the deterioration of his cognitive abilities. Lamprinos' editing creates a world ruled by a wholly other sense of time and space while plunging into the mind of the protagonist (Hopkins). Lamprinos is also known for editing the films Xenia and Obscuro Barroco, both of which have screened at LAGFF.

The Trial of the Chicago 7 is an Aaron Sorkin political drama centering around the actions of seven anti-war protesters including Abbie Hoffman (Sacha Baron Cohen), Jerry Rubin (Jeremy Strong), and Tom Hayden (Eddie Redmayne). This is LAGFF Advisor Papamichael's second Oscar nomination for cinematography. His previous nomination was for Alexander Payne's Nebraska.

The Academy Awards ceremony takes place April 25.

More information is available online: https://lagff.org/.