The Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF) announced on January 23 that submissions are now open. Photo: LAGFF
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF) announced on January 23 that submissions are now open. The LAGFF accepts films completed in the previous two years in all categories — features and shorts, fiction, documentaries and animation works. Key filmmaker(s) — screenwriter, director, producer, lead actor — must be Greek or of Greek descent. Regular deadline is February 29, 2024. More information is available online: https://www.lagff.org/submit-your-film/.
Submit your feature film project as a treatment or screenplay draft to Discovery Days and have your story and pitch workshopped in Los Angeles and Athens by American experts. Projects must originate from Greece, Cyprus, Balkan or Mediterranean countries. Regular deadline is March 1, 2024. For more information, click here: https://www.lagff.org/discovery-days/submit/.
LAGFF also announced that the 2nd Annual Greek Film Festival Summit will take place online Saturday, February 10, 11 AM Pacific Time/ 2 PM Eastern Time/ 9 PM Greece. “We believe in the power of the Diaspora to advance and contribute to Greek culture and the global artistic community,” LAGFF said in a statement via email. “We are happy to provide the second annual global platform for Greek film festivals outside Greece to meet virtually and contemplate issues that we are all facing, to brainstorm and share ideas.”
If you represent a Greek film festival anywhere in the world outside of Greece, and you are interested in participating, email LAGFF: [email protected] and include the name, location, and approximate dates of your festival.
An exclusive six-minute video interview with novelist, screenwriter, producer and showrunner George Pelecanos, 2023 LAGFF Honoree, discussing his cultural heritage and his work, is available on LAGFF’s YouTube channel: https://shorturl.at/ouCI3.
Fundraising is also underway for all of LAGFF’s 2024 programs including the 18th Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (June 1-9) and the year-round Global Greek Film Initiative activities, such as the upcoming Greek Film Festival Summit and film crew training workshops in Greece. Donations are tax-deductible. For more information, email LAGFF: [email protected] or donate online: https://www.lagff.org/support/donate/.
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