The Academy of Greeks
The 12th Annual Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF) will be held on June 6 to 10 in Los Angeles.
The five day Festival known to celebrate the best of new films from Greek filmmakers worldwide and promote Greek cinema and cultural exchange will be back at the Egyptian theater in Hollywood.
This year, over 175 film submissions– a record number for the organization– were received ranging in subjects from immigration and economy collapse to documentaries about the beauty and history of Greece.
Special “Orpheus Awards” will be given to the most outstanding new films in the dramatic, documentary and short film categories. 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.
LAGFF is a 501 © is a non-profit organization open to all film goers and patrons of the arts. The full program schedule and tickets are available at www.lagff.org