Since its inception in 2007, The Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF) showcases new films from Greece and Cyprus, and includes works by international filmmakers of Greek descent.
The Festival’s Orpheus Award is named for the legendary Greek poet and “father of songs” and is the annual prize honoring the best in Greek and Greek inspired cinema. The awards night has become an integral event serving to highlight filmmakers who are changing the way we think about film. Past festival participants include award-winning directors and filmmakers such as Alexander Payne, Penelope Spheeris, Phedon Papamichael, Olympia Dukakis; studio executives such as Jim Gianopulos (Fox Filmed Entertainment Chairman) and Kary Antholis (President, HBO Films) serve on LAGFF’s Advisory Board.
This year’s featured films include amongst others:
LITTLE ENGLAND (MIKRA AGGLIA) – Greece, 2014, 132 min – Director: Pantelis Voulgaris
XENIA – Greece/France/Belgium, 2014, 128 min – Director: Panos H. Koutras
AT HOME (STO SPITI) – Greece, 2014, 103 min – Director/Writer: Athanasios Karanikolas
STRATOS (LITTLE FISH) – Greece, Germany, Cyprus, 2014, 138 min – Director: Yannis Economides
WEDNESDAY 04:45 (TETARTI 04:45) – Greece/Germany/Israel, 2015, 116 min – Director/Writer: Alexis Alexiou
A FAMILY AFFAIR (MIA OIKOGENEIAKI YPOTHESI) – Greece, 2014, 87 min – Director/Writer: Angeliki Aristomenopoulou
AGORA – Greece/Germany/Qatar, 2015, 117 min – Director/Writer: Yorgos Avgeropoulos
For more info please visit the LAGFF website.