Araceli Lemos (IPDF Director) was a programmer for LAGFF since its third edition. In 2013, she founded the International Project Discovery Forum. Lemos is a writer-director and editor based in Athens and Los Angeles. In Los Angeles, she works as a director with Nonetheless Productions. Her short film MIGUEL ALVAREZ WEARS A WIG screened at festivals worldwide including Tampere, Leeds and Outfest. As an editor, Araceli’s work includes the documentary THEY GLOW IN THE DARK (dir. Panayotis Evangelidis), winner of the Hellenic Film Academy’s Award for Best Documentary and the FIPRESCI Award at the Thessaloniki Film Festival. Lemos debut feature in development, HOLY EMY, was selected for the 2017 CineLink co-production forum. Lemos is a 2013 Berlinale Talent Campus alum and holds an MFA in Film Directing from CalArts, as a Fulbright and Onassis Foundation Scholar.
Born in Maryland, Karina Logothetis (IPDF Production Coordinator) is a Greek filmmaker based in Los Angeles, California and Athens, Greece. She holds a B.A. in Photography and Audiovisual Arts from the Technological Educational Institute of Athens and a diploma in Digital Filmmaking from SAE Athens.She has worked as an assistant director, script supervisor and editor in feature and short films as well as TVCs . She recently wrote and directed her first short film VOURVOUROU, which won a film fund award from the Hellenic Film Academy and OTE TV.
Giulia Caruso (IPDF Associate Producer) is an LA-based Italian producer and founding member of Nonetheless Productions. She won a Cassavetes Independent Spirit Award for Andrew Ahn’s debut feature, SPA NIGHT. The latest feature she produced, COLUMBUS, stars John Cho, Haley Lu Richardson and Parker Posey. It premiered at Sundance and Rotterdam 2017, and it’s opening in theaters on August 4th. Caruso produced content for clients such as Focus Features, MTV, GoPro – including Ian Samuels’ Sundance short film, MYRNA THE MONSTER, and Rhys Ernst’s GLAAD-awarded docuseries We’ve Been Around. Caruso is an alum of Sundance’s Creative Producing Summit, Film Independent’s Project Involve and the Berlinale Talent Campus. She holds an MFA in Film Directing from Calarts.
André K. Enriquez (IPDF Intern) is a Graduate Student and Teaching Fellow pursuing his M.A. in Creative Writing at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA, where he recently graduated and received his B.A. in English, with a minor in Classics & Archaeology. Enriquez is an academic journal editor, published columnist, essayist, and poet, and a co-creator of LAGFF’s first ever Film Archive.
Olivia Kent (IPDF Intern) moved out of Colorado Springs, Colorado to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a screenwriter. She is currently a senior Screenwriting major, Classics minor at Loyola Marymount University where she has had the opportunity to write multiple scripts and work on several student films. While attending the university, she has been a development intern for three production companies.
Thouly Dosios (IPDF Reader) holds a B.A. in Visual Studies from Harvard University and an M.F.A. in Film Directing from UCLA. Her short film, HOUSE OF THE OLIVE TREES, has screened in over 80 film events worldwide, receiving several distinctions. Dosios has written and directed a wide range of documentary projects, as well as the shorts, VIRAL THREAD and ROCKING & REELING. She edited the independent comedy, BALLS TO THE WALL, directed by Spheeris. Dosios is currently developing the screenplay for her first feature.
Natasa Efstathiadi (Logo, Booklet Design) is an artist and designer living and working in Greece. She also holds a passion for cinema and likes experimenting on her own on super 8 film. Lately she has been involved in stage design as well.
Athens born artist and designer Yiannis Mouravas (Logo, Booklet Design) is based in Amsterdam. He is working on his thesis at the Dirty Art Department of the Sandberg Institut. Themes like the rise of vandalism, the european narratives and the legislative use of archaeology are blended in his work.