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George Pelecanos Novelist, Director, Producer, Showrunner

LAGFF honored George Pelecanos in 2023 and captured this exclusive interview in which he talks about his cultural heritage and his work.

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2nd OWL International Program for Screenwriters

The Global Greek Film Initiative team in association with The Hellenic Initiative is proud to have supported the second edition of the OWL Screenwriting Workshop, which took place earlier this month in Athens against the iconic background of the Parthenon!

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WE ARE PROUD RECIPIENTS OF SUPPORT FROM THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA & THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES

This organization is supported by the LA County Department of Arts and Culture as part of Creative Recovery LA, an initiative funded by the American Rescue Plan.

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By supporting the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival, you join an elite group of companies and individuals that support unique and diverse voices in independent filmmaking. The five-day Festival offers a multitude of opportunities to promote your brand to an audience of film lovers, trendsetters and influencers.

Our sponsors include companies across an array of industries that want to align their brands with the visionary talent and excitement associated with LAGFF.
The Festival embraces the cultural diversity of Los Angeles and the vision of independent filmmaking from Greece and many other countries around the world. Screenings this year will be held virtually through the Eventive platform.

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    Submit your Film

    Feature, documentary short and animation films must have been completed within two years prior to April 2024.

    Films must have been completed in 2022 or later, and not had a public screening in Los Angeles prior to the festival. For short films, an LA Premiere status is strongly preferred, but not required.

    LAGFF 2024 Submissions are OPEN.

    • All non-English films must have English subtitles.
      Submissions through FilmFreeway are encouraged.
    • Electronic submissions and Online Screeners are also accepted. Please submit VIMEO uploaded film links to: submissions@lagreekfilmfestival.org including user id and password as applicable. Commercial transfer sites, such as dropbox.com, wetransfer.com, yousendit.com, may also be used. Make sure that you include the title in the submitting email.
    • More than one film may be submitted, but each must be submitted on a separate submission form and entry fee.
    • The entry fee is non-refundable and required at the time of submission.
    • Films submitted to LAGFF 2023 which were not accepted, provided they were completed no earlier than January 2022, may be resubmitted. A new entry fee and a completed submission form are required.
    • It is strongly recommended that films submitted have a film trailer posted online. The trailer must have English subtitles.
    • Feature film: 60 min and over
    • Documentary film: any duration
    • Short film: under 60 min
    • Animation Film: any duration

    ORPHEUS AWARDS

    • Best Fiction Feature Film
    • Best Documentary Film
    • Best Short Film
    • Best Animation Film
    • Best Directing for Feature Film
    • Best Actor/Actress Award
    • Audience Choice Award
    • Special Jury Award (may be awarded upon the discretion of the Jury)

    ENTRIES

    See the film submission platform below.

    Film Freeway (FF) submission

    a. FF application
    b. Submit screeners via weblinks
    c. Pay fees on FF website

    For inquiries, please write to: submissions@lagreekfilmfestival.org

    My participation opened a new world of experiences, collaborations and friendships with some of the most important and interesting people in the film industry.

    - Kimon Tsakiris, director of SUGARTOWN: THE BRIDEGROOMS (LAGFF 2007), SUGARTOWN: THE DAY AFTER (LAGFF 2010)

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      2nd OWL International Program for Screenwriters

      The Global Greek Film Initiative team in association with The Hellenic Initiative is proud to have supported the second edition of the OWL Screenwriting Workshop, which took place earlier this month in Athens against the iconic background of the Parthenon!

      Read More »

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        LAGFF 2021

        The 15th Los Angeles Greek Film Festival is celebrating the breadth and depth of Greek Cinema today. The LAGFF virtual edition will offer New Greek Cinema with curated features, shorts, documentaries, animations on a secure platform accompanied by a host of webinars, live and pre-recorded Q&A sessions. Due to COVID-19, the festival will run on-demand only for this year from May 10 to May 30th. The virtual component allows this year’s Festival to reach a global audience. With over 60 features, shorts, docs, and animated films, LAGFF 2021 is the largest online Greek Film Festival outside of Greece. LAGFF showcases new films from Greece and Cyprus and includes works by international filmmakers of Greek descent. The Festival promotes Greek cinema, cultural exchange and helps to bridge the gap between Greek filmmakers and Hollywood.

        EARLiER EVENTS

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        LAGFF 2021

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        GOVERNMENT GRANTS

        This organization is supported by the LA County Department of Arts and Culture as part of Creative Recovery LA, an initiative funded by the American Rescue Plan.

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        BRONZE

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        PATRON

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        James & Angela Ananias
        DAPHNE VALENTINA

        CHAMPION

        Corinna Tsopei-Fields
        Stavros & Ann Marie Olympios
        The Antholis Family

        SUPPORTER

        Giannis & Maria Faturos
        Dr. Dino Tripodes & Family
        Michael & Athina Debusk
        Peter & Vivi Demopoulos
        Athanasios & Efthimia Foskaris
        Dr. Stephen
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        Dino Pantazis
        Christina Kounelias & Richard Brous
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        The Patronas Family

        FRIEND

        Poulakidas Family
        The Margaritis Nicolaides Family
        Gregory Pappas
        (George Pelecanos tribute)
        Susan Booth & Christopher Wadden
        (George Pelecanos Tribute)
        Diana Post & Terry Reichelderfer
        Gary Charnas

        In Kind Donor

        Wendy Greenleaf
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        Rudy Zacharia

        Fan

        Brian Lenard
        Tryphon Georgiou & Efi Foufoula-Georgiou
        Aliki Theofilopoulos
        Christina Meli
        Chris Vasilopoulos
        The Bozonelos Family
        Panos Lykidis

        In COLLABORATION

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        ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS​

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        The festival is held under the auspices of General Secretariat for Greeks Abroad and Public Diplomacy of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs. We wish to express our gratitude to Secretary General for Greeks Abroad and Public Diplomacy, Prof. John Chrysoulakis, for his continued effort to unite the Hellenes abroad and support all efforts for culture, arts, and issues that Hellenes face away from the homeland.

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        We also wish to express our gratitude to Honorable Ioannis Stamatekos, Consul General of Greece in Los Angeles, for his support and promotion of Hellenism.

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        We are grateful to Honorable Andreas Kyprianides, Consul General of Cyprus, for his continued support and tireless efforts to promote Hellenic and Cypriot issues and interests in Los Angeles.

        Special thanks go to ELMA, an organization dedicated to the promotion of European Cinema in America.