The 6th Annual Los Angeles Greek Film Festival is just around the corner (May 31-June 3).
This is an especially exciting year, because even though times are rough in Greece, the financial situation has only motivated our filmmakers. We have 23 amazing films this year and some special events. We also have an amazing group discount -- 2-for-1 tickets on your purchase of 10 or more. Just enter the code "group" to recieve your discount after you have added 10 tickets from one event.
Please let me know of any questions that you have!
Some of our programs include:
EDITING FOR FILM WRITERS: TWO SIDES OF THE SAME COIN is our master class this year, held on June 1, 2012 from 1-5pm. In one afternoon, Michael Economou will present an intense, structured overview of the Masters Course he teaches at the USC School of Cinema, geared toward film writers. The similarities between writing and editing will be examined, while underlining the knowledge of key editing principles can become an extremely useful tool to the screenplay writer, beginner or otherwise. This class is specifically designed for writers who have a basic knowledge of screenplay writing and have written at least one screenplay or are in the process of writing one.
THEO ANGELOPOULOS TRIBUTE – One of the most notable Greek film directors, Theo Angelopoulos was killed in a road accident on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, while filming THE OTHER SEA. This two-part tribute will include a presentation by Frederick Linch (ASU film instructor) and a panel discussion with friends and collaborators of Theo Angelopoulos. Film clips will be included in a presentation of the famed filmmakers unique visual and musical style, his concept of time, and story-telling world. At 11:30 AM, you will have the unique opportunity to watch a screening of one of his films ULYSSES' GAZE, starring Harvey Keitel.
On Saturday, June 2, 2012, at 10 am, Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF) has scheduled a one-hour panel on Hollywood representation to take place at the Academy’s legendary Linwood Dunn Theater. Refreshments and light lunch will be offered after the panel at the venue’s reception area. Some of the general questions to be addressed are: How does the system of representation in Hollywood work and what are the odds of foreign filmmakers and their films being represented? What are some of the qualities agents seek in a filmmaker or film, or literary piece of work? How can a foreign filmmaker get through the door of your agency? What kinds of films do agents look for when attending foreign film festivals? What are some of your key business aspects that prospective clients should know? The last 20 minutes of the hour will be dedicated to an open discussion with the audience.
SAYOME, a documentary film, tells the story of a Japanese woman, living in Crete for 35 years with her Greek husband and two sons, who hears news of her mother's death and must return to her homeland, Japan, to reunite with her estranged family. This is an immigration story with high emotional content. This film has not played in any major film festivals, so it is “hot off the press”.
APARTMENT IN ATHENS is set against a backdrop of German occupation of Greece in 1943. This drama introduces us to an Athenian family, whose life undergoes a profound change when their apartment is commandeered by an exacting German officer (played by Richard Sammel) with an inscrutable attitude. The film, made by Italian filmmaker, Ruggero Dipaola, has earned Best Picture at multiple festivals.