Filmmakers arrive this week to attend LA GREEK FILM FESTIVAL


The 5th Annual Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF.ORG) opening this week on Thursday June 9th has officially released the filmmakers who will be travelling in from around the world to attend this year’s festival. “This year we are excited to have a record number of filmmakers from around the world attending the festival.  This means that festival attendees will be exposed to more Q&A’s and engagement after the screenings than ever before.” Announced Ersi Danou co-founder and head of programming. Filmmakers attending this year’s festival:

“Pelicans Watch”
Lea Binzer, Director
Laoura Gkini, Composer

“My Sweet Canary”
Roy Sher, Director
Martha C. Lewis, Featured Singer

“Burning Head”
George Siougas, Director
Dionyssis Samiotis, Producer
Joseph Alan Croisant, Producer

“Mikis Theodorakis – Composer”
Asteris Koutoulas, Director

Yannis Economides, Director
Panos Papahadzis, Producer

“Without Borders”
Nick Gaitatjis, Director   
Sandra Staggs, Producer
John Apostolou, Producer
George Theofanous, Composer
Peter Nikkos, Actor

“With Great Power – The Stan Lee Story”
Will Hess, Director/Producer
Terry Dougas, Director/Producer
Nikki Frakes, Director/Producer

“The Death I Dreamed Of”
Panagiotis Kravvas, Director
Michalis Kapetanidis, Producer

Jonathan Crow, Director
John Kapelos, Producer

Petros Antoniadis, Director
Maria Vlachaki, Producer

Opening night gala at the Laemmle’s Sunset 5 theater will showcase Lea Binzer’s documentary PELICAN’S WATCH. The Festival comes to a close Sunday, June 12 at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills with a Gala event and world premiere of BURNING HEADS, directed by Giorgos Siougas.  Immediately preceding the feature LAGFF will host its closing night Orpheus Awards ceremony, hosted by comedian Angelo Tsarouchas with presenters Billy Zane and Theo Alexander. The evening ends with sumptuous Mediterranean food reception. The reception, to be sponsored   by world-renowned Greek-owned Earth Friendly Products, will be green-themed in support of green action in Greece and around the world.

The 5th Annual Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF) runs from June 9-12 at Laemmle’s Sunset 5, located at 8000 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles. Closing night will take place at the Writers Guild Theater at 135 S. Doheny in Beverly Hills.

Festival sponsors: ELMA (European Languages and Movies in America) – John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation – 1821 Pictures and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Consulate General of Greece.


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