Monday, June 6, 2011

Los Angeles Greek Film Festival: June 9-June 12

The fifth annual Los Angeles Greek Film Festival is set to take place from June 9 through June 12, and it promises a weekend of innovative, enlightening films by Greek filmmakers from all over the world. The goal of the film festival is to showcase new films by Greek filmmakers and promote the preservation of Greek culture. Winners of the festival receive Orpheus awards in three categories: dramatic, documentary, and short films. Acclaimed filmmakers from the LAGFF go on to receive awards and praise at such prestigious film festivals as Cannes, Venice, and Sundance.

This year's festival will feature films such as Pyramids of Athens by Yolanda Markopoulou and A Woman's Way by Panos Koutras, but the favorite film seems to be Knifer by Yannis Economides. Knifer was the winner of several Greek Academy Awards in May, and the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival will host its U.S. premier.

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