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Third LA Greek Film Festival

23 June 2009 / 10:06:38  GRReporter
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The LA Greek Film Festival is taking place for the third time and it will present its films to everybody in Hollywood. Premieres will have Small Crime by Christos Georgiou, and the festival will end with Guiness by Alexis Kadaras. In total, seven full-length films will be shown, eight short films and seven documentaries. 15 of them will be shown for the first time on the festival, which will take place between June 25th and 28th.


Standing out in the program is the Greek-American director Penelope Spheeris (on the photo), whose is the famous movie Wayne’s World.


The films, which will be screened on the festival and will fight for an Orpheus Award are Well Kept Secrets by Panos Karkanevatos, Εlli Μakra- 42277 Wuppertal by Thanassis Karanikolas from Germany, Goodnight Irene by Paolo Marino-Blanco from Portugal, Guiness by Alexis Kardaras, Run It by Evangelos and Georgios Giovanis from the US and Valse Semtimentale by Konstantina Voulgari.


The documentaries are Bathers by Eva Stefani, Chameleon Beach by Adam Schmedes from Denmark, No Subtitles Necessary: Lazlo & Vilmos by James Kresantis from the US, On The Edge by Basil Doganis from Japan, Τ for Τrouble and the self admiration society by Dimitris Atiridis, Themis by Marco Gastine, The Night Fernando Pessoa met Constantine Cavafy by Stelios Charalambopoulos.


The short films included in the festival are I am gay by Nikolas Kolovos, Instructions by Costas Yiallouridis, Mariza by Constantinos Krystalis, One Night Together by Elefteria Astrinaki, Street Battle by Christos Kanakis, Syntagma na Christina Yoakimidi, The Grandfather by Nikia Chrissou from Cyprus, and We Call Her Daisy by Stefan Georgiou from Great Britain.


Except for seeing the films, everyone can visit a one day seminar, which will deal with the subject of the Greek presence in international cinema productions. Part of this seminar will be Nia Vardalos (director of My Big Fat Greek Wedding) and the famous cameraman Fedon Papamihail (Lost Arcadia). This year, the LA Greek Film Festival will include in its program meetings with Hollywood professionals, which provides an opportunity for young directors to show their movies to famous producers and distributors.

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