The 13th Annual Film Festival is June 3-9
After reviewing a record 182 film submissions, the 13th Annual Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF) programming team revealed film selections today. The 2019 Festival is June 3 to 9 and includes fiction feature films and documentaries, short films, animation, industry-led panels, and workshops in VR and distribution. “LAGFF is committed to exploring new avenues and collaborations in the world of film,” explains Artistic & Festival Director Aristotle Katopodis. “We continue to encourage and expose new filmmakers and offer new educational programs as we embark on our 13th year. Our slate of 47 feature films includes many first-time directors, multiple-awarded films, while four of our main films were created by women.”
The UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center educational collaboration proudly returns this year with the premiere screening of THE RIGHT POCKET OF THE ROBE by first-time feature film director Yiannis Lapatas, on June 3rd, following its premiere at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival. The Opening Night at the Egyptian Theater on June 5th, features another first-time director Basile Doganis, who has screened several short films at LAGFF, presents the North American Premiere of MELTEM. Actress Daphne Patakia, who graduated from the Greek National Theatre is recognized as one of the top five rising stars in Europe, is gracing MELTEM.
Full Film Slate – http://lagff.org/festival/films/
Photo Caption: Daphne Patakia lead actress from opening night film Meltem