2022 marks the 16th anniversary of the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF). LAGFF presents a variety of film programs, both contemporary and retrospective, in Hollywood - the heart of the entertainment capital of the world. Filmmakers accepted into the festival take part in Industry one-on-one meetings with film industry professionals, allowing for dialogue and mentorship between filmmakers and working Hollywood professionals.

ORPHEUS AWARDS
Best Fiction Feature Film
Best Directing for Fiction Feature Film
Best Actor/Actress for Fiction Feature Film
Best Documentary Film
Best Short Film
Best Animation Film

Sometimes Special Jury awards are also given:
Special Jury Award - Best Fiction Feature Film
Special Jury Award - Best Actor/Actress for Fiction Feature Film
Special Jury Award - Best Documentary Film
Special Jury Award - Best Short Film
Special Jury Award - Best Animation Film

GENERAL RULES

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Feature, documentary and short film submissions must have been completed within three years prior to April 2022 (no earlier than January 2020).

Films must have been completed in 2020 or later, and NOT had a public screening in Los Angeles prior to the festival. For short films, an LA Premiere status is strongly preferred, but not required.

Please note that films that are publicly available on streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon, Disney+, iTunes, etc., on or before the festival dates will not be eligible to screen at LAGFF.

Eligible Films:
- Films by Greek directors, writers, producers, or actors (in starring roles), (co-directors, co-writers, and co-producers are also eligible) from Greece and Cyprus. Must be credited.
- Films by directors, writers, producers, or actors (in starring roles), (co-directors, co-writers, and co-producers are also eligible) of Greek descent worldwide. Must be credited.
Greek and Cypriot productions.
- Films about Greece and/or with a prevalent Greek theme.
- Films submitted to LAGFF 2020 or 2021 that were not accepted, provided they were completed no earlier than January 2020. New entry fee and completed submission form required.

Greek-themed films from emerging local to Los Angeles filmmakers.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
All non-English films must have English subtitles.
More than one film may be submitted, but each must be submitted on a separate e-link and accompanied by a separate submission form, entry fee, and printed payment receipt.

If your film is selected to be screened at the festival, you will be required to provide a copy of your film in one of the accepted formats (DCP is preferred, Blu-Ray - Region 0 or 1), a press kit with press reviews, synopsis, full credits, film stills, trailer (or film clips), poster, and a director's bio with a headshot. A backup digital file of your film in the form of BluRay will also be recommended. BluRays should be clearly marked, including the film title (in English,) running time, format, and contact information. Please indicate the country of origin.

The entry fee is non-refundable and required at the time of submission. Please pay the entry fee by Paypal or through FilmFreeway. Do not send cash or checks.

Filmmakers must submit an online screener of their film through FilmFreeway, or by providing a link to an external site (e.g., Vimeo) with any passwords needed to view the film to submissions@lagreekfilmfestival.org

Commercial transfer sites such as wetransfer.com, yousendit.com, dropbox.com are also accepted at the submissions@lagreekfilmfestival.org address.

RULES & REGULATIONS
Inclusion in the festival, as well as the number, dates, times, and locations of screenings, will be at the sole discretion of the Festival Directors.
Once a film is selected for presentation at LAGFF, the film’s producers or distributors agree not to hold a screening of the film in Los Angeles prior to the festival screening.
Submission of a signed entry form constitutes acceptance of the LAGFF regulations. Furthermore, the festival management reserves the right to decide all questions not specifically provided for in the regulations.
All disputes, matters of interpretation, controversies, and other issues relating to the entry form or regulations shall be determined and resolved according to the laws of the State of California.

SUBMISSION MATERIALS
FilmFreeway application
- Entry fee (paid through Paypal or FilmFreeway.com)
- Printed payment receipt (if paid by Paypal)
- Press Kit:
- Photo stills in electronic form (at least 3 HD)
- Complete list of credits (cast & crew)
- Photo of Director
- Biography and filmography of the submitting filmmaker.
- Posters/postcards (if applicable)
- Trailer (or a trailer link) in HD format

SCREENING REQUIREMENTS
If your film is selected for exhibition, you must provide LAGFF with:

- Copy of the selected film in either DCP or BlueRay for exhibition (on special occasions in35mm)
- DVD screeners for backup.

PRINT COPIES & MATERIALS-Please send to:
SIMPLE DCP
c/o Los Angeles Greek Film Festival
4200 Sepulveda Blvd #102
Culver City, CA 90230

Publicity materials will not be returned.

FILM CATEGORIES
Feature Fiction Films: 60 min and over
Documentary Films: any duration
Short Fiction Films: under 60 min
Animation Films: any duration

ORPHEUS AWARDS
Best Fiction Feature Film
Best Directing
Best Actor/Actress for Fiction Feature Film
Best Documentary Film
Best Short Film
Best Animation Film

Audience Choice
Audience Award for Best Fiction Feature Film
Audience Award for Best Documentary Film
Audience Award for Best Short Film
Audience Award for Best Animation

Sometimes Special Jury awards are also given:
Special Jury Award in Best Fiction Feature Film
Special Jury Award in Best Actor/Actress for Fiction Feature Film
Special Jury Award in Best Documentary Film
Special Jury Award in Best Short Film
Special Jury Award in Best Animation Film

SUBMISSION DEADLINES
Early deadline: January 10, 2022 (received)
Regular deadline: February 28, 2022 (received)
Late deadline: March 21, 2022 (received)

NOTIFICATION DATE
April 23, 2022, via e-mail and FilmFreeway.

For inquiries write to: submissions@lagreekfilmfestival.org

Overall Rating
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  • Fantastic experience, really enjoyed being part of LAGFF!

    June 2021
  • Demetrios Tzamaras

    I really enjoyed taking part of the LA Greek Film Festival! I got to meet a lot of cool people and a saw some wonderful films. They do a great job bringing Greek voices to the masses which I really appreciate, as a Greek-American. They also seem to really care about animation, I took part in a couple virtual panels and that was really fun. Thanks again!

    June 2021
  • Julia Speropoulos

    Very well-organized festival, quite hospitable. Great opportunity. Needs more networking for filmmakers. Overall excellent.

    June 2021
  • Amazing festival!!! Thank you very much for selecting our film!!!

    June 2021
  • Eftychia Fragou

    Great organisation, great team and an amazing festival. It was a great honour to be awarded at Los Angeles Greek Film Festival

    June 2021
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    Response from festival:

    It was an honor to have you, Eftychia, and all Filmmakers participating at the festival. Congratulations once again to you, and the Greek Cinema!