2018 marks the 12th anniversary of 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

Audience Award

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

GENERAL RULES

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Feature, documentary and short film submissions must have been completed within three years prior to May 2018 (no earlier than January 2015).
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 2016 or 2017 which were not accepted, provided they were completed no earlier than January 2015. 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 DVD NTSC screener and accompanied by separate submission form, entry fee, and printed payment receipt.
DVD NTSC submissions should be clearly marked, including the film title (in English,) running time, format and contact information. Please indicate the country of origin.
Submission DVD (NTSC) tapes will not be returned.
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.

Electronic submissions of the film to be considered is preferred. Link to film available on VIMEO or other areas can be submitted 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)
- Electronic submission (submissions@lagreekfilmfestival.org) or
Three (3) preview DVDs (Region Free) subtitled in English. Non-English non-subtitled preview DVDs will not be considered.
- 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 in MPEG HD format
All submission materials must be delivered in one package.

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

- Copy of the selected film in either 35mm or DCP or BlueRay for exhibition
- 5 DVD screeners (NTSC) for features and 2 DVD screeners (NTSC) for shorts.

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

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

Audience Choice
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

SUBMISSION DEADLINES
Regular deadline: March 15, 2018 (received)
Final deadline: March 31, 2018 (received)

For inquiries write to: submissions@lagreekfilmfestival.org

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • NewBorn Short Film Agency

    LAGFF is a great opportunity for Greek filmmakers to showcase their work in the heart of Hollywood and mingle with likeminded people.
    Honourable mention goes to the festival team, which is very friendly and helpful.
    As NewBorn Short Film Agency, we had the pleasure to be invited with our films two years in a row and we couldn't recommended more.

    June 2018
  • Andreas Kyriacou

    The grand champion of any Greek themed film festival from the diaspora. A place where all Greek filmmakers can network and celebrate their filmmaking in the legendary Egyptian theatre in Los Angeles of all places.

    June 2018