2020 marks the 14th 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
Best Animation Film

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

GENERAL RULES

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Feature, documentary and short film submissions must have been completed within three years prior to April 2020 (no earlier than January 2017).

Films must have been completed in 2017 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 2018 or 2019 which were not accepted, provided they were completed no earlier than January 2017. 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 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), posters, and a director's bio with a headshot. A backup digital file of your film in the form of DVD or BluRay will also be requested. DVDs or 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)
- Electronic submission (submissions@lagreekfilmfestival.org) or
- 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

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
- 2 DVD screeners for features and 2 DVD screeners for shorts 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

SUBMISSION DEADLINES
Early deadline: December 15, 2019 (received)
Regular deadline: January 16, 2020 (received)
Late deadline: February 10, 2020 (received)

NOTIFICATION DATE
March 13, 2020 via e-mail.

For inquiries write to: submissions@lagreekfilmfestival.org

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Maria Lafi

    Although I didn't manage to present to the festival it seemed great!

    June 2019
  • Artemis Anastasiadou

    Fantastic festival and opportunity to see a collection of the best art house and commercial Greek and Greek-American films, participate in networking events and film industry panels with exceptional guests.

    June 2019
  • Carina Rosanna Tautu

    Friendly to filmmakers, this is a gem in the heart of Hollywood.

    May 2019
  • 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