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Alexander Payne to Present Phedon Papamichael with Achievement Award at LA Greek Film Festival

Phedon Papamichael (left) to Receive Award from Alexander Payne (right)

Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF) will honor veteran cinematographer Phedon Papamichael with the Festival’s Orpheus Award for Career Achievement presented by director Alexander Payne (SIDEWAYS) on Sunday, June 13th at the Egyptian Theatre. The Red Carpet evening will celebrate the passion of Phedon’s professional achievements in the fields of Directing, Cinematography and his continued support of the entertainment arts.

Papamichael has been the cinematographer on an impressive list of entertainment media ranging from the TV mini-series for Wild Palms to the cinematic features Phenomenon, Patch Adams, The Million Dollar Hotel, Moonlight Mile, Sideways, The Weather man, Walk the Line, THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS, 3:10 TO YUMA, the upcoming KNIGHT AND DAY with Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz and is currently in production on THE DESCENDANTS with George Clooney.

“Phedon’s creativity is inexhaustible. We are thrilled to have Phedon as this year’s recipient of the Career Achievement Orpheus Award. It is a well deserved honor and a tribute to his outstanding contribution to the world of cinema as a whole,” added Angeliki Giannakopoulos, Festival Co-Founder.

Phedon’s fourth directorial bow Arcadia Lost, a film which follows the spiritual journey of two teenagers in the aftermath of a devastating car accident in the hidden terrain of Greece, will be featured in the Festival and will screen on Saturday, June 12th followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker and cast.

In its fourth year, Los Angeles Greek Film Festival has honored Greek filmmakers, actors and those of Greek decent who have not only made extraordinary contributions to the entertainment industry, but also have become icons and role models in their chosen discipline. Past honorees include Olympia Dukakis, Gena Rowlands and Penelope Spheeris.

The Career Achievement honor along with Orpheus Awards for Best Feature, Best Documentary, Best Short Film, Audience Choice and Special Achievement in Film will take place on June 13th following the US premiere of PLATO’S ACADEMY (Akadimia Platonos).

The 4th Annual Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF) runs from June 10 – 13 at Egyptian Theatre, located at 6712 Hollywood Blvd in Hollywood, CA 90028. For more information, including how to purchase Screening Passes and Gold Passes (VIP Access to all Events and Films), please visit

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