After the festival’s delay this year due to the current pandemic, the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF) has decided to launch virtually on October 1, 2020. Features and shorts will be available online and on-demand only.
Though the 14th LAGFF will be somewhat different from previous festivals, director Aristotle Katopodis is seeing this as a plus, rather than a setback. After all, since the movies and seminars of the festival will now be available online, attendees can now tune in from all over the world to enjoy independent cinema.
As usual, LAGFF will feature works from Greek and Cypriot cinema, as well as films directed and produced by members of the Greek diaspora. In the official release, the festival pointed out that, “with over 50 features, shorts, docs and animated films, LAGFF
2020 is one of the largest on-line Greek Film Festivals in the world.” Many of the films featured will also be making their North American premiere at the festival.
Some big names are scheduled to host educational webinars for the film community during the festival as well. Paramount CEO Jim Gianopulos, Greek-American actress Nia Vardalos, and Emmy Award winning director Greg Yaitanes will all be leading their own online webinars.
In other words, staying at home is no reason to miss the festival this year! Make sure to tune in and support Greek cinema from around the world. The 14th annual LAGFF will run from October 1 to October 15. For tickets, check out the LAGFF website.