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Abandoned Village in Crete Makes it All the Way to LA

  Kalami, an abandoned village made of stone buildings, open doors, and broken windows, currently home to only 8 inhabitants, has made it to the finals of the Los Angeles International Film Festival. Nikos Sarantos filmed "Kalami, The Face of Abandonment" using...

Greek-American ‘Pet’ Is an Early Oscar Contender [see trailer]

After amassing an amazing number of festival awards, director Chris Moraitis’ "Pet" is an early Oscar contender for an official 2017 nomination in the short film category. It will be the first Greek short to ever be nominated. "Pet," with...

Antonis Tsonis’ “3000” Tells A Modern Tale of Athens

https://vimeo.com/165435058 Greek-Australian writer/director Antonis Tsonis’ new short film ,“3000”, is turning heads and drawing attention at film festivals all over the world. The short focuses on an unemployed young man in Athens named Leon, who finds out that his best friend...

Phedon Papamichael Directs His First Short Film

Award-winning cinematographer Phedon Papamichael is making his debut as a short film director on "A Beautiful Day". Papamichael has directed features in the past, including "Lost Angeles", "Arcadia Lost", and "From Within", but his busy schedule working on major Hollywood...

Zoe Kazan Plays First Woman President in Lena Dunham Short

Greek-American actress Zoe Kazan was enlisted by Lena Dunham to star in a four-minute fashion film called "Vote Audrey" for Rachel Antonoff's new collection with Other Stories, in which she stars as a young woman with dreams of the presidency. Kazan...

Greek Students Create Awareness Film On Gambling

After the financial crisis hit Greece, many people turned to gambling in an attempt to make “easy money.” Easy money through gambling is considered one of the greatest illusions, promoted by “merchants of hope” which can only lead to loss...

Dinner for Few: Greek Crisis Animated in Hollywood

Nassos Vakalis, an esteemed Hollywood-based Greek-American animator ventured out to make "Dinner for Few," a short film inspired by the Greek crisis. Emmy winner Nassos Vakalis, who was born and raised in Athens, has come a long way since he began...

See Alexander Payne’s 1985 UCLA Film School Short, ‘Carmen’

Before Alexander Payne was winning Oscars for "The Descendants" and "Sideways," the Greek-American filmmaker honed his talents at UCLA Film School, where he made a 15-minute short, "Carmen," that recently hit the internet. Made in 1985, "Carmen" is one of Payne's...

Young Filmmakers Make Movie to Express Their Love for Greece

Invitia Productions, a Barcelona-based company composed of a group of young filmmakers, is making waves with a film they produced to express their love for Greece. "Diafora," the story of a young Journalism student in Barcelona who travels to Greece and has...

Short Film ‘Archive’ to Screen in Los Angeles

"Archive," the award winning short film from Chris Emmanouilides, will screen at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles on Sunday, Oct. 13. The film won the Audience Choice Orpheus Award at the 2013 Los Angeles Greek Film Festival. The short is a documentary...