Los Angeles Greek Film Festival Kicks Off on May 9th

Los Angeles Greek Film Festival Kicks Off on May 9th

The Los Angeles Greek Film Festival will kick off with the film “Smyrna my beloved,” directed by Gregory Karadinakis. Credit: Facebook/Los Angeles Greek Film Festival

Los Angeles Greek Film Festival Kicks Off on May 9th


The 16th Annual Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF) will be held on May 9th to May 15th this year featuring in-person screenings and events. A virtual film program of screenings and exciting webinars follows from May 12th to May 29th.

“We’re thrilled to physically welcome back filmgoers and filmmakers, Let’s Meet Again,” Artistic and Festival Director, Aristotle Katopodis said.

“We received over 250 film submissions this year, many reflecting exceptional creativity and diversity. While the pandemic effect was evident in the number of films produced, the perseverance of the filmmakers is astounding,” he added.

Following a tradition started by LAGFF in 2018, opening night will be hosted by UCLA’s Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture at the James Bridges Theater on the UCLA campus in Westwood.

The festival will kick off with the film Smyrna My Beloved, directed by Gregory Karadinakis.

The LAGFF closing party and Orpheus Awards festivities will be hosted by the state-of-the-art Silver Screen Theater at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood on May 15th.



Venues & key Dates for the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival

May 9 – Opening Night Film & Reception, hosted by UCLA’s Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture, James Bridges Theater at UCLA
May 10 to 15 – Theatrical Screenings, LA Live Regal Cinemas, DTLA
May 11 – Hollywood Scene & Be Seen Bash, presented by Power Muse + LAGFF
May 14 – Filmmaker’s Breakfast, Olympia Dukakis Tribute presented by Apollo Dukakis
May 15 – Closing Night, Orpheus Awards & Festivities, Silver Screen Theater at Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood

The LAGFF Gold Pass ($175) offers all-around access.



The Los Angeles Greek Film Festival is a nonprofit organization that focuses its attention on bringing together films and filmmakers from Greece, Cyprus, and the rest of the world to the United States.

Over the past 15 years, LAGFF has screened over 520 films and hosted over 500 filmmakers supporting their films.

For ticket info and details please visit: https://www.lagff.org