Los Angeles -- The countdown begins today for the closing of the 2014 Los Angeles Greek Film Festival. The memories, the experiences, the joys and hopes are as of tomorrow become the anticipation toward 2015.
A few personal thoughts I would like to share. Festivals such as these regardless of size are the incubator of the talent and skill needed in this very highly competitive industry. Although the honorees have a plethora of credit and body of work please keep in my it is not what you have done but what you are doing that makes the most impact.
That is not to say we don't pay respect and honor those who have made a very successful career in this highly exposed industry that we call "the movies". One can learn and one can experience the joy and struggle it took these fine men and woman to reach the status that we all aspire to some day come into our own.
Yet having said this, to come into your own is not to compare nor contrast yourself to and from others, but to respect and accept with gratitude where you are, and to know this you have come into your own by being in your own. The accolades come and go but the respect you garner especially to yourself and the appreciation and gratification you accept and respect will always be with you.
So for those of you regardless of your years be it in your youth, middle years or senior years never lose sight of your dream and your full potential. For events like these are only moments and sweet moments that help us on the road toward our success. They are part of our affirmation.
Praise those who are being honored. Praise yourself for honoring them and learn from all but especially learn from yourself. The doors are wide open. They never close. It is us who determine and decide whether to enter or exit.
Hope to see you tonight and the closing ceremony of the LAGFF in the courtyard of the Egyptian Theater on Hollywood Boulevard, where else but in HOLLYWOOD!
Sunday, June 8, 1:00 pm
RIGLER THEATRE AT THE EGYPTIANKALAVRYTA – PEOPLE AND SHADOWS
(Kalavryta – Anthropoi kai skies)
Greece, 2014, 111 min, US Premiere, Documentary
Director/Writer/Producer: Elias Giannakakis
Production Designer: Apostolia Papaioannou
Cinematographer: Claudio Bolivar
Editor: Dora Masklavanou
Print Source: Elias Giannakakis, email@example.com
MAN IN A BOX
Greece, 2012, 4 min, US Premiere
Director/Writer/Producer: Elias Papastamatiou
Print Source: Elias Papastamatiou, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cyprus, 2013, 22 min, LA Premiere
Director/Writer/Producer: Marios Piperides
Cast: Yiannis Kokkinos, Numan Acar, Katerina Misichroni, Nedi Antoniades, Eliana Kakoura
Print Source: AMP Filmworks, Marios Piperides, email@example.com
Sunday, June 8, 6:00 pm
RIGLER THEATRE AT THE EGYPTIANTHE ENEMY WITHIN
(O ehthros mou)
Greece, 2013, 107 min, LA Premiere
Closing Night Presentation
Presented by Pabst Brewing Company,
Hostess Brands & the Metropoulos Family
Director: Yorgos Tsemberopoulos
Writer: Yiannis Tsiros
Producer: Eleni Kossyfidou
Production Companies: Blackbird production, Greek Film Centre, ERT, NOVA, STEFI Productions, FILMIKI Productions, TRIOprods
Production Designer: Spyros Laskaris
Cinematographer: Vangelis Katridzidakis
Editor: Yorgos Mavropsaridis
Music: Akis Daoutis
Cast: Manolis Mavromatakis, Maria Zorba, Yorgos Gallos, Ariadni Kavalierou, Elias Moulas, Thanassis Papageorgiou, Tudor Cirilla, Vesela Kazakova
Print Source: Film Marketing & Consulting, Patra Spanou, firstname.lastname@example.org
Orpheus AwardsPresented by Pabst Brewing Company,
Hostess Brands & the Metropoulos Family
Celebrate the best films in competition, our honorees, and the winner of the 2nd International Project Discovery Forum (Aegean Award).
After Party Rock With Gus Servekos & Good Time Events
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