Πέμπτη, 30 Μαΐου 2013

LA Greek Film Festival TO You - LAGFF Takes Off! Parties, Movies, and More






















LAGFF WELCOMES ERT
ERT Logo
LAGFF Gold Patron Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation, ERT, was founded in 1938 and is the largest radio and television broadcasting organization in Greece.  As the country's first broadcaster, it has an unrivaled audio and visual historic archive which captures much of the history of modern Greece.  ERT has three broadcasting television stations with national coverage (ET1, NET and ET3), one satellite channel (ERT world), four terrestrial digital channels (Cine+, Prisma+, Sport+ and Info+), six radio programs with headquarters in Athens (NET, Second Program, Third Program, FILIA, KOSMOS, ERA Sport), two international radio stations based in Thessaloniki (95.8 and 102 FM), and 19 regional radio stations throughout Greece.  ERT has been an ardent supporter of LAGFF since 2008.


THE KOLOVOS FAMILY PRESENTS 'THE DAUGHTER'


THE DAUGHTER, Saturday, June 8, 5:45 pm, WGA, Beverly Hills | TICKETS

Tina and George Kolovos have not only supported LAGFF since its very beginnings, they have also presented a number of quality programs such as Thanos Anastopoulos'
THE DAUGHTER, and have repeatedly championed the importance of art, cinema, and culture in our community - and beyond.


CONSUL GENERAL OF GREECE HOSTS MESSENIA-NIGHT PARTY

ORPHEUS/MITSIGAN, Sunday, June 9, 5:00pm, WGA, Beverly Hills | TICKETS 

The Closing Night screening will be preceded by a pre-reception and the Orpheus Awards at 5:00 PM. Following this event, across town...
 
Consul General of Greece Elisabeth Fotiadou has been lending her unique vision and hospitality to LAGFF since she took office in Los Angeles in 2010. Honoring the 'birthplace' of many recent international and local films, such as Kimon Tsakiris' MITSIGAN - HARDSHIPS & BEAUTIES, the Consul General will host a Messenia-themed party at her private residence on Sunday evening. Messenia-style, rare delicacies from this beautiful region will complete the LAGFF experience:  Pork garnished with orange peel, chicken tenders with Messenian noodles, rustic-style lamb with artichokes and potatoes, a meatless monastic recipe served with pearl onions, chestnuts, mushrooms in spiced vinegar and olive oil, octopus with arugula, marinated tilapia in oregano, olive oil, lemon, and collard greens - and more. Costa Navarino Luxury Resort, the party's presenter, will also offer LAGFF patrons the opportunity to sample Messenian local, high quality products such as olives, extra virgin olive oil, eggplant and tomato dips, roasted red peppers and mini green peppers. Finally, an array of Greek wines will be presented by LAGFF sponsor Boutari Wines. This exclusive event is open to Gold Pass-holders only. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit our All-Access GOLD PASS page.


AMERICAN HELLENIC COUNCIL PRESENTS 'ONE STEP AHEAD' 

ONE STEP AHEAD, Sunday, June 9, 1:00 pm, WGA, Beverly Hills | TICKETS 


AHC Logo We welcome American Hellenic Council's support for the second time since 2010.  The two organizations have often joined forces in the promotion of cultural affairs. This year AHC will present Dimitris Athiridis' documentary, ONE STEP AHEAD, about Thessaloniki's maverick mayor, Yiannis Boutaris.

ATHENEE IMPORTERS TO HOST WINE-TASTING ON OPENING NIGHT
METEORA, Thursday, June 6, 7:30 pm, WGA, Beverly HillsTICKETS
ATHENEE
In addition to PETROS' delicacies, LAGFF's patrons will have the opportunity to taste Athenee Importers & Distributor's exquisite Greek wines at the Opening Night reception, directly following the screening of METEORA. The event will feature wines from Halkidiki's Domaine Porto Carras winery, Gentilini Wines from Kefalonia, and Thimiopoulos Vineyards from Naousa - all renowned for their award-winning wines. 


GET YOUR TICKETS TO LAGFF TODAY! 

Tickets for the full line-up of films and special events of Los Angeles Greek Film Festival are now on sale. To learn more about each of this year's feature, short, and documentary films, follow the links below!

And remember the All-Access GOLD PASS offers patrons the finest festival experience ever, with our exclusive hospitality lounge, priority entry and preferred seating to all screenings and special events, including the Closing Night reception at the home of the Consul General of Greece, Elisabeth Fotiadou. Currently on sale for $220. Reserve yours today.
 





BEST EVER LAGFF AUCTION GOES LIVE MAY 31!
 

You may bid on the donated getaway vacation packages and enjoy not only the promise of a stunning Greek holiday but also the benefit of having your winning bid qualify as a tax-deductible contribution to LA Greek Film Festival. For a preview of this year's destinations, visit our
2013 GO GREECE auction page for more information!  
LAGFF AUCTION WILL BE LIVE FOR BIDDING MAY 31 - JUNE 9, 2013. 
  
  

Special thanks go to ELMA, an organization dedicated to the promotion of European Cinema in America.
ELMA
Special thanks go to Elios Charitable Foundation for acknowledging LAGFF's cultural contribution.
We are grateful to Consul General of Cyprus Andreas Kyprianides for his continued support and tireless efforts to promote Hellenism.
We wish to express our immense gratitude to Consul General of Greece Elisabeth Fotiadou for her unending support of the arts and culture, her unique vision, contribution to the promotion of Hellenism, and her dedication to LAGFF.

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