Κυριακή, 19 Απριλίου 2015

Strompolos Joins LAGFF & Special Upcoming Events!


NEWSLETTER FOR FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2015
STROMPOLOS JOINS LAGFF ADVISORY BOARD
BRINGING LAGFF TO THE COMMUNITY
70TH GREEK COMMEMORATION
APRIL 30 LAGFF NETWORKING MIXER
AUCTION PREVIEW
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
MY CHILD - MOTHERS OF WAR BEGINS LA RUN
STROMPOLOS JOINS LAGFF ADVISORY BOARD
LAGFF welcomes George Strompolos, FullscreenChief Executive Officer and Founder, to its Advisory Board.  

Prior to founding Fullscreen, George served as strategic partnerships manager at YouTube and was responsible for establishing distribution channels with new media companies and content producers. In 2007, George co-created the YouTube Partner Program, which provided new monetization opportunities for a new class of online content producers around the world. He also led YouTube's first multimillion-dollar programming fund and spearheaded key initiatives, including Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy. George began his career in various business development roles at WIRED Magazine, CNET Networks, and Google. To date, George has been named one of Advertising Age's "40 under 40" in 2013 and one of The Hollywood Reporter's "Top 35 Executives Under Age 35" in 2008. George speaks regularly at industry events such as NATPE, Digital Hollywood, VidCon, and SXSW, to name a few.

George received his Bachelor of Arts in mass communications and Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of California, Berkeley. He currently lives in Los Angeles and volunteers at Citizen Schools, where he helps junior high students express their creativity through video.  

Welcome to Los Angeles Greek Film Festival, George! 



AHEPA MOVIE NIGHT - TUESDAY, APRIL 21
Join AHEPA and LAGFF Director Aris Katopodis in Redondo Beach on Tuesday, April 22 at 7:00 p.m. for a series of special screenings intended to bring LAGFF to the community.  

THE IMMORTALIZER and NICOLETA will be screened with filmmaker Sonia Liza Kenterman in attendance to discuss her film. 
Saint Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, Fotion Fellowship Hall 
722 Knob Hill, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Suggested Donation - $10.00
Appetizers and Refreshments will be served. 

For more information and reservations, please call Tony Kostas (310) 316-0884 or email adonakis@verizon.net.  

To organize an LAGFF screening in your community, contactariskat@lagreekfilmfestival.org.



70TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION/GREECE
The 70th Anniversary Commemoration/Greece, a community event in memory of all those who perished inside and outside of Greece during WWII, will be held on three Sundays - April 26, May 3, and May 17. The community organization co-sponsors AHEPA, American Hellenic Council, Greek Heritage Society of Southern California, Hellenic Library, Hellenic University Club and Los Angeles Greek Film Festival, and the institutional sponsors, Museum of Toleranceand Pasadena City College, have joined together to support these special events.

Sunday, April 26, 2015
Host Sponsors:  
PCC International Education  
PCC School of Humanities & Social Sciences

Lillian A. Vosloh Forum  
Pasadena City College
E. Colorado Blvd. & Bonnie Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106

This day will focus on Occupied Greece and feature screenings of the award-winning documentaries, KALAVRYTA (theme: resistance & reprisal), KISSES TO THE CHILDREN (theme: hidden children), and relevant clips from THE PROMISE OF TOMORROW (1940-1960).

3:00 p.m.
KALAVRYTA - People and Shadows (Greece)
WWII clips from THE PROMISE OF TOMORROW 1940-1960 

5:30 p.m.
KISSES TO THE CHILDREN (Greece)


Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 4:00 p.m.
Host Sponsor: HELLENIC LIBRARY

William and Jane Bristol Civic Auditorium Theater 16600 Civic Center Drive, Bellflower, CA 90706


May 3rd at the William and Jane Bristol Civic Auditorium in Bellflower will feature a staged reading of the one-act play, THE WAY..., written by Iakovos Kambanellis, the "father of contemporary Greek theater" and a camp survivor.  Katerina Kambanelli, his daughter, will be traveling from Greece for this special program.  There will be a panel discussion with Rabbi Daniel Bouskila, Director of the Sephardic Educational Center, and Fr. John Bakas from St. Sophia Cathedral.  Dr. Gail Holst-Warhaft, Cornell University, will speak about Mr. Kambanellis' contribution to Modern Greek literature and read from the autobiographical liberation novel/memoir, Mauthausen.   Mezzo-soprano Lina Orfanos will be joining us from New York to perform The Mauthausen Cantata, accompanied by Bob Luna, piano.

THE WAY... A Staged Reading of a One-Act Play  
Written by Iakovos Kambanellis, a camp survivor Director/Producer: Willard Manus  
Translator/Producer: Diana Savas

Mauthausen & Kambanellis  

The Mauthausen Cantata (1965)


  Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 5:30 p.m.
Host Sponsor:  
MUSEUM OF TOLERANCE
Peltz Theater, Museum of Tolerance
9786 W. Pico Blvd.,  
Los Angeles, CA 90035 



Instrumental Music by Dr. Lambros Houvardas
Greek Testimonies from the USC Shoah Foundation Institute
(13 min. / Greek with English subtitles)

Screening of FUGITIVE PIECES 
(Canada, 2007, 104 min. Dir. Podeswa / English)
A feature film set in Greece and Canada. A Greek archeologist and widower rescues a Jewish boy hiding in a bog in Poland and an odyssey of healing begins.

Memory and Healing
Panel discussion
Dana Schwartz, MFT, Child Survivor Jeremy Podeswa, Film Director Additional participants to be announced

RESERVATIONS STRONGLY ADVISED AS SEATING IS LIMITED.DONATION: $10 adults / $5 students with valid I.D.

RSVP to 70thAnnivGR@gmail.com. For more information, contact:
Diana N. Savas, Ph.D
dnsavas@earthlink.net
818 233-1454

Shelly Papadopoulos
shellypapa@gmail.com
310 528-8214

Do not miss this historic three-day event, make your reservations today!



WELCOME ICELANDIC GLACIAL 
LAGFF welcomes ICELANDIC GLACIAL as a new 2015 Sponsor and In-Kind Contributor.  

In line with LAGFF's ongoing partnership with Earth Friendly Products and mission to promote green initiatives,Icelanders are committed to maintaining the quality of their environment. The country is ranked #1 on the Environmental Performance Index of 163 countries by Yale University and Columbia University. Iceland has also been ranked #1 on the Global Peace Index by the Institute for Economics & Peace.

Icelandic Glacial has worked with The CarbonNeutral Company, a leading carbon emissions consultant, since 2007. Since that time, Icelandic Glacial has been certifiedCarbon Neutral for both its product and operations - an unprecedented move in the beverage industry.

Icelandic Glacial has made a commitment to assess CO2 emissions and reduce them wherever possible on an ongoing basis. Only after this process has been carried out, and a net-zero carbon footprint achieved, can a company carry the CarbonNeutral® Company stamp of approval. Their efforts have been rewarded with international recognition, most notably winning the 2007 Bottled Water World Design Awards.

Join us at LAGFF 2015 from June 3-7 and enjoy Icelandic Glacial natural spring water -  the result of a perfect combination of environmental characteristics that create a remarkably fresh, balanced water with a clean finish.

For more information, visit www.IcelandicGlacial.com


NETWORKING MIXER - THURSDAY, APRIL 30
Join us on Thursday, April 30 at the Pool Deck of theStandard Hotel in West Hollywood and meet professionals working in entertainment, media and the cinematic arts. 

The Networking Mixer is free and open to the public. Valet parking is offered to LAGFF guests for $10.  

LAGFF Networking Mixer - Thursday, April 30, 2015 
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Pool Deck at The Standard, Hollywood 8300 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069   

Come after work, meet, mingle and learn more about the upcoming 9th Los Angeles Greek Film Festival!

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