A Greek Cinema Festival will be held in Los Angeles this coming summer with the support of established Hollywood actors and directors of Greek origin.
As assessed by the region’s Greek-Americans who are participating in this initiative, it is an important effort for the people of the American cinema industry to become acquainted with noteworthy examples of Greek cinema.
Members of the festival’s council are Fox studio president Jim Yiannopoulos, American Cinema Academy president Sid Ganis, photography director Phaedon Papamichail, film director and Oscar winner Alexander Payne, actress Nia Vardalos and Oscar winner actress Olympia Doukakis.
The festival’s programme will include films from Greece, Cyprus and overseas Hellenism.
In the context of the festival, lectures and events on personalities of the Greek cinema will be held, while awards will be given for Greek productions.
The aim of the organisers is for the festival to become an institution.
Source: Athens News Agency