The Los Angeles Greek Film Festival has announced this year's Orpheus award winners, in a ceremony held at the Silver Screen Theatre, Pacific Design Centre, and presented by hosts Alex Kalognomos and Lia Bozonelis.
The Winners are as follows:
Best Film Winner: “Holy Emy,” by Araceli Lemos
Best Director: Araceli Lemos, for “Holy Emy”
Best Performance: Angeliki Papoulia, for her role in “Patchwork”
Honorable Mention: Nikos Zegkinoglou, for his role in “18”
Honorable Mention: Aris Servetalis, for his supporting role in “Pack of Sheep”
Audience Award: “Smyrna, My Beloved”
Winner: “The Students of Umberto Primo,” by Alessandra Maioletti
Special Jury Award: “How to Train an Antihero,” by Yannis Bletas
Special Jury Award: “Memento,” by Nikos Ziogas
Audience Award: “Outer Space Kids”
Winner: “To Vancouver,” by Artemis Anastasiadou
Honorable Mention: “Brutalia, Days of Labour,” by Manolis Mavris
Honorable Mention: “Memoir of a Veering Storm,” by Sofia Georgovassili
Audience Award: “Nexting,” by Karina Logotheti
Winner: “From The Balcony,” by Aris Kaplanidis, Elias Roumeliotis
Honorable Mention: “Afterimage,” by Antonis Doussias
Winner: “Glory B” – Director, Konstantinos Antonopoulos; Producer, Fani Skartouli
Special Mention: “Shibboleth” – Writer/Director, Alexandra Matheou
Nikos Zegkinoglou and Aris Servetalis received Honorable Mentions for their roles in 18 and PACK OF SHEEP respectively; Special Jury Mentions went to the documentaries HOW TO TRAIN AN ANTIHERO, and MEMENTO; BRUTALIA - DAYS OF LABOUR and MEMOIR OF A VEERING STORM earned Honorable Mentions by the short film jury; AFTERIMAGE earned an Honorable Mention in the animation category.
The feature film project GLORY B from Greece, represented by Director/Co-Writer Konstantinos Antonopoulos and Producer Fani Skartouli, received the 8th IPDF Award.
The Cypriot project SHIBBOLETH, represented by Director/Writer Alexandra Matheou received an Honorable Mention.
At the event, DJ Yiannis Markoulakis played music, Pietris Bakery provided Greek cuisine and Kástra Elión Vodka supplied the cocktails. LAGFF sponsors include: California Arts Council; Los Angeles County Department of Arts & Culture; Department of Cultural Affairs, City of LA; GPK & Associates (The Kolovos Family); West Coast Investors (The Argyropoulos Family); AT&T; with special thanks to HFPA, Elios Charitable Foundation, European Language Movies in America (ELMA), and Nick Spirtos.