The 5th annual Los Angeles Greek Film Festival took place last weekend in Hollywood and Beverly Hills, CA. It concluded with the world premiere of “Burning Heads” (To Gala), directed by Giorgos Siougas on Sunday, June 12 at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills. It was a sad, yet very interesting movie. The closing night showing was preceded by the 2011 Orpheus Awards Ceremony, with several awards presented to various filmmakders that participated in the festival.
The event's attendees included Greeks and Greek-Americans in the entertainment business such as Billy Zane, Alexis Georgoulis, Molly Ringwald, Phedon Papamichael, Alexia Vassiliou, Theo Alexander and Alexis Variouxakis.
The audience choice for best feature film was awarded to Nick Gaitajis' “Without Borders”. “Knifer” by Yannis Economides won the best feature film Orpheus Award. “RF” by Stavros Liokalos won in the short film category. Best documentary Orpheus Award went to “The Game Must Go On”. Music Composer Mikis Theodorakis was honored with a Lifetime Achievement.
The festival's main sponsors were the John S. Latsis Public Foundation and AHC Grand Benefactor Earth Friendly Products, who also sponsored the green-themed closing reception.
View videos from the event below.