Call for Films 2018 Submissions

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2018 LAGFF CALL FOR ENTRIES

Filmmakers are invited to submit their features, documentaries and shorts for consideration to the 2018 Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (12th LAGFF), to be held June 6 – 10, 2018 in Los Angeles, at the Egyptian Theater, Hollywood.

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Eligible films include works by Greek filmmakers and filmmakers of Greek descent worldwide; films about Greece; Greek and Cypriot productions or co-productions; as well as films by emerging US and local filmmakers with a prevalent Greek theme.

Films by Greek directors, writers, and producers; films by actors in starring roles; co-directors, co-writers and co-producers are also eligible. Must be credited.

 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

2018 LAGFF SUBMISSION DEADLINES
1) Early Bird Submission Deadline: February 15, 2018
2) Regular Submission Deadline: March 15, 2018
3) Late Submission Deadline: March 31, 2018

– All non-English films must have English subtitles.

– Electronic submissions and Online Screeners are encouraged. Please submit VIMEO uploaded film links to: submissions@lagreekfilmfestival.org including userid and password as applicable. Commercial transfer sites, such as dropbox.com, wetransfer.com, yousendit.com, may also be used. Make sure that you include the title in the submitting email.

– More than one film may be submitted, but each must be submitted on a separate electronic submission or DVD (NTSC or PAL region free) screener and accompanied by separate submission form, entry fee, and printed payment receipt.

– DVD screener submissions should be clearly marked, including the film title (in English,) running time, format and contact information. Please indicate the country of origin. Avoid sticker labels on the DVDs.

– Submission DVDs will not be returned.

– Entry fee is non-refundable and required at the time of submission.

– Feature, documentary and short film submissions must have been completed within three years prior to June 2018 (no earlier than January 2015).

– Films submitted to LAGFF 2018 which were not accepted, provided they were completed no earlier than January 2015, may be resubmitted. New entry fee and completed submission form are required.

– It is strongly recommended that films submitted have a film trailer posted online. Films accepted into the festival must have trailer posted on-line. The trailer must have English subtitles.

 

FILM CATEGORIES

Feature film: 60 min and over
Documentary film: any duration
Short film: under 60 min
Student short film showcase: Under 30 min

 

ORPHEUS AWARDS:

Best Fiction Feature Film,
Best Documentary Film,
Best Short Film,
Best Directing for Feature Film or Documentary,
Best Actor/Actress Award,
Audience Choice Award,
Special Jury Award (may be awarded upon the discretion of the Jury).

 

ENTRY FEES: See film submission platforms below.

 

TWO WAYS OF SUBMITTING

1) Without a Box (WAB) submission
Submit on Withoutabox
a. WAB Application
b. Submit screeners via weblinks
c. Pay fees on WAB website

2) Film Freeway (FF) submission

a. FF application
b. Submit screeners via weblinks
c. Pay fees on FF website

“My participation opened a new world of experiences, collaborations and friendships with some of the most important and interesting people in the film industry.”
Kimon Tsakiris, director of SUGARTOWN: THE BRIDEGROOMS (LAGFF 2007), SUGARTOWN: THE DAY AFTER (LAGFF 2010)

 

For inquiries, please write to: submissions@lagreekfilmfestival.org