12th Los Angeles Greek Film Festival

June 4-10, 2018

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Named for the legendary Greek poet and “father of songs”, the Orpheus Award is the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival’s annual prize intended to honor the best in Greek and Greek inspired cinema. Since the Festival’s inception in 2007, the Orpheus Awards Closing Night has become an integral event serving to highlight the art and artists who are changing the way we think about film.

The Orpheus statuette was designed and sculpted by Greek artist Miltos Papastergiou, who was inspired by the Orpheus and Euridice myth. Papastergiou studied under Yannis Pappas, attended the Ecole des Beaux Arts de Paris and has regularly presented his work in both Athens and Larissa.

Orpheus Honoree

George Chakiris will receive the 2018 Honorary Orpheus Awardat the 12th Annual Los Angeles Greek Film Festival. Chakiris was selected by the festival committee to receive this year’s honor because of his worldwide contributions to movies and his extraordinary dedication to the preservation of its history. The award will be presented by Rita Moreno as part of the Orpheus Awards ceremony following the closing night film on June 10 in Hollywood.

Orpheus Awards Presenters

Orpheus Emcee Chuck Dukas’ ability of hyping up contestants before the start of TV shows accompanied with his infectious personality, made him a name as an audience warm-up host for top shows such as American Idol, America’s Got Talent, Dancing with the Stars, Fuller House and many Nickelodeon projects. Along with warming up TV audiences Chuck serves as a live event emcee and auctioneer having worked for some of the largest companies and corporations in America. For three consecutive years, Dukas has been the number one emcee and auctioneer from Gigmasters.com based on total bookings.

Orpheus Performer ANT has steadily climbed the comedy hill to become one of the most successful comedians of our time. A regular guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Tyra Banks show, ANT is the only comedian to appear on all five seasons of NBC’s hit series Last Comic Standing. He is recognized as the host VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club and in the LOGO series, U.S. of ANT. ANT ventured out of his comfort zone, appearing in Celebri-Cadabra, a competition show featuring magic and celebrities.

Orpheus Awards Jury

To be announced.

Orpheus Awards Team & Artists

To be announced

Orpheus Awards Winners

To be announced.