Hillsborough, NJ, June 26, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- The third annual LA Greek Film Festival will be held between June 25-28, 2009 at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles, California. The festival was founded to publicize Greek Cinema and cultural exchange while connecting the gap between many Greek filmmakers and Hollywood. Angeliki Giannakopoulos is the co-founder of this wonderful Greek Film Festival. She is also the director for the documentary, “My Child: Mothers of War” and in other movies, as well.
There will be many feature films, documentaries, and short films showing at the festival. Nia Vardalos will be having the world premier of her latest movie, “I Hate Valentines Day” on Saturday. In addition, there will also be Orpheus Awards which will be given for the most outstanding new films in the dramatic, documentary, and short film categories. Outstanding Greek American Actors are also honored. At the first annual festival, Olympia Dukakis won the award, and for the second year, Phedon Paramichael, had won the award. The hostess for this event will be Debbie Matenopoulos, from E! Network’s Daily 10 show.
Taste of Crete, a New Jersey located gourmet food company, whose Taste of Crete PDO Extra Virgin Olive Oil, from Greece, won a Gold Medal in the International Olive Oils of the World Competition, will be one of the sponsors at the LA Greek Film Festival once again. Each celebrity will be receiving a gift bag containing the Ta Mylelia Smoked Eggplant Paste. In addition, Taste of Crete’s Evangelia’s Traditional Greek Olive Oil Cookies will be featured at the opening night gala.
Esther Luongo Psarakis, founder of Taste of Crete, states: “We are thrilled to again be sponsors of the LA Greek Film Festival and have been so since inception” She adds, “It is wonderful to see the range of talent and subject matter covered by these extraordinary film makers”
Esther Luongo Psarakis has won a number of awards such as the NJ Small Business Development 2006 Success Award, the 2007 Economic Vitality Award by the Somerset County Business Partnership, was a finalist in Make Mine a Million for Women’s Economic Independence sponsored by American Express and most recently was recognized by Sam’s Club as an emerging woman entrepreneur in 2008.
Taste of Crete products are carried by a number of gourmet locations and on their website, as well as at their new location: (400 Route 206 South, Hillsborough, NJ 08844).
For more information about the company and its products, please go to www.tasteofcrete.com or call 908-685-2035. For tickets and additional information about the LA Greek Film Festival, please go to www.lagreekfilmfestival.org or call 818-728-0720.