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Los Angeles | CALIFORNIA | MARCH 22-23

Athens | GREECE | JUNE 18-19

Santorini | GREECE | JUNE 23-24

San Antonio | TEXAS | Fall 2018

           

ABOUT

LifeArt Global Media Festival is a Multimedia Festival that celebrates Life, Art & Films with unique events. Hosted in world class venues, the Festival offers a compelling combination of the international art scene and a journey of film discovery. The festival creates a special cultural exchange for film lovers, through film premieres, screenings, photo exhibitions, live performances and exciting panel conversations open to the public. 

ZOE AWARD

The Festival hosts 9 Award Categories in total. In order to reward the best projects submitted in each competition category, LifeArt has founded a board of jury consisting of representatives from the Festival’s supporting organizations and schools, as well as professionals from the film industry. The winner of the LifeArt Award will be given a €55.000 value prize of goods and services sponsored by Nu Boyana Film Studios.    

 

MISSION

In an era as fast-paced as nowadays, LifeArt’s primary goal is to provide a stable platform for Film, TV, Web & Virtual Reality filmmakers to present their work to global audiences and explore the world of media. The festival highlights the best of the film industry by bringing together a collection of both studio and independent films, and proudly embracing the passion, vision, and independent spirit of talented artists. 

PREMIERES

In an era as fast-paced as nowadays, LifeArt’s primary goal is to provide a stable platform for Film, TV, Web & Virtual Reality filmmakers to present their work to global audiences and explore the world of media. The festival highlights the best of the film industry by bringing together a collection of both studio and independent films, and proudly embracing the passion, vision, and independent spirit of talented artists.

 

LOCATIONS

LifeArt Festival’s 2018 edition traveled from Los Angeles to Athens, was successfully held for the second consecutive year at the Village Cinemas Faliro. The audience had the opportunity not only to watch independent films but also to enjoy the exclusive premieres of highly anticipated films such as "Loving Pablo" with Academy Award winners Javier Bardem & Penelope Cruz, as well as National Geographic's "Genius: Picasso" series with Antonio Banderas in the leading role. LifeArt Festival's artistic director, George Satsidis, hosted the ceremony and presented the first prize of the night to the film “Sobibor”, starring Christopher Lambert. In the short film category the first prize went to the Greek participation, the film "Freezer" by Dimitris Nakos, while “Last Shaman” by executive producer Leonardo DiCaprio, won the Best Documentary award. 

INSPIRED by an icon

The Festival is inspired by the  director Michael Cacoyannis; a five-time Academy Award nominee and visionary whose mastery in his art launched Greek Cinema into the international film industry. 

 www.lifeartfestival.com/michael-cacoyannis

 

Supported by

Sponsors

Nu Boyana Film Studios (Sofia, Bulgaria)

Zolotas House of Jewelry (Paris, France)

Organisations / Institutions

Michael Cacoyiannis Foundation (Greece)

International Web TV Academy of Television (USA)

China Film Archive (China)

LIKE  - European Regions and Cities for Culture (France)

New York Film Academy (USA)

Peking University (China)

Michigan University (USA)

The Ohio State University (USA)

Leeds University (UK)

Nottingham University (UK)

Massey University (New Zealand)

Valladolid  University (Spain)

IES Santísima Trinidad Baeza (Spain)

Scriptwriters Guild (Greece)

Athens Information Technology (Greece)

Mediterranean Film Institute (Greece)

ASHOKA Greece (Greece)

IES Santísima Trinidad Baeza (Spain)

BAM – La Bottega di Antonio Manta (Italy)

 

Government

Tommy Calvert – San Antonio Commissioner

Ministry of Tourism (Greece)

Municipality of Athens (Greece)

EKOME - National Center of AudioVisual Media (Greece)

 

Media

Euronews

L.A. Confidential Magazine 

Angeleno Megazine

Cosmote TV

Pepper 96.6 fm

Travelling News

National Geographic Channel

Spentzos Film

 

Personalities

Oliver Stone (Director & Scriptwriter )

Chris Cornell (musician)

Mikis Theodorakis' (Musician)

Evan Spiliotopoulos  (Screenwriter Beauty & the Beast)

Ariel Vromen (Director)

Omar Faruk Tekbilek (Musician)

Patrick Tatopoulos (Production Designer, Director)

 

Companies

SUMATRA Films (USA)

Gate Productions (USA)

General Shipping Services (Greece)

Atlas Maritime Ltd. (UK)

Circus Dayz – The Circus School of Athens (Greece)

Everbliss Music (Israel)

Songs to your Eyes (USA)

Clap the Restaurant (Greece)

Athens Plaza Hotel (Athens)

Titania Hotel (Athens)

 

Festivals

Pune International Film Festival (India)

Art Carnuntum International Festival and Symposion (Austria)

Anima Syros international animation Festival (Greece)

Drama International Short Fil Festival (Greece)

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