Alexandros Avranas’ suicide drama claimed the Orpheus Award for best feature as the 8th Annual Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF) concluded over the weekend (June 8).

In other highlights at the awards ceremony at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, top documentary honours went to Spyros Teskos’ Crossed Lives, which contrasts and compares the political crisis in Greece with the country’s struggles during World War II.

Crossed Lives also won the Audience Choice Award.

Best Short Film went to Asimina Proedrou’s Red Hulk, about a young man struggling to cope with life and all the problems thrown his way.

Fox Filmed Entertainment nchief Jim Gianopulos took to the stage to present an honourary award to 12 Years A Slave producer Anthony Katagas. When Harry Met Sally co-producer Steve Nicolaides also received an honourary award.

Photo: Orpheus Awards hosts Christos Vasilopoulos and Chryssa Loucas. Photo by Alex Vacca.