The San Francisco Greek Film Festival is sponsored by the Modern Greek Studies Foundation and all proceeds benefit the educational initiatives of the Center for Modern Greek Studies and the Nikos Kazantzakis Chair at San Francisco State University. For more information about the Center for Modern Greek Studies please visit their website or call (415) 338-1892.


The curtain fell ending a very successful week for the 11th San Francisco Greek Film festival.

This year’s festival showcased 20 full-length feature films and shorts. Congratulations to this year’s winners! The Astron Award for Best Feature Film went to the movie A Place Called Home, written and directed by Maria Douza, and the Astron Award for Best Short Film went to the movie Nicoleta, written by Tracy Sunderland and directed by Sonia Liza Kenterman. We hosted three film directors this year, Maria Douza and Olga Malea from Athens, Greece, and Stelana Kliris from Cyprus. Coming from Los Angeles, California director Alexi Papalexopoulos and actress Arianna Papalexopoulou also joined us for the showcasing of their movie in the short film category. To our audience, a big thank you for your participation and to our volunteers our deepest appreciation for your endless hours of work, enthusiasm and energy. Together we made this unique venue an unforgettable experience! But above and beyond, our heartfelt gratitude goes to all our sponsors whose support and generosity make this extraordinary film festival possible! Rendezvous in May, 2015!


A Special Thank You to Our Incredible Film Festival Sponsors