San Francisco Greek Film Festival

Interlude

Director: Savvas Stavrou Running Time: 4 minutes 30 seconds Awards: Winner of Grand Jury Prize – 48 Hour Film Challenge at the SCI-FI London Festival 2015 An inventor, on the brink of fulfilling his life’s work, finally faces the truth behind the machine he is building.

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Wednesday 04:45

Director: Alexis Alexiou Running Time: 1 hour 58 minutes Awards: Best Feature Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Production Design, Best Music Score, Best Sound and Best Special Effects at the Hellenic Film Academy Awards 2016 A life’s work becomes a prison for Athens jazz club owner Stelios when a Romanian…

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March 4

Director: Dimitris Nakos Running Time: 15 minutes Awards: Best Female Performance and Best Editing at Drama Short Film Festival 2015 Maria, a young girl from Ukraine, looks after Mrs Ourania in a village in Greece. Mrs Ourania has been dead for three days but Maria is hiding this information from her children, afraid she won’t…

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Little Island

Director: Angelos Psomopoulos Running Time: 11 minutes 30 seconds Awards: Festival Award at the International Documentary Festival of Ierapetra 2015 Τhe story of a man who chose to live for almost 40 years on a small island. Through the years he adopted to the environment and managed to survive despite the many difficulties. Unfortunately his…

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SMAC

Director: Elias Demetriou Running Time: 1 hour 50 minutes Awards: Hellenic Film Academy Award for Best Actress 2016 A dying woman brings home a homeless man, in an attempt to overcome her fear of death, only to discover that it’s not death that she fears the most.

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Yelena

Director: Dimitris Abatzis Running Time: 15 minutes 45 seconds Yelena tells the story of an Ukrainian economic immigrant, living in Athens in 2015, who works as a housekeeper. Her one and only purpose is to her providing for her son, who lives back in Ukraine. We follow Yelena, through a day in her life, in…

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Bread & Olives

Directors: Alexander Jaschik and Iordanis Orfanidis Running Time: 30 minutes Leonidas and Vangelis, two brothers, lose all they have due to the financial crisis. Leonidas wants to leave for Germany, the country that Tangelos hates. But they have an uncle there that is said to have a nice Greek taverna in the Bavarian city of…

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Exotica, Erotica, Etc.

Director: Evangelia Kranioti Running Time: 1 hour 13 minutes Awards: Hellenic Film Academy Award for Best Documentary and Best Newcomer 2016 Alone, among men on board gigantic freighters, the director travelled to 16 countries and lived with prostitutes in various harbor towns. From these experiences she has created a film whose impressive images and haunting…

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Prosefhi: Greek School Prayer

Director: Thanasis Neofotistos Running Time: 20 minutes Awards: Golden Dionysus Award for Best Greek Short Film and Best Sound Design at Drama Short Film Festival 2014 Two high school students, while seeking their identity, through violence, they will inevitably test each other’s boundaries.

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The Auction

Director: Ioakim Mylonas Running Time: 4 minutes In a shady auction, not your average items are up for sale.