2016 Film Festival Movie Listing

Films begin every evening at 7:00 p.m. All films have subtitles. Click a date below to view that days film lineup. Click the film title to view more details on the film.  

Saturday, October 15

San Francisco Greek Film Festival

Without Milk

Director: Thodoris Vournas Running Time: 17 minutes 43 seconds Awards: The Persona Association Award at Cluj Shorts 2016 An ambitious writer and an experienced producer look for the right balance for their upcoming collaboration. One of them will end up subsiding, putting milk in his coffee.

San Francisco Greek Film Festival

Joanna

Director: Panayiotis Fafoutis Running Time: 9 minutes 10 seconds Awards: Best Original Score and Best Sound Design at Drama Film Festival 2015 Joanna descends to the port every day in an attempt to find love. Inspired by an urban myth, one woman’s story could be a country’s tale.

San Francisco Greek Film Festival

Mythopathy | Νοτιάς

Director: Tassos Boulmetis Running Time: 1 hour 39 minutes 13 years after A Touch of Spice (Πολίτικη Κουζίνα), Boulmetis returns to the screen with a bitter-sweet comedy, about the coming of age of a young man who encounters his first emotional and sexual experiences with women, during the seventies in Greece. Changing the Myths and…

Sunday, October 16

San Francisco Greek Film Festival

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.

San Francisco Greek Film Festival

The Auction

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

San Francisco Greek Film Festival

Suntan

Director: Argyris Papadimitropoulos Running Time: 1 hour 44 minutes Awards: Best International Feature Film at Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016 As the newly appointed doctor of a tiny island, middle-aged Kostis spends a dreary winter alone. By the time summer arrives though the island has turned into a thriving, wild vacation spot with nudist beaches…

Monday, October 17

San Francisco Greek Film Festival

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…

San Francisco Greek Film Festival

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…

San Francisco Greek Film Festival

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…

Tuesday, October 18

San Francisco Greek Film Festival

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…

San Francisco Greek Film Festival

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…

San Francisco Greek Film Festival

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.

Wednesday, October 19

San Francisco Greek Film Festival

Dream Toy

Director: Christos Houliaras Running Time: 13 minutes Awards: 2nd Best Short Film at the Athens International Film Festival 2015; Special Award and Film Club Society Award at Drama Short Film Festival 2015 Something lies beneath the bed of a kid’s cluttered room. What is it waiting for?

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.

San Francisco Greek Film Festival

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…

Thursday, October 20

San Francisco Greek Film Festival

Semele

Director: Myrsini Aristidou Running Time: 13 minutes 5 seconds Awards: The Special Prize of the Generation Kplus International Jury for the Best Short Film at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival Semele will do anything to spend some time with her long absent father. A school note becomes just the excuse for her to visit…

San Francisco Greek Film Festival

Pogoniskos

Director: Thanasis Neofotistos Running Time: 11 minutes Awards: Best Documentary at Drama Film Festival 2015 A trip to Pogoniskos, a Greek village in Epirus. Stories about war, but also about fairies. Without a purpose and without an end. The grandfather is the narrator, whilst the grandmother looks after everyone. A return to the family roots.

San Francisco Greek Film Festival

Invisible

Director: Dimitris Athanitis Running Time: 1 hour 24 minutes Awards: Best Fiction Feature Film, Best Director and Best Actor at the London Greek Film Festival 2015 Aris, a 38-year-old factory worker is fired without any warning. As his attempts to be re-hired fail, he gradually becomes obsessed by the idea to take justice in his…

Friday, October 21

San Francisco Greek Film Festival

Twin Flame

Director: Alexi Papalexopoulos Running Time: 20 minutes 11 seconds This is a story about brief encounters. Told through the scope of an Uber driver in San Francisco, the piece highlights an intimate night between two strangers who come together unexpectedly. Despite their many differences, they come to realize they are fighting the same battle.

San Francisco Greek Film Festival

The Locksmith

Director: Militates Christides Running Time: 5 minutes 11 seconds Awards: 3rd Best Film at FIFES Festival; Best Short Film (Comedy/Dramedy) at the Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival November 2015 A down on his luck locksmith, who hasn’t had a lot of customers lately, finds himself at the service of an unexpected customer who really…

San Francisco Greek Film Festival

Chevalier

Director: Athina Rachel Tsangari Running Time: 1 hour 45 minutes Awards: Best Film at the London Film Festival 2015; Hellenic Film Academy Award for Best Screenplay 2016 In the middle of the Aegean Sea, on a luxury yacht, six men on a fishing trip decide to play a game. During this game, things will be…

Saturday, October 22

San Francisco Greek Film Festival

Downhill

Director: Stelios Kammitsis Running Time: 13 minutes Awards: Best Screenplay and Best Film with a Social Context at Drama Short Film Festival 2015 On a sunny day in September, she marches down the hill of a Mediterranean island. He is driving down the road with his old car and picks her up. As they drive…

San Francisco Greek Film Festival

Accommodations

Director: Mikos Zavros Running Time: 4 minutes 58 seconds Awards: Best Director at 9FilmFest 2016 Two hungry guys want to eat, but when the restaurant they patronize make accommodations for their wait staff’s individual creeds, simple service erupts into a logistical nightmare.

San Francisco Greek Film Festival

Cloudy Sunday – Ouzeri Tsitsanis

Director: Manousos Manousakis Running Time: 1 hour 56 minutes Awards: Best Costume Design and Best Make-up at the Hellenic Film Academy Awards 2016 During World War II, when Greece is under the submission of the Germans, one Christian man, Giorgos, falls in love with a Jewish woman, Estrea, something that is completely forbidden. Can they…