2015 Film Festival Movie Listing

Films begin each evening at 7:00 pm (except for Saturday, May 9 when they begin at 11 am. On Sunday, May 17, the matinee shows begin at 2 pm. Click a date below to view that days film lineup. Click the film title to view more details on the film.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Films begin at 11:00 am
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Spectrum

Title: Spectrum Director: Dimitris Gkotsis Running Time: 11 minutes 43 seconds Spectrum is used to classify something in terms of its position on a scale between two extreme points. The film documents a slice in the life of five different people living in the heart of the city of Athens and the power relations between…

The Man From the City

The Man From the City

Title: The Man from the City Director: Elias Plagianos Running Time: 11 minutes Awards: ‘Best Actor’ award for Robert Clohessy at the Atlantic City Cinefest, ‘Best Drama’ for a Short Film at the Atlantic City Cinefest A mysterious businessman visits a small town with questionable intentions as he contemplates leaving his big city life behind….

San Francisco Greek Film Festival "8"

“8″

Title: “8″ Director: Chara Dela Running Time: 8 minutes 58 seconds Melina is a young director who lost her beloved twin sister in a car accident, when she was hit by a man who was driving under the influence. Melina was never able to get over her sister’s loss, until one day, a movie she…

San Francisco Greek Film Festival – Ascending Downwards – Ανεβαίνοντας Κάτω

Ascending Downwards – Ανεβαίνοντας Κάτω

Title: Ascending Downwards – Ανεβαίνοντας Κάτω Director: Stavros Ladikos Running Time: 7 minutes 55 seconds A kid watches animation movies in a living room when suddenly something drawing its attention. Nearby there are the Stairs. Up the Stairs there is a child’s toy. The kid wants it. This short film is about childhood naivety.

San Francisco Greek Film Festival - Kazantzakis

Kazantzakis

Title: Kazantzakis Director: Michael Tobias Running Time: 30 minutes The biography of the great Greek poet, philosopher and novelist, Nikos Kazantzakis.

San Francisco Greek Film Festival - Diminished

Diminished – Ελάχιστη

Title: Diminished – Ελάχιστη Director: Konstantina Palli Running Time: 29 minutes 58 seconds Awards: 3rd European Short Film Festival “Filme” 2014, Thessaloniki, Awarded for Best Short Film, Best actress, Best music score, Best script; Official Selection “Balkan Film Food Festival 20149 (Albania); Official Selection “Bornshorts Film Festival (Denmark), Official Selection 61 Highway Film Festival (U.S.A).;…

San Francisco Greek Film Festival - Jesus Stopped at Gyzi

Jesus Stopped at Gyzi – Ο Χριστός σταμάτησε στου Γκύζι

Title: Jesus Stopped at Gyzi – Ο Χριστός σταμάτησε στου Γκύζι Director: Amerissa Basta Running Time: 10 minutes 35 seconds Awards: ‘2nd Best Short Film’ at the 3rd Micro μ Festival, ‘First Prize’ at altcineAction! 2014 On the first day of the school year, a girl remembers the incidents that took place during the summer,…

San Francisco Greek Film Festival - Unspoken

Unspoken

Title: Unspoken Director: George Zaverdas Running Time: 9 minutes 55 seconds A glimpse of an American family, in a moment of tension and crisis, struggling under the weight of a deep dark secret.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Films begin at 7:00 pm
San Francisco Greek Film Festival - Eviva

Eviva – Εβίβα

Title: Eviva – Εβίβα Director: Dimitrios Nakos Running Time: 16 minutes Awards: ‘Best Actor’ award for Alkis Panagiotidis at the 37th Greek Short Film Festival in Drama, ‘2nd Best Movie’ at the 2nd Micro μ Festival Two friends meet after a long time in order to travel to another’s friend village to attend his funeral….

San Francisco Greek Film Festival - Cure

Cure – Εξυγίανση

Title: Cure – Εξυγίανση Director: Ifigenia Dimitriou Running Time: 11 minutes The new head of Public Service terrorizes employees and establishes new strict “rules” of operating, in order to “cure” the current dysfunctional system. On her first day, a series of “tragicomic” events take place and chaos ensues, creating an adventure full of twists and…

San Francisco Greek Film Festival - Lovestruck

Lovestruck – Από έρωτα

Title: Lovestruck – Από έρωτα Director: Thodoris Atheridis Running Time: 1 hour 44 minutes Awards: ‘Audience Award’ of OTE TV at the Hellenic Film Academy Awards 2015 A love story with unpredictable twists and turns between perception and reality, love and its complications and the faults of human nature; Lovestruck is a romantic tale with…

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Films begin at 7:00 pm
San Francisco Greek Film Festival - Actually

Actually – Στ’αλήθεια

Title: Actually – Στ’αλήθεια Director: Konstantinos Fragkoulis Running Time: 5 minutes 55 seconds Awards: ‘Honorary Mention’ for Ioanna Tsirigouli’s performance at the Love in Athens Festival 2013, ‘Best Comedy Short’ at Tolfa Short Film Festival 2014 In a liquor store in Athens, a woman believes she sees the man she lost. Suddenly the man’s reality…

San Francisco Film Festival - Dead End

Dead End

Title: Dead End Director: Tonia Mishiali Running Time: 15 minutes Awards: ‘Silver Dionysus’ at the Greek Short Film Festival in Drama 2013, ‘Best Director’ at the Athens International Film Festival ‘Opening Nights’ 2013, ‘Michael Cacoyiannis Directing Award’ and ‘Best Sound Design’ at the International Short Film Festival of Cyprus 2013 The loss of youth, social…

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The Winter – Ο χειμώνας

Title: The Winter – Ο χειμώνας Director: Konstantinos Koutsoliotas Running Time: 1 hour 45 minutes Niko is a romantic, young Greek writer living in London. When his finances go astray, he hides out in the neglected family house in the Greek mountain town of Siatista. Surrounded by the ghosts of the past, Niko must uncover…

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Films begin at 7:00 pm
San Francisco Greek Film Festival - The Dark Side of the Mirror

The Dark Side of the Mirror

Title: The Dark Side of the Mirror Director: Christos Megarchiotis Running Time: 15 minutes A young woman arrives at a house close to a seaside town. There she waits for her boyfriend to come but another visitor makes an appearance.

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Eternally Connected

Title: Eternally Connected Director: Michael Barmparis Running Time: 8 minutes In an effort to overcome his wife’s death, Philippe clings to whatever he can find. One day something will change his life. A jewel that he thought was connecting him to his wife will become the ticket for a new love.

San Francisco Film Festival - Include Women Out

Include Women Out – Με χωρίς γυναίκες

Title: Include Women Out – Με χωρίς γυναίκες Director: Vaggelis Seitanidis Running Time: 1 hour 30 minutes On a summer weekend, two old schoolmates now in their early forties go looking for their high school’s “beauty queen”, Nadia, who has allegedly joined a convent somewhere in the south of Greece…

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Films begin at 7:00 pm
San Francisco Greek Film Festival - Karayannis

Lela Karayannis, the Fragrance of a Heroine – Συναντήσεις με τη μητέρα μου, Λέλα Καραγιάννη

Title: Lela Karayannis, the Fragrance of a Heroine – Συναντήσεις με τη μητέρα μου, Λέλα Καραγιάννη Written & Directed by: Vassilis Loules Cinematography: Constantinos Tsekouras Editing: Takis Koumoundouros & Dimitris Giannakopoulos Music: Vangelis Fambas Produced by: Hellenic Broadcasting Corp.-ERT SA A 2005 production Running time: 30mins The film is focused on the struggle and personality…

San Francisco Greek Film Festival - De Nuevo

De Nuevo

Title: De Nuevo Director: Christos Karteris Running Time: 7 minutes Awards: ‘Directing Award’ and ‘Best Editing Award’ at the European “Filme” Festival in Thessaloniki 2014, ‘Cinematic Achievement Award’ at the 7th Thessaloniki International Short Film Festival 2013 The most inanimate object in your house, takes over your mind.

San Francisco Greek Film Festival - The Enemy Within

The Enemy Within – Ο εχθρός μου

Title: The Enemy Within – Ο εχθρός μου Director: Yorgos Tsemberopoulos Running Time: 1 hour 47 minutes Awards: ‘Best Director’, ‘Best Screenplay’, ‘Best Editing’ at the Hellenic Film Academy Awards 2014, ‘Best European Independent Dramatic Film’ at the European Independent Film Festival 2014 in Paris, Best Actor award to Manolis Mavromatakis at the 45th Nashville…

Friday, May 15, 2015

Films begin at 7:00 pm
San Francisco Greek Film Festival - Consideration

Consideration – Αντιπαροχή

Title: Consideration – Αντιπαροχή Director: Nancy Spetsioti Running Time: 16 minutes 40 seconds Vasilis wants to sell his mother’s old house to property developers in the hope that in this way he will be able to cope with his desperate financial straits.

San Francisco Greek Film Festival - Family Thrill

Family Thrill

Title: Family Thrill Director: Dimitris Stratakis Running Time: 16 minutes 30 seconds Awards: ‘Best Concept for Short Fiction Film’ at the 7th annual London Greek Film Festival During their holiday, a family of three (father, mother, daughter), stop at a café on the highway. This film follows the three heroes and their three unexpected encounters.

San Francisco Greek Film Festival - Xenia

Xenia

Title: Xenia Director: Panos Koutras Running Time: 2 hours 14 minutes Awards: ‘Best Picture’, ‘Best Director’, ‘Best Screenplay’, ‘Best Actor in a Supporting Role’, ‘Best Editing’ and ‘Best Costume Design’ at the Hellenic Film Academy Awards 2015 After the death of their mother, Dany, 16, leaves Crete to join his older brother, Odysseas, who lives…

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Films begin at 7:00 pm
San Francisco Greek Film Festival - A Family Affair

A Family Affair – Μια οικογενειακή ιστορία

Title: A Family Affair – Μια οικογενειακή ιστορία Director: Angeliki Aristomenopoulou Running Time: 1 hour 28 minutes Awards: ‘Best Documentary’ at the Hellenic Film Academy Awards 2015 The film follows the Xylouris family, Greece’s most famous musical clan, for a period of two years as it travels from Crete to Melbourne and back, on a…

San Francisco Greek Film Festival - Common Denominator

Common Denominator – Κοινός παρανομαστής

Title: Common Denominator – Κοινός παρανομαστής Director: Sotiris Tsafoulias Running Time: 1 hour 20 minutes Awards: ‘Best Director’ at the Cyprus International Film Festival 2014, ‘Best Actor’ for Vladimiros Kiriakidis and ‘Best Music’ at the 7th annual London Greek Film Festival The owner of a provincial cafe and three male patrons start chatting about women…

San Francisco Greek Film Festival - Dinner for Few

Dinner for Few – Δείπνο για λίγους

Title: Dinner for Few – Δείπνο για λίγους Director: Nassos Vakalis Running Time: 10 minutes 9 seconds Awards: ‘Best Short Film’ at the Expotoons Festival 2014, ‘Special Jury Award’ and ‘Best Music’ at the Greek Short Film Festival in Drama 2014 Dinner for Few is an allegorical depiction of our society. During dinner, “the system”…

Sunday, May 17, 2015


Matinee Films

Matinee films begin at 2:00 pm
San Francisco Greek Film Festival - Big Little Girl

Big Little Girl

Title: Big Little Girl Director: Viki Posidis Running Time: 13 minutes 47 seconds An innocent young girl struggles to overcome societal pressures to be sexy in order to come to terms with being the big girl her father expects her to be after her mother’s death.

San Francisco Greek Film Festival - Access to Nutritious Foods in Urban Settings

Access to Nutritious Food in Urban Settings

Title: Access to Nutritious Food in Urban Settings Directors: Victoria Baxter, Maggie Conaway, Lindsey Chen Running Time: 6 minutes and 10 seconds Victoria Baxter and her two classmates, Maggie Conaway & Lindsey Chen, all Seniors from St. Ignatius College Preparatory in SF, CA, submitted a video entitled, “Access to Nutritious Food in Urban Settings “…

San Francisco Greek Film Festival - The Wonderful

The Wonderful -4

Title: The Wonderful -4 Director: Spyros Vrettos Running Time: 2 hours 6 minutes The film is about children’s unspoiled way of thinking about life, society, the environment etc. Its message is to remind us, the adults, the simple values of life.


Evening Films

Films begin at 7:00 pm
San Francisco Greek Film Festival - Irene & Maria

Irene & Marie

Title: Irene & Marie Director: Alex Thompson Running Time: 12 minutes 4 seconds Olympia Dukakis and Rose Gregorio play Greek-American women in their 70s who create stories to avoid the realities of growing older.

Mikra Anglia

Little England – Μικρά Αγγλία

Title: Little England – Μικρά Αγγλία Director: Pantelis Voulgaris Running Time: 132 Minutes Awards: ‘Best Picture, ‘Best Cinematography’, ‘Best Scenography’, ‘Best Costume Design’, ‘Best Sound’, ‘Best Costume Design’, ‘Best Sound’, ‘Best Make-up’ at the Hellenic Film Academy Awards 2014 The family saga spans two decades in the history of modern Greece and in the lives…