The San Francisco Greek Film Festival is dedicated to recognizing, supporting, and promoting the best film work by Greek and Cypriot filmmakers from around the world. With screenings of new, innovative, and highly acclaimed films and different events around the annual film festival week, the SFGFF seeks to inspire, engage, and entertain its diverse audience.  

The 17th Annual San Francisco Greek Film Festival


SF_Greek_Film_Festival_2020_FINAL_350pxWe are thrilled to announce that the 17th annual San Francisco Greek Film Festival will take place online October 3-10, 2020 with all screenings available FREE of charge. In this time of need, we have decided to give back to the community that has supported us these last 17 years, with this year’s free, virtual Festival. Although going to movie theatres is still not possible, we are excited to bring Greek and Cypriot films from around the world into everyone’s homes.

This year’s Festival poster is designed by John Mavroudis, a Greek-American award-winning artist who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Mavroudis' work has been seen on many magazine covers, including TIME, The New Yorker and The Nation. His work was twice named by the American Society of Magazine Editors as “Cover of the Year,” in 2006 for his New Yorker illustration on the 5th anniversary of September 11 attacks, and in 2018 for the TIME cover of Christine Blasey Ford during the Senate hearings on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. Mavroudis has designed many posters for Fillmore Auditorium concerts, rock band Moonalice, and past editions of the San Francisco Greek Festival. His website is https://www.zenpop.com.

We are working hard on all details to reimagine the event in this format under these new circumstances, including a special drive-in screening at Par 3 at Poplar Creek on October 4. As the programming details are confirmed, we will announce them here, as well as on our social media pages.

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Started in 2004, the San Francisco Greek Film Festival (SFGFF) is the first and longest-running Greek film festival in the U.S. SFGFF is dedicated to recognizing, supporting, and promoting the best film work by Greek and Cypriot filmmakers from around the world. With screenings of new, innovative, and highly acclaimed films and different events around the annual film Festival week, the SFGFF seeks to inspire, engage, and entertain its diverse audience. Throughout its history, the Festival has also featured screenings of classic films. Through the powerful medium of film, the Festival sustains, elevates and promotes Greek culture, history and language in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. The SFGFF has showcased some of the most highly regarded Greek/Cypriot films produced over the past 17 years. Since its founding, the film festival has showcased nearly 320 movies, hosted nearly 50 filmmakers as guests, and inspired, engaged and entertained over 9,000 attendees from San Francisco and throughout the Bay Area.

The SFGFF is funded through sponsorships by individuals and businesses, grants and ticket sales. Entirely run by volunteers, the Festival staff works throughout the year to plan the event, supported by an Advisory Board of experienced and respected community and industry leaders. Proceeds of the film Festival benefit the Modern Greek Studies Foundation, a San Francisco nonprofit which is committed to enriching knowledge and appreciation of Greece’s linguistic, literary, cultural and historic contribution to the Western World. Sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2020 SFGFF; see our sponsorship page for details.

 

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