The 10th edition of the San Francisco Greek Film Festival 2013, the oldest of the Greek Festivals in USA, took place from May 13th to May 19th. The festival screened Feature length films and shorts, several of which have earned numerous distinguished awards. The festival gives two awards that are decided by the viewers, one for short film and one for feature film. This year the Astron Award for the Best Short Film went to Alethea Avramis for her film The Foreigner and J.A.C.E by Menelaos Karamangiolis who was present won the Best Feature Film Award.
Menelaos Karamaghiolis and Kleon Skourtis
The list of the films that were showcased during the festival included What If…, the first feature film by Christoforos Papakaliatis who attended the festival, My Blood by Diamantis Karanastasis, Big Heat by Karolos Zonaras, Dogs, Cats and Rats by Adrianos Georgantas, Small Crime by Christos Georgiou and the documentary Kisses to the Children by Vassilis Loules.
Audiences had the opportunity to remember some older Greek films such as the comedy Learn How to Read and Write Son by Thodoros Maraggos, The classic film Rembetiko by Kostas Ferris and The Flea by Dimitris Spyrou.