It All Started in 2004

THE FIRST AND LONGEST-RUNNING GREEK FILM FESTIVAL IN THE USA

The San Francisco Greek Film Festival (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 18 years. Since its founding, the film festival has showcased over 330 movies, hosted nearly 70 filmmakers as guests, and inspired, engaged and entertained over 15,000 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.

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Board Members

THESE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE THINGS HAPPEN!

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Kleon Skourtis

DIRECTORS

Maria Nicolacakis

Kyveli Short

Katerina Mavroudi-Steck

TEAM MEMBERS

Tatiana Drakaki

Aggeliki Karantzas

FOUNDING DIRECTOR

Peter J. Poulos

Advisory Board Members

THE EXPERTS WHO GUIDE US
Mario Diaz, San Francisco Greek Film Festival Advisory Board Member
Mario Diaz
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Sid Ganis, San Francisco Greek Film Festival Advisory Board Member
Sid Ganis
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Christina Kounelias, San Francisco Greek Film Festival Advisory Board Member
Christina Kounelias
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Peter J. Poulos, San Francisco Greek Film Festival Advisory Board Member
Peter J. Poulos
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Tom Skouras, San Francisco Greek Film Festival Advisory Board Member
Tom Skouras
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Tod Traina, San Francisco Greek Film Festival Advisory Board Member
Todd Traina
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