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. Since its founding, the film festival has showcased hundreds of movies, hosted numerous filmmakers as guests, and inspired, engaged and entertained thousands of 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.
THESE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE THINGS HAPPEN!
Chair of Events Receptions
Audio Visual Director
Chair of Hospitality
Peter J. Poulos