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October 2020: So Many Film Festivals, So Little Internet Bandwidth

2021-01-12T01:08:55+00:00October 16th, 2020|

San Francisco Greek Film Festival Through October 10 In addition to our own events, we always keep a lookout for other great film happenings to recommend. This month brings us online editions of some of our favorite local festivals, chances to stream titles we had selected for the 2020 SFFILM Festival, and more. The 17th READ MORE …

The SF Greek Film Festival

2021-01-12T00:50:18+00:00October 16th, 2020|

The San Francisco Greek Film Festival (SFGFF) announces their 2020 event, which will take place October 3-10, held online with one in person drive-in event, with all virtual screenings available free of charge. The Festival team is working on all details to reimagine the event in this format, including confirming the programming under these new READ MORE …

17th Annual San Francisco Greek Film Festival boasts incredible breadth of modern Greek cinema

2021-01-12T00:52:39+00:00October 13th, 2020|

By Maya Thompson | Staff After sifting through nearly 400 submissions, the San Francisco Greek Film Festival boiled its lineup down to 18 films, which were available for attendees to access online and free of charge from Oct. 3-10. Now, the table that served this film feast has been cleared, so it’s time to digest READ MORE …

Screen Grabs: Will you strap in for the re-opening of SF cinemas?

2021-01-12T00:57:53+00:00October 6th, 2020|

Link to original article on 48hills.org San Franciscans who’ve been pining for re-opened movie theaters got big news this week with the announcement that as part of the continued cautious relaxation of COVID restrictions, those indoor venues will be permitted to operate again as of next Wed/7, with limited capacity and other restrictions. As of this READ MORE …

COVID-19 Contributes To October Cluster Of Bay Area Film Festivals

2021-01-12T17:32:52+00:00October 5th, 2020|

When: Oct. 3 to Oct. 10 Ticket info, lineup: https://grfilm.com/2020-virtual-film-festival/ Details: In its 17th year, this thoughtfully curated San Francisco staple unites the old and the new, the latter with an Oct. 4 drive-in screening in San Mateo of Jules Dassin’s entertaining 1964 crime caper “Topkapi” starring the incomparable Melina Mercouri. Also worth taking in: a READ MORE …

Co-directors of San Francisco Greek Film Festival Share Stories About Adaptability, Resilience, Community

2021-01-12T17:33:39+00:00October 5th, 2020|

By Maya Thompson, The Daily Californian The San Francisco Greek Film Festival reigns as the first and longest-running film festival in the United States dedicated to promoting Greek film and empowering Greek and Cypriot filmmakers. The festival began as a fundraising event for the Modern Greek Studies Foundation, a nonprofit that supports the Center for READ MORE …

17th San Francisco Greek Film Festival

2021-01-12T17:34:30+00:00October 4th, 2020|

Melina Mercouri in a publicity shot for “Topkapi” (1964), a classic caper filmed in Mercouri’s native Greece by director Jules Dassin. The Greek Culture Ministry declared 2020 the Year of Melina Mercouri, in honor of what would have been the internationally known actress, singer, politician and one-woman tourist ambassador’s 100th birthday on Oct. READ MORE …

Five Must-See Features At The 17Th Annual Sf Greek Film Festival

2021-01-12T17:35:18+00:00October 4th, 2020|

By Randy Myers Bay City News Foundation Link to original article on SFGATE.com To show their gratitude for years of support, San Francisco Greek Film Festival organizers are offering their 17th virtual lineup for free. The annual celebration kicked off Saturday when you could start streaming all features, documentaries and shorts. It ends Oct. 10. READ MORE …

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