Jury Awards

NEW AWARDS BEGINNING IN 2021

The San Francisco Greek Film Festival proudly announces Jury Awards. A panel of industry professionals will decide one winner in each of three categories: narrative feature, documentary, and narrative short. These will be in addition to our Astron audience favorite awards.

A monetary award will be given to the winner of each category:

$1,000

Best Narrative Feature

$1,000

Best Documentary

$500

Best Narrative Short

2021 NARRATIVE FEATURES JURY
Sid Ganis, San Francisco Greek Film Festival Advisory Board Member
Barry Caine
About Barry
Sid Ganis, San Francisco Greek Film Festival Advisory Board Member
Kara Herold
About Kara
Sid Ganis, San Francisco Greek Film Festival Advisory Board Member
Ruthe Stein
About Ruthe
2021 DOCUMENTARIES JURY
Sid Ganis, San Francisco Greek Film Festival Advisory Board Member
babaLou
About babaLou
Sid Ganis, San Francisco Greek Film Festival Advisory Board Member
Karen Larsen
About Karen
Sid Ganis, San Francisco Greek Film Festival Advisory Board Member
Henry S. Rosenthal
About Henry
2021 NARRATIVE SHORTS JURY
Sid Ganis, San Francisco Greek Film Festival Advisory Board Member
Jon Bastian
About Jon
Sid Ganis, San Francisco Greek Film Festival Advisory Board Member
Allie Light
About Allie
Sid Ganis, San Francisco Greek Film Festival Advisory Board Member
Lansia Wann
About Lansia

The Astron Award

AWARDED ANNUALLY TO THE AUDIENCE’S FAVORITE FEATURE AND SHORT FILMS
San Francisco Greek Film Festival Astron Award

The San Francisco Greek Film Festival introduced the Astron Award in 2012 to honor and encourage achievements in Greek filmmaking and to enhance the movie experience of the film festival’s moviegoers. Inspired by the ancient Greek word “astir” which means scattered or spread in the sky, astron carries more than its celestial meaning of star. It is used to describe an individual distinguished for his/her talent, abilities, and personality in the field of arts, politics and professional arenas. Our audience votes for their favorite movie in the feature length films and shorts categories.

2020 ASTRON FESTIVAL WINNERS
FEATURE FILM

MY NAME IS EFTIHIA
Directed by Angelos Frantzis
Greece, 2019, 122min

SHORT FILM

CONFESSION
Directed by Andreas Sheittanis
Cyprus, 2019, 22min

Past Winners

Spyros P. Skouras Lifetime Achievement Award

SPONSORED BY TOM SKOURAS

Created in 2018, The Spyros P. Skouras Lifetime Achievement Award honors outstanding film industry professionals of Greek descent. The award is sponsored by Tom Skouras, festival Advisory Board member and nephew of the late Skouras.

PREVIOUS WINNERS
Sid Ganis, San Francisco Greek Film Festival Advisory Board Member
Jim N. Gianopulos
2018
About Jim
Sid Ganis, San Francisco Greek Film Festival Advisory Board Member
Kary Antholis
2019
About Kary
ABOUT SPYROS P. SKOURAS
Spyros Skouras Lifetime Achievement Award

Spyros Skouras made Marilyn Monroe a star.

Spyros Skouras Lifetime Achievement Award

Spyros Skouras with President Eisenhower and Archbishop Iakovos.

About Spyros Skouras