Don’t make any evening plans for the first few weeks of October and grab the popcorn and get comfortable on your couch with your friends and family.

Two of the largest Greek film festivals in the United States— each with dozens of films in their line ups— are being streamed online for the first time, because of the Coronavirus pandemic.

While most will miss the traditional big screen, in-person viewing experience that only a live screening can provide— the silver lining in this whole thing is that for the first time, Greek films can get much broader, nationwide audiences.


The 17th Annual San Francisco Greek Film Festival

For the first time in its history, the organizers of the San Francisco Greek Film Festival are bringing all of their films in their line up free of charge.

“During this difficult time in our world, our team felt strongly it was important to continue to celebrate the Greek and Cypriot films produced this year,” SFGFF Director Maria Nicolacakis said.

“We may not be able to come together in person at the film festival, but we will bring the films to your homes. The week-long online streaming of the films, which is a first for us, will be provided free of charge as an expression of gratitude to our community that has supported us for the past 17 years.”

Click here to see the San Francisco Greek Film Festival lineup and more information about streaming their films.


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