The SFGFF will showcase contemporary Greek feature films and shorts from established and up-an-coming directors from Greece or of Greek decent. Feature length films and shorts will be showcased each night, and all movies will have English subtitles.
Comedy, drama, and documentaries are all part of the mix

The Modern Greek Studies Foundation sponsors the San Francisco Greek Film Festival. All proceeds benefit the educational and cultural initiatives of the Foundation, including the courses and offerings in Modern Greek Studies / The Nikos Kazantzakis Chair at San Francisco State University.

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Astron Award

The San Francisco Greek Film Festival introduced the Astron Award in 2012 to honor and encourage achievements in Greek film-making 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 the best movie in the feature length films and shorts categories.

Eligible films for the San Francisco Greek Film Festival include works by Greek/Cypriot filmmakers and filmmakers of Greek/Cypriot descent worldwide; films about Greece; Greek and Cypriot productions or co-productions; films by Greek/Cypriot directors, writers, and producers; and films by actors in starring roles, co-directors, co-writers and co-producers are also eligible. Films open for public viewing in YouTube or Vimeo will not be considered.
All non-English films must have English sub-titles.

All films selected for the festival grant SFGFF the rights to upload a 2 minute clip/trailer online for promotional purposes.
You may enter more than one film and must be accompanied by its own completed on line submission form.

Overall Rating
  • Andreas Sheittanis

    It's been an honor!

    Even though the festival was online this year (due to COVID), they still took the time and put the effort in order to create a good online platform, with respect towards the film-makers and the audience.

    There was excellent communication, the quality of the films was superb and I would definitely submit again!

    October 2020
    Response from festival:

    Greetings Andrea from San Francisco, we thank you for allowing us to review your powerful movie with our audience, and also to thank you for the kind words expressed here. Please keep us posted on your new creations! Stay Safe !

  • Antonis Glaros

    Amazing Film Festival! Excellent organisation, lovely people!

    November 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Antoni for the kind words, we loved reviewing your movie "Chandelier" in our festival !

  • Stelana Kliris

    One of the most wonderful and welcoming festivals! Great team, venues and selection of films. They also take such good care of their filmmakers. SFGFF truly has a special place in my heart, keep up the great work!

    November 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Stelana for the kind words and taking time at this busy time to write us we loved your film !

  • Maria Lafi

    This is one of the most perfect festivals I've ever been to! Very good Greek films, perfect communication, and the most precious part is people who are really friendly and amazing. I feel that my film found a new home in this part of the world! Thank you!

    November 2019
    Response from festival:

    Maria, thank you for your kind words! It was a pleasure having your presence and participation during our 2019 film festival; it certainly added to the experience for our audience. Keep up the stellar work you do and continue being the great person you are! Katerina

  • Miltiades Christides

    I came to contact with several interesting directors during the festival. The organizers treated me like I was part of their family. Great film selection and organization too.

    December 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your kind words!