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
  • 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!

  • Emilios Avraam

    A fantastic festival run by a bunch of lovely folks. I had a great time, watched quality films and met cool people. I'm so grateful for this experience and in awe of the immense hospitality.

    November 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Emilio for the good words.
    Our festival was honored with your presence and your eloquent Q&A was the BEST ! Thank you for becoming a member of our community and please stay in touch with your future projects!

  • Amazing people who adore cinema. Great hospitality. A mature audience wanting to talk about films. We really loved the festival.

    November 2016
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Dimitri! We loved having you and Stella with us!

  • Great Film Festival! :)
    It's been an honour!

    October 2016
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Thanasi, we always enjoy your movies!

  • Mikos Zavros

    Great people who are passionate about film and Greek culture. A combination that supports the arts and fosters creativity in the industry.

    October 2016
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Miko, enjoyed your movie stay in touch !