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.
For more information please visit our website: www.grfilm.com
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.
COVID19 Update: Please note that due to the ongoing uncertainties around COVID-19, the 18th Annual Film Festival will be on line event and or portions will be in a Drive In environment