The SFGFF will showcase contemporary Greek feature films and shorts from established and up-an-coming directors from Greece or of Greek decent. Different 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.

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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.
Astron Awards:
Audience Favorite Documentary
Audience Favorite Narrative Short
Audience Favorite Narrative Feature
We are excited to announce our 3rd Jury Awards! A panel of distinguished industry professionals will judge and determine the best film in each of three categories — Narrative Features, Documentaries and Narrative Shorts — and winners will receive a monetary compensation. The Jury Awards are in addition to our audience favorite Astron Awards.
🏆 Jury Award - Best Documentary $1000
🏆 Jury Award - Best Narrative Short $500
🏆 Jury Award - Best Narrative Feature $1000

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 Greek/Cypriot 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 if needed.

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: The 20th Annual San Francisco Greek Film Festival is planned to be an in-person event with some films screened on line too (Hybrid) . The ongoing uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic could force us to make the Film Festival be some combination of on-line screenings, drive-in shows and in-person events.

Overall Rating
  • Georgios Polymeris

    Rebetiko Underground team is truly honoured to be a part of this festival. It was a great experience with amazing communication and very friendly approach. Everything was clear from the beginning with good updates and on time! Thank you for all the direction and for having us at your festival. Keep up the good work! Cheers!

    May 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Georgios for your kind remarks! Keep up your inspiration and creativity. We look forward to seeing your future works. SFGFF team.


    Thanks for the honour fo participating in the festival wiith our feature documentary film.
    Participating anabled our work to reach an audience which valued it and was waiting for it. This has been very important to us.
    The communication with SFGFF was eazy and all our question answered quickly.
    The people in charge have been very helpful

    May 2022
    Response from festival:

    It gives us a tremendous sense of gratification to feel that our film festival has played such an integral role in your films journey. Continue to dream and create! The SFGFF team.

  • NewBorn Short Film Agency

    Great festival! We are always glad to be part of it!

    April 2022
    Response from festival:

    And we love your participation! The SFGFF team.

  • Maria Svoliantopoulou

    It was an honor and and delight participating. Excellent festival, the team was very helpful and professional! The "Remind Me" team

    April 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your kind remarks! We were delighted to include your film in our program. The SFGFF team.

  • It was a great pleasure for me to participate in the festival. Great in all respects.

    April 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you! Keep up the magic of movie making! The SFGFF team.