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 SFGFF is sponsored by the Modern Greek Studies Foundation, and all proceeds benefit the educational initiatives of the Center for Modern Greek Studies / The Nikos Kazantzakis Chair at SFSU.
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Awards & Prizes

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.

InkTip: Where producers go for scripts and writers. Producers have made more than 200 films from scripts and writers they found through InkTip.
Winners of the "Astron Award" will receive an InkTip Script Listing:
A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers and reps can find you!

Rules & Terms

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.
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.

4 Reviews

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    Dimitri Athanitis

    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!

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    Thanasis Neofotistos

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

    October 2016
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Thanasi, we always enjoy your movies!

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    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 !

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    one of the best !

    May 2016
    Response from festival:

    Spiro, you are one of the best!, stay in touch, with your next creation !