- George Melikokis, A Reigning Patriarch and Advocate for Greek Education
- Archbishop Elpidophoros of America Enthroned
- The Hellenic Initiative’s 5th Annual Venture Fair
- Annual PSEKA Conference Results in Increasing Support in the US Congress for The Eastern Mediterranean Partnership Act
- Celebrations and Thoughts About Our Future
14th Annual San Francisco Greek Film Festival
The 14th annual San Francisco Greek Film Festival, October 14-22, will be showcasing 27 feature films and shorts from directors of Greek/Cypriot descent from around the world. Two shorts and one feature film will be showcased each night at the Delancey Street Screening Room (600 Embarcadero Street, San Francisco). All movies will have English subtitles.
Highlights from this year’s festival include:
SON OF SOFIA by Elina Psykou. A dark coming-of-age story with a fairy tale twist that won the Best International Narrative Feature at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.
AMERIKA SQUARE by Yannis Sakaridis. A FIPRESCI (the International Federation of Film Critics) award-winning drama with an unflinching look at the mass migration economy.
Honoring the legendary director Nikos Koundouros who passed away in 2017, we will screen the classic black and white film from 1956 THE OGRE OF ATHENS (O Drakos).
The year’s festival will include the following guests:
Yiannis Sakaridis, director, Amerika Square
Elina Psykou, director, Son of Sofia
Ioanna Bolomyti, producer Roza of Smyrna
Kika Georgiou, actress, Boy on the Bridge
Award winning director Tassos Boulmetis will moderate Q&A with our visiting guests
Tickets and weekly passes, as well as a full description of all the films and sponsorship opportunities, are available online at grfilm.com. Tickets will also be available at the door, and discounts are available for students with a valid student ID.
The San Francisco Greek Film Festival is sponsored by the Modern Greek Studies Foundation and proceeds benefit the educational initiatives of the Center for Modern Greek Studies/The Nikos Kazantzakis Chair at San Francisco State University.