San Francisco is hosting its 12th Annual Greek Film Festival on May 9 and through May 17. This year, 34 films will be screened over 8 days at the Delancey Street Screening Room in San Francisco. The festival, which began as a simple group of cinephiles gathering to share their interest in Greek cinema, has quickly grown to become one of the largest Greek film festivals in the U.S.
“We look forward to showcasing great movies and hosting some of the filmmakers. We thank our audience for their participation and our volunteers for their endless hours of work, enthusiasm and energy. Together we make this unique venue an unforgettable experience! But above and beyond, our heartfelt gratitude goes to all our sponsors whose support and generosity make this extraordinary film festival possible,” wrote the organizers on the festival’s website.
This year’s program will include films such as “Little England” by Pantelis Voulgaris, a documentary about the Xylouris family by Angeliki Aristomenopoulou entitled “A Family Affair,” Panos Koutras’ “Xenia,” which has already won numerous awards and deals with the migration issue in Greece, Yorgos Tsemberopoulos’ “The Enemy Within” and Tonia Mishiali’s short film “Dead End.”
The San Francisco Greek Film Festival is sponsored by the Modern Greek Studies Foundation and all proceeds benefit the educational initiatives of the Center for Modern Greek Studies and the Nikos Kazantzakis Chair at San Francisco State University.