The affiliated Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation in New York is putting up $25,000 to help support the N.Y. Greek Film Festival as part of a drive to raise matching funds from other contributors as well.
Onassis Foundation(USA) Executive Director Ambassador Loucas Tsilas said he was happy the group could help. The organization’s Director of Cultural Affairs, Amalia Cosmetatou, stressed that, “Even during these hard economic times, Greek filmmakers create films which are worth seeing, not only by us but from critics and audiences around the world as well.”
The festival is presented under the auspices of the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) and the Hellenic-American Cultural Foundation, while it is largely funded by donations from organizations, companies and individuals. Since it first started in 2007, the festival has presented more than 55 feature-length films and documentaries from Greece, most of which we presented for the first time in the U.S.
This year’s event will be held at the Film Museum in Astoria on Oct. 5-6 and in NYIT Auditorium on Broadway from Oct. 11-13. As in every year, within the framework of the Festival, various events and screenings will also be held at the renowned Cinema Village in New York.