Greek Film Fest 2015

The San Francisco Greek Film Festival launches its twelfth season with a cocktail reception Friday evening 8 May 2015 at Kokkari Estiatorio, 200 Jackson Street, San Francisco.

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The following day a program of short films begins 11:00 AM Saturday 9 May 2015 at the Delancey Street Screening Room, 600 The Embarcadero, San Francisco.

Lovestruck directed by Thodoris Atheridis (Greece) 2014 is the opening night feature-length film 7:00 PM Monday 11 May 2015 also at the Delancey Street Screening Room.

For more information and tickets contact San Francisco Greek Film Festival.

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Lost Love

A handsome, young engineer driving a white Mercedes-Benz sports car is lost somewhere in the countryside on the island of Cyprus, where he meets an attractive woman in a wedding gown walking along the highway.

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Committed directed by Stelana Kirilis (Cyprus) 2014 had its international premier during closing night of the 11th San Francisco Greek Film Festival.

The ninety-minute narrative feature is a romantic comedy delving into love, relationships, and the expectations of marriage. It’s another wonderful example of what’s possible for talented and resourceful filmmakers to accomplish during the present economic crises.

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SFGFF 2014

The San Francisco Greek Film Festival screens nightly at 7:00 PM from 4 – 10 May 2014 at Delancey Screening Room, 600 The Embarcadero, San Francisco.

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This year’s narrative features are: A Place Called Home directed by Maria Douza 2013, Joy And Sorrow Of The Body directed by Andreas Panzis 2013, Block 12 directed by Kyriakos Tofarides 2013, Miss Violence directed by Alexandros Avranas 2013, Magic Hour directed by Costas Kapakas 2011, Marjoram directed by Olga Maiea 2013, and Committed directed by Stelana Kliris 2014.

For more information and tickets contact the San Francisco Greek Film Festival.

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Greek Decade

The tenth annual San Francisco Greek Film Festival runs from 13 – 19 May 2013 at the Delancey Street Screening Room, 600 Embarcadero, San Francisco. The event is sponsored by the Greek Studies Foundation and benefits the Center for Modern Geek Studies and the Nikos Kazantzakis Chair at San Francisco State University.

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The opening night program includes two shorts, Counting Happiness directed by Venetia Evripiotou (Greece, India) 2012 and Rosmarinus Officianalis directed by Andreas Siadimas (Greece) 2008, and the full-length narrative feature, Small Crime directed by Christos Georgiou (Cyprus, Greece, Germany) 2009.

More information and tickets available at www.grfilm.com

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Australian Filmmaker

Anthony Maras is an award-winning Australian filmmaker. He’s a native of Adelaide, with roots on the island of Ikaria, Greece. Maras received a degree in Law and Legal Practice from Flinders University in South Austrlia before going on to study film production at the University Of California Santa Barbara.

After returning to Australia Anthony Maras produced his first short film, Azadi (2005), a refugee drama. This was followed by Spike Up (2007), a drama about a family in the drug trade; and, his most recent work, The Palace (2011), set in Cyprus during the 1974 war between Turkish and Greek forces.

The Palace, an Australian-Turkish production, featured an international cast that included Kevork Malikyan, who also played in Midnight Express, Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade. It won twice at the 2012  Australian Academy Of Cinema And Television Arts Awards: Best Short Fiction Film and Best Screenplay In A Short Film.

Maras also worked as associate producer on Last Ride, the 2009 debut feature film by Palm D’Or winning director Glendyn Ivin that starred Hugo Weaving.

There’s a trailer for The Palace on his web site and a two-minute video interview of Anthony Maras on YouTube.

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