NEW YORK – On June 30, the Hellenic Film Society USA (HFS) announced the first-ever virtual Greek film festival in the U.S., Greek Film Expo on Demand, to be held July 10-20. Audiences across the country will have the opportunity to stream ten quality, entertaining Greek films to their devices throughout the United States. For many of the films, it will be their U.S. premiere. In addition, virtual interviews with directors of the films are also planned.
Until this year, HFS presented the New York Greek Film Expo film festival in the spring in movie theaters in New York City and Long Island. When New York theaters closed in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Society explored other options for presenting Greek films to its loyal audiences and decided on a virtual film festival.
“We are thrilled to present these fine films on demand, at a time when people are looking for ways to be entertained safely,” says Jimmy DeMetro, HFS President. “We believe that watching a film in a movie theater is the best viewing experience, but we are proud to be breaking new ground. Going virtual gives us the opportunity to reach a national audience for the first time. We have a great line-up, from the very best award-winning films of the year to beloved classics of Greek cinema.”
For further information about the Greek Film Expo on Demand or to purchase tickets in all states except California, visit https://hellenicfilmusa.org/ or call 646-844-1488.
About the Hellenic Film Society USA
The Hellenic Film Society USA (HFS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization rooted in the belief that Greek cinema should be part of the American cultural landscape. The organization presents high-quality, well-crafted feature films, documentaries, and film shorts made by Greek filmmakers and those of Greek descent, as well as films that depict the rich culture and history of Greece and Cyprus. HFS presents the annual New York Greek Film Expo film festival every spring. They also present Always on Sunday, a series of monthly Greek film screenings, at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, NY, as well interviews with filmmakers and panel discussions about filmmaking that inform, enlighten, and inspire audiences of all nationalities.
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation is the lead supporter of the Hellenic Film Society USA. The Greek Film Expo on Demand is made possible with support from the Onassis Foundation USA, the Kallinikeion Foundation, and the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
More information, is available online: www.hellenicfilmusa.org or by phone: 646-844-1488.