SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The San Francisco Greek Film Festival (SFGFF) announced the programming for their 2021 event, which will take place April 16-25. The Festival will be held online with one in person drive-in event, with all virtual screenings available free of charge. The program details are now online, with ticketing available, all via the virtual Festival portal at sfgff2021.eventive.org.
The Festival team successfully held a previous virtual event this past October, and with that very positive experience under their belt, they look forward to sharing new film programs in the upcoming 18th annual Festival.
Continuing another popular feature from last year’s Festival, the upcoming event will include a drive-in movie presentation, to be held at Par 3 at Poplar Creek in San Mateo, on Sunday, April 18; other details are to be announced, including film program and admission charge. Until indoor theatres are able to reopen, the nostalgic experience of a drive-in movie is a safe opportunity to watch a film in person with an audience, and the SFGFF is delighted to gather their fans together for this special event.
“Since the world isn’t quite ready for audiences to gather as we’ve been used to, we’re ready and proud to present the 2021 San Francisco Greek Film Festival primarily virtually, with a fun drive-in event,” says SFGFF Director Maria Nicolacakis. “Holding the first ever SFGFF virtual event last year was such a joy, with great audience response. We’re delighted to offer our online screenings free of charge again, with thanks and acknowledgment to our sponsors and supporters, as we continue to fulfill our mission to present Greek and Cypriot films.”
Among the films to be screened are: Syllas Tzoumerkas’ The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea, Yannis Economides’ Ballad for a Pierced Heart, Zacharias Mavroeidis’ Defunct, and Angeliki Antoniou’s Green Sea.
Among the documentaries are: Argyris Liapis’ Athos, the World's Brightest Peak; Chrisa Giorgi’s In the Wine Dark Sea; Mary Zournazi’s My Rembetika Blues; and Eftychia Fragou’s The Unlost Homeland.
Several short films are also on the program, including comedies, dramas, animation, and a documentary.
More information is available online via the Virtual Festival portal: sfgff2021.eventive.org and on the SFGFF website: grfilm.com.
The trailer for the 2021 SFGFF is available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmuNyPHrxqg.