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2012 San Francisco Greek Film Festival
5 May 2012
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The 9th San Francisco Greek Film Festival showcases 18 award winning  feature and short films and includes a mix of comedy, drama, documentation and animation. All movies have English subtitles. The festival runs from May 9 until May 12, 2012.
New to this year’s film festival is a People’s Choice Award for both the short and feature film categories. These two awards will be determined by all the attendees and will be announced at the end of the week. 
The festival once again hosts producers from Greece who will interact and converse with the audience.
A children’s program is offered on Saturday, May 12th afternoon. 
The closing night will be dedicated to Thanassis Vengos, a beloved and legendary Greek actor who died last year. 
Two of Vengos’ classic movies (which have been formatted with English subtitles) will be screened and a Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to a member of his immediate family.

The award winning feature films are:
The Guide, by Zacharias Mavroeidis (Monday, May 7th, 7.30pm)
Paradise, by Panayiotis Fafoutis (Tuesday, May 8th, 7.30pm)
My Sweet Canary, by Roy Sher (Wednesday, May 9th, 7.30pm)
Burning Heads, by Giorgos Siougas (Thursday, May 10th, 7.30pm)
Welcome to All Saints, by Sotiris Goritsas (Friday, May 11th, 7.30pm)
The Island No 2, by Antonis Aggelopoulos (Friday, May 11th, 9.30pm)
Fading Light, by Vassilis Douros (Saturday, May 12th, 3.30pm) - Children΄s Program
The Other Half, by Vangelis Seitanidis (Saturday, May 12th, 8.00pm)

Thanassis Vengos Commemorative Event:

Thanassis in the Land of Smacking, by Dinos Katsouridis and Panos Glikofridis (Sunday, May 13th, 6.00pm)
Pick Up Your Guns Thanassi!, by Dinos Katsouridis (Sunday 13th, 8.00pm)

All screenings will be hosted in Delancey Street Screening Room (600, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105). For more info you can visit the festival΄s website

  The Guide
  Welcome to All Saints
  Fading Light
  Burning Heads
  The Other Half
  Pick Up Your Guns Thanassi!
  Thanassis in the Land of Smacking
  Panayotis Fafoutis
  Thanassis Vengos
  Zacharias Mavroeidis
  Sotiris Goritsas
  Vangelis Seitanidis
  Giorgos Siougas
  Panos Glikofridis
  Vassilis Douros
  Dinos Katsouridis
  Balkan Spring in Los Angeles
  New Greek Cinema travels to Berlin
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