The San Francisco Greek Film Festival (SFGFF) announces their 2020 event, which will take place October 3-10, held online with one in person drive-in event, with all virtual screenings available free of charge. The Festival team is working on all details to reimagine the event in this format, including confirming the programming under these new circumstances. The SFGFF directors and programmers, like so many in the arts, are using their creativity to meet the challenges of the pandemic, to continue their mission to present work to audiences. In this time of need, SFGFF gives back to the community that has supported them for the past 17 years, with this year's free, virtual Festival.
...there is ONE type of experience of going out to the movies that will be a part of this year's SFGFF - a drive-in movie presentation. After a half century past its peak as an American pastime, driving and staying in your vehicle to watch a film is back, as a way to still say safe, and still watch a film with an audience. The SFGFF drive-in event will be at Par 3 at Poplar Creek in San Mateo, on Sunday evening, October 4; other details are to be announced, including film program and admission charge.
This year's Festival poster is designed by John Mavroudis, a Greek-American award-winning artist who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Mavroudis' work has been seen on many magazine covers, including TIME, The New Yorker and The Nation. His work was twice named by the American Society of Magazine Editors as "Cover of the Year," in 2006 for his New Yorker illustration on the 5th anniversary of September 11 attacks, and in 2018 for the TIME cover of Christine Blasey Ford during the Senate hearings on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. Mavroudis has designed many posters for Fillmore Auditorium concerts, rock band Moonalice, and past years of the San Francisco Greek Festival. His website is https://www.zenpop.com