(New York, New York, United States) – The 10th Annual New York Greek Film Festival is scheduled to take place from September 29, 2016 to October 29, 2016 in various venues across New York City. Each day, the festival will focus on films that come from Greece. The festival will include screenings of top Greek films, special events, and guest appearances from top Greek filmmakers.
Special events include a 10th Anniversary Gala at the Russian Tea Room on Saturday, October 1, a reception in honor of Manoussos Manoussakis at the Directors Guild of America Theater on October 2, 2016, and a Meet the Filmmakers reception at the 3 West Club on October 3.
One of the biggest events of the festival is the 10th Anniversary Gala at the Russian Tea Room on October 2. This gives guests a chance to not only celebrate Greek film, but to watch the New York premier of the film, Worlds Apart, at the Directors Guild Theater. The Gala reception will also include wine and hors d’oeuvres.
The Film Festival is a great way to celebrate Greek film. According to the official website for the festival, “The mission of the New York City Greek Film Festival is to establish a presence for Greek films in New York City and environs. The festival aspires to bring the best work of Greek filmmakers, past and present, to New York and to show the films in the most up-to-date screening facilities.”
Also according to the website, the New York City Film Festival is presented by the Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce. Also according to the official festival website, “The HACC was founded over sixty years ago to promote commercial and cultural ties between Greece and the US. Today it is a thriving organization of successful entrepreneurs devoted to strengthening the bond between the two countries.” The Greek Film Festival goes right along with that mission.