The Fan Carpet’s Eirini Mo Hosted the Closing Ceremony of the 13th Annual New York City Greek Film Festival
The New York Greek Film Festival was held in the end of October in Manhattan, New York, USA.
The Fan Carpet's own Eirini Mo hosted the Closing Ceremony of the Event, as well as all the red carpet interviews.
The Festival was a success with a lot of sold out screenings that comprised of 50 films, 25 screenings and 3 sets of short films. Directors and Actors from all over the world attended the festival to learn more about the Greek culture and to also support the Greek filmmakers.
The Festival was dedicated to Alexander the Great.
Alexandrion Foundation was the Grand Benefactor of the event.
The closing ceremony that Eirini Mo presented, had a special Honoree: Ernie Anastos. Ernie is an Emmy award winning actor for the FOX flagship station in New York. Fox 5 News was present in the ceremony and his honorable mention was shown on Fox 5 News.
The festival is an annual event and the director of it, Greek Actress Maria Tzobanaki, did an excellent job managing it and showing films that have a relationship with Greece.
Eirini Mo with Fox News Anchor, Ernie Anastos
We look forward attending the festival in 2020 and seeing more Greek related films.
Eirini Mo with the Director or the New York City Greek Film Festival, Maria Tzompanaki
About New York City Greek Film Festival
NYCGRFF is based in New York City, USA
The festival opened in 2007 as a showcase of new and older Greek film productions. It introduced the New York Greek audience to Greek filmmakers and their works. The public embraced Greek cinema with enthusiasm and the festival gained many supporters and followers.
After a steady and successful course, beginning in 2018, the New York City Greek Film Festival has broadened its content, functions and activities to include an international meeting platform which welcomes cinematographers from around the world.
The program now includes:
International Competition Program for films with a Greek element – fiction and documentaries, both short and feature length – judged during the festival with awards in two categories
Best Feature Film (Fiction or Documentary)
Best Short Film (Fiction or Documentary)
International Competition Program for short films – judged online before the festival. The best film is awarded a screening during the festival.
Greek film Program with Audience Awards (by vote), and monetary prizes in all four categories
best feature film (fiction)
best short film
best new director
Special tributes for great Greek films of all time and tributes for exceptional Greek filmmakers.
Opportunities for international cooperation between Greek and international filmmakers at a technical and artistic level.
Parallel events of cultural and educational nature that serve to promote Greek culture and world cinema.
The purpose of the Festival is:
The presentation of Greek cinema to the New York audience.
Entertainment and education of the public on the occasion of cinematographic art, with screenings of films, organization of artistic events of all arts, seminars and discussions.
Creating and presenting tributes to cinema creators, artists – actors – musicians – costumers – critics – technicians – script writers and their work. Seminars and open discussions between artists and audiences
1. The communication of Greek cinema to international and Greek audiences, the education and entertainment of the public.
2. The communication of Greek Culture in the city of New York, but also in other states of the USA, in any part of the world, through cultural and educational activities, either in the time frame of the films or at regular intervals throughout the year. Either alone or in cooperation with another cultural entity.
3. The organization and development of all cinematic art activities in Greece and abroad, working with artistic and other actors in Greece, New York and abroad. To carry out either on his own or in collaboration with third parties, the recording and reproduction of all kinds of events in sound and image as well as in the publication of books, magazines and publications.