Photo credit: Chrysovalantis Skoufris/Mentis Photography Inc.

Board of Directors
Maria C. Miles, President
Jimmy DeMetro, President Emeritus
George Balafoutis
Thoma Kikis
Constantina Konugres
Eva Mallis
George Stephanopoulos

Legal Representative in Athens
Ileana Loudarou

John Callimanis
Michael Kalomiris
Manny Katsoulis

Nancy Nicolelis Litsas

Tiffany Apostolou
Stamatis Birsimijoglou
Sophie Delios
Syrago Evangelaki
Angie Kantilierakis
Alexandra Kavouras
Dottie Kontopoulos
Stella Kordes
Stephanie Litsas
Christina Lopez
Elena Mocas
Patricia Moschos
Irene Panikidis
Stavroula Paralikas
Ariadne Raptis
Vickie Rekoutis
Irene Savvas
Peggy Tsaltas
Caroline Vokas


The Hellenic Film Society USA is dedicated to promoting Greek cinema throughout the United States. Our mission is to share the richness of Greek films with a wider American audience, to showcase Greek movies, and to preserve the film heritage of Greece.


The Hellenic Film Society USA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization rooted in the belief that Greek cinema can—and should—be part of the American cultural landscape. We promote feature films, documentaries, and film shorts made by Greek filmmakers and those of Greek descent, as well as films that promote the cultures of Greece and Cyprus.

Founded by Jimmy DeMetro and a team of devoted cinephiles with a long track record of presenting Greek films in the US, the Hellenic Film Society was established to expand the reach of Greek film beyond a single annual festival in New York. In addition to our annual New York Greek Film Expo, we have organized film screenings in a growing number of American cities throughout the year and have created a series of monthly film screenings that have attracted sell-out crowds at the prestigious Museum of the Moving Image in New York City.

We are passionate about our mission to present and support high-quality, well-crafted films and, as such, we strive to carry out the following:

  • Present screenings of new and classic Greek films throughout the year in cities across the US
  • Sponsor panel discussions, master classes, and lectures by directors and film scholars on Greek cinema
  • Support aspiring filmmakers of Greek descent and promote their films
  • Collaborate with influential film institutions and festivals to showcase Greek films
  • Foster relationships between Greek filmmakers and US investors and distributors
  • Restore and preserve Greek film classics


To volunteer, please contact us at (347) 934-9497 or email us at info@hellenicfilmusa.org


Phone: (347) 934-9497
E-mail: info@hellenicfilmusa.org

Mailing address:

Hellenic Film Society (USA), Inc.
35-07 Broadway
Astoria, NY 11106

Mailing address:
Hellenic Film Society (USA), Inc.
35-07 Broadway
Astoria, NY 11106