OUR MISSION

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.

ABOUT US

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 held in the spring, 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

VOLUNTEER

To volunteer at our screenings, please contact us at 646.844.1488 or email us at info@hellenicfilmusa.org

CONTACT US

Phone: 646.844.1488 | 917.710.3027
E-mail: info@hellenicfilmusa.org

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

Board of Directors
George Balafoutis
Jimmy Demetro
Eva Mallis
Maria Miles
Maria Psomiades
Vickie Rekoutis
George Stephanopoulos
Stavroula Toska

Development
John Callimanis
Manny Katsoulis
Pares Mallis

Marketing/Communications
Nancy Nicolelis Litsas

Volunteers
Tiffany Apostolou
Dimitra Defotis
Christina Deodatis
Voula Electris
Nicole Gerasimopoulos
Connie Ioannides
Georgia Kaparos
Amalia Kontesi
Constantina Konugres
Stella Kordes
Achilles Lavidis
Aliki Lenou
Michael Mikalef
Maria Miliotis
Stephania Papadopoulos
Paressa Poulikidis
Irene Savvas
Toula Sifnaios
Chrystalleni Stivaros
Peggy Tsaltas