The Hellenic Film Society is pleased to present three special events to enhance our audience’s
NY Greek Film Expo experience.


Immediately following the opening night screening of Cliffs of Freedom on Friday, May 3, the Hellenic Film Society will host an Opening Night Celebration at the renowned Brasserie 8 ½, near the Directors Guild Theater. With its dramatic sweeping staircase and original artwork by Matisse, Leger, and other French artists, the French brasserie is one of New York’s most stylishly sophisticated restaurants.

Wine, beer, and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Guest filmmakers are expected to attend the reception

Friday, May 3
Movie and Reception

Screening at 7 pm
Directors Guild Theater

Reception at 9:30 pm
Brasserie 8 ½
Near the Directors Guild Theater
9 West 57th St., New York 10019


Filming in Greece: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful
Moderated by George Stephanopoulos, Media Attorney/Producer

Greece’s natural beauty and perfect weather have always made it ideal for on-location shooting. Now new tax credits and rebates are sure to attract international film production and boost the Greek economy. Hear about the experiences of our panelists who have filmed movies in Greece and find out how to take advantage of the new incentives. Learn about Greece’s diverse locations and highly skilled cast and crew, including top artistic and technical personnel, first-class production service companies, and post-production facilities.

Panelists include entertainment attorneys Carol Contes and Maria Miles, producer Stamatios Tom Hiotis, producer/writer Gregory Pappas, and cinematographer/director/screenwriter/author Steven Bernstein.
*Panelists subject to change.
For more information please click here.

This is a free event, but attendees must register. Space is limited and registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

Saturday, May 4

Panel Discussion at 12 pm
Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC)
199 Chambers Street, Room N452, NYC
(between West Side Highway and Greenwich Street)

Post-Panel Reception at 2 pm
452 Washington St., NYC
Cash bar; complimentary light meze will be served


Get a taste of celebrity! Celebrity chef Maria Loi, featured in the documentary, A Fine Line, is hosting a tasting reception at 12:30, prior to the 2pm screening of the film on Sunday, May 5 at the Directors Guild Theater in Manhattan.

Sunday, May 5
Documentary and Reception

Screening at 2 pm
Directors Guild Theater

Reception at 12:30 pm
Directors Guild Theater