Countdown is on for the 2023 Greek Film Festival’s opening night


The wait is almost over! The highly anticipated 2023 Greek Film Festival is just two days away from its grand opening night, promising a spectacular celebration of Greek cinema, and artistry.

With a diverse range of films that explore culture and contemporary themes, this year’s festival is set to be a cinematic journey like no other.

The festival will open with Asimina Proedrou’s multi-award-winning, Oscar nominated feature, Behind the Haystacks, a heartfelt depiction of a Greek family navigating the 2015 refugee crisis. 

behind the haystacks
Screenshot from ‘Behind the Haystacks.’

The Astor Theatre, Palace Cinema Como and Palace Balwyn Cinema will open their doors on October 19 to all cinema enthusiasts, where they will enjoy an evening of special surprises and delicious treats for everyone. Be a part of the magic!

The Greek Film Festival is presented in Victoria by the Greek Community of Melbourne. It will be shown at Palace Cinema Como, Palace Balwyn Cinema and the Astor Theatre and runs from 19 to 29 October. For more festival details and the full program check: Melbourne Films | Greek Film Festival 2023.

The Greek Film Festival in Sydney is presented by the Greek Festival of Sydney and the Greek Orthodox Community of NSW, proudly supported by Bank of Sydney. This year’s screenings will return to Leichhardt’s Palace Norton Street Cinema from 19 to 29 October 2023. For more details visit: .

The 2023 Greek Film Festival in Adelaide is presented by the Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia (GOCSA) from 24 – 29 October at the Palace Nova Cinemas in Prospect. For more details visit here.




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