The Montreal Greek Film Festival (MGFF) was founded as a platform for Greek film directors, producers, screen writers and actors to showcase their work in Montreal. Over the years, the Greek community as well as the Greater Montreal community at large developed an interest in Greek foreign films, and this festival has rapidly grown in size and popularity.
The Montreal Greek Film Festival returns this year under the auspices of the Hellenic Republic and in partnership with the Hellenic Community of Greater Montreal (HCGM).
MGFF 2019 will open on Sunday, April 7th and will run through Sunday, April 14th. Both the Opening and Closing Night Receptions & Films will be held at the landmark Rialto Theatre, 5723 avenue du Parc.
For the first time ever at MGFF, in order to better accommodate our expanding base of moviegoers, our films will be screened at multiple locations. We are extremely pleased to be returning to Cinéma du Parc as well as Ciné Starz Côte-des-Neiges, but we are also excited to announce that Cinéma Guzzo will be on board with us this year, with screenings at their Côte-Vertu location.
Our exiting lineup includes some of the very best contemporary Greek films from around the world. Many of the films being presented have drawn the attention of audiences worldwide and are winning major awards at international film festivals. As we do every year, two feature length films will be showcased each night and all movies will be subtitled in English. A series of matinée screenings will be added once again this year for our movie fans that prefer to join us in the afternoon. We will also have a lineup of short films by directors of Greek decent from around the world.