Countdown to the 2023 GFF Opening Night in Melbourne

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The wait is almost over! The highly anticipated 2023 Greek Film Festival is just 2 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.

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

Join us and be a part of the magic!

The Greek Film Festival is presented in Victoria by the Greek Community of Melbourne playing on the Palace Cinemas group’s screens.


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The Greek Film Festival, presented by the Greek Community of Melbourne, is an annual celebration of Greek cinema showcasing the complexity and diversity that is the Greek Film industry which in turn captures the essence of Greek culture, history, and creativity. The Greek Film Festival has become a significant annual event in the cultural calendar of cinephiles and the Greek community of Melbourne alike. In 2023, The Greek Film Festival will be shown at Palace Cinema Como, Palace Balwyn Cinema and the Astor Theatre and runs from 19 to 29 October.


Established in 1897, the Greek Community of Melbourne is a prominent organisation dedicated to promoting and preserving Greek history, culture, and heritage in Australia. Through various initiatives, events, and educational programs, the Community aims to strengthen the connection between Greek Australians and their rich cultural background.

For more festival details and the full program check Melbourne Films | Greek Film Festival 2023

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