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Green Film Fest 2017 - Watch Again

Want to share your favorite Green Film Fest film with friends? Did you love the film so much you want to see it again? 

Here you can find details of where you can watch Green Film Fest 2017 feature films.

(last updated: May, 2017)

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Green Film Fest Closes On A Musical Note

Green Film Fest 2017 ended on a musical note April 26 with the Closing Night World Premiere of Twelve Pianos, after hosting a week of the latest environmental films, expert panels, and discussions in theaters across the city.

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Green Film Guide: First 100 Days - Complete List of Films

We set out to create a film-lover's guide to taking environmental action in the first 100 days of the new White House administration.

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Green Film Fest 2017 Audience Award Winner

The Green Film Fest Audience Award is voted on by film viewers at festival screenings throughout the week.

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Tidewater presented with Green Fire Award

There was much anticipation at the Closing Night of Green Film Fest 2017 on April 26 as we announced our first juried prize, the Green Fire Award.

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Earth Day Weekend at Green Film Fest

Green Film Fest 2017 celebrated Earth Day weekend with a packed program of films and discussions about people and the planet.

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Behind the Scenes at Opening Night of Green Film Fest 2017

Green Film Fest 2017 kicked off Thursday night at the historic Castro Theatre. Festival filmmakers and guests joined us for a special reception and the World Premiere of Mark Kitchell's new film Evolution of Organic.

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Green Spotlight: New documentary directors with a depth of experience

The San Francisco Green Film Festival aims to provide as varied a program as possible, giving voice to filmmakers with a kaleidoscope of perspectives, styles, and stories.

This year, we have a cadre of directors with the newly minted credit of 'documentary film director' who are, in fact, old-hands at filmmaking. They may not have directed a feature length documentary before, but they've paid their dues as camera operators, editors, writers, actors and even directors of other film genres. 

This means that while their films are infused with an invigorating energy, rookie director flaws are few and far between.

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Green Spotlight: Returning Filmmakers

The San Francisco Green Film Festival aims to provide as varied a program as possible, giving voice to filmmakers with a kaleidoscope of perspectives, styles, and stories.

We feel a special affinity for those filmmakers who have created a splash with their work at past festivals, and are truly excited to see what these 'alums' will do next.

This year, Green Film Fest welcomes back six directors with new and exciting offerings. We hope you love their newest efforts as much as we do.

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Behind The Scenes: Filmmaker Dan Goldes

Who isn't curious about what happens behind the scenes while making a film?

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'Sneak peak' installment number four brings the spotlight to filmmaker Dan Goldes, whose short, Arrested (Again), will be shown on Sunday, April 23, at 12:30 pm, in the Roxie.

This film is particularly dear to SFGFF's heart for a number of important reasons.

The obvious ones involve proximity: Goldes is our neighbor, a resident filmmaker in our own office building, the Ninth Street Independent Film Building; and the subject of his film, Karen Topakian, is on our screening committee.

But perhaps more importantly, Goldes is a wonderful filmmaker, and Topakian is, just, kind of wonderful.

A well known human rights activist. Topakian has been arrested dozens of times for using nonviolent civil disobedience to protest nuclear proliferation, human rights abuses, environmental issues, and war.

Goldes tells Topakian's story with both humor and heart.

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