Short Films - 2014 San Francisco Green Film Festival

An A-Z of all the short films that screened at the 4th San Francisco Green Film Festival, May 28 - June 1, 2014.


 

ADRIFT

SIMON CHRISTEN, USA, 2013, 4 MIN

A love letter to the fog of the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

AMAZING GRACE

ROWAN PYBUS, ZAMBIA | SOUTH AFRICA, 2013, 5 MIN

One man’s deep-seated love for the forests that are rapidly decreasing around Livingstone, Zambia.

 

BLEU NUIT

DAVID MYRIAM, FRANCE, 2013, 8 MIN

In the heart of the underwater world, between night and light, whales are witness to human activity on the oceans… 

 

EARTHBOOK

BERND HEZEL AND EPHRAIM BROSCHKOWSKI GERMANY, 2012, 4 MIN

What would Planet Earth post about humans on its profile?

 

ACHIEVING BALANCE

KEVIN WHITE, USA, 2013, 15 MIN

After the removal of the Black Rat from Anacapa Island, the profound recovery of the island ecosystem is revealed.

 

CUP FULL OF H2O FEAT. ITZ MAINEY

TONY MCFLY/YOUTH UPRISING, USA, 2012, 2 MIN

Soda sucks! in this fun music video made by Oakland youth.

 

FOLLOW THE FROG

MAX JOSEPH, USA, 2012, 3 MIN

He’s a good worker and firmly anchored in daily life. The needs of the environment make him take to his heels. Radical and intense.

 

GREEN GOLD (GRÜNES GOLD)

BARBARA MARHEINEKE, GERMANY, 2012, 13 MIN

Alma is seven and lives in a small desert village in Iraq. The village has electricity, but nobody really knows where it comes from…

 

THE GREEN NINJA STRIKES

PROSPECT HIGH SCHOOL AND SJSU, USA, 2013, 3 MIN

The Green Ninja Project aims to educate young people about our changing climate and then give them the inspiration and tools to do something about it. Student Winner, 2013 Green Ninja Film Festival.

 

JONAH

KIBWE TAVARES, UK, 2013, 18 MIN

Mbwana and Juma are best friends with big dreams in a poor but contented coastal village. When they accidentally photograph a gigantic fish, their home changes dramatically.

 

KEYSTONE XL HAS A JOB FOR YOU!

JOSH HEALEY, MOVEMENT GENERATION, USA, 2014, 6 MIN

When Keystone XL’s top job recruiter comes to town, he reveals just what jobs the controversial oil pipeline would really create. Community Winner, 2014 Clear the Air Film Festival by Breathe California. LAST BIRDS AHMET HAMDI FERAH, TURKEY, 2013, 8 MIN Two friends spend their days playing near the village stream. Then the hydroelectrical power plant comes to town. 

 

THE LAST ICE MERCHANT (EL ÚLTIMO HIELERO)

SANDY PATCH, USA, 2013, 14 MIN

For over 50 years, Baltazar Ushca has harvested the ice of Ecuador’s Mount Chimborazo. His job is disappearing along with the glacier.

 

MAD SAUSAGE

LOUIS VAN ZWOL, NETHERLANDS, 2013, 2 MIN

If a sausage could talk, it would say a mouthful. MANA KAI PASHA RESHIKOV, USA, 2013, 6 MIN The “spirit of the ocean” as told through the story of a man and a fish entrapped in a plastic bottle...

 

MOTORVILLE

PATRICK JEAN, USA, 2013, 3 MIN

When all the oil is gone, a street map must scavenge for food.

 

MOST ENDANGERED SPECIES IN THE BAY: THE WATERMAN

EMMA DACOL, LEAH JONES, MARVA GIBBS, USA, 2014, 7 MIN

Explore the complex connections between culture, economics and the environment in the preservation of Maryland’s blue crab.

 

NATURE HOUSE INC.

NICK JORDAN, UK, 2013, 6 MIN

One small American town boasts the highest number of dwellings for Purple Martins, but ‘America’s Most Wanted Bird’ is still hard to find.

 

NEW ROOTS IN SALT LAKE CITY: FOOD SECURITY THROUGH AN URBAN FARMING REVOLUTION

ROB HOLMES, USA, 2013, 9 MIN

New Roots builds stronger, healthier communities for resettled refugees in the Salt Lake County area through community gardening and urban farming programs.

 

THE NEXT GENERATION

BURLINGAME HIGH SCHOOL, USA, 2014, 5 MIN

Anti-tobacco short film. High School Winner of the 2014 Clear The Air Film Festival by Breathe California.

 

NORTHRIDGE COMMUNITY GARDENS

BAYCAT TECHSF PATHWAYS YOUNG ADULT MEDIA INTERNSHIP CREW, USA, 2013, 4 MIN

Explore a community garden of 300 families at Northridge Coop Homes in Hunters Point in this youth-made short film.

 

OIL

OLEG SERDYUK, UKRAINE, 2012, 2 MIN

A musically and rhythmically fast-paced look at our dependance on fossil fuels and the inevitable disaster that will follow.

 

OUR POWER: BLACK MESA, ARIZONA

MARK DECENA, USA, 2014, 8 MIN

The Navajo people in Black Mesa, Arizona are taking matters into their own hands, to generate “energy without pollution”.

 

PANDAS

MATUS VIZÁR, SLOVAKIA, 2013, 11 MIN

They are the product of millions of generations before them, left all alone in the forest to fend for themselves. Until the day they are discovered. 

 

POSTCARD FROM THE SACRAMENTO DELTA

TODD DAYTON, USA, 2014, 6 MIN

Jay Lund, scientist, and Daniel Wilson, farmer, take us on a tour of the Sacramento Delta, where the land level continues to sink, as the sea level continues to rise. How will this story end?

 

RETURN FLIGHT

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KEVIN WHITE, USA, 2014, 12 MIN

Meet the inspiring people who’ve worked to restore the bald eagle in Southern California in the face of pervasive DDT contamination.

 

SEA OTTERS VS. CLIMATE CHANGE

MICHAEL WERNER/KQED QUEST, USA, 2013, 7 MIN

Kelp forests are some of the most efficient carbon dioxide absorbers known to man. Sea urchins, however, love eating kelp, and left unchecked will decimate a kelp bed. But when otters are around…

 

STICKY

JILLI ROSE, AUSTRALIA, 2013, 20 MIN

The story of a remarkable stick insect, exiled from the tropical paradise where they evolved, a tiny population survived under a single windswept bush.

 

STYROFOAM MAN

SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY, USA, 2014, 6 MIN

The Green Ninja Project aims to educate young people about our changing climate and then give them the inspiration and tools to do something about it.

 

A TASTE FOR ROADKILL

NICOLE PRECEL, AUSTRALIA, 2013, 10 MINS

Taking free range, sustainable and locally sourced food to a whole new level, meet a man who eats road kill and says he can recommend trying it.

 

THE TRUE NATURE (LA VRAIE NATURE)

XUAN-HUY NGUYEN, CANADA, 2013, 2 MIN

Canada’s 22nd Prime Minister: environmentally friendly?

 

URBAN CAMPING

TILT SUMMER FILM CAMP, USA, 2012, 7 MIN

Youth-made documentary on the homeless around Ninth Street in the SOMA area of San Francisco.

 

WAKE UP CALL: TIME TO ACT ON CLIMATE CHANGE!

MUSE VIDEO AND METWEST HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, USA, 2013, 4 MIN

Are you ready to do your part? Oakland teenagers created this animation project to urge young people to step up and make more sustainable choices.