Our Team

Rachel Caplan

Rachel Caplan
Founder & CEO

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I'm passionate about film as the catalyst for environmental ideas and action. In 2011, I founded the San Francisco Green Film Festival – now the West Coast's leading organization for films & conversations about people and the planet.

I have over 20 years of experience working in film exhibition, including the Edinburgh, London, and San Francisco International Film Festivals and as a publicist with UIP (handling international theatrical campaigns for Paramount, Universal, and DreamWorks). From 2007-09, I was Festival Director for the SF International Ocean Film Festival, the first and largest showcase for marine films in North America. The vision for the Green Film Fest grew out of this work -- to create a platform for sharing bold environmental stories in the city that's at the forefront of both independent film and the global green movement.

Originally from Edinburgh, Scotland, I have a M.A. in Cinema & Television Studies from the British Film Institute (BFI) and have been a voting member of BAFTA since 2000. I served as Board Treasurer for Bay Area Women in Film & Media (local WIFTI chapter) 2008-11, and in 2014 joined the Board of Directors for Ninth Street Independent Film Center.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Kevin Krueger

Kevin Krueger
Chairman

Chief Human Resources Officer
Jewish Senior Living Group

 

Heather Louie

Heather Louie
Secretary

Project Manager
Global Sustainability Team, GAP Inc.

 

Jason Kaminsky

Jason Kaminsky
Treasurer

Chief Operating Officer
kWh Analytics

 

Mark Decena

Mark Decena

Founder/Director
Kontent Films

 

Maribel Guevara

Maribel Guevara

Director
ECOador International Film Festival

 

Heather Jackson

Heather Jackson

Administrative Business Partner
Google

 

Ambika Jain

Ambika Jain

Freelance Producer
Authors Projects

 

Jeff Schindler

Jeff Schindler

Director of Advancement
HealthRIGHT 360

 

Randy Wittorp

Randy Wittorp

Director of Public Affairs
Kaiser Permanente San Francisco

 

 

A huge thank you to the many hundreds of passionate and dedicated volunteers who, since the first festival in 2011, have taken tickets, ushered audiences, set-up events (and cleaned up afterward), and created a warm welcome for all our guests. We couldn’t do it without you! Find out how to get involved as a Volunteer.