What People Are Saying



“It was such a pleasant & new experience, we would like to attend more in the future. Everyone associated with the festival was so friendly and helpful. Thank you for your efforts.” ~ audience member, Green Film Fest 2016

“Wonderful to see so many passionate people in one place.” ~ audience member, Green Film Fest 2016

“I love the San Francisco Green Film Festival, because the corporate media is not telling us the stories we need to know and the Festival is.” ~ Annie Leonard

“I like SF Green Film Festival because it educates & inspires people to do more for the environment.” ~ James Kao

“I love the San Francisco Green Film Festival because it gives me hope, big ideas, new things to think about and new ways to organize and be an activist.” ~ Karen Topakian

You can find more audience reactions on the Green Speak Out!.



“We greatly appreciated all of the hard work of everyone in this incredibly well organized Green Film Festival in San Francisco.  As filmmakers, this festival exceeded our expectations. The programming was a delight and the workshop sessions were so great to be a part of. We hope to be back again.” ~ Roger Williams, & Lisa Mazzotta, RiverBlue

“A wonderful festival and a great film going experience - my film crew and I felt like part of the family.  The programmers and staff are full of heart and I was delighted to find films that illuminated not just our environment but many topics beyond that." ~ Tal Skloot, 4 Wheel Bob

“One of SF’s finest traditions. An honor to screen at SF Green.” ~ Shalini Kantayya, Catching the Sun

“What can I say, but that I love SF Green. We are very proud to have our world premiere right here in San Francisco.” ~ Mark Decena, filmmaker, Not Without Us

“ The San Francisco Green Film Festival is at the epicenter of a global consciousness tsunami we all need to ride!” ~ Denis Delestrac, Freightened: The Real Price of Shipping

"What an amazing turn out of San Francisco's best environmental supporters! There is no shortage of passion among the festival staff and the audience." ~ Gina Papabeis, co-producer, Racing Extinction

“It was wonderful being able to screen at the Green Film Festival, and it was a fantastic audience and reception. It was so nice to meet everyone, and I hope to see you again at the festival in the future!" ~ Brad Allgood, director, Landfill Harmonic

“Your support was so valuable for our process in making the film. And the festival itself is so inspiring! I look forward to collaborating in the future." ~ Michelle Steinberg, director, Beyond Recognition

“I had a very positive experience. You all were able to get a good crowd and SF is the kind of town that responds to a film like this in a more sophisticated way than most, which was rewarding to see. ~ Sandy McLeod, Seeds of Time



“Since its inception seven years ago, the San Francisco Green Film Fest has taken on tough environmental issues such as global warming and pollution, but even as the weeklong event has highlighted dire problems, the goal has always been to offer inspiration and hope.” ~ David Lewis, SF Chronicle

“Now in its 7th year, the area’s leading ecology-minded film festival seems a public service of particularly urgent importance in 2017” ~ Dennis Harvey, 48 Hills 

“There’s still hope for planet earth at the SF Green Film Festival”  ~ Michael Fox, KQED Arts

More recent press coverage and press releases.


"Kaiser Permanente has proudly supported the SF Green Film Festival for many years because creating a forum to view and discuss the pressing environmental issues of our time through the medium of film is one way to ensure the health and wellbeing of our communities. We feel the values of both our organization and the film festival are in alignment regarding the importance of how a healthy environment leads to healthy people.” ~ Kaiser Permanente

“The San Francisco Green Film Festival highlights important social and environmental issues that are the defining issues of our times. Many of these issues are also at the heart of New Resource Bank’s mission. We are pleased to support organizations that are working to make a positive impact in the world, much like the Green Film Festival is.” ~ New Resource Bank



Our Festival Survey captures more views from movie-goers. 80% of respondents said the Festival had inspired them to take action. Here are some of the reasons why…

“The best thing about visiting the Festival was being inspired to change.”

"It has solidified my mission in life and educated my family as well."

"This was my first Green Film Festival and I loved it!  The caliber of the films was excellent and provided new great learnings and insights. Thank you!"

"I liked the exposure to films that would not be shown in traditional veins of media."

"The energetic Q&A following BANANAS!* was a unique experience to supplement the film screening; it provided learning and critical thought that I couldn’t get anywhere else. The festival did a great job of covering the green topics I was aware of as well as introducing me to new ideas and issues."

"SF Green Film Fest was a huge success!! Fueled by knowledge and desire to pay attention, take action, read labels, and live greener."

"The variety of environmental films and their almost uniformly positive tone was unique."


Photos by Pamela Gentile and Tommy Lau.