What People Are Saying



“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

“Hey, I’m Crystal Sanders with Fish Revolution and we’re here at the San Francisco Green Film Fest talking about sustainable seafood and how your personal choices can affect ocean health and by spending your money wisely you can keep our oceans safe and fish well into the future”.  ~ Crystal Sanders at the screening of The Last Ocean.

You can find more audience reactions on the Video Story Booth.



"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 Pababeis, co-producer, Racing Extinction

"Thanks for a wonderful festival experience in San Francisco. Got some good responses from the audience and enjoyed the great hospitality that you and your team provided." ~ Dave Regos, producer, Divide in Concord

“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

photo of Sandy McLeod: Tommy Lau



“The San Francisco Green Film Festival (May 28 – June 3) focuses our attention with wit and enthusiasm, eschewing superficial provocation for a deeper, longerlasting impact...Festival director Rachel Caplan maintains an unwavering emphasis on positive change.” ~ Michael Fox, KQED

“San Francisco Green Film Festival will be posing pertinent questions about our future. The most conscientious film festival of the year, raising our awareness of how humans simultaneously destroy the planet and figure out ways to mitigate the damage” ~ Erin Blackwell, Bay Area Reporter

All of our 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…

"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 with 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."

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