Four ways to get involved in our Youth Program:

1. Students attend Green Film Fest for free!


Come to the movies! We give local students the opportunity to take part in the Festival for free.

Reserve your free ticket for Opening Night Film Premiere, April 20, 7:30pm at Castro Theatre.

We have 300 complimentary film tickets for local students to attend Green Film Fest and learn more about environmental issues, get involved in discussions & meet filmmakers and guests.

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2. Youth Filmmaker Workshop, April 15, 12:30pm - 4:30pm

Green Film Fest has teamed up with The Mix at SFPL to create a free youth workshop for budding environmental filmmakers. 

Teens - learn how to write, shoot and edit a short film in just a few hours! 

Create your own food focused film & see it on the big screen at Green Film Fest 2017. 

With filmmaker Dimitri Moore, get hands-on experience of the basics of making a movie in this fun, interactive session. 

Sign-up for the Workshop

This is what they created at the 2016 Workshop:

3. Young Filmmaker Competition


Your chance to show your environmental film on the big screen. 

Every year, we screen films from young people who are actively protecting our planet and getting involved in documentary filmmaking.

Students age 18 and under always submit to Green Film Fest for free! If your film is selected for Green Film Fest you will also be entered into competition for our Young Filmmaker Award

The next Call For Entries will open in Fall, 2017.

 4. Films in Schools

We want to give students the chance to amplify their environmental message.

As part of our youth program, we hand-over a slot in our annual Festival program to a team of students from UC Berkeley Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC) to design and produce in their vision. In addition to earning course credit, this professional development opportunity gives young people the chance to learn and demonstrate their ideas and leadership skills. 

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