Four ways to get involved in our Youth Program:

1. 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.

2. Schools at the Festival


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

In 2016, we gave away 300 complimentary film tickets for local students to learn more about environmental issues, get involved in discussions & meet filmmakers and guests.

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3. Youth Filmmaker Workshop: Reel Stories

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

In one afternoon teens were shown how to write, shoot and edit a short film. And the films were shown at the 2016 Green Film Fest as part of our Keep It Wild - Shorts Program at the Roxie Theater.

Details of future workshops coming soon.

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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