2013 Festival

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The 3rd annual festival (May 30 - June 5, 2013) presented the San Francisco premieres of 50 internationally acclaimed, environmentally-focused films from around the globe, with over 60 visiting filmmakers and guest speakers covering environmental topics surrounding clean energy, green chemistry, food, housing, trash, water, and art in the environment.

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  • Opening Night SF Premiere of Rebels with a Cause, which celebrates the epic story of those who fought to save the Marin County coast, with special guests Huey Johnson, Nancy Kelly, and Kenji Yamamoto


  • SF Premiere of Bidder 70 with filmmakers Beth and George Gage and special guest Tim DeChristopher in attendance, following his release from prison on April 21, 2013. Discover DeChristopher’s extraordinary, ingenious and effective act of civil disobedience demanding government and industry accountability.



  • SF Premiere of Dear Governor Cuomo and panel discussion on fracking in California hosted by Climate One. Watch incredible acts of 'fracktivism’ in the push for a ban on fracking in New York State. The film stars Mark Ruffalo, Melissa Leo, Joan Osborne, Citizen Cope, Medeski Martin and Wood and many more.


  • Centerpiece screening and Northern California Premiere of More Than Honey, a dazzling in-depth look at honeybee colonies and Q&A with Academy-Award nominated director Markus Imhoof. Includes local honey tasting.

Outdoor screening in Annie Alley

  • West Coast Premiere of Tiny - A Story About Living Small with filmmakers Merete Mueller and Christopher Smith celebrating the tiny house movement in a special outdoor screening with solar-powered projector in downtown SF.


  • Spotlight of acclaimed documentary filmmaker Thomas Riedelsheimer (Rivers And Tides, 2001) with SF Premieres of two new feature films, Breathing Earth and Garden In The Sea.



  • Closing Night SF Premiere of Andrew Garrison’s Trash Dance on UN World Environment Day, June 5.



  • Work-in-progress screenings give local filmmakers the opportunity to share their work and gain valuable audience feedback, including Lisa Swenson's Saltwater, and Sophie Constantinou's Green Streets.


  • Filmmaker Awards 3-D printed in the cinema lobby using green, non-toxic, recyclable and compostable materials. The awards use a zero waste process and are 100% percent locally produced.



Best Feature Award: Markus Imhoof MORE THAN HONEY

Best Short Award: Douglas Gayeton THE STORY OF AN EGG

Inspiring Lives Award: Beth and George Gage BIDDER 70

Green Tenacity Award: Thomas Riedelsheimer

Audience Award: Patrick Shen LA SOURCE

The 2013 Filmmaker Awards were 3-D printed in the cinema lobby during the Festival by Type A Machines, from green, non-toxic, recyclable and compostable materials. The awards use a zero waste process and are 100% percent locally produced.