SFGFF 2014: It's a Wrap!

2014 SFGFF Mini Poster What a fantastic week! Thank you all for coming to Aquarium of the Bay and Roxie Theater, May 29-June 4, to view stunning documentaries, take part in engaging debates and revitalize our green connections and ambitions.

This year's festival presented 60 new films from 21 countries with 84 guest filmmakers and speakers.

Find out more in our 2014 Festival Wrap Report >>




The Festival may be over but there are still plenty of opportunities to participate: Have your say about this year's event in our Festival Survey; take part in the causes important to you with our Lights, Camera, Take Action! Guides; watch festival films again with friends or colleagues; or join our Green Film discussion group. Now it's up to you!

Finally, a huge Thank You to our volunteers, sponsors, donors, community partners, and audiences for your your support and attendance at the festival. We can't wait to start working with you on our 5th Anniversary Festival in 2015.

Rachel Caplan, Founder & Executive Director Gemma Bradshaw, Festival Producer

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2014 Opening Night2014 Opening Night
Left to right: 'Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek' filmmaker Leah Mahan and Derrick Evans enjoy the Aquarium of the Bay tunnels; Matt Stoecker, Travis Rummel and Ben Knight introduce their film 'DamNation' on Opening Night. Photos courtesy of Whitney Legge.
Jonathan FranzenRyan White
Left to right: Jonathan Franzen, producer, 'Emptying the Skies'; Ryan White, director, 'Mondo Banana'. Photos courtesy of Tommy Lau.
TELOSTurkey Creek
Left to right: Kyung Lee, director, and Eugene Tssui, 'TELOS: The Fantastic World of Eugene Tssui'; Leah Mahan receives the Green Tenacity Award for 'Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek'. Photos courtesy of Tommy Lau. Roxie lineClosing Night
Left to right: Closing night lines at the Roxie Theater; Festival Director Rachel Caplan hands a festival bandana to Ariana Garfinkel, archivist for 'Wrenched: The Legacy of the Monkey Wrench Gang'. Photos courtesy of Jonathan Fong.


Congratulations to all our Festival Award Winners!

Best Feature Award DamNation Ben Knight, Travis Rummel, Matt Stoecker

Best Short Award Sticky Jilli Rose

Inspiring Lives Award Project Wild Thing David Bond

Green Tenacity Award Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek Leah Mahan

Audience Award Seeds of Time Sandy McLeod

This year’s awards were 3-D printed by Type A Machines in the Little Roxie window during the festival from green, non-toxic, recyclable and compostable materials. The awards use a zero waste process and are 100% percent locally produced. The Audience Award includes a tree-planting, donated by Friends of the Urban Forest. The tree is planted in San Francisco as a gift from the audience of the Green Film Festival in honor of the winning film.