April News, Screenings & Events

The Festival is on the horizon and we're excited to announce our 2015 Festival theme will be Changing Cities.

The_Chinese_Mayor_1.jpgOur cities are growing fast, not least here in San Francisco as we see the city is going through a growth spurt. From Sao Paulo to San Francisco, and from across China to India, exciting new films will give us a unique opportunity to see how people around the world are standing up for sustainable cities. Read more >>

Now is a great time to get involved and support us as a Festival Donor and help us reach our festival fundraising goal by April 5. Ticket sales only cover around 25% of our program costs, so every dollar you donate goes directly to bringing films and filmmakers to the festival and providing free tickets for youth organizations. And, until April 5, all donations will be dollar-matched by our Board chairman. Please make a donation today and see those dollars in action at the festival next month.

Don't forget - all donations over $50 include a Festival Membership, giving you exclusive film & guest announcements, invitations to the Program Launch Party (details below) and a pre-sale on Opening Night tickets.

Stay posted for the upcoming announcement of our highly-anticipated Opening Night premiere!

Photo above: The Chinese Mayor, winner of a special jury award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and one of many films at the upcoming Green Film Festival exploring the theme of Changing Cities.

Save-the-Date for our Program Launch Party

8477036416_04381e2118_z.jpgOnly four weeks to go until our popular annual Program Launch Party! Be the first to hear the full program line-up for the 5th SF Green Film Festival, May 28 - June 3, including films, events, special guests & award winners. Pick up a festival program and mix & mingle with new festival friends. 

The party is open to all SFGFF members. Not a member yet? Join the fun here >>

Tuesday, April 28, 6:00 - 8:00pm

SFGFF Free Screening: ANGEL AZUL

Angel_Azul.jpgCelebrate this Earth Day with the Green Film Festival and SF Public Library at our special free screening of Angel AzulBay Area filmmaker, Marcy Cravat, brings us haunting and beautiful images of the underwater world and art of Jason deCaires Taylor, to remind us all of the impact we are having on our oceans.

Screening followed by discussion with filmmaker Marcy Cravat.

Tuesday, April 21 at 12 noon
Koret Auditorium, SF Public Library - Main Branch
100 Larkin St., San Francisco, CA 94102

More event info >>

Join us and BART this Earth Day

BART_Blue_Sky_Festival_logo_300x154_WEB.jpgSFGFF is proud to partner with BART once again for the annual Blue Sky Festival. Join us and over 50 Bay Area companies, nonprofit organizations and public agencies that are at the forefront of greening the Bay Area. Come by our SFGFF booth to meet with festival team members, get all the latest updates on this year's films & guests, and be the first to pick up our awesome 2015 festival poster!

Wednesday, April 22
11:30am - 1:30pm

Justin Herman Plaza
1 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94133

SFGFF presents: Storytelling for Change

Take_Action_onscreen_slides_med.jpegJoin us at the Commonweatlh Club for a lively panel discussion hosted by SFGFF.

Hear from tenacious, award-winning activist filmmakers who are using this impactful medium to bring us the stories that motivate environmental progress. Panelists will share clips from their films, uncovering their approaches and successes in bringing their difference-making stories to the screen.

Presented in partnership with the Environment & Natural Resources Member Led Forum of the Commonwealth Club.

Wednesday, May 6
5:30pm Networking Reception
6:00pm Program

The Commonwealth Club of California
555 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Info & tickets >>

Watch Again: Festival Favorites for Earth Day

emptying-the-skies-poster.jpgEMPTYING THE SKIES
This incredible film from the 2014 Festival hits theaters on April 22. Based on Jonathan Franzen’s essay in The New Yorker, this powerful documentary shows the secret struggle to save the millions of songbirds that are illegally poached each year in the Mediterranean. www.musicboxfilms.com/emptying-the-skies

Our 2014 Festival Audience Award winner opens in theaters this May. A perfect storm is brewing as agriculture pioneer Cary Fowler races against time to protect the future of our food. www.seedsoftimemovie.com

Did you miss our sold-out screening in March? Or just want to relive the gravity defying feats of Yosemite climbers all over again? You can now buy or stream the film here or catch the broadcast on the Discovery Channel's "Elevation Weekend" on Saturday, April 25 at 8 PM EST.

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