Green Arts at SF Green Film Fest 2015

You'll get a chance to explore all kinds of art at this year's San Francisco Green Film Festival.

We're bringing together green artists from across the Bay Area, including, fine artists, sculptors, designers, photographers and filmmakers who are inspired by the environment. 

You can see their work at our Opening Night Reception & Premiere and at FestHQ, 518 Valencia.


Opening Night Reception & Premiere of Bikes vs. Cars (Thursday, May 28)


a_trip_down_market_street.jpgA Trip Down Market Street 1905/2005

Exploratorium. Music by Beth Custer Ensemble/New Films by Bay Area Filmmakers.

The Exploratorium is a playful learning laboratory of more than 600 interactive exhibits and experiences that ignite curiosity and transform the way people learn. 

In September 1905, a pioneer filmmaker named Jack Kuttner mounted a camera on the front of a trolley and filmed the one-and-a-half mile ride from the foot of Twin Peaks northeastward toward the Ferry Building. In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the film, the Exploratorium mounted a major celebration of San Francisco’s urban vitality past and present, including a 2005 experimental film of the same journey. Shown here, side-by-side with the original.



Segue Fischlin

I build electric-assist rickshaws and cargotrikes.  Bridging the world between bikes and cars, Frankentrikes pair the joys of cycling with the usefulness, safety, and stability of a sizeable motor vehicle.







Wheels of Change

Sean Griffin, Griffin One

Griffin One's unique and recognizable style is an alchemy of time, function, matter & imagination. Griffin was born in Nairobi, Kenya. He came to the US with his family as a child and grew up in Sedona, Arizona. He lived in a few cities across the US before choosing Oakland California as his home. His wanderlust continues to this day, and his life experiences are reflected in his lucid visual style and continuing exploration of new forms of expression. An artist of many mediums & themes, Griffin is a Muralist, Fine Artist & Digital Designer.


FestHQ, 518 Valencia (Friday May 29 - Sunday May 31)

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Kanyon Sayers-Roods

Costanoan Ohlone and Chumash Native American, Kanyon Sayers-Roods (Hahashkani-Coyote Woman) - art is a sincere expression of her Native heritage. Kanyon's visual descriptions are always based on nature and the natural world. Kanyon's lifelong artistic vision is to convey principal ideas of Native culture through visual means. Her personal mission is to contribute toward the goal of global education with emphasis on promoting understanding of the relationship between humanity and the natural world.


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Michael Epstein

Michael is a writer, interactive director, and expert in outdoor narrative experiences.  He has a M.S. degree in Comparative Media Studies from M.I.T. where he specialized in literary mobile applications. Michael’s media production career began as a freelance radio reporter filing segments on human issues in technology for NPR’s “Morning Edition”.  At MIT he developed an award-winning radio show, "News Lab," which explored new formats for presenting current events, including live jazz, spoken word, and news satire.

Museum of the Hidden City includes a "peephole cinema", an interactive website, and a 'live' documentary about San Francisco’s struggles for equitable housing policies amidst a whirlwind downtown revitalization. Visit the peephole cinema installation all weekend and see the live documentary on May 29. Comprised of immersive video and live music + narration, the production explores the lives of unique residents of San Francisco’s rapidly-revitalizing Mid-Market neighborhood.

thinkwalks.pngSeep City Map of Water Explorations

Joel Pomerantz

Joel leads Thinkwalks, nerdy explorations for San Franciscans. He has lectured on historic storms, organized half a dozen major public murals and he helped start the SF Bicycle Coalition. He both received a grant from and now sits on the board of the Awesome Foundation. His SF water research has recently been published in the form of a map called Seep City and installed as a display on Divisadero Street (outside Green Earth Grocery at McAllister). He is available for custom walks, and other adventures. He also snuck into the Green Film Festival program by agreeing to be interviewed for a film—Sinem Yilanci's Oak & Scott: Pausing at High Speed.

Printed maps are disappearing as tools of daily life. Meanwhile, the visual arts world seems to be embracing them ever more tightly. Unlike many other forms of depiction, maps are, in essence, data. The spectrum of how maps are used by artists spreads more widely than the metaphor-inspiring electromagnetic spectrum because art fills more than one dimension. Style transcends the numerical line.