photo credit: James Balog, Photographer & Subject of The Human Element. Sunday, Sept 9. Balog at the frontlines of the California Soberanes Fire in 2016.
The Festival is almost here! We are so excited for the amazing lineup of programs this year.
Here are just a few of the film series you should keep an eye on. Tickets are limited, get yours now!
SF Green Film Festival
Eat Well Series: sponsored by Kaiser Permanente
Join us for Green Film Fest's Eat Well Series. We're bringing together films and discussions that focus on the intersection of food, health and the environment.
Food Coop: The Film that Spawned a New Movement in France
This 100% French production offers an engaging and often humorous look at Park Slope's socialist supermarket.
Boothe is also the founder of the Louve coop in Paris, which is the first in Europe and has over 6,000 members! Wed, Sept 12 5:15 pm at YBCA. Get your tickets!
Dirt Rich: Directed by Bay Area Filmmaker Marcy Cravat
This new doc explores carbon 'draw down' as a viable solution for reversing the effects of runaway global warming - while growing soil, our most precious resource. Sun, Sept 9 12:00pm at Cowell Theater. Tickets here!
"Touching, instructive, endearing, astute, grounded, heartwarming, and remarkable. Adjectives cannot describe how skillfully Dirt Rich portrays the emergent wisdom of the new breed of earth stewards, scientists, smallholders, agronomists, and activists who brilliantly husband land (and animals) in order to midwife a regenerative civilization." - Paul Hawken
Wasted! The Story of Food Waste: Executive Produced by Anthony Bourdain
Chefs are transforming what most people consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system.
Wasted also features Bay Area's Danny Bowien, chef and co-founder of Mission Chinese Food! Fri, Sept 5:00pm at Cowell Theater. Tickets here.
Thank you to our Eat Well Series sponsor.
International Highlights: Stories from the Environmental Frontlines
Pushing Change: Short Films from China's Environmental Edge
Don't miss this short story series by eight Chinese reporters, photographers, and filmmakers bringing us the most pressing new stories, from panda habitat conservation to pollution-plagued cities, and much more.
Meet the filmmakers, some are coming as far as Canada and Beijing! Sat, Sept 8 2:00pm at Cowell Theater. Tickets.
The Condor and the Eagle: Closing Night Sneak Preview Screening
Four Indigenous leaders embark on an extraordinary trans-continental adventure from the Canadian plains to the heart of the Amazonian jungle in this bold new documentary by first-time filmmakers Sophie and Clément Guerra. Thu, Sept 13 7:30pm at Castro Theater. Get your tickets!
The Harvest with Non Stop Bhangra Dance Party
A bold docu-musical, using traditional Punjabi choreography to show the daily exploitation of Sikh field workers. The film celebrates the themes of identity, belonging, integration and inclusion.
Best Documentary Winner at Noida International Film Festival, and Special Selection for Delhi International Film Festival. Fri, Sept 7 7:30 pm at Cowell Theater. Get your tickets now.
Genesis 2.0: Green Film Network Award Winner with Director Christian Frei In-Person!
Join us for the California Premiere of Genesis 2.0: Winner of World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Cinematography Sundance 2018.
On remote islands in the Siberian Arctic Ocean, the discovery of extinct mammoths sets genetic scientists on a controversial quest. Thu, Sept 13 4:00 pm at Castro Theater. Tickets here!
Pre-Festival Kickoff Event at Cal Academy
COAL + ICE Nightlife at the California Academy of Sciences
An evening of after-hours science inside the greenest museum on the planet.
The spotlight for this Cal Academy after-hours is on climate change, featuring a lineup of fascinating talks in partnership with COAL + ICE, a documentary photography and video exhibition coming to Fort Mason.
Green Film Fest will be providing special programming for the evening - don't miss it!
Tickets & Information.
GREEN FILM FEST'S PODCAST INTERVIEW WITH COAL + ICE
Exclusive interview with COAL + ICE Festival Creative Director Tom Corwin, and David Breashears - filmmaker, adventurer, and feature photographer at the exhibition.
Don't Miss: Big Nights at the Festival
The Human Element: 2018 Theme Spotlight
Earth. Water. Fire. Air. But what about the Human Element?
Renowned environmental photographer James Balog (Chasing Ice) reveals how changes in the elements are affecting the lives of everyday Americans. Sun, Sept 9 5:30pm at Cowell Theater. Tickets here.
Anote's Ark: Best Feature Award Winner
Meet President Anote Tong of Kiribati. In Anote's Ark, he races to protect his nation’s people from sea level rise - one of the biggest existential challenges facing humanity.
Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize, World Cinema – Documentary at Sundance 2018. Sun, Sept 9 8:00pm at Cowell Theater. Tickets!
AND: Forests, Food and Land Day at the Global Climate Action Summit
A day of inspiration, lively discussion, discovery and entertainment that will elevate the importance of forests, food and land in the fight against climate change hosted by World Wide Fund for Nature.
Green Film Fest is a proud affiliate event of the Global Climate Action Summit!
Forests, Food and Land Day at the Global Climate Action Summit will bring together farmers and ranchers, foresters, chefs, Indigenous Peoples, business leaders, elected officials, investors, artists, citizens and more who are working to fight climate change. Together, we will showcase our progress and ambition toward meeting the 30x30 Forests, Food and Land Challenge and the goals of the Paris Agreement.