San Francisco Green Film Festival

It's an exciting year for the Green Film Festival. We are gathering at beautiful new venues across the city, collaborating with all-new international organizations, and screening bold new films from the environmental front-lines. It's an extremely important time to speak out, take action, support communities, and make our voices heard.

The stories of the fearless filmmakers joining in this year's festival are going to reach thousands of eyes and ears. Thousands of Festival guests will have the opportunity to connect to campaigns and causes with over 70 non-profit partners. We are doing our part to spread the sparks of powerful environmental change.

And we're going to have some fun while we do it! Check out these amazing highlights from the 2018 program - we hope to see you there.

SF Green Film Festival

The Harvest with Non-Stop Bhangra Dance Party

The Harvest (left) is a bold docu-musical, using traditional Punjabi choreography to show the daily exploitation of Sikh field workers. Issues of immigrant exploitation like those revealed in this film are vital to address at this global moment of flux.

Bhangra is a North Indian dance of joy in celebration of the harvest. Non Stop Bhangra (right) is an award-winning event & collective of traditional Punjabi folk music and dance, based in San Francisco. More than movies, a movement!

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Warrior Women & Water Warriors (Green Film Network Shorts Award Winner)

Warrior Women is the story of famed Indigenous activist Madonna Thunder Hawk and her daughter Marcella, who are undeterred by age or government apathy. From the occupation of Alcatraz and the Wounded Knee incident, to Dakota Access and Standing Rock, Madonna has been a leader in the American Indian Movement. Check out what else we have programmed on Indigenous Rights.

Meet with both Madonna and Marcella in person at the Cowell Theater screening!

Water Warriors shows a community's successful fight to protect their water from the oil and natural gas industry.

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Symphony for Nature with Special Performance by Steiger Butte Singers & Drummers

Classical musicians join with indigenous drummers in Symphony for Nature for a stunning performance inspired by Oregon’s breathtaking Crater Lake. The most recent barrage of wildfires near Crater Lake makes this majestic film bittersweet.

Join us at Cowell Theater after the Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice March!

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The Human Element & Invisible Blanket (GFF Best Short Award Winner)

Renowned environmental photographer James Balog (Chasing Ice) reveals in The Human Element (left) how changes in the elements are affecting the lives of everyday Americans. This film is the at the crux of this year's elemental theme. Explore our film themes page.

Meet James Balog at the screening at Cowell Theater!

Invisible Blanket (right) is set in the 1950s, when the first climate change scientists start to voice their concerns.

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prices include service fees
$15 General Admission
$13 Member
$14 Disabled/Senior (65+)
Free Youth & Students (with valid ID)
$55 Opening Night Reception & Film ($50 member) // $15 Film Only ($13 member)
$25 Closing Night Film & Wrap Party ($20 member) // $15 Film Only ($13 member)
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$200 Full Festival Pass ($180 member)
$90/80 Cowell Theater Pass (Sept 7-9)
$45/40 Cowell Day Pass (Sept 8 or 9)
$90/80 YBCA Pass (Sept 10-14)

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