We're mid-way through this year's Festival, and we still have so many incredible programs to share with you. Thank you to the thousands of members, filmmakers, impact partners, sponsors, performers, and special guests that have come out to join us so far! We greatly appreciate all of your enthusiasm and support.
We are so pleased to be able to share with you so many amazing and inspiring stories from the environmental front-lines, and to curate such engaging discussions and panels with incredible filmmakers, environmental icons, educators, and activists.
Here is a rundown of what's been happening so far at the Festival, and what you can expect coming up this week!
Together, we can share stories to galvanize action.
SF Green Film Festival
Coming up at the Festival
Don't miss these exciting Green Film Fest programs! We're pleased to be able to share these stories with you from around the globe.
USA Premiere // Food Coop (Tom Boothe, France, 2016, 97 mins) Wed. Sept. 12, 5:15pm at YBCA
“Puts a spotlight on a pioneering institution.” ~ Le Monde
Winner of the GFF Inspiring Lives Award. Watch the trailer.
USA Premiere // Tawai: A Voice From the Forest (Bruce Parry, UK, 2017, 97 mins) Fri. Sept. 14, 8pm at YBCA
"It's sincere, thought-provoking and gives you space to meditate on its message.: ~ Time Out
Watch the trailer.
California Premiere // Genesis 2.0 (Christian Frei and Maxim Arbugaev, Switzerland, 2018, 112 mins) Thurs. Sept 13, 4pm at Castro
“The overarching theme is humanity’s reckless courage...” ~ Screen Daily
Winner of the Green Film Network Award for Best Feature. Watch the trailer.
Closing Night Premiere // The Condor and the Eagle (Sophie Guerra and Clément Guerra, Germany/USA/Canada/Ecuador/Peru, 2018, 85 mins) Thurs. Sept 13, 7:30pm at Castro
“Their common voice carries a great deal of power and their wisdom is essential for the task at hand.” ~ Mark Ruffalo
Festival Highlights: Sparking Green Ideas and Connections
Here are just a few of the many incredible Festival highlights so far! Thank you again to everyone who came out to join us!
Festival Guests and Speakers
We are so pleased to have such an amazing lineup of passionate environmentalists at this year's festival. At GFF, we are more than movies, a movement. The connection made between audiences, filmmakers, special guests, and impact partners is the reason our Festival exists. Thank you all!
(These are just a few of the dozens of incredible speakers at this year's festival so far. Left to right: Becky Tsadik - Master of Gastronomy, Good Food Foundation. Randy Wittorp - SFGFF Board & Director of Public Affairs, Kaiser Permanente SF. Neil Gelinas - Director of Into the Okavango. David Morrell - Sonoma Ecology. Josiah Hunt - Pacific Biochar. Peter Hirst - Symsoil . Marcy Cravat - Director of Dirt Rich. Matthieu Rytz - Director of Anote's Ark.)
Decoding the Weather Machine
Photo by Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions @oceansolutions
Thank you to everyone who came out to Decoding the Weather Machine with PBS/Nova at COAL + ICE, inspiring climate action through art and ideas. Such a crucial conversation to have! COAL + ICE exhibition on climate change and fossil fuels runs through September 23rd - be sure to check out their interactive Solutions Zone.
Non Stop Bhangra
We had so much fun at the Non Stop Bhangra dance party with screening of The Harvest by Andrea Paco Mariani. It was so incredible to be able to share the film's environmental justice story in tandem with this beautiful Bhangra tradition.
More Festival Highlights: Bay Area Rise
This has been a phenomenal week for community and environmentalism in the Bay Area. We are so proud to be in this incredible city, and connected with so many impassioned people and organizations. Sincerest thanks to everyone who has participated.
Klamath Tribe's Steiger Butte Singers and Drummers blessing before screening of Symphony for Nature. (left)
Green Film Fest at the RISE for Climate, Jobs, and Justice March and Resource Fair. Board of Directors secretary Heather Louie getting involved with climate protesters painting the largest street mural ever. (center)
View of Golden Gate Bridge from Cowell Theater at Fort Mason last weekend, taken by Gaetano Capizzi - President of the Green Film Network. @gaetano_capizzi (right)