San Francisco Green Film Festival

Green Film Festival is finally here! Green Film Fest 2018 kicks-off tonight, September 6th, with our Opening Night Premiere at the Castro Theatre. 7:30pm.

Join us to view a team of international scientists, photographers, filmmakers, and African guides on an epic four-month journey into Botswana’s Okavango Delta, in this tale of passion and conservation.

All week we have acclaimed environmental films and discussions that are bringing us the most important stories from the frontlines of the environmental movement. More info & tickets...

Our 8th year brings more new environmental films, special guests, engaging panels, local and global partners, and exciting events than ever before.

See you at the movies!

Green Film Fest Team

SF Green Film Festival

Opening Night Reception & Premiere, September 6, Castro Theatre

5:30pm :: Opening Night Reception
7:30pm :: Into the Okavango
(Neil Gelinas, USA, 2018, 94 mins.)

Join us before the screening on the Castro Mezzanine to meet Festival filmmakers and special guests to kick-off the 2018 Festival.

San Francisco Premiere // Join a team of international scientists, photographers, filmmakers, and African guides on an epic four-month journey into Botswana’s Okavango Delta, in this tale of passion and conservation.

The film will be followed by a discussion with filmmaker Neil Gelinas and special guests. Buy Tickets!

Thank you, to our Opening Night Sponsor Kaiser Permanente.

Who's In Town

Stay tuned for updates to the amazing lineup of filmmakers and special guests joining us throughout the week!

Join us at Cowell theater for Complicit to for a post-screening Q&A with director Heather White and Pollution Prevention Director at the Center for Environmental Health, Sue Chiang.

Directors Shi Lihong and Gary Marcuse are joining us all the way from Canada and Beijing for our exciting program Pushing Change: Shorts from China's Environmental Edge.

Meet the daring environmental activists responsible for revealing the corruption surrounding South Africa's ivory trade at the screening of STROOP: Journey Into the Rhino Horn War. Director Susan Scott, Producer/Journalist Bonné de Bod, film subject from Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage Axel Tarifa, and emcee for the evening: Maureen Mitra, Editor at Earth Island Journal.

Patrimonio follows a small community in Baja California during their battle against an American mega-development that threatens their water, their beach, and their heritage. Join our Q&A with director Lisa F. Jackson, Attorney/Film subject John Moreno, and MC Mark Valentine of Reframe It.

Don't miss our closing night at the Castro Theatre for the San Francisco Premiere of The Condor and The Eagle with directors Sophie Guerra and Clément Guerra, Ponca Activist Casey Camp-Horinek, t.e.j.a.s. & Sierra Club Activist Bryan Parras, Mexican American Xingona Youth Organizer Yudith Nieto, and co-emcee Jason Mark, Sierra Magazine Editor-in-chief.

Come see Christian Frei, director of Genesis 2.0, receive the Green Film Network Award for Best Feature at the Castro after the 4:00 screening.


Films - Discussion - Action


At Green Film Fest 2018, you will do more than see inspiring films, you'll also get the chance to meet our amazing IMPACT PARTNERS working on the issues right here in the Bay Area and around the globe, discover hundreds of ways to get involved, and add your voice to the demand for change!

Be sure to check out the filmmaker conversations, guest panelists and workshops going on around the documentaries at the festival!

Be sure to share your views with our Green Speak Out team; make your Green Pledge; or take a look at our Lights! Camera! Take Action!.

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