San Francisco Green Film Festival

As you’re sheltering-in-place to keep our communities safe, we will continue to bring you stories of environmental solutions and human resilience. These stories matter now more than ever. They give us hope, they provide solutions, and they provide a lifeline to the future that awaits beyond this crisis.

For the past decade, the Festival has brought to light powerful stories that inspire, inform, and ignite change that makes the world a better place.

In the face of seemingly insurmountable problems, we will always focus on the solutions.

With you in mind, we are moving some of our programming online - to bring us together, even as we remain physically distant.

Will you help us continue sharing these stories?

You make our community stronger. With your help, we can continue to tell stories that will turn the tide toward a brighter, healthier, greener future.

Please give a gift today - of whatever you can afford - to invest in the future of the Festival. Your support makes an enormous difference.

SF Green Film Festival

Dan Goldes

Four Free Online Shorts + Live Q&As with Award-Winning Director Dan Goldes

Don't miss these four powerful short films - that have screened at more than 100 film festivals around the world - now available to watch online.

View live Zoom Q&A sessions with subjects from the films, Joel Goldes from Keeper of the Creek - moderated by our SFGFF Founder/CEO Rachel Caplan - and Karen Topakian from Arrested (Again). Watch the films at your leisure and register for one or both of the live chats!

Keeper of the Creek (5 min)

For 8 years, Joel Goldes has taken responsibility for cleaning the creek near his home in Oak Park, CA. He's removed hundreds of pounds of garbage and trapped thousands of invasive crawdads, proving that one person really can make a difference.

Online Q&A via Zoom with film subject Joel Goldes and director Dan Goldes on Saturday, April 11 at 2pm. Moderated by SFGFF Founder/CEO Rachel Caplan.

Arrested (Again) (5 min)

Bay Area activist Karen Topakian has been arrested dozens of times for using nonviolent civil disobedience to protest nuclear proliferation, human rights abuses, environmental issues, and war. What drives her to repeatedly put her body on the line?

Online Q&A via Zoom with film subject Karen Topakian and director Dan Goldes on Saturday, April 11 at 12 noon.

Equal Justice Under Law (3 min)

San Francisco's Castro District celebrates the U.S. Supreme Court's historic marriage equality decision.

ub2 (5 min)

Instead of saying "HIV-," listings on gay dating sites often specify that the poster is “clean” or “disease-free” and requests of his potential matches, “ub2” (internet-speak for “you be, too”). Of course, people are free to specify anything that’s important to them, but how does the choice of these words impact the HIV+ men who read them? Do words matter?

How to Celebrate Earth Day Virtually

Stream Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek by Leah Mahan

WORLD Channel has scheduled a broadcast on 4/21/2020. Then, this award-winning film will begin streaming on,, and on all station-branded PBS platforms and apps including

The film follows the painful but inspiring journey of Derrick Evans, a Boston teacher who moves home to coastal Mississippi when the graves of his ancestors are bulldozed to make way for the sprawling city of Gulfport. Follow Derrick and his neighbors over the course of a decade in their struggle for self-determination and environmental justice.

Go Digital: EARTHRISE for Earth Day

A global health crisis doesn’t mean the climate crisis is slowing down. 50 years ago, millions took a stand for our planet on the first-ever Earth Day. In 2020, Earth Day Network is continuing the fight online.

EARTHRISE is the largest, most diverse global mobilization in history on behalf of our environment and our planet. In 2020, mindful of public health considerations due to the global coronavirus crisis, Earth Day Network is using the power of the internet to mobilize and connect millions in a collective call for transformative action for our planet.

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