San Francisco Green Film Festival

Green Film Fest encompasses communities, activists, collaborations, and a vast expanse of all different kinds of environmental arts, from cinema to symphony, from docu-musical to eco-exhibitions.

The Festival is at the corner of arts and activism, and we are very excited to announce the beautiful exhibitions of environmental artwork that many of our venues across the city will be showcasing during the 2018 Festival.

We hope to see you there!

SF Green Film Festival

Anote's Ark Companion Artwork Exhibition - Cowell Theater

What if your country was swallowed by the sea?

President Anote Tong of Kiribati races to protect his nation’s people from sea level rise - one of the biggest existential challenges facing humanity.

Impactful accompanying artwork to supplement this critical film will be on exhibition in the entrance gallery of Cowell theater from Friday, September 7 through Sunday, September 9th.

Film screening 9/9 @ 8:00pm with closing reception - director Matthieu Rytz will be presented with Green Film Fest's BEST FEATURE AWARD.


Thank you to our exhibit sponsor:

Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice: Artwork From Around the World - Cowell Theater

Photo: Rebecca Sobel @ Climate West

Artists from SIX CONTINENTS have made artworks that people can use to #RiseforClimate. They included the Rise unifying symbols of an orange Cross for what we need to put a stop to, and a Sun for the solutions we need. We are excited to display the work of these influential artists at the Cowell Theater at Fort Mason.

Jhon Cortés, graphic designer from the southwest of Colombia who works mainly in the fields of illustration, poster design and brand design.

Mundano, Brazilian graffiti and street artist from São Paulo who uses his graffiti skills to paint “carroças,” the wooden and metal carts used by the trash collectors throughout Brazil who haul off junk and recyclables.

Christi Belcourt, Michif visual artist from Mânitow Sâkahikan ancestry, living in Anishinaabeg territory on the North Shore of Lake Huron, Canada.

Teleise Neemia Lesa, is a Samoan/New Zealand born artist whose work represents the regions of Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia.

Daniela Paes Leão is a Portuguese artist, currently living in the Netherlands whose film, photography, drawing, performance, print and new media attempts to get to the core of a present issue, often political or social.

John Hillary Balyejusa is a Ugandan poet and cinematographer, most comfortable with his cameras shooting nature and documentaries.

Ari Aminuddin is an Indonesian artist, and member of Taring Padi, a collective of woodcut artists that was found in 1999 after the fall of the New Order Era in Indonesia.

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The Gravity of Today: Visions of Tomorrow - Jewett Gallery

Jewett Gallery environmental exhibition at the San Francisco Public Library. The goal of this exhibition is to show, through image and art, the possible results of a world affected by climate change.

Visit the Jewett Gallery before one of our FREE SCREENINGS at the library's Koret Auditorium this September!

9/11 6:00 pm Silas - Liberian activist Silas Siakor is a tireless crusader, fighting to crush corrpution and environmental destruction in the country he loves.

9/12 6:00 pm Spirit of Discovery - Walter Munk’s daring exploration and brilliant scientific "failures" have changed the way we understand our Blue Planet.

These are Green Stacks events sponsored by the San Francisco Department of the Environment.

Bay Area Now 8 - Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Bay Area Now 8 is the signature triennial exhibition presented by YBCA showcasing the work of diverse and innovative local artists, on view Sept 7, 2018 - March 24, 2019.

Our partnership with YBCA this year features compelling environmental films during the Global Climate Action Summit, including special programming Sept 13 as part of Bay Area Now 8.

For the first time, the exhibition includes the works of Bay Area architects and designers working at the leading edge of environmental design, sustainable collaboration, data visualization, and information dissemination.

Seating is limited, get your tickets now.

COAL + ICE - Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture

Green Film Fest is collaborating this year with COAL + ICE (Sept 4-23), a documentary photography and video exhibition and festival focusing on climate change and fossil fuels.

The work of over 40 photographers from around the world will be featured alongside a myriad of artistic and cultural events, with environmental films programmed by Green Film Fest.

Get your tickets to Green Film Fest screenings at Cowell Theater at Fort Mason now!

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