BEHIND THE SCENES with Halimah Tariq, Director of FATIMA

Follow us behind the scenes with Halimah Tariq, whose short film follows Pakistani activist Fatima as she helps female bonded labor workers escape the pollution and disease of their abusive working conditions.

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WE'RE ONE WEEK OUT: Don't Miss These 2019 Green Film Festival Highlights

We're so excited that Opening Night at the Castro Theatre is only one week away! Don't miss out on the incredible line-up of films, speakers, discussions, and panels in store this September 24 - 29, 2019

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Two Weeks Until Opening Night at the Castro Theatre

Join us at Castro to meet Director Fredrik Gertten and United Nations Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing, Leilani Farha (film subject). The post-screening discussion and Q&A will be moderated by Laura Wenus, Reporter & Host for "Civic," a San Francisco public affairs radio show and podcast from our Media Partner, the San Francisco Public Press.

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Welcome to the 9th Annual San Francisco Green Film Festival

Home means something different to everyone—and it runs deep through this year’s Festival. We’re showing incredible films and sparking conversations on critical issues such as affordable housing, migration, habitat loss, and more.

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August News & Events

The 2019 Green Film Fest program launches August 29th! Plus: more on the London Green Film Festival, the new Impact Film Forum, and ways to get involved. 

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Impact Film Forum

 

Green Film Fest will deepen the environmental conversation this year with the exciting new Impact Film Forum – a thoughtfully curated panel series with filmmakers, environmental thought-leaders, and change-makers. The Forum will be held at Manny's, a people-powered civic engagement space in the heart of the Mission, September 27 - 29.

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It's a Wrap! London Green Film Festival

The 1st London Green Film Festival at Regent’s Place was a huge hit! We had so much fun at the free eco-documentary outdoor festival ‘for conscious humans that like good films.'

Thank you to all of the amazing humans who participated. 

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July News & Events

Learn about this year's Festival theme: HOME. Save the date for the Program Launch Party at SPUR! Find out more about what amazing programs we have coming up, and how you can get involved!

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Independence Day: Women of the Green Revolution

The Fourth of July celebrates the American Revolution. And we're still revolting today. 

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The Green Stripe: Pride & Nature

Happy Pride! There are six colors on the iconic pride flag, and today we'll uncover the meaning behind one of them. Can you guess which one? You got it: green!

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Global Wind Day

It's Global Wind Day - and we're setting out to catch the winds of change with our breathtaking film selections for this year's upcoming festival. In the meantime, we have a few films about wind from past years to celebrate one of nature's most powerful forces.  

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2019 World Oceans Day

Calling all lovers of the Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic, Indian, and Southern Oceans! Today is World Oceans Day. How are you going to take a stand against threats to our planet's beloved blue? 

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Announcing the 1st London Green Film Festival

San Francisco Green Film Festival is thrilled to announce our new partnership with the 1st London Green Film Festival at Regent’s Place.

Join us for this free eco-documentary outdoor festival ‘for conscious humans that like good films’: July 17-26, 2019.

 

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June News & Events

9th Annual SF Green Film Festival: September 24-29, in alignment with UN Climate Action Summit! Photo from Anthropocene. Elephant Tusk Burn, Nairobi National Park, Kenya. See the film Sept 25 at Green Film Fest

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World Environment Day 2019

This year's World Environment Day will be a breath of fresh air. Or - at least a breath of air. 

photo: From the Ashes

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International Day For Biological Diversity

"Biodiversity is the food we eat, the water we drink, and it is also the air we breathe. More than that, biodiversity is part of us, as we humans are part of it."  - Dr. Christina Paşca Palmer, Executive Secretary of the UN Convention on Biodiversity

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May News & Events

Earth Month has ended, but Earth Year is in full swing! From the global Youth Climate Strikes to droves of Green New Deal pledges, there has been some truly inspirational environmental momentum lately. Find out what SFGFF has coming up this May.

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Take a Deep Breath: Films about Air Pollution Solutions

From smog, soot, and mega-fires, to self-driving cars and Green New Deals - emissions have been on our minds at Fest HQ.

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Announcing the Green Fire Award 2019 for Best SF Bay Area Environmental Feature

Submit your film to the 2019 Green Fire Award competition, a juried annual award for Best San Francisco Bay Area Environmental Feature with $2,500 cash prize! 

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April News & Events

Happy Earth Month! We have some exciting events coming up, including a free eco-fashion program and a free screening of award-winning Bay Area feature Wilder Than Wild.

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