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100 Years Since WWI: Films on the Environmental Impact of War

This Veterans Day, November 11, 2018, marks 100 years since World War I. In honor of this significant anniversary, we would like to share with you these powerful films from the Festival archives on the environmental impact of war. From the devastation of advancing warfare technology and threats to genetic diversity preservation to nuclear threats and satirical apocalyptic scenarios, there are many perspectives to consider and stories to be told. 

Photo: WWI Belgium, Scarred Lands & Wounded Lives: The Environmental Impact of War


 

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2018 November News & Events

This November marks a critical moment in time - a crossroads that is essential to the fate of our planet and all the people on it.

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Growing the global Green Film Network

Resist was the message echoing through the first Forum of Environmental Film Festivals held in Europe last month. 

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California Conservation: Indigenous Rights & the Yurok Tribe

We learned about the cultural conservation efforts of the Yurok Tribe in Wilder Than Wild: Fire, Forests, and the Future by Bay Area filmmakers Kevin White and Stephen Most. Find out more about the latest happenings surrounding this tribal culture.

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Indigenous People's Day

Happy Indigenous People's Day!

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October News & Events

The annual flagship Green Film Festival is all wrapped up, but we still have many green events that you'll love lined up this October! Check out some highlights from the Festival, see what some of the audiences and filmmakers had to say, and mark your calendars for upcoming encore and co-presented screenings. 

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It's a Wrap! 2018 Festival Wrap Up

It's a Wrap! Thank you to everyone who joined us at the 2018 Green Film Festival.

This year's festival ended with the hope-inspiring sneak-peek screening of The Condor and The Eagle, September 13, after a week of over 60 new environmental films from around the globe, and 100 filmmakers and guest speakers, with expert panels and incredible audience discussions.

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2018 Festival Rundown

We're mid-way through this year's Festival, and we still have so many incredible programs to share with you. Here is a rundown of what's been happening so far at the Festival, and what you can expect coming up this week! 

Steiger Butte Singers and Drummers setting up before Symphony for Nature screening. Photo by Tommy Lau. 

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2018 Green Film Festival Opening Night

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. 

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Festival Starts Next Week! Don't Miss These Highlights

The Festival is almost here! We are so excited for the amazing lineup of programs this year. 

Here are just a few of the film series you should keep an eye on. Tickets are limited, get yours now!

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Artistic Showcases at the 2018 Festival

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. 

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2018 Pre-Fest Special Events

Can't wait for Opening Night at the Castro? Not to worry, we've got bonus Festival programming at special events across the city in the weeks to come! Join us at the Commonwealth Club for a discussion with filmmakers on this year's theme, at El Rio to meet the festival team and learn more about what goes on behind the scenes, or at the California Academy of Sciences for fun Nightlife events, or at Exploratorium to watch teams of scientists and filmmakers (tasked with making a movie) meet for the very first time.

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2018 Festival Guests

Green Film Fest is approaching fast! Over 100 filmmakers and special guests are expected to attend this year's Festival, and more are being added every day. Here are just a few of the incredible people expected to attend - we hope you come out to join us!

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2018 Festival Highlights & Special Events

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2018 Spotlight on Filmmakers: Wilder Than Wild Directors Kevin White and Stephen Most

Check out Green Film Fest's new podcast! In this episode, GFF interviews the directors of Wilder Than Wild, an official selection of the 2018 Festival program by Bay Area filmmakers Kevin White and Stephen Most about the last five years of severe California wildfires. 

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July 2018 News & Events

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World Oceans Day: Friday, June 8

This World Oceans Day, dive into our Festival archives for some impactful Cinemaquatic films. Funnel that inspiration into action by joining of many simultaneous marches, flotillas, and water celebrations across the country in the March for the Ocean Saturday, June 9th. March for the Ocean is about the survival of our blue planet.  But it’s also about the fact that it’s not too late to turn the tide - restore and protect what we love.


 

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June 2018 News & Events

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May 2018 News & Events

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International Workers' Day: Tuesday, May 1

Get inspired this International Workers’ Day with these four incredible films. Find out about the untold origins of workers’ unions, how labor activists are challenging systems of power, and how beauty and artistry can be found in surprising places.

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