From smog, soot, and mega-fires, to self-driving cars and Green New Deals - emissions have been on our minds at Fest HQ.
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!
Proof that film has the power to ignite change and galvanize action.
Happy World Wetlands Day! Check out SoLa: Louisiana Water Stories from our film archives for a story that gives voice and humanity to the man-made messes created by coastal oil spills like BP. Have you heard about the ongoing Taylor Oil Spill? It's been leaking 10,000 to 30,000 gallons of oil into the Gulf. Every day. For 14 years.
Social and environmental justice are inseparable.
Women and minorities are disproportionately affected by climate change, often because of social constructions that are deeply rooted in our societies around the globe. They are also essential to climate action and integral in finding solutions.
Broadcast coverage of climate change in recent years has not been devoted to telling the most critical stories. Complex issues are glossed over, reports are buried, and climate-talk is dominated by the Trump Administration. We must continue to fight to ensure that the truth is reaching the public by bringing fearless independent filmmakers from around the globe to share their crucial stories.
Thanksgiving is always controversial, from its problematic imperialist origins to its encouragement of national overconsumption. Rather than lament the holiday's flaws, we can use this opportunity to open up a dialogue about important issues like indigenous rights & environmental justice, conscious consumption, and food waste.
We've gathered a collection of films from the Festival archives to get the conversation going with your friends and family this holiday season.
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