The San Francisco Green Film Festival, the West Coast’s leading event for films and conversations about people and the planet, is closing its doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This unanimous decision by the Festival’s board of directors follows the cancelation of the 10th Anniversary Festival planned for September 2020, which led to unsustainable projected funding losses.
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.
"Whereas the documentary Ice on Fire focused on macro-level environmental changes caused by climate change, Bailey’s narrative focused on the life of a tiny mollusk and the profound lessons gleaned about our relationship to the natural world and a sobering view of our place in evolutionary history in the Anthropocene age..." [read more below]
"I know great things are ahead for the next ten years and beyond, as SFGFF expands its reputation as a leading force for environmental justice, strengthening communities, and growing the green movement.” ~ Rachel Caplan
SF Green Film Festival Seeks Executive Director to Lead the Organization into its Second Decade. Founder Rachel Caplan to Step Down After 10 Years of Leadership.
Bold, compelling stories illuminated the realities of the current climate crisis, and motivated audiences to take action at the 9th annual Festival. Check out some of the actions Fest audiences took last September, and learn about what amazing upcoming events we have in store.
Audiences, filmmakers, non-profits, and environmental thought-leaders from around the world gathered in San Francisco September 24th - 29th to discuss critical current issues related to the global climate crisis. Bold, compelling stories illuminated the realities of this crisis, and motivated audiences to take action.
We shared inspiring films, critical discussions, special events and incredible guests with you. You shared your environmental passion with us. Thank you!
The first half of this year's Festival has been an absolute blast! We love sharing these stories, guests, discussions, food, drink, music, and passion for the planet with you.
Follow us behind the scenes with Mariah Wilson, filmmaker of the 'Silent Forests'
Follow us behind the scenes with Rusty Prevatt, filmmaker of the 'The Wetlands: New Way Forward'
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.
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.
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.
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.