How to Have a Green Holiday

Shopping, decorating, cooking... Sometimes the holidays feel all about consuming. Find out how you can celebrate sustainably and have a merry and green holiday!

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Help us celebrate our 10th Anniversary

The clock is ticking. 

Climate change is devastating communities around the globe. 

Join us to amplify untold stories from the frontlines before time runs out. Together, we can inform, inspire, and ignite change.  

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Festival Impact & Upcoming Events

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. 

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Festival Wrap, Guest Reactions, and Upcoming Events

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.

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It's a Wrap! Best of the Fest, Special Awards, Next Events, and More

We shared inspiring films, critical discussions, special events and incredible guests with you. You shared your environmental passion with us. Thank you!

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Weekend Update: We're Half-Way Through the 2019 Festival!

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. 

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BEHIND THE SCENES with Mariah Wilson, director of 'Silent Forests'

Follow us behind the scenes with Mariah Wilson, filmmaker of the 'Silent Forests' 

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BEHIND THE SCENES with Rusty Prevatt, director of 'The Wetlands: New Way Forwad'

Follow us behind the scenes with Rusty Prevatt, filmmaker of the 'The Wetlands: New Way Forward' 

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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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