2013 Festival

Filmmaker Q&AFestival audience


The 3rd annual festival (May 30 - June 5, 2013) presented the San Francisco premieres of 50 internationally acclaimed, environmentally-focused films from around the globe, with over 60 visiting filmmakers and guest speakers covering environmental topics surrounding clean energy, green chemistry, food, housing, trash, water, and art in the environment.

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2013 Sponsors & Partners

Thank you to our 2013 Festival sponsors, partner, and donors!

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2013 Film Festival Program

More Than Honey


The 2013 San Francisco Green Film Festival includes 50 films from around the globe, with over 70 visiting filmmakers and guest speakers covering environmental topics surrounding clean energy, green chemistry, food, housing, trash, water, and art in the environment.

The festival takes place Thursday, May 30 through Wednesday, June 5, 2013 ending appropriately on United Nation’s World Environment Day.

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Lights! Camera! Take Action! [downloads]

 tarsandsactionINSPIRED TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT

Have you seen a festival film and started thinking “What can I do?” Then check out our ‘Take Action!’ resources. Find out how you can get involved and have an impact on some of the most pressing environmental issues.

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Films from the 2013 Festival: Watch Again!

Watch feature films and shorts from the 2013 festival:

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2013 Festival Filmmakers and Guest Speakers

Bidder 70Guests expected at the 2013 Festival:

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May 22 Festival Preview/Outdoor Screening: Tiny - A Story About Living Small


TinyCan living small go big? Fresh off its premiere at SXSW 2013, Tiny - A Story About Living Small, a film about families living in homes smaller than a parking space and one couple’s attempts to build a similarly scaled house for themselves, will feel perfectly sized for a screening in the street-turned-pedestrian plaza atmosphere of Annie Alley.

As a sneak peek of the 2013 San Francisco Green Film Festival kicking off a week later, Tiny will be followed by a panel discussion with the filmmakers. 

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June 4: Free Youth Program

Plastic Paradise
Join us at the 3rd San Francisco Green Film Festival for this special free event! Learn about the threats of plastic pollution to animals and humans and the importance of protecting our oceans, and talk with ocean experts. 

 

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2013 Festival Special Events

Join us for Opening and Closing Nights and a very special Centerpiece event.

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2013 Festival Panel Disussions

Join us for a lively line-up of panel discussions at the 2013 Green Film Festival:

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May 7: Festival Program Launch Party

The 3rd San Francisco Green Film Festival May 30 - June 5, 2013 is just around the corner! Join us at the Ninth Street Independent Film Center to celebrate the official launch of the festival. Be the first to pick up a festival program, see a sneak peek of some of our most inspiring films, hear about the great line-up of films and guests, and make new festival friends! 

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Apr 24 - Free Earth Day screening: A FIERCE GREEN FIRE

A Fierce Green FireA Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet is the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement – grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change. 

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Apr 4 - Special Screening: PEOPLE OF A FEATHER

PEOPLE OF A FEATHER

Featuring groundbreaking footage from seven winters in the Arctic, People of a Feather takes the audience through time into the world of Inuit on the Belcher Islands in Hudson Bay. Connecting past, present, and future is a unique cultural relationship with the eider duck. Recreations of traditional life are juxtaposed with modern life in Sanikiluaq, as both people and eiders face the challenges posed by changing sea ice and ocean currents disrupted by the massive hydroelectric dams powering eastern North America. The eyes of a remote subsistence culture challenge the world to find energy solutions that work with the seasons of our hydrological cycle.

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Help us Kickstart the 2013 Festival!

***THANK YOU to all who pledged and helped us to reach our goal by March 31!***
We still need your support and there's still time to be a 2013 Festival Champion!
Donate now to the 2013 Festival to take part:
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Feb 27 - SPLIT ESTATE: Free Screening & Discussion on Fracking

This compelling Emmy Award winning documentary shows the dirty side of hydraulic fracturing and natural gas, an energy source the industry touts as a clean alternative to fossil fuels. Imagine discovering that you don't own the mineral rights under your land, and that an energy company plans to drill for natural gas two hundred feet from your front door. Imagine having little recourse, other than accepting an unregulated industry in your backyard.

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Feb 14 - Special Screening & Mixer: CHASING ICE

CHASING ICE
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GIVE SOME LOVE TO THE PLANET!

Treat yourself and the planet to an extraordinary Valentine’s Day event! Join us for an evening of film and friends with a special screening of the multi-award winning (and Oscar nominated) Chasing Ice. Be the first to hear exciting announcements about the upcoming festival in May!

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Jan 10 - Socially Green: Art, Culture & Lifestyle w/ GreenStreetSF & SF Green Film Fest

Meet other green startups and eco entrepreneurs, media, and local green business owners. SOCIALLY GREEN is the Meetup group of GreenStreetSF.org, a professional networking group for anyone from ecologically-minded consumers to green entrepreneurs and startups who want to connect with other professionals and innovators in the burgeoning green industry landscape.

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Call For Entries // 2013 Festival

Film Submissions are now being accepted for the 3rd San Francisco Green Film Festival, to take place May 30-June 5, 2013.

ENTRY DEADLINES:

Early: December 7, 2012

Late: January 11, 2013

Extended (Online Only): January 18, 2013 

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Oct 25 SFGFF presents: ALMA

AlmaJoin us for this free screening of the 'Director's Choice' from the 2012 SF Green Film Festival. Beautifully shot, alternately joyful and horrifying, Alma captures the ecological, and even spiritual, cost of meat, dairy, and leather production in the Amazon.

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Sept 22 SFGFF presents: CAFETERIA MAN with Chef Tony Geraci & the Edible Schoolyard


Bad school food meets its match! Join the SF Green Film Festival, MLK Jr. Middle School, and the Edible Schoolyard Berkeley for a special screening of the award-winning documentary Cafeteria Man with chef Tony Geraci.

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