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


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

*** SOLD OUT ***


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.


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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Sept 12 SFGFF presents: work in progress screening - PELICAN DREAMS with Judy Irving

Pelican DreamsJoin us on Wednesday, September 12, with award-winning, Bay Area documentary filmmaker Judy Irving who will show excerpts from her work-in-progress film Pelican Dreams about the most enigmatic of our local birds, the Brown Pelican. Judy directed The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill but her love for Brown Pelicans goes even further back: 

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Sept 6 SF Green Film Festival at Walmart eCommerce

This September, SFGFF is partnering with Walmart eCommerce to present the Festival at the Walmart eCommerce corporate campus in San Bruno. The pilot event on September 6 will explore the theme of urban farming and employees will enjoy an afternoon of film screenings, discussions with local experts, opportunities to sample locally grown produce, and a chance to interact with community groups.

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CAFETERIA MAN with Chef Tony Geraci & the Edible Schoolyard

At the 2012 San Francisco Green Film Festival, our youth program brought the Festival to a Bay Area school.

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Aug 8 SFGFF co-presents: MINDS IN THE WATER

MINDS IN THE WATER5 years in the making, this beautiful documentary chronicles professional surfer Dave “Rasta” Rastovich’s path to protect dolphins, whales and their ocean environment. Rasta’s latest campaign – a 660km sailing expedition along Australia’s Gold Coast – provides the backdrop for this evolution. His quest to gather support from professional surfers, seek guidance from Sea Shepherd’s Paul Watson, and visit with California’s first coastal tribe, leads to a showdown in Taiji, Japan, made notorious in The Cove.

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SFGFF Pops the Question 2.0 ~ Trivia Night Fundraiser

SFGFF Pops the Question 2.0Back by popular demand, SFGFF returns with our second round of trivia, music, munchies and a pint.

Start the midsummer madness at 6:30pm on Thursday, June 28 (game starts at 7:00pm sharp) at the Buck Tavern.

Bring your friends, your thinking caps and a little cash and enjoy a night of drinks, food and some good green competition.

Our partners at the Bay Area Science Festival and the Conservatory of Flowers, as well as NY Times crossword puzzle constructor Andrea Carla Michaels, have joined us to create some brain-twisting rounds. 

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SFGFF participates in 3rd Moscow H2O Environmental Film Festival

In May 2012, SFGFF took part in the 3rd H2O Environmental Film Festival, presented in Moscow, Russia, by the United Nations Development Programme. 

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May 31 SFGFF presents: FOOD STAMPED with filmmaker Q&A

JFood Stampedoin us on May 31 at the Ninth Street Independent Film Center to launch our 2012 community screenings series:


Special screening and Q&A with Bay Area filmmakers Shira and Yoav Potash Moderated by Julian Mocine-McQueen, Campaign and Partnerships Manager, Green For All

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Apr 22 SFGFF co-presents: ONE DAY ON EARTH - Global Screening Event on Earth Day with filmmaker Q&A

One Day On EarthBe a part of cinema history this Earth Day and join countries around the world in the global screening of One Day on Earth, the first film made in every country of the world on the same day.

We see both the challenges and hopes of humanity from a diverse group of volunteer filmmakers assembled by a participatory media experiment. One Day on Earth is partnered with the United Nations, WWF, The Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement and over 60 other NGO's worldwide. www.onedayonearth.org

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