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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2012 Film Festival Award Winners

Rachel Caplan & Anthony BaxterThe 2nd San Francisco Green Film Festival (SFGFF), from March 1-7, 2012, has announced the recipients of the festival’s 2012 film awards.

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2012 Festival Sponsors and Partners

Thank you to our 2012 Festival Sponsors, Partners, and Donors!


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Festival program line-up! March 1-7, 2012

The Island PresidentJoin us for the 2nd San Francisco Green Film Festival, March 1-7, 2012 – the Bay Area’s only festival dedicated to films and new forms of media that explore green issues and sustainable living.

This year’s films include local premieres of 40 films from around the globe, with 65 visiting filmmakers and guest speakers and with themes ranging from climate change to food and agriculture, land use, energy, green design, and the future of cities.

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Opening Night Premiere & Party: THE ISLAND PRESIDENT with filmmakers and special guests


Thu 3.01 // 7:00 PM

SF Film Society Cinema, 1748 Post St.


San Francisco Premiere. In person: Jon Shenk, Director; Richard Berge, Producer; Bonni Cohen, Producer; Steve Hipskind, Chief, Earth Science Division, NASA Ames Research Center.


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2012 Festival Filmmakers and Guest Speakers

Filmmakers, Speakers, and Panelists at the 2nd San Francisco Green Film Festival March 1-7, 2012.

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Panel discussions at the 2012 Festival

Join us for a series of lively panel discussions in the Superfrog Gallery at the New People, 1746 Post Street.

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Festival Video Story Booth [videos]

Responses to the films and ideas in the festival from audience members in the Video Story Booth:

Additional videos for responses to the films throughout the week are at www.youtube.com/sfgreenfilmfest. Can you find yourself?

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Glorious short films at the 2012 Festival!

Enjoy the great selection of short films at the upcoming festival! Shorts play throughout the week before the feature presentations. 

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