Green Film Network & UN Environment sign partnership for worldwide film festival initiatives

We're thrilled that the Green Film Network has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the United Nations Environment Programme for worldwide collaboration. 

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Office space available in Ninth St Film Center

Want to work at the heart of SF's independent film community?

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Announcing the Green Film Network Awards 2017

The Green Film Network Awards are the International awards for the best environmental documentaries of the year.

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Five films that shed light on environmental racism in the US

We’ve been shocked by the recent events in Charlottesville and the stark reminder of our racial inequality here in the US. And now on August 26, a white supremacist rally is coming to San Francisco. (Join us this weekend at one of the city’s peaceful protests.)

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Celebrate #Canada150 with these great green films

We’re celebrating Canada’s 150th Anniversary and taking a look back at the many great Canadian films that have shown at Green Film Fest.

Each year, we’re proud to bring many films from North of the border to San Francisco with support from our friends at the Consulate General of Canada in SF. Here our some of our favorite Canadian films & guests from recent festivals:

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Summer Member Special

Help us make our goal of welcoming twenty new SFGFF members this summer! 

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Our Favorite Dramas Featuring Environmental Activists

When you think of environmentalists as characters in Hollywood movies, I'm sure you've seen all the stereotypes.

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NEA Supports Reel Science Challenge

We're thrilled to announce National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) support for a new SF Green Film Festival program - Reel Science Challenge.

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Could you ride 324 miles in 5 days on 2 wheels?

Our amazing cycling team are training hard for California Climate Ride. They're nearly at their donation goal, but they need your help right now to get there by June 2.

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Green Film Fest 2017 - Watch Again

Want to share your favorite Green Film Fest film with friends? Did you love the film so much you want to see it again? 

Here you can find details of where you can watch Green Film Fest 2017 feature films.

(last updated: May, 2017)

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Green Film Fest Closes On A Musical Note

Green Film Fest 2017 ended on a musical note April 26 with the Closing Night World Premiere of Twelve Pianos, after hosting a week of the latest environmental films, expert panels, and discussions in theaters across the city.

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Green Film Guide: First 100 Days - Complete List of Films

We set out to create a film-lover's guide to taking environmental action in the first 100 days of the new White House administration.

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Green Film Fest 2017 Audience Award Winner

The Green Film Fest Audience Award is voted on by film viewers at festival screenings throughout the week.

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Tidewater presented with Green Fire Award

There was much anticipation at the Closing Night of Green Film Fest 2017 on April 26 as we announced our first juried prize, the Green Fire Award.

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Earth Day Weekend at Green Film Fest

Green Film Fest 2017 celebrated Earth Day weekend with a packed program of films and discussions about people and the planet.

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Behind the Scenes at Opening Night of Green Film Fest 2017

Green Film Fest 2017 kicked off Thursday night at the historic Castro Theatre. Festival filmmakers and guests joined us for a special reception and the World Premiere of Mark Kitchell's new film Evolution of Organic.

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Green Spotlight: New documentary directors with a depth of experience

The San Francisco Green Film Festival aims to provide as varied a program as possible, giving voice to filmmakers with a kaleidoscope of perspectives, styles, and stories.

This year, we have a cadre of directors with the newly minted credit of 'documentary film director' who are, in fact, old-hands at filmmaking. They may not have directed a feature length documentary before, but they've paid their dues as camera operators, editors, writers, actors and even directors of other film genres. 

This means that while their films are infused with an invigorating energy, rookie director flaws are few and far between.


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Green Spotlight: Returning Filmmakers

The San Francisco Green Film Festival aims to provide as varied a program as possible, giving voice to filmmakers with a kaleidoscope of perspectives, styles, and stories.

We feel a special affinity for those filmmakers who have created a splash with their work at past festivals, and are truly excited to see what these 'alums' will do next.

This year, Green Film Fest welcomes back six directors with new and exciting offerings. We hope you love their newest efforts as much as we do.


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Behind The Scenes: Filmmaker Dan Goldes

Who isn't curious about what happens behind the scenes while making a film?


'Sneak peak' installment number four brings the spotlight to filmmaker Dan Goldes, whose short, Arrested (Again), will be shown on Sunday, April 23, at 12:30 pm, in the Roxie.

This film is particularly dear to SFGFF's heart for a number of important reasons.

The obvious ones involve proximity: Goldes is our neighbor, a resident filmmaker in our own office building, the Ninth Street Independent Film Building; and the subject of his film, Karen Topakian, is on our screening committee.

But perhaps more importantly, Goldes is a wonderful filmmaker, and Topakian is, just, kind of wonderful.

A well known human rights activist. Topakian has been arrested dozens of times for using nonviolent civil disobedience to protest nuclear proliferation, human rights abuses, environmental issues, and war.

Goldes tells Topakian's story with both humor and heart.


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The Nuclear Age on Film

Nuclear disarmament seems to have gone out of fashion with our current White House Administration. At the same time, the United Nations continues to work on a new treaty to ban nuclear weapons. 

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