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Behind The Scenes: Filmmaker Jennifer Galvin


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

Galvin_shoots_Elwha_large.jpgHere's a sneak peak into the motivations and methods of Jennifer Galvin, the director of The Memory of Fish, which will be shown on Saturday, April 22, at 3 pm, in the Little Roxie.

Named as one of Good Magazine's 'The Good 100' in 2014, Dr. Galvin is spectacularly well-rounded.

Not only is she a film director, but also a public health and epidemiology doctor, an aquatic biologist, and a philanthropist. 

Dr. Galvin was gracious enough to take time away from her busy schedule to answer a few burning questions for us. 

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First 100 Days: Wrenched

Part eleven of our film-lover’s guide to taking environmental action in the first 100 days of the new White House administration. This week's suggestion: Wrenched.

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Green Spotlight: Women at the Helm

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.

Women make up only about a third of today's documentary directors, and are thus still underrepresented in the field.

This year, Green Film Fest 2017 has adopted a new way to celebrate films made by women - as well as films that have significant onscreen female characters.

And that is by stamping them 'F Rated'.

Films with a female director, writer, or on-screen presence will be rated 'F', films with two of these components will be 'Double F', and those with all three are 'Triple F'. 

The 'F Rated' movement, was started a few years ago in the UK as a way to champion women in film, and we are delighted to join in the conversation, encouraging you to think about who is telling the stories you see on screen.

We are proud of the tenacity and creativity of our own female filmmakers, and are impressed by the myriad ways they have come to their craft.

Here is a closer look at four of the women who helm 2017 festival feature films.

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F-Rated at Green Film Fest

San Francisco Green Film Festival is introducing an F-Rating to all our film screenings. The new rating is designed to support and promote women and redress the imbalance in the film industry.

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Green Film Fest 2017 - Eat Well Series

There are so many stories hidden on our dinner plate - where the food came from, who made it, why we decided to eat it. 

And one thing we're particularly interested in is how we make nutritious food, delicious food. Food that's good for our health and the environment and available to everyone.

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Announcing Green Film Fest 2017

Green Film Fest 2017

MEDIA RELEASE: San Francisco Green Film Festival Announces Line-Up For Seventh Edition, April 20 - 26, 2017

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First 100 Days: The Island President

Part ten of our film-lover’s guide to taking environmental action in the first 100 days of the new White House administration. This week's suggestion: The Island President.

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First 100 Days: Chasing Ice

Part nine of our film-lover’s guide to taking environmental action in the first 100 days of the new White House administration. This week's suggestion: Chasing Ice.

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First 100 Days: Big Boys Gone Bananas & BANANAS!*

Part eight of our film-lover’s guide to taking environmental action in the first 100 days of the new White House administration. This week we suggest two companion movies: Big Boys Gone Bananas and BANANAS!*.

 

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GREEN FILM FEST AT THE COMMONWEALTH CLUB // March 16

We're back at the Commonwealth Club for our now annual pre-festival session with SF Bay Area filmmakers.

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First 100 Days: Racing Extinction

Part seven of our film-lover’s guide to taking environmental action in the first 100 days of the new White House administration. This week's suggestion: Racing Extinction.

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The truth is easier to sell than a lie

Dr. Stanton Glantz was surprisingly optimistic at our First 100 Days Screening of Merchants of Doubt, assuring us the truth was easier to sell than a lie - whether you're talking about tobacco or even climate change.

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First 100 Days: Merchants of Doubt

Part six of our film-lover’s guide to taking environmental action in the first 100 days of the new White House administration. This week's suggestion: Merchants of Doubt.

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First 100 Days: Bidder 70

Part five of our film-lover’s guide to taking environmental action in the first 100 days of the new White House administration. This week's suggestion: Bidder 70.

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MEET THE TEAM: Donna Nitzberg

We can feel ourselves picking up speed as we get closer and closer to the festival! This week we introduce Donna Nitzberg, one of our amazing interns helping us spread the word about the festival. Read on to find out why she joined the team.

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First 100 Days: Dear President Obama

Part four of our film-lover’s guide to taking environmental action in the first 100 days of the new White House administration. This week's film suggestion: Dear President Obama.

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Speakers Announced for Merchants of Doubt Screening

Under a new administration, fake news and alternative facts are the new policy creators with spin-doctors defending the way.

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Cinema is universal, without any walls

Our program is already starting to come together for April! Once more, we’ll be taking you on an epic voyage around the globe, with many international films already confirmed for the line-up.

This is even more vital with all the news of the past two weeks.

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MEET THE TEAM: SKYE

This week, we're excited to introduce an awesome team member: Skye Niles!

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First 100 Days: Future of Hope

Part three of our film-lover’s guide to taking environmental action in the first 100 days of the new White House administration. This week's film suggestion: Future of Hope.

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