Behind the scenes: Filmmaker Tal Skloot

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

Our third 'sneak peak' installment rolls along with Tal Skloot, the wizard behind the curtain of 4 Wheel Bob, which will be shown on Saturday, April 22, at 3:15 pm, in the Roxie.

4 Wheel Bob follows Bob Coomber and his wheelchair as he makes history and crosses the Kearsarge Pass in the Sierra Nevada, and climbs to 11,845 feet.

Coomber has been wheelchair bound for years and suffered from a number of health challenges, but none of these have stopped him. Indeed, it was Bob’s determination and his motto of "no excuses" that led to an obsession with wheelchair hiking as a way to gain his health back.

The difficulties of filming in such challenging surroundings are many, but Tal Skloot and his team bring us face to face with extraordinary courage, extreme athleticism, and spectacular scenery.

 

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First 100 Days: Green Film Guide. Watch How To Let Go Of The World (and love all the things climate can't change)

Part thirteen 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: How To Let Go Of The World (And Love All The Things Climate Can't Change).

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Behind The Scenes: Filmmaker Mischa Hedges

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

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 Mischa Hedges is the fifth filmmaker we were able to speak with this year about motivations and process.

Mischa is a social entrepreneur as well as a filmmaker.

When he’s not telling stories, you’ll find him outside: trail-running, surfing or biking.

His film, Women's March looks behind the scenes at the largest one-day march in US History. It will be shown on Sunday, April 23, at 5:00 pm, in the Little Roxie.

  

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Green Spotlight: Young 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.

Look at the the world with the eyes of a child, and you're sure to learn something new.

Even when things seem unbearably bleak, or the subject matter has been flogged to death, youthful naivety can sometimes break through a roadblock or reinvigorate the soul.

That's why we love, love, love to see what our youngest filmmakers have to say.

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Fest Focus: Documentales en español en el Green Film Fest 2017

El séptimo Green Film Fest arranca en San Francisco el 20 de abril para una semana con más de 70 aclamados documentales ambientales. Desde el Amazonas a Standing Rock, desde las calles de SF a los campos de Etiopía, se mostrarán nuevas películas de todo el mundo en este festival.

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Behind The Scenes: Filmmaker David Vassar


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Our second 'sneak peak' installment looks into the motivations and methods of filmmaker David Vassar, whose Generation on the Wind, will be shown on Sunday, April 23, at 6:30 pm, in the Little Roxie.

The film depicts the efforts of an island community to try to develop alternative energy - wind power - before that was even a 'thing'.

Not only is it one of Vassar's earliest efforts, it was also an Academy Award nominee in 1979.

Recently, the film has been carefully restored by the Academy.

 

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Green Film Now 2017

Join us for Green Film Now to join the conversation about the vitality of storytelling and the filmmaking process at Green Film Fest 2017.

We have a series of discussions & interactive workshops that bring together expert speakers on the most pressing topics in social impact filmmaking today.

This is a free program. To help our planning, RSVP with our Box Office and we'll see you at Bayview Opera House on April 21 and The Eric Quezada Center for Culture & Politics, April 22 & 23. 

 

 

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First 100 Days: Catching the Sun

Part twelve 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: Catching the Sun.

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First 100 Days at Green Film Fest 2017

Our film-lover's guide to taking environmental action in the first 100 days of the new White House administration culminates with a series of films screening at Green Film Fest 2017.

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Director's Choice at Green Film Fest 2017

Each year, Festival Founder and CEO Rachel Caplan picks one film that she makes her Director's Choice. A film that she wants to make sure gets some special attention.

Here's her pick for 2017:

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Green Spotlight: Photography at Green Film Fest

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

Not only does Green Film Fest present an amazing assortment of green films, but we also recognize the importance and power of green still images.

This year, we are holding a pop-up art gallery at FestHQ (518 Valencia) featuring original photos and works for purchase from the Oakland-based Survival Media Agency.

Agency artists are renowned for their climate and protest coverage.


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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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