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Fishermen, Seafood & Sustainability

Co-producers Mischa Hedges and Melissa Mahoney shared their experience of getting up close and personal with Californian fishermen for their film, Of The Sea, at our Encore Screening at San Francisco Public Library. 

Of The Sea

Working in small spaces, overnight and often with hooks and traps flying around, made filming on board the boats challenging.

But it was all necessary to get the real story of five California fishermen, and to show how our seafood choices can influence ocean sustainability.

 

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First 100 Days: Black Ice

Part two 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: Black Ice.

 

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MEET THE TEAM: JOANINA

This week we introduce another awesome team volunteer, Joanina Novinda.

She tells us why she joined and what she loves about SFGFF. 

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MEET THE TEAM: ERENDIRA

The team is hard at work preparing for Green Film Fest 2017. This week we introduce Erendira Garcia.

Read on to find out why she has volunteered to join our team.

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First 100 Days: You've Been Trumped Trilogy

The film-lover’s guide to taking environmental action in the first 100 days of the new White House administration.

Part One: Inauguration Day, January 20

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First 100 Days: Green Film Guide

The film-lover's guide to taking environmental action in the first 100 days of the new White House administration.

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SF Green Film Festival Highlights 2016

What a year. We've been looking back at our 2016 programs and wanted to share with you some of our milestones.

These are the moments that bring a smile to our face and inspire us to do even more in 2017.

Were you at any of these events? We would love to hear your stories and favorite moments.

Thank you for being a part of our eco-savvy, movie loving community! 

 

In no particular order, here are our highlights of 2016:

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Do you want to live in a post-truth world?

I don’t believe in a post-truth world. I don't want to live there, and I know you don't either.

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Watch Again: Green Film Fest Award Winners 2016

This year there have been many award-worthy environmental documentaries. Telling stories that would otherwise go untold. So, if you're looking for some movies to watch, it can be hard to know where to start.

Here's an update on how to watch our Green Film Fest 2016 Award Winners

Be sure to add them to your watch-list for the holidays.

 

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Everyone's a filmmaker now

We know there are budding environmental filmmakers all around us. Are you a young director in the making? We want to see what you can do.

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Meet the team: Manuela

We have an amazing team of interns that volunteer their time and passion to making Green Film Fest happen. Each week we'll introduce our new recruits.

Find out more about why Manuela Pegoraro joined our team.

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Meet the team: Tommy

We have an amazing team of interns that volunteer their time and passion to making Green Film Fest happen. Each week we'll introduce our new recruits.

Find out more about why Tommy Texeira joined our team.

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We support bold and fearless filmmaking

SFChronicle_SeeingGreen_Trump"Film Festival tackles climate change and Donald Trump".

That was the San Francisco Chronicle headline when we launched the 2nd Green Film Fest in March 2012 with the premiere of You've Been Trumped.

Now, as then, we pledge to fight for the environment and for independent filmmakers.

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The State of Broadcast Coverage on Climate Change

We need media to inform and educate audiences about climate change if we're ever going to instigate change. 

Finding space on the airwaves

In 2015, the four major TV networks in the US (ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX) dedicated only 146 minutes of airtime in their news coverage to climate change.

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Technology Will Never Look The Same Again

Dropped jaws, and shocked gasps filled the room at Tuesday night’s San Francisco premiere of Death by Design by Sue Williams.

The sold out screening produced by the San Francisco Green Film Festival, as part of Bay Area Science Festival, was a rude awakening for many in the room.

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The fight to film climate action

UPDATE (11/30/16): Deia's prosecution has been officially suspended by the state of North Dakota. Which is to say, the State acknowledged that she is an established filmmaker and that no public interest would be served by continuing the prosecution. More here...

You’ve probably been following the shocking events unfold in North Dakota. 

Standing Rock Sioux tribe members and their supporters have been protesting the construction of an oil pipeline for months to protect their water. But over recent weeks the tensions with police hit boiling point.

We’re especially troubled by the arrest and charges against filmmaker Deia Schlosberg for filming the protests at the TransCanada's Keystone pipeline in Walhalla, North Dakota.

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Filmmaker challenges us to ask: Do I really need this?

Sue Williams' documentaries are an in-depth look into the past, present, and future.

In her most recent production, Death by Design, she does an in-depth investigation into the electronics and technology companies and the harmful environmental and health effects that come with them on a global scale.

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How do you decide which movies to accept? The Filmmakers.

We've been getting to the heart of this tough question: out of the hundreds of films submitted, how do we decide on the 70 films that we show at Green Film Fest?

It certainly seems to be getting harder every year. In part one of this series we took you step-by-step through the process; and then in part two we looked at the stories that catch our eye.

At the same time as looking at the stories on the screen, we're also interested in who is behind the camera.

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How do you decide which movies to accept? The Story.

This is a big question for any Festival. In part one, we covered the process of screening films and selection.

Here we're turning our heads towards the stories that catch our eye as we begin screening the hundreds of films that are submitted to Green Film Fest.

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New doc probes the tech supply chain - join the conversation

We all love – and live on – our smartphones, tablets and laptops. 

A cascade of new devices pours endlessly into the market, promising ever better communication, non-stop entertainment and instant information.

But can tech be made sustainably?

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