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