Under a new administration, fake news and alternative facts are the new policy creators with spin-doctors defending the way.
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.
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:
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.
"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.
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.
Dropped jaws, and shocked gasps filled the room at Tuesday night’s San Francisco premiere of Death by Design by Sue Williams.
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.