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?
At the same time as looking at the stories on the screen, we're also interested in who is behind the camera.
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.
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?
Every year we're seeing more and more quality environmental documentaries being submitted to Green Film Fest - over 600 last year!
It's thrilling to see this growth in environmental filmmaking. It also presents us with a logistical problem: with all the fantastic filmmakers in the field, emerging and established, how do we make the hard decision on which films to present at the Festival?
The Green Fire Award recognizes the best of independent filmmaking in the San Francisco Bay Area with a $1,000 cash prize for the filmmaker, decided by an expert Jury from the film and environmental fields.
We can't overstate how thrilled we are to be able to give this Award to honor local talent.
And it was really important for us to find the right name to live up to it
- Announcing the inaugural Green Fire Award, a juried award for Best Bay Area Environmental Feature with $5,000 cash prize.
- Launching the second annual Climate Action Shorts Awards for films that bring us positive solutions to meet the challenges of climate change.
- Submissions now open in all categories for Green Film Fest 2017, April 20 - 26.
Love watching films? Passionate about the environment? Want to ‘make a difference’? Then be a part of our core team and help make next year's Festival our best yet.
We're looking for a Development Coordinator for the 2017 Green Film Fest. The ideal candidate will take pride in their organizational skills and be keen to expand their knowledge of non-profit fundraising and development. This is a part-time, seasonal position from Oct thru April. Apply by August 31.
Our 2016 Encore Series continues July 20, with a free screening of An American Ascent at San Francisco Public Library.
Ever been told that something is not for you? The Expedition Denali team didn't let that stand in their way. In An American Ascent we get up close and personal as nine African American's become the first team to take on Mount Denali.
You'll also get the chance to hear from one of the most passionate & dedicated people we've ever met - Expedition Denali climber Scott Briscoe, who will be joining us for the screening.
When we heard the news of the killing of Cecil the Lion, we knew that we must honor him and the many lions lost each year at the 2016 Green Film Fest as part of our Keep It Wild theme.
The clear choice for this event was to bring the classic film Born Free to San Francisco for a special 50th Anniversary screening.
This year’s World Environment Day – Go Wild for Life – celebrates all species under threat from illegal wildlife products.
Wildlife crime is endangering iconic elephants, rhinos and sea turtles. Lesser-known victims include helmeted hornbills, wild orchids and timbers like Rosewood.
The 2016 Green Film Fest concluded April 20, after 7 days of films, panels and stimulating discussions about the world’s most pressing green issues.
As we close another Green Film Fest, we reflect on all the connections we have made in the past week of screenings and events.
While the festival itself has grown and evolved over the six years since it first started, one of the biggest rewards has been seeing the growth and change from some of our returning filmmakers over the years.
Not Without Us filmmaker Mark Decena at the U.N. Paris climate talks (Photo: Sara Cortese)