Feeling green in 2016

Here at the Green Film Fest offices we’re forever trying to find small ways to be greener. After the excess of the holidays, the new year feels like a perfect time to make a few changes so we've challenged ourselves to stick to a new green habit for the next 12 months. 


These are our 2016 green resolutions. Check in at the end of this month to find out how we're getting on!

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Climate Action Film Contest Winners Announced

Hundreds of aspiring filmmakers showcased their talents by highlighting San Francisco’s environmental solutions in a competition organized by the San Francisco Green Film Festival.

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Do you remember your first time at the Castro Theatre?

It’s special.

And we can’t wait to be there for Opening Night of the 6th San Francisco Green Film Festival on April 14.

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Five reasons we love the Castro

We’re absolutely delighted that next year’s Opening Night will be at one of San Francisco’s historic landmarks – the Castro Theatre.

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Meet the team - Ria

Our volunteers are vital to what we do and the Festival just couldn't work without them. Meet Ria Howell, our Film Submissions Co-ordinator:

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Happy America Recycles Day

I've always considered myself pretty green.

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Monsoon - San Francisco premiere


There is still “low hanging fruit” when it comes to using our water better, said a civil engineer from the East Bay M.U.D at the San Francisco premiere of Monsoon.

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Sunny side up - solar powered inspiration

Are you an aspiring film maker but aren’t sure where to start? Or are you passionate about climate change and have a story to tell?

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El Niño: Expert Panel Confirmed

It's the question on everyone's asking: when are the rains coming?

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It's a slow uphill pedal - but at least we're moving

Could the new elevated bike lane on Market Street get more people on their bikes? Debbie Chisholm, one of our volunteers, is a regular cyclist through the city and says it's an ideal topic for our Climate Action Film Contest

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Meet the team: Krystal

The newest member of our staff team, Krystal Jenie Pirani, is our Events & Development Manager.

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Food for thought

Film entries for next year’s San Francisco Green Film Festival are coming in from across the globe.

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Meet the team: Debbie

Debbie Chisholm is our volunteer communications co-ordinator and is here in San Francisco from London.

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“Probably our most important piece of technology was a large umbrella” – Stella Gunnarsson on the making of MONSOON

On November 3, San Francisco Green Film Festival will host the SF premiere of Monsoon, which charts the progress of India’s annual monsoon season in a stunning cinematic journey through the country.

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Members Get A Sneak Peek Of 'The Messenger'

SFGFF members were treated to a sneak-peek of the beautiful and moving film The Messenger for the annual SFGFF Members' Night.

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How To Make A One Minute Movie & Change The World

You want to dive into something creative to make a difference to the world. 

But where to start?

It's easier than you think.

Grab a camera and follow our simple steps to inspire more people to change the world with your 1 minute film. And enter our Climate Action Film Contest!

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Remembering Katrina: Films to Watch & Share

Turkey Creek

A decade later, what is the legacy of Hurricane Katrina?

SFGFF selects five powerful films that reflect on the storm and its aftermath:



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2015 Encore Series

The Festival may be over but we're planning more screenings of some of your favorite films.

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2015/16 Filmmaker Residency - Applications Open

Applications are now being accepted for our annual Media Arts Incubator Program, to support the work of local filmmakers and nurture groundbreaking independent media projects. Filmmakers with projects that align with the San Francisco Green Film Festival's mission are encouraged to apply.

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Watch Again: 2015 Festival Films

Bikes vs CarsWhere to see or buy films from the 2015 Festival:

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