San Francisco Green Film Festival

In celebration of our upcoming 10th anniversary in 2020, the San Francisco Green Film Festival is seeking our first Executive Director!

As we are transitioning from a decade of leadership by the festival’s founder, we seek a confident leader who is passionate about our mission and can use our hard-earned reputation and success to continue to inspire, inform, and ignite change in the Bay Area and beyond.

“Launching and leading San Francisco Green Film Festival over the past decade has been my greatest joy, and I'm proud of all that our staff and board of directors have achieved in bringing complex environmental conversations and ideas into the mainstream,” says Caplan. “This year marks the milestone 10th Anniversary of the Festival, and it’s the moment I’ve always planned to pass the torch. I know great things are ahead for the next ten years and beyond, as SFGFF expands its reputation as a leading force for environmental justice, strengthening communities, and growing the green movement.”

SF Green Film Festival

photos by: Tommy Lau

The Love Bugs

Encore Screening of 'Contemplating Critters', Feb 12

Special Valentines' Screening & Reception

9th Street Independent Film Center :: February 12, 2020

6PM :: Wine & Cheese Reception

7PM :: Shorts Program Screening

Join us this Valentines' season at Fest HQ for an encore screening of stunning shorts from the 2019 Festival - plus a reception with wine, cheese, good friends and great films.

We invite you to reconnect with nature, reimagine intimacy, and rekindle some love for the planet.

This shorts showcase magnifies some of our planet's most delicate and breathtaking creatures. These stories illuminate the fragile beauty of nature and share the stories of the passionate people dedicated to protecting it.


Chiripajas :: A heartfelt Russian ecological short about one small turtle facing the pressing problem of polluted oceans (2 min).

Detroit Hives :: This gorgeous film explores the importance of bringing diversity to beekeeping and rebuilding inner-city communities one hive at a time (5 min). Local filmmaker.

Insect Guardian: Butterfly Paradise :: 82 year old Willem fights against nitrogen and monocultures to preserve his 40 year old flower-rich butterfly paradise (6 min).

The Love Bugs :: A light-hearted portrait of two aging but dedicated scientists that captures the tender moments, inside jokes and good-natured bickering that can only come from sharing a marriage and career for 55 years 34 min). Multi award-winning film for best short, jury award, audience favorite, and more at festivals around the country.

The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating :: An intimate journey of survival and resilience (15 min). Filmmaker adaptation of her own award-winning nonfiction memoir.

A Few Acres at a Time :: Follow self-proclaimed "gypsy goat lady" as she herds 500 goats around the Western U.S. as a form of ecological weed control. Who doesn't love goats?

Call for Entries, Feb 3

Submit Your Film to the 10th Annual SF Green Film Festival

It's that time of year again! Submit your film to the West Coast's leading event for films and discussions that spark green ideas and actions.

SF Green Film Fest & Green Stacks

Thanks to everyone who came out to our January 28th screening of Ice on Fire at the San Francisco Public Library - SFGFF's first screening of the decade! It's wonderful to see how many people are excited and ready to get involved.

"The HBO documentary Ice on Fire points out that there are natural solutions to climate disruption available now and that each of us has to take action today and every day. The nonprofit Redwood Forest Foundation, Inc. (RFFI) is leading the way with three of these natural solutions. See for more information about how you can take action today!"
~ Mark Welther, President, Redwood Forest Foundation, Inc.

National Endowment for the Arts

Trump wanted to slash the budget. Instead the agency's budget was boosted.

We are thrilled that NEA will once again fund our Impact Film program at the 10th annual Festival this September! The arts are a powerful tool for connection and communication. SFGFF uses eco-arts to share complex critical stories about the environmental crisis.

photo: Ecology of Place: Impact Film Forum 2019. A discussion with documentarians tackling urban challenges and RYSE Center youth activists: by Tommy Lau

Don't Miss: 6th Annual SF Urban Film Festival

FEBRUARY 2-9, 2020

SFUFF presents thought provoking films, panel discussions, and storytelling workshops around the theme of “Place and the Populist Revolt”. Their mission is to leverage the power of storytelling to spark discussion and civic engagement around urban issues.

San Francisco Green Film Festival · Ninth Street Independent Film Center 145 9th Street, Suite 220, San Francisco, CA 94103, United States
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