Looking for an alternative way to celebrate this Valentine's season? Put down those heart-shaped chocolates and glitter cards, and show some love for the planet!
This month we have a great line-up of events that will connect you to like-minded eco enthusiasts. So bring a friend to see a great film and join the discussion for a greener future.
See you at the movies,
SF Green Film Festival
Best of the Fest Screening & Mixer at El Rio! / Feb 26
Join us for our Spring Fundraiser, a lively outdoor screening shorts showcase of five of our 2018 Festival short film favorites and top award winners. Your support helps us to maintain the momentum of the green movement and continue bringing stories that spark green ideas and actions!
Tues., Feb 26 :: 6:00pm - 8:30pm
El Rio Patio :: 3158 Mission Street
An evening of drinks, snacks, music, top short films, and discussions with local filmmakers with our eco-savvy, movie-loving community. RSVP today!
6:00pm - 7:00pm :: Drinks Mixer
7:00pm - 8:00pm :: Screening: Best of the Fest Short Films
Symphony for Nature (Anne Flatté, 27 min)
Ciclo (Esteban Kaufer, 17 min)
Invisible Blanket (Pasha Reshikov, 8 min)
Joaquin and Gemma (Gemma Anderson: Scientist, Jin Joo: Filmmaker., 2 min)
Dignity at a Monumental Scale (Kelly Whalen, USA, 2018, 8 min)
8:00pm - 8:30pm :: Guest Speaker / Filmmaker Discussion
Stay Tuned: Guests TBA
Green Film Fest Presents: Encore Screening of WARRIOR WOMEN // FEB 5
Join Green Film Fest for a free Encore Screening of Warrior Women on Tuesday, February 5 at the San Francisco Public Library.
From directors Christina King and Elizabeth Castle, this inspiring film traces the untold story of countless Native American women struggling for their people's civil rights through the figure of Lakota activist and community organizer Madonna Thunder Hawk.
Meet Patricia St. Onge at the screening, local indigenous activist, non-profit leader, and adopted sister of Madonna Thunder Hawk, to talk about women's indigenous leadership in the Bay Area.
Tuesday, Feb 5 :: 6 pm
Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library :: 100 Larkin St.
FREE event, no ticket required.
This event is sponsored by the Green Stacks program of SF Public Library.
SFGFF Co-Presents GUARDIANS and WILDLAND at 21st Annual SFIndieFest
SFGFF is co-presenting Guardian Feb 2, 12:30pm & Feb 4, 7:00pm at Roxie Theater at SFIndie Fest!
Part hermit, part biologist, Guardians live on boats full-time in the wilderness to monitor salmon, the crux of the economy, culture and ecosystem along British Columbia's coast.
SFGFF is also pleased to co-present Wildland at SFIndieFest Feb 8, 5:00pm & Feb 9, 12:30pm at Roxie Theater.
Filmed during two recent wildfire seasons, Wildland is a sweeping yet deeply personal account of a firefighting crew as they struggle with fear, loyalty, dreams, and demons.
Highlights from Wild and Scenic Film Festival
The SFGFF team had an incredible experience visiting Nevada City over Martin Luther King weekend for the Wild and Scenic Film Festival! We were very happy to see some of our favorites from the 2018 GFF program featured in the 2019 Wild & Scenic Official Selection: Wilder Than Wild: Fire, Forests, and the Future, The Human Element, Inventing Tomorrow, and The Guardians.
The Wild and Scenic Film Festival is 'where activism gets inspired.' Apart from countless extraordinary environmental documentaries, the Wild and Scenic Festival featured activism workshops and engaging discussions including a Women's March & Climate Justice Discussion (left), and a 'Fireside Chat' with indigenous Nisenan Tribe activist Shelly Covert (right).
With strength from the community and individual passion for just causes, amazing progress can be made!
Green Film Fest 2019 Internships
If you love films and are passionate about the environment, this is your chance to get behind the scenes and make Green Film Fest 2019 the best yet. Our interns are an integral part of our small, creative team. We simply couldn't do it without you!
We are currently looking for a Submissions Coordinator to work with the CEO and Screening Team to bring together the films Green Film Fest 2019. This is a good position for anyone that wants to dive in to the curatorial process - you will see in action, whilst facilitating, the selection process of films for the Festival.
SFFilm Catapult Documentary Fellowship is Now Open!
Open nationally, the SFFILM Catapult Documentary Fellowship supports filmmakers in early development on compelling, story-driven, feature documentary films. The fellowship includes a $10,000 grant, curated mentors, guidance from SFFILM and Catapult Film Fund staff, and access to SFFILM's FilmHouse residency.
Deadline: Wednesday, March 20.
Contact [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]> with any questions.
SF Urban Film Fest is Back This February!
The 5th Annual SF Urban Film Festival in November, 2018 was forced to reschedule programming due to the California Wildfires. Don't miss these programs of documentaries, multimedia performances, panels, youth programs and workshops.