Green Film Fest 2018


SEPTEMBER 6-14, 2018

More Than Movies. A Movement.

The San Francisco Green Film Festival is the USA West Coast's leading event for films & discussions about people and the planet. At Green Film Fest 2018, we shared the world’s most urgent stories, from the California wildfires to vanishing islands in the Pacific, and the melting Arctic tundra. These were powerful stories of inspiration and hope, of people who are rising up to fight for environmental justice.

For nine days – September 6-14 – at venues including the Castro Theatre, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SF Public Libraries, Exploratorium, and Cowell Theater at Fort Mason Center, audiences saw compelling environmental films; connected with filmmakers and experts; and participated in discussions that spark green ideas & action.

Fest Wrap Report

Fest Program Guide






Box Office: Buy tickets online or call 415.552.5580 or


prices include service fees

$15       General Admission
$13       Member
$14       Disabled/Senior (65+)
Free      Youth & Students (with valid ID)
$80       6-Tix pack
$55       Opening Night Reception & Film ($50 member) // $15 Film Only ($13 member)
$25       Closing Night Film & Wrap Party ($20 member) // $15 Film Only ($13 member)


passholders jump to the front of the ticket line!

$200     Full Festival Pass ($180 member)
$90/80  Cowell Theater Pass (Sept 7-9)
$45/40  Cowell Day Pass (Sept 8 or 9)
$90/80  YBCA Pass (Sept 10-14)

Festival Member discounts are available - Join today

Will Call: individual tickets have the option to be printed at home or held at will call. All passes are held at will call. Tickets/passes are not mailed. The venue box office opens 30 minutes before the first show each day.

Arrive Early! Tickets and Passholders must arrive 15 minutes prior to the show time to guarantee admission. After this time you cannot be guaranteed a seat, even with a purchased ticket or pass.

Rush Tickets: When advance tickets have sold out, last-minute tickets – "rush" tickets – may be available just before the show time. Approximately 10 minutes prior to the screening, empty seats will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis to those in the "rush" line.

Barring any unforeseen technical difficulties, screenings will start on time.

Filmmaker and special guest attendance is never guaranteed, please check for the latest updates.

All pass and ticket sales are final. No refunds, exchanges, substitutions or replacements permitted.





Global Climate Action Summit
Coal and IceConnect4ClimateGreen Film NetworkUN Environment Programme


Thank you to all our sponsors and partners!

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