Film Archive

Sonic Sea

The story of Ken Balcomb, a former U.S. Navy officer who solved a tragic mystery involving a mass stranding of whales in the Bahamas, and changed the way we understand our impact on the ocean.

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Ice and the Sky (La glace et le ciel)

Luc Jacquet (March of the PenguinsOnce Upon A Forest, SFGFF 2014) returns to the Antarctic.

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The Burden

Oil is our greatest long-term national security threat.

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An American Ascent

Nine African Americans set out to change the face of the outdoors by taking on America's highest peak: Denali.

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The Babushkas of Chernobyl

To us it may be a radioactive "Exclusion Zone" to them it's their ancestral homeland. 

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I Am Chut Wutty

Each year, many hundreds of environmental activists put their life on the line to protect wild places. 

At the San Francisco Green Film Festival, we highly value sharing crucial environmental stories like these that have the power to educate, inform, and ignite change. We also pair solutions-oriented film themes with local non-profits to engage audiences with local action opportunities. Join our #morethanmovies movement! 

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Dear President Obama

Mark Ruffalo produces and narrates this direct appeal to the President to join the "anti-fracking" majority.

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H2Omx

Mexico City faces a continual battle for access to water: getting it, rationing it, transporting it, and consuming it with the utmost judgment and care. 

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Of The Sea

Fishermen are the stewards of some of the last wild food on our planet: fish.

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Spotlight California

Spotlight California is a web series that follows comedian and filmmaker Kiran Deol as she travels across the state investigating the California we don't see on postcards. 

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Catching the Sun

The race for clean energy is here.

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Sunú

Delving into the heart of the Mexican country.

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Topophilia

An exquisite study of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline.

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Containment

Imagine a society 10,000 years from now. 

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FREIGHTENED: The Real Price of Shipping

Denis Delestrac's (Sand Wars) audacious investigation reveals the mechanics and perils of freight shipping.

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An Acquired Taste

Delve into the inner conflicts of a new urban breed in the SF Bay Area: locavore hunters.

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First Cut: 5 Blocks

A work-in-progress sneak peek from SFGFF's 2016 Filmmaker Residents: Join us for a preview of clips from this upcoming film and a discussion with the filmmakers on their creative process.

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Saving Mes Aynak

A race against time to save a 5,000-year-old Buddhist city in Afghanistan threatened by a Chinese state-owned copper mine.

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In Pursuit of Silence

In our race towards modernity, amidst all the technological innovation and the rapid growth of our cities, silence is now quickly passing into legend.

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The True Cost

This is a story about clothing. It's about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the fashion industry is having on our world.

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