Food for thought

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

Just like previous years, we’re seeing a hugely diverse range of topics – from cycling to organic farming and everything in between.

WFD.jpgNot sure what topic to cover? It’s World Food Day today, a movement striving to end world hunger. It’s an area where film could have a powerful impact in the fight for change.

A few Did You Knows for inspiration:

  • The world produces enough food to feed every person on the planet

  • 1/3 of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year – approximately 1.3billion tons – is lost or wasted 

  • Hunger kills more people every year than malaria, tuberculosis and AIDs

  • Even in the US, one in seven Americans – just over 14% - does not have enough to eat because of the price of nutritious food

Take a look at some of the short films for World Food Day. In this film below, a farmer explains his family’s decision to move from growing tobacco to producing organic food for his community.

There’s still time to submit your film; the final deadline is November 27 2015.

We’re also running a Climate Action Film Contest to find short films which show what you’re doing to make San Francisco a greener place to live.

If you’re keen to get involved but not sure where to start, check out our How To Guide on creating short films.


The  Climate Action Film Contest is presented by SF Green Film Festival, SF Department of the Environment, and The Mix at SF Public Library.

THANK YOU to our contest sponsors: ARUP, Google, Wells Fargo, Autodesk, and the Business Council on Climate Change.