SF Green Film Festival regrets that the 10th Anniversary Festival in September 2020 has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are committed to prioritizing the health of our communities in this difficult time.
As many of us are binge watching on our small screens right now, it’s clear that storytellers are our lifeline to other worlds and times, and to the future that awaits at the end of this. In the face of seemingly insurmountable problems, we will always focus on the solutions.
Stay healthy, stay safe, stay green.
How to get involved with SFGFF
We couldn't do this without our eco-savvy, movie-loving community. Join us!
Make a donation today!
With your support we can connect even more people to green ideas and actions in 2019.
SFGFF is a non-profit organization and we can't do this without you! Ticket sales make up for 15% of our organization's budget. Your donation goes directly to our programs, bringing powerful and compelling environmental films & discussions to audiences across the San Francisco Bay Area.
You can donate any amount, or become a Friend of the Festival Member by either making a sustaining monthly donation of $5 or more or an annual donation of over $50. Already a member? Give a friend or family member the gift of being a part of a passionate, eco-savvy community!
FRIEND OF THE FESTIVAL BENEFITS:
Included for 1 year with donations of $50 or more:
- Invitation for you and a guest to exclusive Member Events, including:
- Festival Program Launch Party.
- Festival VIP Filmmaker Brunch.
- Festival Program Guide mailed to you.
- Discounts on all tickets and passes.
- Skip the lines! Members can enter the theater ahead of the general ticket line.
- Ticket pre-sale for Festival Opening & Closing Nights.
- Your name on the big screen at venues during Festival - including the Castro Theatre! - and on our website.
San Francisco Green Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) public charity and all donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
Monthly Sustaining Membership
Spreading your contribution throughout the year provides us with regular and reliable funding for our ongoing work. Plus, you have the convenience of your Friend of the Festival Membership benefits renewing automatically.
Donations & Annual Membership
Make a one-time donation of any amount to support our work. From $5 to $500, all your donations make an impact. Annual donations over $50 include Friend of the Festival Member benefits.
With invites to exclusive events and Festival discounts, all while knowing you're protecting the planet, SF Green Film Festival Membership makes an excellent gift. Give us a call and we'll set it all up for you.
Your donations make our programming possible, helping us to share vital stories from the environmental front-lines. Here's what some of our audiences had to say.
"The best thing about visiting the Festival was being inspired to change."
“A lot of the time we only read about our heroes… leaders that have accomplished so much, so it’s a pretty great experience to be here and see them in person.”
“I’m encouraged to see how many people are here and are actually paying attention, and are learning about climate change and how they can help."
"The energetic Q&A following the screening was a unique experience; it provided learning and critical thought that I couldn’t get anywhere else. The festival did a great job of covering the green topics I was aware of as well as introducing me to new ideas and issues."
BECOME A FESTIVAL SPONSOR
We will work with you to integrate your company, branding, image, products, and services within our high-quality programming.
Green Film Fest is San Francisco's premier environmental arts program, attracting bold filmmakers and highly engaged audiences every year. Learn more about us in the video above and join our network of current partners!
With thousands of attendees and over a million media impressions, Green Film Fest has become a destination for brands to get in front of a devoted audience.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
”We’ve proudly supported Green Film Fest for many years because creating a forum to view and discuss the pressing environmental issues of our time through the medium of film is one way to ensure the health and wellbeing of our communities.” ~ Kaiser Permanente
“A rare amalgam of elevation, activism and inspiration, the Green Film Festival is the kind of event where you can pick a film, any film, from the program and walk away thrilled.” ~ KQED Arts
“Since its inception seven years ago, the San Francisco Green Film Fest has taken on tough environmental issues such as global warming and pollution, but even as the weeklong event has highlighted dire problems, the goal has always been to offer inspiration and hope.” ~ SF Chronicle
“The area's leading ecology-minded film festival seems a public service of particularly urgent importance in 2017” ~ 48 Hills
"Movies merely have stars. The San Francisco Green Film Festival displays a whole constellation. I have learned a great deal from the films I’ve seen there over the years, and I've encountered, in person and on screen, inspiring people. This year’s festival was the best of all. I feel proud to have participated in it and encouraged to know the work that others who took part in the festival are doing". ~ Kevin White and Stephen Most, filmmakers, Wilder Than Wild: Fire, Forests, and the Future
A special thank you to our Festival Sponsors!
BECOME A COMMUNITY ALLY
At every screening, we build connections for our audiences between the moving personal stories & ideas in our films and immediate actions and non-profits here in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Our community allies are leading environmental, arts and community organizations across the SF Bay Area. They bring the expertise and opportunities for our audiences to galvanize action for lasting environmental change.
We collaborate with our community allies at the Festival and throughout the year, to bring more environmental films & discussions to wider audiences and promote the ongoing work we are all involved in.
Lights! Camera! Take Action!
The credits roll, the lights go up and then our Festival audiences are ready to learn more and play their part. Working with filmmakers, environmental experts, and community alliess we make the most of that moment to find people's passion, get them to hook on and be involved.
We've had audiences leave the theater armed with bags of local seeds from Friends of the Urban Forest at the screening of Project Wild Thing; prepped to grill restaurants about sustainable seafood by Shark Stewards following the screening of The Last Ocean; and full of inspiration after talking to Derrick Evans (film's subject), Leah Mahan (film's director) and Reverend Doctor Ambrose Carroll (Green For All) at the screening of Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek.
Thank you to our 2018 Community Allies!
We couldn’t do this without the passion and dedication of our volunteer team! Love good films? Passionate about the environment? Want to “make a difference"?
INTERNSHIPS: Join our Team
Want to get behind-the-scenes at Green Film Fest? Our amazing interns are deeply involved with programming, marketing, and operations leading up to and during the Festival. Apply for our Spring/Summer internships now!
Be a part of San Francisco Green Film Festival events! The next Green Film Fest is coming September 10-20, 2020. You'll be at the theater welcoming audiences, taking ballots, and making our film screenings & events happen. Sign up now, and we'll let you know about upcoming opportunities and shifts when the schedule becomes available.
HOST A FILMMAKER
Volunteer to host an attending filmmaker or special guest in your house during the Festival! Filmmaker hosts receive special benefits during Fest, including tickets to the Opening Night Premiere at the Castro!