San Francisco Green Film Festival


9th Annual SF Green Film Festival: September 24-29, in alignment with UN Climate Action Summit

This year, the Festival will align with another climate summit!

Our partners at the United Nations Environment Programme are hosting the UN Climate Action Summit in New York, September 23rd.

The results of this summit will be felt worldwide, and the SF Green Film Festival will remain as a platform for solutions-oriented education and climate action inspiration, as well as a forum for discussion about critical issues with environmental experts and guests from around the globe.

Photo from Anthropocene. Elephant Tusk Burn, Nairobi National Park, Kenya. See the film Sept 25 at Green Film Fest in partnership with the UN Climate Action Summit.

SF Green Film Festival

London Green Film Festival

Announcing the 1st London Green Film Festival!

SF Green Film Fest is delighted to announce our partnership with Regent's Place, London's busy work and social hub, to launch the first London Green Film Festival this Summer.

This free, outdoors event will explore environmental issues through a series of thought-provoking new documentaries such as Anthropocene, Maiden, Chasing the Thunder, and Youth Unstoppable as well as a 10th Anniversary screening of classic British film The Age of Stupid.

Join us at the solar-powered outdoor cinema at Regent's Place from July 17-26.

Full details and schedule coming soon!

SF DocFest

Green Film Fest Co-Presents at SF DocFest: Pollinators, When the Storm Fades & Salvage

Since 2001, SF DocFest has been bringing some of the strangest and most brilliant images of real life to the big screen. This year, SF Green Film Festival presents three independent docs that shine a light on green issues:

Pollinators introduces us to the individuals who are setting out to save the bees who pollinate our agriculture from the deadly pesticides that are plaguing their colonies.
Wednesday, June 5 :: 7:00pm at Roxie

When the Storm Fades stars a real Filipino family of typhoon survivors re-enacting their daily struggle to recover from the strongest storm in recorded history - 2013's Super Typhoon Haiyan.
Saturday, June 8 :: 7:00pm at Roxie

Salvage documents the cultural battle for the town of Yellowknife, Canada's identity which ensues when the city's new administration seeks to tame the longstanding dump.
Thursday, June 6 :: 9:00pm at Roxie

Coast to Coast

SF Green Film Fest Co-Presents for World Oceans Day: Canada C3: Coast to Coast

In celebration of World Oceans Day, we're partnering with the International Ocean Film Fest to present Canada C3: Coast to Coast to Coast. It follows the 150-day, 25,000-kilometer journey of the Polar Prince expedition from Toronto to Vancouver along the Northwest Passage.

This powerful film delivers beautiful imagery of the coastal communities of First Nations and delivers emotional and inspiring messages about science, youth, and the natural environment.

Students attend free!

Thursday, June 6 :: 7:00pm
Cowell Theater at Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd.

World Environment Day

World Environment Day: Watch the Film, Take the Challenge, & More!

This year's World Environment Day will be a breath of fresh air. Or - at least a breath of air.

June 5 has been designated by the UN as World Environment Day and this year the event will be hosted by China with the theme "Air Pollution". This global day of awareness is urging governments, industries, communities, and individuals to explore renewable energy technology in order to improve air quality worldwide.

Photo: From the Ashes

Once Was Water

Once Was Water Sneak Preview & Summer Benefit was a big hit!

Thank you so much to everyone who came out to the Once Was Water screening on 5/29! After a rockin' performance by a Las Vegas Elvis Tribute Artist, this compelling new film captivated a packed house at the Roxie Theater.

Through the generous support from attendees, we will be able to provide over 130 places for students years 6-12 at the festival in September - helping us towards the goal we hold ourselves to: free festival admission for all students. Last year we were able to give spots to 900 students. In order to reach and even surpass this amazing number at the 2019 festival, donations and ticket purchases for events like this screening are key. Every donation or ticket purchase allows a Bay Area student to take a part in this year's festivities!

Photo by Tommy Lau

Ghost Fleet

Ghost Fleet coming to Cinemas

Starting June 7 with a kickoff screening at the United Nations, Ghost Fleet will be available in cinemas nationwide. This haunting film exposes the darkest secrets of the Indonesian fishing industry, and highlights a bold female-led activist coalition dedicated to righting decades-old wrongs.

June 21-27, Landmark Opera Plaza, SF
June 21-27, Landmark Shattuck, Berkeley

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