Announcing the 1st London Green Film Festival

San Francisco Green Film Festival is thrilled to announce our new partnership with the 1st London Green Film Festival at Regent’s Place.

Join us for this free eco-documentary outdoor festival ‘for conscious humans that like good films’: July 17-26, 2019.

 

London Green Film Festival

San Francisco Green Film Festival is thrilled to announce our new partnership with the London Green Film Festival at Regent’s Place, the busy work and social hub located between King’s Cross and the West End. This free event will explore critical environmental issues through a series of innovative and thought provoking documentary films such as The Serengeti Rules and Anthropocene.

This new collaboration between SFGFF and Regent’s Place will feature classic and new international films that highlight the most pressing global environmental concerns, and allow audiences to get informed and inspired about climate change, sustainability, and eco-friendliness.

“We are honoured to partner with Regent’s Place to launch this new eco-film series in the heart of London.” says Rachel Caplan, Founder & CEO of SF Green Film Festival. “We are excited to bring the best new environmental films from around the world to the Capital this summer to celebrate our cities’ shared spirit of innovation and action.”

Juliette Morgan, Head of Campus at Regent’s Palace comments, “A key part of our vision is to work towards being one of the most sustainable campuses in London, which is why we are so delighted to partner with SFGFF, to introduce the London Green Film Festival. This has given us the opportunity and platform to champion environmental issues.”

Featured films include:

British Films:

  • The Serengeti Rules - Exploring some of the most remote and spectacular places on Earth, five pioneering scientists make surprising discoveries that flip our understanding of nature on its head, and offer new hope for restoring our world
  • Maiden - The incredible, against all odds story of sailor Tracy Edwards, who skippered the first all female international crew in the 1989 Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race.
  • Tawai: a Voice from the Forest - “Tawai” is the word the nomadic hunter-gatherers of Borneo use to describe their inner feeling of connection to nature. In this dreamy, philosophical and sociological look at life, explorer Bruce Parry travels the world to learn from peoples living lives very differently to our own
  • The Last Animals - A documentary by renowned conflict photographer Kate Brooks, following an extraordinary group of people who go to incredible lengths to save the planet’s last animals
  • The Age of Stupid 10th Anniversary screening: Franny Armstrong’s cautionary look at our changing climate, and what could become of our world if we don’t stop global warming while we still have the chance
  • A Plastic Ocean - An epic global adventure following a filmmaker and a world record free-diver as they travel the earth discovering the shocking impact plastic is having on our oceans.

International Films:

  • Anthropocene - Filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky travel the globe to document the impact humans have made on the planet
  • Youth Unstoppable - UK Premiere: A teen's ten year journey behind the front lines of the largely unseen Global Youth Climate Movement and the passionate young people fighting for the planet
  • Chasing the Thunder – UK Premiere: A thrilling high seas adventure, where two marine conservation captains from Sea Shepherd go on a hundred day chase of the illegal poacher and pirate fishing vessel, the Thunder
  • Point of No Return - Experience behind the headlines of the first solar-powered flight around the world, where two courageous pilots take turns battling nature, their own crew, and sometimes logic itself, to achieve the impossible
  • RiverBlue - Following international river conservationist, Mark Angelo, RiverBlue spans the globe to infiltrate one of the world’s most pollutive industries, fashion

The London Green Film Festival will be fully powered by natural renewable electricity sources, including the screen itself, by SmartestEnergy, a next generation energy company. The electricity used on-site at Regent’s Place is procured from hydropower, solar and wind sources. Guests will enjoy indulgent vegan fast food from Biff’s Jack Shack, including its signature fully stacked crispy fried jackfruit burgers.

Regent’s Place offers an ongoing programme of free events for London and the local community acting as a hub for knowledge and learning, making this partnership a perfect alignment with SFGFF’s commitment to accessible education, action, and community.

For more information on the London Green Film Festival, please visit: www.regentsplace.com.

 

About San Francisco Green Film Festival

Launched in 2011, the San Francisco Green Film Festival is the USA West Coast's leading event for films & discussions about people and the planet. SF Green Film Festival is dedicated to screening compelling environmental films; connecting audiences to filmmakers and experts; and sparking green ideas & actions. Our signature program is the annual Green Film Fest and we also screen films and support filmmakers throughout the year. SFGFF has a broad network of local and international partnerships, including the United Nations Environment Programme, the Green Film Network, and World Bank’s Connect4Climate Initiative, in addition to the London Green Film Festival.

About Regent’s Place

Regent’s Place is a 13 acre, fully managed campus owned by British Land, featuring unrivalled local and international transport links, the latest in sustainable design, a lively mix of retail, leisure and public spaces – and all within strolling distance of one of London’s most beautiful parks on one side and the heart of the West End to the other. Throughout Regent’s Place, open spaces and buildings are enhanced by public art installations from internationally recognised names as well as young breakthrough artists commissioned by British Land.

 

For further information about the London Green Film Festival, please contact Bella Ryland at Bacchus
bella@bacchus.agency | +44 (0) 20 8968 0202

For further information about SF Green Film Festival, please contact Rachel Caplan at SFGFF
rachel@greenfilmfest.org | +1 415 794 7816