San Francisco Green Film Festival

The 2019 Festival season has officially begun! The Festival kicks off on Wednesday, Sept 11th for a spectacular Opening Night at the Castro Theatre. In addition to the perennial Green Film Fest free screenings at the San Francisco Public Library, we will also be returning to this year to the Roxie Theater and 518 Valencia!

Save the date: September 11 - 18, 2019. The 9th annual San Francisco Green Film Festival will bring even more new, international environmental films to the Bay Area with visiting filmmakers & experts, along with panels & discussions that spark green ideas and actions. We have some exciting programs in store, details coming soon!

March-ing onwards, toward a brighter future.

SF Green Film Festival

Submissions are open for the 9th Annual San Francisco Green Film Festival!

Submit your film to the West Coast's leading environmental film festival.

SFGFF Co-Presents: Dispatches from the Gulf

Green Film Fest is pleased to co-present the Dispatches from the Gulf 2: Research, Innovation, and Discovery program at the 16th Annual International Ocean Film Festival, March 8 at Cowell Theater at Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture.

Years after the Deepwater Horizon’s disastrous platform blowout, scientists from around the world converge on the Gulf of Mexico, to study its lasting impacts. Barely half the pre-spill dolphin population survives, their calves dying or aborted. Fish hearts can’t beat properly; crab burrows leak oily rivulets into wetlands. Will this ecosystem recover? Is this our future?

(Hal Weiner, USA, 2017, 57 min.)

This program also includes four compelling short films about marine science and wildlife.

Friday, March 8 :: 1:00 pm

Cowell Theater :: 2 Marina Blvd.


Meet an unlikely hero, a woman with a mission that she pursues with extreme dedication. Halla (Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir) is a fifty-year-old independent woman with a quiet routine as a popular choir director in a small country town. But she leads a double life as a passionate environmental activist, engaged in secret warfare against the giant power company that is (in her opinion) desecrating the countryside and hastening global warming. She is ingenious and energetic in her attacks, using a bow and arrow to bring down towering electric pylons, evading a huge manhunt by the police and having a national impact.

(Benedikt Erlingsson, Iceland/France/Ukraine, 2018, 101 min)

Friday, March 8 :: TIME TBA

Clay Theatre :: 2261 Fillmore Street


Friday, March 8 :: TIME TBA

Shattuck Cinemas :: 2230 Shattuck Avenue

We have a limited number of tickets to giveaway to Friends of the Festival members! Stay tuned to our social media pages for details.

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women on a clothing factory line

SFGFF Presents: Understanding the Stories Within the Apparel Industry

SF Green Film Festival presents at SF Sustainable Fashion Week International Eco Fashion Program 2019 "Understanding the Stories within the Apparel Industry."

Green is the new black. The future of fashion is equitable, sustainable, and empowering. Join us for an evening of films and conversations about how environmental fashion is changing the world.

Films & guest information coming soon!

Tuesday, April 23 :: 6:00pm

Koret Auditorium at San Francisco Public Library :: Larkin St.

This is a free event, sponsored by SFPL's Green Stacks Program.

Thanks to Everyone who joined us at Best of the Fest Screening!

We had a blast sharing some of the top favorite short films from the 2018 Festival last Tuesday, Feb 26 at El Rio.

Building stronger ties within our passionate communities helps to fuel the Green Movement!

Keep an eye out for future year-round Fest events on our calendar.

Didn't get a chance to attend this Spring Fundraiser? You can still support the Festival!

Green Film Fest Receives NEA Grant for 2019 Festival Impact Film Program

We are pleased to have support from National Endowment for the Arts to support our impact film program!

IMPACT FILM is a Festival program section exploring the most pressing topics in social impact filmmaking today. The program convenes filmmakers & industry experts in panels, discussions, and interactive workshops to create a lively forum on the current state of environmental filmmaking.

Details coming this Spring.

Green Film Fest is a Proud Member of the Film Festival Alliance

FFA presents its first Regional Roundtable of 2019, taking place Friday, April 5th – Sunday, April 7th at the 43rd Cleveland International Film Festival. The overall theme for this gathering is Communication & Connectivity - with an emphasis on marketing, media, community engagement/ partnerships, branding, and publicity.

The 43rd Cleveland International Film Festival will be held March 27 – April 7, 2019.

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