Meet the team - Andrew

We are really lucky to have an army of fantastic volunteers behind us who help make the Festival a success year on year.

In our series of blog posts taking a look behind the scenes here at Festival HQ, Andrew Northrup - our Community Outreach Coordinator - tells us why he wanted to join the team:



What is your environmental and/or film passion?

As an outdoor enthusiast I have always been a supporter of eco-friendly and environmentally conscious practices. The appreciation of the land and the fruits of the land should be embodied by our lived experiences.
In particular, I have found myself drawn to the stories of food as well as the stories told over food. The sharing of meals and learning about people’s relationships with food has always piqued my interest. It is from this general interest that shaped my passions while at school as well as my experiences working with farms and gardens. I hope to learn more about the entire food cycle and improve ways people connect with food with the ultimate goal of improving environmental stewardship and appreciation.


Why did you want to join the SFGFF team? 

I was very drawn to the SFGFF’s mission to unite people from all over the spectrum to promote transparency on environmental issues. I believe that film is a beautiful media to allow people to experience the world from their own home and to become empowered to change their behaviors and actions. I wanted to get involved, become more educated on pressing environmental issues, and learn from those in the industry.


What is your role in the team?

I am the Community Outreach Coordinator with SFGFF. I am the primary point of contact with both new and established community partners for the 6th SF Green Film Festival.


What are you most excited about for the 6th SF Green Film Festival?

I am looking forward to witnessing the great work of all the film makers in this year’s festival and to becoming an advocate for all the pressing environmental issues!


Inspired and want to get involved? Find out more.
The Green Film Fest is taking over the Castro, Roxie and other theaters across the Bay Area April 14 thru 20.