November: News, Screenings & Events

Audience_2_copy.jpgWe're always excited at this time of year as we launch our Call for Entries for next year's films. Our hunt for the most compelling, new environmental films is beginning and we can't wait to see what we find. You can submit films online or share with a friend through FilmFreeway.

As we start setting plans in place to celebrate our 5th Festival, now is a great time to talk with us about sponsoring a program at the 2015 Festival. If you or your organization wants to sponsor or donate your products or services, we would love to hear your ideas. 

A big thanks, to everyone who joined us for the special screening of Shark Girl for Halloween, we proved not all shark films need to be horrors as you'll see from the review on our blog. There are more fantastic films to come this month, with a full schedule of screenings & events - highlights in the listings below. 

We look forward to seeing you at the movies!

Best, Rachel
Rachel Caplan
Founder & CEO
San Francisco Green Film Festival

SFGFF Call for entries

Call for Entries for the 2015 Festival

Make your environmental film part of the Bay Area's leading festival for films & discussions about people and the planet at the 5th San Francisco Green Film Festival, May 28 - June 3, 2015. 

Film Freeway


Early Bird:   December 12, 2014
Regular:   January 9, 2015
Late:   January 16, 2015 

For full guidelines & to submit online visit, or download an entry form at

Come Hell or High Water

Special screening honoring Rose Johnson

Join us on November 22, 7:00pm at the Roxie Theater, for Come Hell or High Water: The Battle of Turkey Creek, winner of the Green Tenacity Award at the 2014 SF Green Film Festival.

In celebration of Rose Johnson, Recipient of the Sierra Club's 2014 Robert Bullard Environmental Justice Award.

Screening followed by Q&A with the film's director, Leah Mahan, and special guests, including: Rose Johnson, Derrick Evans, and Leslie Fields.

Info & Tickets >>

Sponsor a Program at the 2015 Festival

Opening Night PartyWe’re looking for sponsors that want to join our eco-savvy community of people and partners that have a strong appetite to discover new environmental films, ideas and lifestyles.

Please visit us at to take a look at our 2015 Sponsor Deck and 2014 Wrap Report to get an idea of the scope and impact you can have by joining us as a sponsor. Don't hesitate to get in touch and find out more.

Ninth Street Filmmakers receive MacArthur Award

Huge congratulations to our Filmmaker Residents Cynthia Wade and Sasha Friedlander on receiving a 2015 MacArthur Award

Their film Mudflow follows Indonesia's recent Presidential election, set against the backdrop of one of the largest man-made environmental disasters in recent history, the Lapindo mud catastrophe in East Java, Indonesia. 

SFGFF recommends: SF Urban Film Festival

Check out the first-ever SF Urban Film Fest, taking place November 6 - 9 at SPUR Urban Center. 

Enjoy four days of film, filmmaker/urban planner panels, and a Friday night party celebrating our hopes and dreams for dynamic cities, including our own, San Francisco. 

Info & Tickets >>

Support a film: 5 Blocks

Our office neighbors Robert Cortlandt and Dan Goldes, part of Ninth Street's Media Arts Incubator program, need your help in finishing their film 5 Blocks

If you've visited Festival HQ recently, you'll know there's tremendous change as San Francisco’s Mid-Market street undergoes explosive transition. An area that is considered, by some, a refuge for poor and under-served residents and, by others, an enormous blemish on the City. Dive into the personal stories of those who currently live and work in the 5 Blocks, as the neighborhood transforms.

Find out more & pledge support >>

P.S. Catch a work-in-progress screening of the film this weekend at the SF Urban Film Fest.

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