We know that good things can come in small packages. Throughout the Festival we showcase an array of new, International short films.
Here's the A-Z of shorts screened at the 5th San Francisco Green Film Festival.
Tijmen Veldhuizen, UK, 2014, 13 mins
Ain’t No Fish
Tom Gasek and Miki Cash, UK, 2014, 4 mins
Michelle Grace Steinberg, USA, 2014, 27 mins
Brilliant Darkness: Hotaru in the Night
Emily Driscoll, USA/Japan, 2014, 12 mins
San Francisco Premiere. Fireflies in Japan are disappearing as artificial lights disrupt their 'language of light'. How can we live among wildlife in urban settings?
Richard Mockler, Australia, 2014, 7 mins
USA Premiere. Mark feels helpless as his neighbour starts clearing forest for a firewood business. Desperate to fight the destruction, Mark enlists the help of Cranky Koala.
Max Good and Tyler Trumbo, USA, 2014, 8 mins
San Francisco Premiere. An eclectic Northern California town faces an uncertain future as the state suffers through its worst drought in 500 years.
Dryden - The Small Town that Changed the Fracking Game
Chris Jordan-Bloch, USA, 2014, 11 mins
San Francisco Premiere. Fracking meets its match in Dryden, NY, where a community discovers its shared strength and turns the tables on a powerful industry.
Jordan Thornton, USA, 2014, 4 mins
In a hectic and stressful society, a voice calls out to a working man, inviting him to abandon the modern world.
Siqi Song, China/USA, 2014, 3 mins
San Francisco Premiere. Eaters from around the world talk about their relationship with food, brought to life with "edible-characters" in stop-motion animation.
Food for Thought, Food for Life
Susan Rockefeller, USA, 2015, 22 mins
West Coast Premiere. We want our food fast, convenient and cheap, but at what cost? See the revolution starting in all parts of the food system.
Force of Habits
Lu Davidson, New Zealand, 2014, 4 mins
San Francisco Premiere. Life can be overwhelming. A film about how simple habits can have a positive effect on climate change.
Tiffany Lin, USA, 2015, 2 mins
Follow the journey of a plastic bag as it travels from a San Francisco beach out into the open ocean.
Madison McClintock, USA, 2014, 13 mins
From mushroom forays to fungus festivals, mycologists, artists and chefs show us the secret lives of mushrooms and their admirers.
How We Live: A Journey Towards a Just Transition
Mark Decena, USA, 2014, 7 mins
Bay Area activist Gopal Dayaneni looks at how we live now, and how we can do it better in the next economy.
Isle of Seals (Roņu sala)
Edmunds Jansons, Latvia, 2014 6 mins
West Coast Premiere. When the Photographer arrives to document the grey isle, the simple life of seals and hunters turns out to be deadly complicated.
Jeff Reichert and Farihah Zaman, Haiti, 2014, 7 mins
Haiti's internally displaced people start a micro-garden movement to combat post-earthquake hunger and despair.
Man in the Maze
Phil Buccellato and Jesse Ash, USA, 2014, 8 mins
Throughout the U.S. borderlands, a diverse group of people come up with innovative solutions to mend our broken food system.
Marijuana Grows and Restoration
Ann & Steve Dunsky/U.S. Forest Service, USA, 2014, 5 mins
San Francisco Premiere. Meet those working to restore our national forests from the significant harm done to land, water, and animals from growing Marijuana.
Not Just a Tree: Friends of the Urban Forest
Mauricio Romero, Marwaun Brooks, Reyna Colt Lacayo and Walden Smith/BAVC, USA, 2014, 6 mins
Teenagers learn how to plant and maintain trees in San Francisco’s urban settings through Friends of the Urban Forest’s "Green Teens" program.
Oak and Scott
Sinem Yilanci and Sertan Ünver, USA, 2014, 30 mins
San Francisco Premiere. An urban tale told by long-term residents of an ever-changing San Francisco intersection.
Oakland Originals: Asiya Wadud
Jim McSilver, USA, 2014, 7 mins
A bounty of fruit is growing over fences and sidewalks in Oakland – much of it going to waste until Asiya Wadud sees an opportunity.
Oceans North - Protecting Manitoba's Beluga Estuaries
Christopher Paetkau and Trevor Gill, Canada, 2014, 5 mins
West Coast Premiere. Each summer, as the sea ice recedes, more than 57,000 beluga whales return to the estuaries along stunning western Hudson Bay in Manitoba.
Our Power in Full Force
Kay Cuajunco, Bunker Seyfert and Shadia Fayne Wood, USA, 2014, 6 mins
Communities come together in Richmond, CA, to show we can take control of energy systems in a way that restore the planet and transform the economy.
A Passion of Gold and Fire (Une Passion d'Or et de Feu)
Sébastien Pins, Belgium, 2014, 6 mins
San Francisco Premiere. A beekeeper shares his worries about the future of his apiary school. A passion of gold and fire which definitely helps our environment to keep on living.
Pseudo Evolution (Pseudo Evolução)
Luisa Gobel and Bruna Almeida, Brazil, 2013, 4 mins
San Francisco Premiere and winner of the SFGFF Young Filmmaker Award. An irreverent and critical insight into the evolution of human-kind through the development of capitalist civilization.
Seeding A Dream: Sheepscot General Store & Uncas Farm
Bridget Besaw, USA, 2014, 16 mins
San Francisco Premiere. Young farmers revitalize a farm and transform a store into a thriving community food hub; yet they live with little security to show for all their toil.
Steve Fisher and Jason Jaacks, USA/Mexico, 2014, 25 mins
U.S. companies are using the Santiago River as their own waste canal. Follow a young woman trying to save one of the most polluted rivers in Mexico.
A Vertical Dance by Bandaloop, near Stinson Beach, California
Amelia Rudolph/KQED Arts, USA, 2014, 4 mins
A pioneering dance troupe combines modern choreography with rock-climbing technology to create mesmerizing performances that soar and swoop on Marin Cliffs.
Nils Westergard, USA, 2014, 3 mins
Animals traverse the city in unusual places in this animated mural, with music by Inland Ocean.
What About Water?
Alyssa Hailemariam/BAYCAT, USA, 2015, 10 mins
West Coast Premiere. A documentary produced by BAYCAT interns that examines the relationship between water and the Bayview Hunters Point community.
Roman Kälin, Falko Paeper and Florian Wittmann, Germany, 2014, 4 mins
San Francisco Premiere. The unexpected forces of nature clash with the existing structures of our city and civilization.