We need media to inform and educate audiences about climate change if we're ever going to instigate change.
Finding space on the airwaves
In 2015, the four major TV networks in the US (ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX) dedicated only 146 minutes of airtime in their news coverage to climate change.Read more
UPDATE (11/30/16): Deia's prosecution has been officially suspended by the state of North Dakota. Which is to say, the State acknowledged that she is an established filmmaker and that no public interest would be served by continuing the prosecution. More here...
You’ve probably been following the shocking events unfold in North Dakota.
Standing Rock Sioux tribe members and their supporters have been protesting the construction of an oil pipeline for months to protect their water. But over recent weeks the tensions with police hit boiling point.
We’re especially troubled by the arrest and charges against filmmaker Deia Schlosberg for filming the protests at the TransCanada's Keystone pipeline in Walhalla, North Dakota.Read more
We've been getting to the heart of this tough question: out of the hundreds of films submitted, how do we decide on the 70 films that we show at Green Film Fest?
At the same time as looking at the stories on the screen, we're also interested in who is behind the camera.Read more
Every year we're seeing more and more quality environmental documentaries being submitted to Green Film Fest - over 600 last year!
It's thrilling to see this growth in environmental filmmaking. It also presents us with a logistical problem: with all the fantastic filmmakers in the field, emerging and established, how do we make the hard decision on which films to present at the Festival?Read more
When we heard the news of the killing of Cecil the Lion, we knew that we must honor him and the many lions lost each year at the 2016 Green Film Fest as part of our Keep It Wild theme.
The clear choice for this event was to bring the classic film Born Free to San Francisco for a special 50th Anniversary screening.Read more
It was the film that changed everything. In the second part of our series on the 10th Anniversary of An Inconvenient Truth, we asked directors from this year's festival to tell us what Al Gore's film means to them.
Making a movie is hard. Finding a story, assembling the right crew, location scouting, scheduling, long production days, painstaking post-production days, and finally sending your film out into the world -- it calls for a particular type of courage.Read more
On the eve of the 10th Anniversary of Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth, Green Film Fest Founder Rachel Caplan reflects on the legacy of this film and its influence on the annual Festival.Read more
This year's Green Film Fest program stands in contrast to the film industry as a whole, of which women represent a very small margin of above-the-line roles.
Not only is the Festival headed up by a majority female staff and Board, the program of films we are showing this year features 21 works by female filmmakers.Read more