Broadcast coverage of climate change in recent years has not been devoted to telling the most critical stories. Complex issues are glossed over, reports are buried, and climate-talk is dominated by the Trump Administration. We must continue to fight to ensure that the truth is reaching the public by bringing fearless independent filmmakers from around the globe to share their crucial stories.Read more
The Green Film Network Awards are the International awards for the best environmental documentaries of the year.Read more
Join us for Green Film Now to join the conversation about the vitality of storytelling and the filmmaking process at Green Film Fest 2017.
We have a series of discussions & interactive workshops that bring together expert speakers on the most pressing topics in social impact filmmaking today.
This is a free program. To help our planning, RSVP with our Box Office and we'll see you at Bayview Opera House on April 21 and The Eric Quezada Center for Culture & Politics, April 22 & 23.
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
The Green Fire Award recognizes the best of independent filmmaking in the San Francisco Bay Area with a $1,000 cash prize for the filmmaker, decided by an expert Jury from the film and environmental fields.
We can't overstate how thrilled we are to be able to give this Award to honor local talent.
And it was really important for us to find the right name to live up to itRead 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.