Four ways to get involved in our Youth Program:

1. Students attend Green Film Fest for free!

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Come to the movies! We give local students the opportunity to take part in the Festival for free.

It is FREE for local students to attend Green Film Fest and learn more about environmental issues, join discussions, and meet filmmakers & guests. Anyone age 18 & under or with a valid student ID can request complimentary tickets for any of our programs. Get your school or youth organization involved!

The next Green Film Fest is scheduled for September 2019. Sign-up now to be the first to get information about free youth tickets.

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2. Free Schools Program at the Fest

Bring your class to SF Green Film Festival's free schools program!

This event is a great opportunity for young people Grades 5-12 to learn about current environmental issues, get involved in discussions, and meet filmmakers and youth activists.

In 2018, the program will open up discussions on climate, as well as civic process, ahead of the Governor’s Global Climate Action Summit (Sept 12-14). Join us on Friday, September 7, 2018, at 10:00am at the Cowell Theater at Fort Mason Center.

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3. Young Filmmaker Competition

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Your chance to show your environmental film on the big screen! 

Every year, we screen films from young people who are actively protecting our planet and getting involved in documentary filmmaking.

Enter the Young Filmmaker Competition to win cash prizes and a special screening of your film at Green Film Fest in September 2019. From recycling to taking transit to growing a garden, show us how you're making a difference.

The contest is open to young filmmakers age 18 and under. It is free to enter and there are no restrictions on style or genre or how many entries you may submit. Finalists are also entered into competition for our Young Filmmaker Award!

Film Entries will open in March 2019 - please check back for all information at this time.

2018 Winners:

Elementary School – Feed the Future, Natalie Wylie
Middle School – The Story of a Plastic Bottle, Cambria Bartlett & Coralyne Taylor
High School – Car Pollution and the Air You Breathe, Lukas Mills

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4. Youth Filmmaker Workshops

Green Film Fest has teamed up with The Mix-Teen Digital Center at SF Public Library to create a free youth workshop for budding environmental filmmakers as part of Green Film Fest. 

Teens - learn how to write, shoot and edit a short film in just a few hours! Create your own film & see it on the big screen at Green Film Fest.

Here's what was created in past workshops:


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