Four ways to get involved in our Youth Program:

1. Students attend Green Film Fest for free!


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. Get your school or youth organization involved!

The 8th Green Film Fest is scheduled for September 2018. Sign-up now to be the first to hear about free youth tickets.

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2. Young Filmmaker Competition


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 2018. 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 Entry Deadline: May 31, 2018

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3. 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. Stay tuned for details of workshops coming in 2018.

Here's what was created in past workshops:

 4. Schools at the Fest

We want to give students the chance to amplify their environmental message.

As part of our Youth Program, we hand-over a slot in our annual Festival program to a team of students to design and produce in their vision. In addition to earning course credit, this professional development opportunity gives young people the chance to learn and demonstrate their ideas and leadership skills. 

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