// Upcoming Events Calendar
Apr
19
Sat
SFGFF @ Earth Day SF @ U.N. Plaza
Apr 19 – Apr 20 all-day



Earth Day SF 2014Celebrate Earth Day 2014 in the heart of San Francisco.

Join Musicians and Performers, Educators and Mentors, Artists and Artisans, Crafts People, Civic and Community Leaders, Ceremonialists, Workshop Leaders, Youth Activists and Social Justice Non-Profit Organizations, in this powerful full-on day of green sustainability solutions. This year’s festival focuses on activating the public to energetically pursue effective green solutions and integrate these sustainable practices into everyday life. Designed to empower the people of the Bay Area Community, and beyond, to start individually and collectively addressing the local and planetary environmental challenges we all face.

JOIN Thousands IN A ‘CALL TO ACTION’ !!!: Our Climate Action Rally leaves from Justin Herman Plaza and joins the Earth Day Festival at 1 PM . Let your voice be heard on April 19th 2014 at U.N. Plaza.

Come by the SF Green Film Festival booth and be the amongst the first to get exciting updates on films and guests in this year’s festival!

www.earthdaysf.org

Apr
22
Tue
SFGFF Earth Day Free Screening & Discussion: WATERSHED @ Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library Main Branch
Apr 22 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM






This Earth Day, join SF Green Film Festival and SF Public Library for a special screening of

WATERSHED: Exploring a New Water Ethic for the New West.

Free admission.

Screening followed by discussion with Jill Tidman, Executive Director, The Redford Center.


WatershedThe Colorado River defines the landscape of the American West. The water it provides brings livelihoods to millions of people along its course. Yet with increasing demand this precious resource is at risk. Watershed, written and directed by Bay Area filmmaker Mark Decena and co-produced by Jamie Redford, brings audiences beautiful images of the river’s dramatic geography and the shocking fact that the river already runs dry before it reaches its natural end at the Gulf of California. But this is an optimistic tale. Narrator Robert Redford, introduces people that live, work and enjoy the Colorado River and are working to do things differently. A Los Angeles bicycle activist, a Navajo Nation councilwoman, a Colorado fly-fishing guide, and a restoration ecologist in Mexico, all have at least one thing in common – introducing us to a new water ethic. This prize winning documentary provides inspiration for us all to make more sustainable water choices.

Mark Decena, USA, 2012, 57 mins
watershedmovie.com

This event is co-presented by the San Francisco Green Film Festival, the Wallace Stegner Environmental Center, and the Green Stacks Program of the San Francisco Public Library.

Apr
26
Sat
Media Event: One Day in SF
Apr 26 all-day



One Day in SFTell a story for the future of San Francisco.

On April 26, hundreds of filmmakers, non-profit organizations, and inspired citizens will document stories and investigate 10 questions for the future of San Francisco as part of a city-wide, participatory media-creation event. The resulting media will be showcased in an interactive geo-tagged archive and a TV series on the future of the American city. In addition, local media partners will showcase the most powerful and inspiring videos created during the one-day filmmaking event.

SFGFF is proud to be an official partner of One Day in San Francisco 2014.

Find out more and take part at onedayinsf.org

Apr
27
Sun
Festival ticket pre-sale for Kickstarter backers
Apr 27 all-day

Full program tickets go on sale today for our 2014 Kickstarter backers!

Please check our updates in Kickstarter for the full details and ticket link.

Apr
29
Tue
Festival tickets on sale & full program launch
Apr 29 @ 5:00 PM – 11:45 PM

Full 2014 Program Launch and tickets on sale for 4th San Francisco Green Film Festival.

2014 Program Launch Party
Apr 29 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM



The 4th San Francisco Green Film Festival
May 29 – June 4, 2014
is just around the corner!

PROGRAM LAUNCH PARTY

Tuesday, April 29, 2013
6:00-8:00pm

Join us to celebrate the official launch of the festival. Be the first to pick up a festival program, see a sneak peek of some of our most inspiring films, hear about the great line-up of films and guests, and make new festival friends!

The Program Launch Party is open to 2014 Festival sponsors, donors, Kickstarter supporters, and filmmakers. Please contact us for details.

May
29
Thu
4th SF Green Film Festival @ Roxie Theater
May 29 – Jun 5 all-day


It’s the Green Film Festival’s 4th year, but our first outing at the historic Roxie Theater! Join us to celebrate with a week-long festival of films, live events, filmmakers and special guests. From slow foodies to surfer activists, green designers to garbage artists, health heroes to product pioneers, it’s not just movies: it’s a movement. Discover 50 new films from around the globe and hear stories from people facing the world’s most urgent environmental issues and creating the most innovative solutions.

The full line-up will be announced in late April. To get the latest updates, sign up for our email newsletter.

2014 Save the Date!

May
31
Sat
2014 Festival Youth Program: Future Filmmakers Going Green @ Roxie Theater
May 31 @ 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Saturday, May 31, 2014
Roxie Theater
3117 16th Street, San Francisco, CA

Join us at the 4th San Francisco Green Film Festival for a showcase of short films made by local youth that will inspire audiences to live eco-sensitive lives. This year, the Festival partners with Roxie’s Future Filmmakers program to give local high school and college students and youth-focused community organizations the opportunity to come together and see their work on the big screen. Join us to share stories, common interests and concerns, and to learn from each other and the young filmmakers who are inspiring us to protect the planet.

Jul
16
Wed
THIN ICE: Free Screening & Discussion @ Humanist Hall
Jul 16 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM





Another chance to see this eye-opening film from the 2014 festival!

Travel through the Arctic, Antarctic, Southern Ocean, New Zealand, Europe and the USA with geologist Simon Lamb to get this insider’s view of the astonishing range of people working to understand the world’s changing climate. As climate science has come under increasing attack, the scientists in THIN ICE talk about their work, their hopes and fears with a rare candor and directness. This creates an intimate portrait of the global community of researchers racing to understand our planet’s changing climate, and provides a compelling case for rising CO2 as the main cause. This is a unique project: a film about climate science filmed by a scientist and put together by award-winning documentary filmmaker David Sington.

Simon Lamb and David Sington, New Zealand/UK, 2013, 73 mins
www.thiniceclimate.org


Screening followed by discussion with Peter Barrett, producer of THIN ICE.

This event is co-presented by Green Planet Films and the Humanist Hall.

Jul
17
Thu
THIN ICE: Free Screening & Discussion @ Belvedere-Tiburon Public Library
Jul 17 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM





Another chance to see this eye-opening film from the 2014 festival!

Travel through the Arctic, Antarctic, Southern Ocean, New Zealand, Europe and the USA with geologist Simon Lamb to get this insider’s view of the astonishing range of people working to understand the world’s changing climate. As climate science has come under increasing attack, the scientists in THIN ICE talk about their work, their hopes and fears with a rare candor and directness. This creates an intimate portrait of the global community of researchers racing to understand our planet’s changing climate, and provides a compelling case for rising CO2 as the main cause. This is a unique project: a film about climate science filmed by a scientist and put together by award-winning documentary filmmaker David Sington.

Simon Lamb and David Sington, New Zealand/UK, 2013, 73 mins
www.thiniceclimate.org


Screening followed by discussion with Peter Barrett, producer of THIN ICE.

This event is co-presented by Green Planet Films and the Belvedere-Tiburon Public Library.

Aug
27
Wed
MONDO BANANA: Free Screening & Discussion @ Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library Main Branch
Aug 27 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM



Join us for a FREE screening of MONDO BANANA, an audience favorite from this year’s festival, and journey to the world of bananas!

Deep in the forests of Sumatra, a Finnish sea captain seeks an elusive banana. In a Kolkata kitchen, Bengali chefs prepare scrumptious banana stalk curries. As the sun blazes in Kuala Lumpur, a Chinese exorcist calls forth an evil banana spirit… Embarking on an international journey through the vibrant world of human-banana relationships,Bay Area filmmaker Ryan White explores the personal, cultural, and environmental importance of one of the world’s favorite fruits. A delicious blend of video art and ethnographic film, MONDO BANANA is a wild medley of shadow puppetry, culinary demonstrations, exorcisms, scientific research, performance art, anthropology, underground film, and dragon-dancing that peels away the secrets of human-banana relations and celebrates the age-old connection between people and plants.

Ryan White, USA/Canada/Finland/Thailand, 2013, 60 mins
http://bananamovie.com/


Screening followed by discussion with Ryan White, director of MONDO BANANA

This event is co-presented by the San Francisco Green Film Festival, the Wallace Stegner Environmental Center, and the Green Stacks Program of the San Francisco Public Library.

To get behind the scenes with Ryan White and find out more about his passion for vintage cameras, jump over to our blog.

Sep
21
Sun
NorCal People’s Climate Rally
Sep 21 @ 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
ClimateRally_Sep21_Oakland


Help us make history on September 21. In a few weeks time, the People’s Climate March – the largest climate march in history – will take place in New York City. We invite you to show your support and join us here, at the NorCal People’s Climate Rally happening in Oakland on the same day.

The Rally will be held on 9/21 from 2 pm to 5 pm at the Lake Merritt Amphitheater.

It will be a family-friendly event, on the shore of Oakland’s Lake Merritt, just a few short blocks from the Lake Merritt BART station.

If you would like to join us at the 9/21 rally, then please RSVP through the link below and we’ll be in touch about where to meet up with our SFGFF group:

Yes! Count me in for the People’s Climate Rally in Oakland →

Come one, come all!