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It’s a Wrap! Now it’s up to you.

What a fantastic week! Thank you all for coming to Aquarium of the Bay and Roxie Theater, May 29-June 4, to view stunning documentaries, take part in engaging debates and revitalize our green connections and ambitions. This year’s festival presented 60 new films from 21 countries with 84 guest filmmakers and speakers. Find out more […]

2014/15 Filmmaker Residency – Applications Open

Applications are now being accepted for our annual Media Arts Incubator Program, to support the work of local filmmakers and nurture groundbreaking independent media projects. Filmmakers with projects that align with the San Francisco Green Film Festival’s mission are encouraged to apply. The Filmmaker Residency offers: Private workspace in the Ninth Street Independent Film Center […]

2014 Filmmaker Awards Announced

Each year we honor a number of our films and filmmakers with a SFGFF Award. Winners will be announced throughout the Festival. Be sure to vote at the film screenings and help us decide who will win the Audience Award. Our awards are 3-D printed by Type A Machines in the theater during the Festival […]

Watch Again: Films from the 2014 Festival

Where to see or buy films from the 2014 Festival: Amazon Gold Upcoming screenings: amazongoldfilm.com/screenings Angel Azul Upcoming screenings: www.angelazulthemovie.com/seethemovie.php Chinatown Watch online: www.netflix.com/chinatown Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek See the broadcast: www.turkeycreekproject.org Buy the film: leahmahan.com/comehellorhighwater Host a watch party: leahmahan.com/comehellorhighwater/learn-act DamNation Now available on iTunes, on DVD, and […]

2014 Films & Schedule

We’re excited to be at the historic Roxie Theater this year in the vibrant Mission neighborhood, for a week long voyage into the latest compelling films about people and the planet. The 2014 program is our most far-reaching yet, presenting 60 films from 21 countries to inspire, inform, and motivate your green core. DOWNLOAD PROGRAM […]

Spotlight on Opening Night: A day in the life of an otter keeper

We are excited to launch the festival at the Aquarium of the Bay on May 29, with a Reception and Premiere of DamNation. We took this opportunity to ask one of the otter handlers to take us behind the scenes to find out more about these adorable creatures. Animal Care Biologist Bryan Tom’s primary responsibility is the daily […]

Female directors rule at SFGFF 2014

More than half the feature films at this month’s San Francisco Green Film Festival are directed by women. Why is this important? Because in an environment where the number of female filmmakers is minuscule – especially in documentary film – it’s vital that we support the work of women. Did you know? Women held just […]

Behind the scenes with festival filmmakers: Helen De Michiel, ‘Lunch Love Community’

Filmmakers certainly need all kinds of equipment to make their films happen. In our Behind the Scenes series about local filmmakers we have seen everything from a red hat to vintage cameras, listed as their favorite piece of film equipment. Helen De Michiel, director of Lunch Love Community – an engaging documentary following a diverse group of […]

Seven reasons we love the Roxie Theater

It’s brash, it’s brave and more than a little bit crazy but the Roxie Theater has been a part of the city for a century. The San Francisco Green Film Festival is taking over from May 30 to June 4, and this is why we love the Roxie. 1. They really really really love film. […]

2014 Festival Filmmakers and Guest Speakers

Guests expected at the 2014 Festival. Attendance is never guaranteed. Please check back for further additions. Jessica Abbe, contributing filmmaker, Wrenched: The Legacy of the Monkey Wrench Gang David Ainley PhD, scientist, H.T. Harvey & Associates Ecological Consultants and subject of The Last Ocean Peter Barrett, producer, Thin Ice: The Inside Story of Climate Science […]