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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 […]

2014 Opening Night: DamNation

THURSDAY, MAY 29 AQUARIUM OF THE BAY & THE BAY THEATER Embarcadero at Beach St., San Francisco Directions >> BUY TICKETS >> 6:00 PM ~ OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION Celebrate the 4th year of the San Francisco Green Film Festival, with our community of like-minded, eco-savvy, film-lovers while exploring the magic and wonder of the Aquarium […]

Panels, Workshops, and More…

LET’S GO BANANAS! WITH MONDO BANANA Friday, May 30, 9:00PM, Roxie Theater BUY TICKETS >> Following the screening of Mondo Banana, students from the UC Berkeley Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC), in collaboration with SFGFF, will host a celebration of the foods we all love featuring: you! Perform a song, original piece of poetry, dance […]

Behind the scenes with festival filmmakers: Matt Stoecker, ‘DamNation’

When we heard that the team behind our Opening Night Premiere, DamNation, included local underwater photographer Matt Stoecker, we had to include him in our ‘behind the scenes with local filmmakers’ series. In these photos you see Matt with with wetsuit and underwater housing, just after diving and filming for DamNation below the former Elwha […]

Behind the scenes with festival filmmakers: Ryan White, ‘Mondo Banana’

Continuing our series of conversations with local filmmakers, this week we talk to Ryan White, director / producer of Mondo Banana about his passion for vintage cameras. For his latest project, which Ryan filmed in Hanoi, Vietnam in January, he used two vintage 16mm cameras – a Keystone from 1937 and one of the first […]

Earth Day Free Screening + Discussion: WATERSHED

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. The 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 […]

Behind the scenes with festival filmmakers: Marcy Cravat, ‘Angel Azul’

We’re excited to have many local filmmakers in this year’s Festival and wanted to get a glimpse of behind the scenes filming from our directors. In the first of this series, we caught up with local filmmaker Marcy Cravat, whose beautiful film ANGEL AZUL will have its San Francisco Premiere at the 4th SF Green […]