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Behind the scenes with festival filmmakers: Mark Decena and Kevin White

Here, in the latest in our series of posts that go behind the scenes with the Festival’s film directors, we meet two filmmakers with a passion for the great outdoors. We had a simple question, can you send us a photo of yourself with your favorite piece of film kit. Of course, we received some […]

Save the Date for the 2014 Festival: May 29-June 4

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. […]

Announcing the €5,000 Green Film Network Award

This month launches the first annual Green Film Network Award as the transnational award for best environmental documentary of the year. The Green Film Network is an association of the leading environmental film festivals worldwide, including SFGFF, and aims to support the diversity and the strength of documentary work around the globe. Nominated by 11 […]

Festival Sponsorship: join our community

WHY SUPPORT? The Festival program highlights the vital work of our sponsors and partners who share our common concerns about environmental education, sharing stories, and engaging our local communities. Sponsorship packages are uniquely tailored to meet your marketing and philanthropic goals. Packages can include exclusive association with a key element of the Festival, such as […]

2014 Student Video Contest – now accepting entries

Once again, SFGFF is a proud partner of Breathe California’s Clear the Air Film Fest. Student entries are being accepted until February 14. Winning films will be eligible to win up to $1,000 and will be shown in our Future Filmmakers program at the Roxie on May 31. The Clear the Air Film Fest showcases […]

3-D printing the Filmmaker Awards

The 2013 Filmmaker Awards were 3-D printed in the cinema lobby during the Festival by Type A Machines, from green, non-toxic, recyclable and compostable materials. The awards use a zero waste process and are 100% percent locally produced. See the printer in action below and read more about how we designed and made the awards […]

Call for Entries // 2014 Festival

Entries are now closed for the 4th San Francisco Green Film Festival, May 29-June 4, 2014. The final deadline for submissions was January 17, 2014. Submissions for the 2015 Festival will open in November 2014. SELECTION NOTIFICATION If you already submitted and your submission is successful you will be informed by email by mid-March 2014. […]

Submit your Instagram photos/videos to the 2014 Festival

Kermit was wrong! It is easy being green, and you know it. Show us your day-to-day ventures of green living in the Bay Area using Instagram, whether it be your bike ride to work, your locally grown lunch, your eco-fashion, or simply the trash you picked up off the beach. Document how you’re making a […]

Oct 28 Halloween Social & Screening: BAT CITY, USA

Hang out with a live Bat at our Halloween event this Monday… This just in! You can now get up close and personal with live bats at this Monday’s social mixer and screening, courtesy of our friends at NorCal Bats. BUY TICKETS NOW >> Event highlights include: ~ Live bat encounters in the lobby with […]

Oct 16 & 17 SFGFF co-presents: STANDING ON SACRED GROUND Episodes 1-4

Indigenous communities around the world and in the U.S. resist threats to their sacred places—the original protected lands—in a growing movement to defend human rights and restore the environment. In this four-part documentary series, native people share ecological wisdom and spiritual reverence while battling a utilitarian view of land in the form of government megaprojects, […]