The 3rd annual festival (May 30 – June 5, 2013) presented the San Francisco premieres of 50 internationally acclaimed, environmentally-focused films from around the globe, with over 60 visiting filmmakers and guest speakers covering environmental topics surrounding clean energy, green chemistry, food, housing, trash, water, and art in the environment.
The festival kicked off with the San Francisco Premiere of Rebels with a Cause by Bay Area filmmakers Nancy Kelly and Kenji Yamamoto, which celebrates the epic story of those who fought to save the Marin County coast, and closed on UN World Environment Day with Trash Dance.
~ Opening Night SF Premiere of Rebels with a Cause.
~ SF Premiere of Bidder 70 with filmmakers Beth and George Gage and special guest Tim DeChristopher in attendance, following his release from prison on April 21, 2013. Discover DeChristopher’s extraordinary, ingenious and effective act of civil disobedience demanding government and industry accountability.
~ SF Premiere of Dear Governor Cuomo with director Jon Bowermaster. Watch incredible acts of ‘fracktivism’ in the push for a ban on fracking in New York State. The film stars Mark Ruffalo, Melissa Leo, Joan Osborne, Citizen Cope, Medeski Martin and Wood and many more.
~ West Coast Premiere of Tiny – A Story About Living Small with filmmakers Merete Mueller and Christopher Smith celebrating the tiny house movement in a special outdoor screening with solar-powered projector in downtown SF.
~ Centerpiece screening and Northern California Premiere of More Than Honey, a dazzling in-depth look at honeybee colonies from Academy-Award nominated director Markus Imhoof.
~ Kalyanee Mam’s A River Changes Course, World Cinema Grand Jury Prize Winner at Sundance 2013.
~ Free youth program with student films and speakers.
~ Work-in-progress screenings give local filmmakers the opportunity to share their work and gain valuable audience feedback, including Lisa Swenson’s Saltwater, and Sophie Constantinou’s Green Streets.
~ Festival Awards 3-D printed in the cinema lobby using green, non-toxic, recyclable and compostable materials. The awards use a zero waste process and are 100% percent locally produced.
~ “Lights! Camera! Take Action!” resources for festival attendees to get involved with local partners and their vital work.
~ Closing Night SF Premiere of Andrew Garrison’s Trash Dance on UN World Environment Day, June 5.
2013 SFGFF Awards winners:
Best Feature Award
MORE THAN HONEY
Best Short Award
THE STORY OF AN EGG
Inspiring Lives Award
Beth and George Gage
Green Tenacity Award
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About the San Francisco Green Film Festival
The San Francisco Green Film Festival (SFGFF) is the West Coast’s leading destination for groundbreaking and compelling films on the urgent environmental issues of our time. Our mission is to educate and connect communities through forward-thinking programs of environmental films and discussions. Launched in 2011, SFGFF presents an annual film festival each spring, along with year-round community screenings and events in the San Francisco Bay Area. SFGFF brings critical and contemporary environmental issues to local audiences and highlights the vital work of our many partners, including local businesses, schools, and non-profit organizations. Since 2011, we’ve partnered with over 50 community organizations, produced over 90 programs with 225 films, and inspired over 8,000 attendees.