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“The San Francisco Green Film Festival is unapologetically about advocacy. The goal isn’t just to educate audiences about many environment issues but also to inspire them to take action.” ~ Walter Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle

“I always find the SF Green Film Festival to be one of the most interesting and inspiring of all film festivals held annually in San Francisco. It makes an extra effort to reach out to diverse audiences and to engage people in important environmental issues.” ~ Tom Mayer, Cinesource

“[We were] thrilled by its enviro-conscious, better world-making fervor (and its capable, enjoyable program of films)” ~ SF Bay Guardian

“This is one unapologetically issue- and action-oriented festival, thanks to founder and Executive Director Rachel Caplan, and it crackles with a unique energy. Yes, you may feel compelled to reconsider your lifestyle […] but the prevailing vibe at the Green Film Festival is inspiration. The number of relentless activists, and the quality of environmental films made in the past year alone, suggest there’s still hope for our species.” ~ SF Weekly/Top Picks

“Aside from entertaining audiences with audacious, experimental and exciting films, the San Francisco Green Film Festival sets out to bring awareness and action toward living a greener and more sustainable lifestyle. It highlights environmental changes in our culture from a political, social and cultural standpoint and highlights where we’ve come from, where we are and where we can go in the future.” ~ SF Station/Spectrum

“The first ever San Francisco Green Film Festival launched this past weekend and […] the quality of the films presented were of the highest caliber. ~ Treehugger

“I can’t speak highly enough of ‘More Than Honey’. Hearing [film director] Imhoof speak so passionately about the bees after a movie that felt emotionally balanced gave me renewed hope in the idea of the artist as activist. ~ KQED/Pop

“One doesn’t always associate “environmentally savvy” with “the movie industry,” but that’s what’s happening at the San Francisco Green Film Festival. Featuring films from all over the world, this week-long gathering of film buffs and green gurus is an entertaining way to stay up-to-date.” ~ Flavorpill

“Audiences may have had to face some inconvenient truths—landfills in China, the decimation of oceans, global warming, and other such unentertaining fare—but many of the films also celebrated conservation efforts and left theatergoers exhilarated rather than discouraged.” ~ San Francisco Magazine



RECENT PRESS COVERAGE

San Francisco Chronicle
Big Screen:”Rebels With A Cause” + Rep Picks [96 Hours]
“Rebels With A Cause” [Leah Garchik]
S.F. Green Film Festival a ticket to awareness [People Meter]
“Cafeteria Man” [Leah Garchik]
S.F. Green Film Festival: ‘The Island President’ [96 Hours cover story]
S.F. Green Film Festival seeks to educate, inspire [Walter Addiego]
Industry Buzz: Green Film Festival not hurting for entrants [Hugh Hart]
“Saving Energy” [Leah Garchik]
Bay Area Arts & Entertainment picks

SF Weekly
The Blockbusters and Arthouse Films that Love on San Francisco and/or Smash It
Top Picks: 2nd SF Green Film Festival [Night+Day]
San Francisco Green Film Festival Offers Laughs, Entertainment — and Stark Reality [The Exhibitionist]
Top Picks: It’s Not Easy Sayin’ Green [Night+Day]

SF Bay Guardian
Selector: May 29-June 4, 2013
So many summertime festivals
2013 SF Green Film Festival
Green Film Fest shorts: “Just Do It”
Green Film Fest shorts: “Sushi: The Global Catch”
Green Film Fest shorts: “You’ve Been Trumped”
Green Film Fest shorts: “Blood in the Mobile”
Living the Green Dream
Weekly Picks: SF Green Film Festival Screening & Launch Party

7×7
Radar:Culture [June 2013 print edition]
Second Annual SF Green Film Fest Makes Its Mark With 40 Environmentally Aware Flicks
First-Ever SF Green Film Festival Hits Theaters Tomorrow

San Francisco Magazine
Plastic Paradise
Greening Our Silver Screen

SF Station
2013 SF Green Film Festival [Arts]
2012 SF Green Film Festival Preview [Spectrum]

Flavorpill
2013 San Francisco Green Film Festival
2011 SF Green Film Festival

The Bold Italic
Film in S.F. Goes Green
New Werner Herzog Doc Premiering in SF

The Bay Citizen/Center For Investigative Reporting
The dirty truth about where our technology trash ends up
Green Film Festival Founder Talks Doom, Gloom and Personal Passions
SF Green Film Fest: Bag Ladies, Surf Photog and the Cow Who Got Away

ABC 7
What’s Hot [Don Sanchez]
San Francisco Green Film Festival spotlights rising oceans, climate ‘outlaws’ and green awakenings in Detroit and China [Green Right Now]

CBS
San Francisco Green Film Festival Preview

KQED
Art as Activism at the 2013 SF Green Film Festival

KPFA
Darryl Cherney & Mary Liz Thomson: “Who Bombed Judi Bari?” [Flashpoints/Dennis Bernstein]

KALW
What can we learn from people who fought to preserve open space in the Bay Area? [Your Call/Rose Aguilar]
Documenting the “Food Stamp Challenge”
Movies That Change Us [Your Call/Rose Aguilar]
The Planeteer
The first annual SF Green Film Festival takes root [Cross Currents]

Marin Independent Journal
Tamalpais school district students call for healthier food
Marin Voice: Cafeteria food — cost over sustainability

The Berkeley Daily Planet
The SF Green Film Festival Comes to Berkeley

San Francisco Examiner
SF Events: May 30, 2013
2012 San Francisco Green Film Festival begins with ‘The Island President’
Shining a spotlight on The City’s myriad film festivals / First green film festival takes root

Earth Island Journal
Tim DeChristopher’s Case Reveals Obama Administration’s Selective Prosecution
Join Earth Island at the SF Green Film Festival [IslandWire]
A Leader’s Struggle to Save his People from Turning Into Climate Refugees
‘Direct Action Gives People a Huge Sense of Community and Wellbeing
Green Film is Good Film

Bay Nature
SF Green Film Festival opens with Marin’s open space rebels
Green Film Festivals showcase local flavor
SF Premier of San Bruno Mt. Film Butterflies & Bulldozers
Green Film Festival Coming to San Francisco

Treehugger
Powerful “Sweet Crude” Film Documents Protests Against Oil Extraction in the Niger Delta
“Plastic State of Mind” Music Video Helps Get Plastic Bags Banned
“The Coral Gardener’s” Innovative Idea for Restoring Reefs in Fiji

Cinesource
2013 SF Green Film Festival [Tom Mayer]
Cosmic Circle of Kelly & Yamamoto
2011 SF Green Film Festival
Flickering Green on the Silver Screen

Examiner.com
The Second Annual SF Green Film Festival
Movie Review: The SF Green Film Festival filled with gems…
The first ever San Francisco Green Film Festival launches March 3-6 ☆☆☆☆☆
San Francisco’s First Green Film Festival comes to the City on March 3-6

SF360.org
Hope Springs Eternal at Green Film Festival

The Independent [UK]
Werner Herzog and other filmmakers go green for the big screen