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2014 Festival Announcements!

The 2014 Festival, May 29 – June 4, is right around the corner and we’re thrilled to make several exciting announcements about this year’s line-up. Our team is now hard at work putting the final touches on our 2014 program to bring you seven days of outstanding documentary films that will inspire, excite and activate […]

Behind the scenes with two local festival filmmakers

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 […]

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 25 SFGFF presents: ALMA

Join us for this free screening of the ‘Director’s Choice’ from the 2012 SF Green Film Festival. Beautifully shot, alternately joyful and horrifying, ALMA captures the ecological, and even spiritual, cost of meat, dairy, and leather production in the Amazon. Since 2003, Patrick Rouxel has dedicated his time to making films aimed at raising awareness […]

Sept 12 SFGFF presents: work in progress screening – PELICAN DREAMS with Judy Irving

Join us on Wednesday, September 12, with award-winning, Bay Area documentary filmmaker Judy Irving who will show excerpts from her work-in-progress film PELICAN DREAMS about the most enigmatic of our local birds, the Brown Pelican. Judy directed THE WILD PARROTS OF TELEGRAPH HILL but her love for Brown Pelicans goes even further back: “Because pelicans […]

Aug 8 SFGFF co-presents: MINDS IN THE WATER

5 years in the making, this beautiful documentary chronicles professional surfer Dave “Rasta” Rastovich’s path to protect dolphins, whales and their ocean environment. Rasta’s latest campaign – a 660km sailing expedition along Australia’s Gold Coast – provides the backdrop for this evolution. His quest to gather support from professional surfers, seek guidance from Sea Shepherd’s […]

SF Premiere: MINDS IN THE WATER

Sun 03.04 // 7:00 PM SF Film Society Cinema, 1748 Post St. MINDS IN THE WATER Justin Krumb USA, 2011, 90 min. San Francisco Premiere. In Person: Justin Krumb, Director; Jonny Vasic, Producer; Kyle Thiermann, Surfer and 2011 Brower Youth Award Winner Buy Tickets 5 years in the making, this beautiful documentary chronicles professional surfer […]

San Francisco Premiere: SUSHI: THE GLOBAL CATCH ~ with ‘Sushi, Sustainability, and the Fate of Fish’ panel

Sat 03.03 // 1:00 PM SF Film Society Cinema, 1748 Post St. SUSHI: THE GLOBAL CATCH Mark Hall USA, 2011, 75 min. In English and Japanese with English subtitles. San Francisco Premiere. In Person: Mark Hall Buy Tickets How did sushi become a global cuisine? What started as a time honored reverence of fish is […]

USA Premiere: ALMA ~ Director’s Choice

Sun 03.04 // 5:00 PM SF Film Society Cinema, 1748 Post St. ALMA Patrick Rouxel France, 2011, 65 mins. Director’s Choice. USA Premiere. Buy Tickets Beautifully shot, alternately joyful and horrifying, Alma captures the ecological, and even spiritual, cost of meat, dairy, and leather production in the Amazon. Since 2003, Patrick Rouxel has dedicated his […]

San Francisco Premiere: GREEN FIRE: ALDO LEOPOLD AND A LAND ETHIC FOR OUR TIME

Mon 03.05 // 5:00 PM SF Film Society Cinema, 1748 Post St. GREEN FIRE: ALDO LEOPOLD AND A LAND ETHIC FOR OUR TIME Ann and Steven Dunsky USA, 2011, 74 min. San Francisco Premiere. In Person: Ann and Steven Dunsky, filmmakers; Cella Mitchell, Wallace Stegner Environmental Librarian, San Francisco Public Library Buy Tickets Local filmmakers […]

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