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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nov 30 ~ SFGFF & San Francisco Public Library co-present: DIVE! Living Off America’s Waste

Did you know that SFGFF screens films from the festival year-round at the SF Public Library? Our free programs this year include Bag It, Green, Butterflies & Bulldozers, and, this Wednesday, Dive! Living off America’s Waste. Join us to close our 2011 season at this free screening of an audience favorite from the 2011 festival. […]

SFGFF & San Francisco Public Library co-present: BUTTERFLIES & BULLDOZERS

September 28 // 12:00-2:00pm // Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library Main Branch // Can People and Endangered Species Live Together? SFGFF and the San Francisco Public Library present a film that deals with the dilemma of economic growth versus species preservation. Join us for a FREE lunchtime screening of BUTTERFLIES & BULLDOZERS and a […]

2011 Video Contest: show us what you are doing to reduce pollution!

Star in your own 60 seconds-or-less video that shows what you are doing to promote pollution prevention and see your film on the big screen at the 2012 San Francisco Green Film Festival! Video submission deadline is September 14. Entry form, rules, plus news on the latest prizes (including Grand Prize of a screening at […]

SFGFF and SF Jewish Film Festival co-present: CONNECTED by Tiffany Shlain

July 23 // 4:30 pm // Castro Theatre // A huge hit at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, the kaleidoscope of clips and mind boggling animation in this wide-ranging documentary are so entertaining one could happily watch it with the sound off. But it would be a shame to miss Tiffany Shlain’s meditations on modern […]

Fredrik Gertten’s BANANAS!* wins festival’s inaugural Green Tenacity Award

(March 6, 2011, San Francisco, CA) – The 1st San Francisco Green Film Festival (SFGFF), which made its debut March 3-6, 2011, announced today the recipient of the festival’s inaugural Green Tenacity Award. The award, to be given annually to a filmmaker who shows great tenacity in exploring crucial environmental issues in their work, was […]

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