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Behind the scenes with festival filmmakers: Marcy Cravat, ‘Angel Azul’

We’re excited to have many local filmmakers in this year’s Festival and wanted to get a glimpse of behind the scenes filming from our directors. In the first of this series, we caught up with local filmmaker Marcy Cravat, whose beautiful film ANGEL AZUL will have its San Francisco Premiere at the 4th SF Green […]

May 22 Festival Preview/Outdoor Screening: Tiny – A Story About Living Small

Can living small go big? Fresh off its premiere at SXSW 2013, TINY, a film about families living in homes smaller than a parking space and one couple’s attempts to build a similarly scaled house for themselves, will feel perfectly sized for a screening in the street-turned-pedestrian plaza atmosphere of Annie Alley. As a sneak […]

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 […]

Opening Night Premiere & Party: THE ISLAND PRESIDENT with filmmakers and special guests

OPENING NIGHT PREMIERE Thu 3.01 // 7:00 PM SF Film Society Cinema, 1748 Post St. *** FILM IS SOLD OUT *** PARTY TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE *** THE ISLAND PRESIDENT Jon Shenk, USA, 2011, 101 mins. San Francisco Premiere. In person: Jon Shenk, Director; Richard Berge, Producer; Bonni Cohen, Producer; Steve Hipskind, Chief, Earth Science […]

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 […]

SFGFF and WildAid co-present: THE WHALE

September 22 // 7:00pm // Delancey Street Theater, 600 Embarcadero // “Funny and moving and unforgettable” ~ Ric O’Barry “Charming…a gorgeous and provocative film” ~ The Seattle Times Set on the rugged coast of Vancouver Island and narrated by Ryan Reynolds, THE WHALE describes what happens when Luna, a baby Orca, gets separated from his […]

Free Screenings: BAG IT by Suzan Beraza

July 5-18 // San Francisco Public Libraries (various locations) // Another chance to see our popular 2011 Opening Night film BAG IT. We are partnering with SFPL GreenStacks and SF Department of the Environment to present five neighborhood library branch screenings and a grand finale screening at the Main Branch at Civic Center. Follow “everyman” […]

On Television: BAG IT by Suzan Beraza

April 26-30 // KQED // Festival Opening Night film BAG IT hits the airwaves April 26-30! Mark your calendars – and don’t forget to tell your friends too. This film will change your life! Americans use 60,000 plastic bags every five minutes, disposable bags that they throw away without much thought. But where is “away”? […]