Email: [first name] @ sfgreenfilmfest.org
I’m passionate about how environmentally-focused films & media can be used to engage the public in many different ways, through screenings, discussions, events, education programs, and online tools. In 2011, I launched the San Francisco Green Film Festival – to present forward-thinking programs of films and discussions that inspire collaborative environmental action. The Festival is also committed to working with corporate and non-profit partners to produce innovative pairings of film with other arts and green activities.
I have fifteen years experience in film exhibition and distribution including work for the Edinburgh, London and San Francisco International Film Festivals and as a film publicist with Intermedia and UIP (handling international theatrical campaigns for Paramount, Universal, and DreamWorks). From 2007-2009, I was Festival Director for the San Francisco Ocean Film Festival, the first and largest showcase for ocean related films in North America. The vision for the Green Film Festival grew out of this work and to fill the need for a dynamic forum for sharing diverse environmental stories in the city that’s at the forefront of the global Green movement.
I have a Masters degree in Cinema & Television Studies from the British Film Institute (BFI). I have been a member of BAFTA since 2000 and served as Board Treasurer for Bay Area Women in Film & Media 2008-2011. I’m most likely to be found in one of the city’s many excellent cinemas or parks or on the #21 MUNI. Follow @rachelsf. Connect on LinkedIn.
Daniela has 14 years of experience in international broadcasting, journalism, film, video and in the non-profit sector. Daniela began her media career while living in Moscow, Russia. There she worked for NBC News Moscow Bureau, The Moscow Times and on the production for “Yanks for Stalin”, which aired on the History Channel’s Undercover Series in 1999.
During the past year she has worked on various film projects, including as associate producer, marketing/special projects and assistant editor for the feature-length documentary BLAU JEANS, which premiered at the 2009 Achtung Berlin Festival. She was also the production manager for the feature MERCURY’S RULE, currently in post-production and has produced several videos, including on the Burmese and Brazilian communities and post-Katrina New Orleans. She is also a contributing writer for the Indian American magazine. Prior to that, Daniela worked for Pacific News Service/New America Media where she directed and developed a civic arts project for youth in San Francisco’s Juvenile Hall, produced both national and local events for non-mainstream media and managed the production and content for a national ethnic media directory.
In line with her passion for travel, Daniela loves foreign cultures and speaks German, Spanish & Russian. She holds a B.A. in Political Economy from UC Berkeley and certificate in video production and editing from City College of San Francisco.
FOR THE 2013 FESTIVAL
Gemma is a public policy professional with experience in both the local government and non-profit sector covering a range of environmental and social justice issues. Gemma can often be found with a camera in hand to meet her personal challenge of a photo-a-day to document her first year in California.
Anna Colibri, Owner, ANNACOLIBRI | Tech Savvy Marketing is a loyal, founding volunteer at the SF Green Film Fest. When she isn’t uploading video interviews for the festival, she’s reading Anna Karenina or enjoying Cuban salsa. Follow @annacolibri. Connect on LinkedIn.
The San Francisco Green Film Festival has been an inspiration to me. The films shown on the festival are provocative and make people reflect about the earth. This festival is the only one I know which educates people about our water, air and the environment. Connect on LinkedIn.
I am Rogelio Calleja Gonzalez. I am a recent graduate with a bachelors in Visual Communication Design. I’m a proud Californian, who is from Orange County and has moved to the city to explore and grow, as a person and a designer.
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Allie is a freelance video editor with a focus on documentary films. She is passionate about independent film that addresses social issues, and is excited to gain experience in the film festival world starting with this year’s Green Film Festival. Connect on LinkedIn.
Avon is a student at the Rhode Island School of Design who has always been passionate about art, nature and stories because they inspire hope and start conversations.
Cindy Lang has over 20 years experience in media, PR and marketing, working in the arts, entertainment, sports and nonprofits, with organizations such as the San Francisco International Film Festival, SF Sketchfest, Room to Read and Ice Castle International. Cindy is thrilled to be working with the SF Green Film Festival for the third year. She is an avid supporter of animal rescue organizations such as the Beagle Freedom Project.
I am a Sustainable Engineer interested in animal welfare. I volunteer for the film festival because I admire the creative way that film makers are able to visually tell their stories.
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Julie is a San Francisco native and has produced non-profit, private and corporate events since 1994. She is passionate about sustainability, protecting the earth and all beings who inhabit the planet. In addition to volunteering on the San Francisco Green Film Festival since it’s inception, she has planned events for other environmental organizations like The Yosemite Conservancy and California States Parks Foundation. Connect on LinkedIn.
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Rosalind is a film enthusiast who has worked on events for Species Alliance to promote their documentary Call of Life and for the U.N. International Film Festival Stories from the Field. Recently transplanted to the SF/Bay Area, she enjoys exploring the beautiful outdoors and local farming the city and nearby areas offer.
Eric Tate recently graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in English and a passion for film and event planning. He enjoys running, cooking, network television, and watching a plan come together.
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Kristina’s life-long enthusiasm for film and the arts has been nurtured through studies, professional and volunteer work including the San Francisco International Film Festival and ITVS. She completed her Master’s in Cinema Studies at SFSU and is delighted to be part of the 2013 Green Film Festival team. Connect on LinkedIn.
Supporting the SFGFF has been part of One Big Fish Green Events’ annual plan for the last 3 years. As a green certified business, we look for way to share our values on education, sustainability and giving back to the community. We are excited once again to be a part of SFGFF and look forward to an amazing event!
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Darcy Whittier returns for a second year as part of the PR team. She has worked for festivals in Seattle including Bumbershoot and Capital Hill Block party since 2009 and is involved with land conservation in her childhood home, Washington State.
Thank you to all of our amazing 100+ festival volunteers for their dedication, passion, and support!
Find out how to get involved on our VOLUNTEER page.
SFGFF is fiscally sponsored by Green Planet Films, a 501(c)3 non-profit distributor of nature and environmental films from around the globe. As fiscal sponsor, Green Planet Films provides the non-profit status and back office support for SFGFF operations.